28/06/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Yes, the judges' deliberations are in on the annual movie and TV awards for the science fiction and fantasy genre, aka The Saturns. Walt Disney Studios Enchanted picked up three Saturn awards including Best Picture (fantasy), and Best Actress (Amy Adams). Television gongs were dominated by the ABC television series, Lost, which walked away with 4 awards, including Best Network Television Series and Best Actor (Matthew Fox). Sweeney Todd, Ratatouille, and 300 each received two Saturn awards.
Walt Disney Studios film releases received the most Saturn awards this year with a total of six. Paramount (which includes: Paramount Vantage & DreamWorks/Paramount) saw five Saturn awards this year with Warner Bros. taking four.
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films honored several prominent producers and directors with various awards. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro flew in from London to accept the George Pal Memorial Award for his work. Producers Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr. received the Life Career Award for their body of work. Director Matt Reeves was recognised with the Filmmakers Showcase Award for his work in directing the film Cloverfield.
Those winners in full…
Best Science Fiction Film: - Cloverfield
Best Fantasy Film: - Enchanted
Best Horror Film: - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet St.
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film: - 300
Best Actor: - Will Smith (I Am Legend)
Best Actress: - Amy Adams (Enchanted)
Best Supporting Actor: - Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
Best Supporting Actress: - Marcia Gay Harden (The Mist)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: - Freddie Highmore (August Rush)
Best Direction: - Zack Snyder (300)
Best Writing: - Brad Bird (Ratatouille)
Best Music: - Alan Menken (Enchanted)
Best Costume: - Colleen Atwood (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet St.)
Best Make-Up: - Ve Neill, Martin Samuel (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End)
Best Special Effects: - Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl, John Frazier (Transformers)
Best Animated Film: - Ratatouille
Best International Film: - Eastern Promises
Best Network Television Series: - Lost
Best Syndicated / Cable Television Series: - Dexter
Best Presentation on Television: - Family Guy: Blue Harvest
Best Actor on Television: - Matthew Fox (Lost)
Best Actress on Television: - Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: - Michael Emerson (Lost)
Best Supporting Actress on Television: - (TIE): Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) /
Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost)
Best DVD Release: - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (remix)
Best DVD Special Edition Release: - Blade Runner (5 Disc Ultimate Edition)
Best DVD Classic Film Release: - The Monster Squad
Best DVD Collection: - Mario Bava (Box Sets 1 & 2)
Best Television Series Release on DVD: - Heroes (Season 1)
Best Retro Television Series Release on DVD: Twin Peaks (Definitive Gold Box Ed.)
The Life Career Award: - Robert Halmi, Sr.
The Life Career Award: - Robert Halmi, Jr.
The George Pal Memorial Award: - Guillermo del Toro
The Filmmakers Showcase Award: - Matt Reeves
The Special Achievement Award: - Tim & Donna Lucas
The Service Award: - Fred Barton
The Academy was founded in 1972 to honor and recognise genre entertainment. Currently serving as President is Robert Holguin. The Academy has honored in person such bods as Boris Karloff, Rod Serling, Gene Roddenberry, Ray Bradbury, Fritz Lang, William Friedkin, Vincent Price, James Cameron, Ray Harryhausen and Steven Spielberg.
More over at www.saturnawards.org
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