2012 Saturn Awards Had Some Surprises (And Misses)

By July 27, 2012
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Before I say ANYTHING else, I’d like to say that it’s FINALLY nice to see Andy Serkis given the recognition he TRULY deserves for his work in Rise of the Planet of the Apes; about friggin’ time.

Okay, now on to the official type stuffs!

Last night at a sorta secret location (there’s always 20 or so people who find out where it is) in Burbank, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films presented the 38th annual Saturn Awards, the top honors for genre entertainment.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Super 8 took home top honors, winning 3 Saturn Awards each while (inexplicably) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo took home Best Horror/Thriller Film.  Three things wrong with that…INCLUDING the fact it’s not Insidious and Paranormal Activity 3 nominations? They get lost in the mail or something? Insidious or Paranormal Activity 3 (but mostly Insidious). Notably absent from the winner’s column: Eureka, True Blood, Game of Thrones. What up with that?!
But you can check out these awesome pics of…

 

Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: TNG)

 

Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Legacy)

 

Steven Cole (Game of Thrones)

 

But I digress, here’s the complete list of winners!

FILM AWARDS
Best Science Fiction Film: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Fantasy Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Best Horror/Thriller Film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Action/Adventure Film: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Best Actor: Michael Shannon (Take Shelter)
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)
Best Supporting Actor: Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
Best Supporting Actress: Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Joel Courtney (Super 8)

Best Director: J.J. Abrams (Super 8)
Best Writing: Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter)
Best Music: Michael Giacchino (Super 8)
Best Editor: Paul Hirsch (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol)
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti (Hugo)
Best Costume: Alexandra Byrne (Thor)
Best Make-Up: Dave Elsey, Fran Needham, Conor O’Sullivan (X-Men: First Class)
Best Special Effects: Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri, R. Christopher White, Daniel Barrett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
Best International Film: The Skin I Live In
Best Animated Film: Puss in Boots

FILM AWARDS
Best Science Fiction Film: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Fantasy Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Best Horror/Thriller Film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Action/Adventure Film: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Best Actor: Michael Shannon (Take Shelter)
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)
Best Supporting Actor: Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
Best Supporting Actress: Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Joel Courtney (Super 8)

Best Director: J.J. Abrams (Super 8)
Best Writing: Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter)
Best Music: Michael Giacchino (Super 8)
Best Editor: Paul Hirsch (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol)
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti (Hugo)
Best Costume: Alexandra Byrne (Thor)
Best Make-Up: Dave Elsey, Fran Needham, Conor O’Sullivan (X-Men: First Class)
Best Special Effects: Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri, R. Christopher White, Daniel Barrett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
Best International Film: The Skin I Live In
Best Animated Film: Puss in Boots

TELEVISION AWARDS
Best Network Television Series: Fringe
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: Breaking Bad
Best Television Presentation: The Walking Dead
Best Youth-Oriented Television Series: Teen Wolf

Best Actor on Television: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Best Actress on Television: Anna Torv (Fringe)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Michelle Forbes (The Killing)
Best Guest Star on Television: Tom Skerritt (Leverage)

HOME ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS
Best DVD/BD Release: (tie) Atlas Shrugged, Part One and The Perfect Host
Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release: Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection
Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FROM THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FICTION,
FANTASY & HORROR FILMS

The Life Career Award: Frank Oz
The Life Career Award: James Remar
The Filmmakers Showcase Award: Drew Goddard
The Milestone Award: The Simpsons

Robert Kirkman, writer – The Walking Dead

The Innovator Award: Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead)
The Appreciation Award: Jeffrey Ross (for hosting the Saturn Awards)

So there you have it, another year in the books! I still have a hard time believing Game of Thrones, Paranormal Activity 3 AND Insidious walked home without a win but that’s the way it goes…I guess.

But on the plus side, I met a BUNCH of people I dig like Frank Oz, Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), Robert Kirkman, Lin Shaye (Insidious) and so many others!

See ya next year!

All images were taken by the extremely talented JD Piche and made available to us via MingleMediaTV.com.

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