The 2016 Saturn Awards Nominations Announced

By February 24, 2016
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With awards season upon us, the official film and television nominees for the 42nd annual Saturn Awards have arrived, the awards show dedicated to honoring the best in genre entertainment from horror to action, to science-fiction and more. Announced by none other than our very own Clare Kramer, Bosch‘s Lance Reddick, Johnathan Schaech, and Brianne Davis – the nominations this year honor films and television shows that you might not see other awards shows recognize throughout the year.

Check out the full list of both film and TV nominees below:

Best Fantasy Film:

The Age of Adaline
Baahubali: The Beginning
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Ted 2

Best Best Action/Adventure Film:

Furious 7
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The Revenant

Best Thriller Film:

Black Mass
Bridge of Spies
The Gift
The Hateful Eight
Mr. Holmes

Best Horror Film:

Crimson Peak
Insidious: Chapter 3
It Follows
The Visit
What We Do In the Shadows

Best Supporting Actor:

Paul Bettany (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Michael Douglas (Ant-Man)
Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight)
Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)

Best Supporting Actress:

Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak)
Carrie Fisher (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Evangeline Lily (Ant-Man)
Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Tamannaah (Baahubali: The Beginning)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor:

Olivia DeJonge (The Visit)
James Freedson-Jackson (Cop Car)
Milo Parker (Mr. Holmes)
Elias & Lukas Schwartz (Goodnight Mommy)
Ty Simpkins (Jurassic World)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Best Writing:

Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins (Crimson Peak)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
Drew Goddard (The Martian)
Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly (Jurassic World)
Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best International Film:

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Goodnight Mommy
Labyrinth of Lies
Turbo Kid
The Wave

Best Director:

J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak)
Alex Garland (Ex Machina)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Peyton Reed (Ant-Man)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)
Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World)

Best Actress:

Emily Blunt (Sicario)
Jessica Chastain (The Martian)
Blake Lively (The Age of Adaline)
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Mia Wasikowska (Crimson Peak)

Best Actor:

Matt Damon (The Martian)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina)
Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight)
Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)

Best Comic to Film Release:

Attack on Titan
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Peanuts Movie

Best Science Fiction Film:

Ex Machina
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Terminator: Genisys

Best Fantasy TV Series:

Game of Thrones
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The Magicians
The Muppets
The Shannara Chronicles

Best Action/Thriller TV Series:

Bates Motel
The Last Ship
The Librarians
Mr. Robot

Best Superhero Adaptation TV Series:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash
Marvel’s Agent Carter
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Best Horror TV Series:

American Horror Story: Hotel
Ash vs. Evil Dead
Fear the Walking Dead
Teen Wolf
The Strain
The Walking Dead

Best Supporting TV Actor:

Richard Armitage (Hannibal)
Vincent Donofrio (Daredevil)
Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones)
Toby Jones (Wayward Pines)
Erik Knudsen (Continuum)
Lance Reddick (Bosch)
David Tennant (Marvel’s Jessica Jones)
Patrick Wilson (Fargo)

Best Supporting TV Actress:

Gillian Anderson (Hannibal)
Tovah Feldshuh (The Walking Dead)
Calista Flockhart (Supergirl)
Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Melissa Leo (Wayward Pines)
Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead)

Best Guest Performance on TV:

Laura Benanti (Supergirl)
Steven Brand (Teen Wolf)
Victor Garber (The Flash)
Scott Glenn (Daredevil)
Alex Kingston (Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song)
John Carroll Lynch (The Walking Dead)
William Shatner (Haven)

Best Younger Actor on TV:

Max Charles (The Strain)
Frank Dillane (Fear the Walking Dead)
Jodelle Ferland (Dark Matter)
Brenock O’Connor (Game of Thrones)
Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead)
Dylan Sprayberry (Teen Wolf)
Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)

Best TV Actress:

Gillian Anderson (The X-Files)
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)
Kim Dickens (Fear the Walking Dead)
Rachel Nichols (Continuum)
Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones)
Rebecca Romijn (The Librarians)

Best TV Actor:

Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead)
Charlie Cox (Daredevil)
Matt Dillon (Wayward Pines)
David Duchovny (The X-Files)
Grant Gustin (The Flash)
Sam Heughan (Outlander)
Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)
Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal)

Best Science Fiction TV Series:

The 100
Doctor Who
The Expanse
Wayward Pines
The X-Files

Best New Media Television Series:

Bosch (Amazon)
Daredevil (Netflix)
DreamWorks Dragons (Netflix)
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Powers (Crackle)
Sense8 (Netflix)

You can also watch the full announcement videos below:

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • Sherry Riley

    What date in June will the Saturn Awards be given out? Will it be live streamed?

    • Barbara White

      It’s usually televised after being taped on SpikeTV.

      • Sherry Riley

        Thanks bunches!

  • Dan Schnieder

    I don’t understand why John is nominated for Supporting actor and not for Best Actor. It was obvious to everyone who watched the film that Daisy and John were the main characters. I don’t understand how they though they could do this, it better just be a really bad mistake. John Boyega should’ve been nominated for lead, because he was the lead. He deserves a lot more for his role and Saturn Awards are downplaying his role in the film. They need to fix this cause it doesn’t make sense. #JohnIsALead

    • Sans Souci

      It’s absolutely embarrassing and a travesty.