44th Saturn Awards

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44th Saturn Awards
DateJune 27, 2018
SiteBurbank, California, U.S.
Hosted byJonah Ray
Highlights
Most awardsFilm:
Black Panther (5)
Television:
Better Call Saul (3)
Twin Peaks: The Return (3)
Most nominationsFilm:
Black Panther (14)
Television:
The Walking Dead (7)

The 44th Saturn Awards, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other genres belonging to genre fiction in film, television, home media releases, and local theatre productions from February 2017 to February 2018, were held on June 27, 2018, in Burbank, California.[1] Nominations were announced on March 15, 2018.[2][3][4] Jonah Ray hosted the event.

Black Panther led the nominations for film with fourteen, becoming the third most nominated film in the awards' history behind Star Wars (1977) with seventeen and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) with fifteen, as the film scored nominations in every eligible category (2019's Avengers: Endgame would also receive fourteen nominations the following year, sharing Black Panther's record as the third/fourth most nominated film in the awards' history); it was followed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi with thirteen, and Blade Runner 2049 and The Shape of Water with nine each.[2][3][4] The Walking Dead led the nominations for television the fourth year in a row with seven, followed by newcomer Star Trek: Discovery with five.[2][3][4] Seven individuals earned two nominations each, including two writing nominations for Michael Green, and nominations for both film and television for actress Danai Gurira.

For film, Black Panther won the most awards with five, including Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release and Best Director (Ryan Coogler), followed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi with three and Coco with two.[1] For television, Better Call Saul and Twin Peaks: The Return won the most awards with three each (ending The Walking Dead's four-year long streak as the top-winning series), followed by Star Trek: Discovery and The Walking Dead with two each.[1]

Notable wins include Mark Hamill's record-tying third Best Actor win for Star Wars: The Last Jedi[5] (34 years after his second win for 1983's Return of the Jedi), making him the first person to have won three Saturn Awards for the same role in film (Robert Downey Jr. would tie this record the following year for Avengers: Endgame), and Tom Holland's second consecutive win for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for Spider-Man: Homecoming, making him the first person to win the award twice for the same role, or to win it in two consecutive years (Holland would go on to win a third the following year for 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home, beating his own record).[6]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Film[edit]

Best Science Fiction Film Best Fantasy Film
Best Horror Film Best Action or Adventure Film
Best Thriller Film Best Comic-to-Motion Picture
Best International Film Best Animated Film
Best Director Best Writing
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Performance by a Younger Actor Best Production Design
Best Editing Best Music
Best Costume Design Best Make-up
Best Special Effects Best Independent Film

Television[edit]

Programs[edit]

Best Superhero Television Series Best Science Fiction Television Series
Best Fantasy Television Series Best Horror Television Series
Best Action-Thriller Television Series Best Television Presentation
Best Animated Series or Film on Television Best New Media Television Series
Best New Media Superhero Series

Acting[edit]

Best Actor on Television Best Actress on Television
Best Supporting Actor on Television Best Supporting Actress on Television
Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Best Guest Performance in a Television Series

Home Entertainment[edit]

Best DVD or Blu-ray Release Best DVD or Blu-ray Classic Film Release
Best DVD or Blu-ray Special Edition Release Best DVD or Blu-ray Television Release
Best DVD or Blu-ray Collection

Live Stage Production[edit]

Best Local Live Stage Production

Special Awards[edit]

Multiple wins and nominations[edit]

Multiple wins[edit]

Film[edit]

The following works won multiple awards:

Television[edit]

The following works won multiple awards:

Multiple nominations[edit]

Film[edit]

The following works received multiple nominations:

Television[edit]

The following works received multiple nominations:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hammond, Pete (June 27, 2018). "'Black Panther' Tops 44th Saturn Awards With Five; 'Blade Runner 2049' , 'Shape Of Water', 'Get Out' Also Score". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Butler, Mary Anne (March 15, 2018). "Here Are The 44th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c TrekMovie.com Staff (March 15, 2018). "'Star Trek: Discovery' Nominated For 5 Saturn Awards". SciFanatic Network. TrekMovie.com. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Carbone, Gine (June 28, 2018). "2018 Saturn Awards Winners: 'The Last Jedi' Wins Best Actor & Best Writing". Moviefone. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Boucher, Geoff (September 13, 2019). "Saturn Awards: 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Wins For Third Year In A Row". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e McMillan, Graeme (June 6, 2018). "Saturn Awards Recognizing Jason Blum, Guillermo del Toro and More". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 6, 2018.