Joss Whedon and 'The Avengers' Win Big at the Annual Saturn Awards

Joss Whedon and 'The Avengers' Win Big at the Annual Saturn Awards

Jun 27, 2013

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The 39th annual Saturn Awards were handed out last night – celebrating the best in scifFi, fantasy and horror – and to no one’s surprise, Joss Whedon and The Avengers cleaned house.

Marvel’s superhero epic brought home four awards, including honors for Joss Whedon (Best Director) Clark Gregg (Best Supporting Actor), Best Sci-fi Picture, and Best Special Effects. Cabin in the Woods and Life of Pi took home top honors in the Horror and Fantasy categories. Last summer’s other big superhero flick, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, didn’t fare as well – earning just one award, a Best Supporting Actress nod for Anne Hathaway.

It is interesting to note how some of the winners weren’t from the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror at all, however. Les Miserables doesn’t fit any of those categories, yet won for Best Costumes. Django Unchained won for Best Screenplay. What? Things got back on track with various achievement awards, at least – with Exorcist director William Friedkin earning a Lifetime Achievement award, and the recently departed Richard Matheson being honored with the group’s Visionary Award. Check out the full list of winners below. [via Comic Book Movie]


Best Science Fiction Film: The Avengers 
Best Fantasy Film: Life of Pi 
Best Horror/Thriller Film: The Cabin in the Woods 
Best Action/Adventure Film: Skyfall 

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games
Best Supporting Actor: Clark Gregg (The Avengers
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi

Best Director: Joss Whedon (The Avengers
Best Writing: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained
Best Production Design: Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Best Editing: Alexander Berner (Cloud Atlas
Best Music: Danny Elfman (Frankenweenie
Best Costume: Paco Delgado (Les Miserables
Best Make-Up: Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead (Cloud Atlas
Best Special Effects: Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick (The Avengers
Best Independent Film Release: Killer Joe 
Best International Film: Headhunters 
Best Animated Film: Frankenweenie 

Television Awards 

Best Network Television Series: Revolution 
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: The Walking Dead 
Best Presentation on Television: Breaking Bad 
Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television: Teen Wolf 

Best Actor on Television: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Kevin Bacon (The Following) – tie 
Best Actress on Television: Anna Torv (Fringe
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead
Best Guest Star on Television: Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter

Home Entertainment Awards 

Best DVD/BD Release: Touchback 
Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release: Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut 
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection 
Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1 and 2 

Special achievement awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films 

The Lifetime Achievement Award: William Friedkin 
The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Vince Gilligan 
The Visionary Award: Richard Matheson 
The Life Career Award: Jonathan Frakes 
Theater Showcase Award: Silence! The Musical


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