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Christopher Nolan accepts the Visionary Award at the 51st Saturn Awards. (Photo courtesy of Saturn Awards/Electric Entertainment and ElectricNow)

February 5, 2024

The 51st Annual Saturn Awards, presented by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, celebrated the best in genre entertainment Feb. 4 in Los Angeles.

Hosted for the second year in a row by actor/comedian Joel McHale (DC’s “Stargirl,” “Community”), the show was available to watch live on ElectricNow, the OTT app and FAST channel from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment. The streaming channel will rerun the event throughout the month.

Christopher Nolan was presented with the Saturn’s Visionary Award by Oppenheimer co-star Emily Blunt, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. Actor William Shatner presented Seth MacFarlane with the Robert Forster Artists Award. Dave Filoni received his George Pal Memorial Award from Ming-Na Wen, who won last year’s Best TV Actress for her role in “The Book of Boba Fett.” Keanu Reeves was in attendance to receive the very first Lance Reddick Legacy Award, presented to him by Titus Welliver, star of “Bosch” and “Bosch: Legacy.” Jodie Foster was presented with the Life Career Award by Issa López, writer and director of the fourth season of “True Detective: Night Country.”

Presenters and winners included Nicolas Cage, Heather Graham, James Cameron, Norman Reedus, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ernie Hudson, Henry Thomas, Rebecca De Mornay, Todd Stashwick, Paul Wesley, Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner, Danai Gurira, Xolo Maridueña and Harvey Guillén, among others.

This year’s show was dedicated to the memory of recently passed actor Lance Reddick.

The winners at the 51st Annual Saturn Awards were:

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

  • VISIONARY AWARD — Christopher Nolan
  • ROBERT FORSTER ARTIST’S AWARD — Seth MacFarlane
  • GEORGE PAL MEMORIAL AWARD — Dave Filoni
  • THE DAN CURTIS LEGACY AWARD — “The Walking Dead” franchise
  • LANCE REDDICK LEGACY AWARD — Keanu Reeves
  • LIFE CAREER AWARD — Jodie Foster
  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD — “Star Trek: The Next Generation” cast

 

FILM

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM: Avatar: The Way of Water

BEST FANTASY FILM: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

BEST HORROR FILM: Talk to Me

BEST SUPERHERO FILM: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM: Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One

BEST THRILLER FILM: Oppenheimer

BEST ANIMATED FILM: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM: Pearl

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: Sisu

BEST FILM DIRECTION: James Cameron (Avatar: The Way of Water)

BEST FILM SCREENWRITING: Avatar: The Way of Water (James Cameron and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver)

BEST ACTOR IN A FILM: Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny)

BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM: Margot Robbie (Barbie)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FILM:
 Nicolas Cage (Renfield)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FILM:
 Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER PERFORMER IN A FILM: Xolo Maridueña (Blue Beetle)

BEST FILM MUSIC: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (John Williams)

BEST FILM MAKE-UP: The Covenant (Donald Mowat)

BEST FILM VISUAL EFFECTS: Avatar: The Way of Water (Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, Daniel Barrett)

BEST FILM COSTUME DESIGN: Barbie (Jacqueline Durran)

BEST FILM PRODUCTION DESIGN: Barbie (Sarah Greenwood)

BEST FILM EDITING: Oppenheimer (Jennifer Lame)

 

TELEVISION

BEST SCIENCE FICTION TELEVISION SERIES: “Star Trek: Picard”

BEST SUPERHERO TELEVISION SERIES: “Superman & Lois”

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER TELEVISION SERIES: “Outlander”

BEST TELEVISION PRESENTATION: “Marvel’s Werewolf by Night”

BEST ANIMATED SERIES OR SPECIAL: “Star Wars: The Bad Batch”

BEST NEW GENRE TELEVISION SERIES: “Star Wars: Andor”

BEST HORROR TELEVISION SERIES: “The Last of Us”

BEST FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES: “Wednesday”

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES: Patrick Stewart (“Star Trek: Picard”)

BEST ACTRESS IN A TEVISION SERIES: Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES: Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek: Picard”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES: Jeri Ryan (“Star Trek: Picard”)

BEST FEATURED GUEST STAR IN A TELEVISION SERIES: Paul Wesley (“Strange Trek: Strange New Worlds”)

BEST YOUNGER PERFORMER IN A TELEVISION SERIES: Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday”)

 

HOME MEDIA

BEST TELEVISION HOME MEDIA RELEASE: Night Gallery, Season 3 (Kino Lorber)

BEST 4K HOME MEDIA RELEASE: John Wick, Chapter 4 4K (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)

BEST FILM HOME MEDIA COLLECTION: “Superman 1978-1987 4K Collection” (Warner Home Video)

Best Classic Film Home Media Release: Invaders from Mars 4K (Ignite)

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