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The 34th Annual Saturn Awards Winners - Deserved Genre Honor

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June 25, 2008
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The 34th Annual Saturn Awards Winners

Each year the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films hosts their own award ceremony called the Saturn Awards to honor those genre films that never usually win anything. Although these winners are all outdated by now, it's always a great list of films that we love to feature simply because some of our favorites usually end up winning. Interestingly this year, the biggest winner was Enchanted, with three total awards. However, 300, Cloverfield, Sweeney Todd, Ratatouille, and I Am Legend all took home awards as well. The complete list of winners from this year's Saturn Awards can be found below!

You can find the complete list of nominees for this year on the official website.

Best Science Fiction Film: Cloverfield
Best Fantasy Film: Enchanted
Best Horror Film: Sweeney Todd
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film: 300
Best Animated Film: Ratatouille
Best International Film: Eastern Promises

Best Actor: Will Smith (I Am Legend)
Best Actress: Amy Adams (Enchanted)
Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
Best Supporting Actress: Marcia Gay Harden (The Mist)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Freddie Highmore (August Rush)

Best Director: Zack Snyder (300)
Best Writing: Brad Bird (Ratatouille)
Best Music: Alan Menken (Enchanted)
Best Costumes: Colleen Atwood (Sweeney Todd)
Best Make-Up: Ve Neill, Martin Samuel (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End)
Best Special Effects: Transformers

Best DVD Release: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Remix)
Best DVD Special Edition Release: Blade Runner (5 Disc Ultimate Edition)
Best DVD Classic Film Release: The Monster Squad
Best DVD Collection: Mario Brava (Box Sets 1 & 2)

The Filmmakers Showcase Award: Matt Reeves (Cloverfield)
The George Pal Memorial Award: Guillermo del Toro
The Special Achievement Award: Tim & Donna Lucas

They always make great choices! I love the Saturn Awards because they always choose the winners that I always thought should get something, but wouldn't ever win any major awards until now. Instead, the Saturn Awards always honors those genre films, actors and actresses, and creative individuals that truly deserve some recognition. What do you think of this year's winners?

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  • Matt Peloquin
    Interesting that Ratatouille got Best Writing above 300, Cloverfield, No Country, or even The Mist. I really enjoyed Ratatouille, but I think it was because it followed the formula for a successful children's film so flawlessly. A writing award should go to a unique script which gives us a new spin on story telling. I know you didn't care for Eastern Promises Alex, but even that film would have been a better choice for best writing because it gave us a fresh story involving a not so fresh conecpt (organized crime).
  • Lolly
    Keep awarding Sweeney Todd!!!! Oh, and go Enchanted!!!! Sorry, just happy! These films never got enough respect in my opinion. Even if Sweeney Todd won best picture (Golden Globes) and Enchanted had 3 song nominations (Oscars). I still think they deserved more!
  • Micah
    Yay, another win for August Rush!
  • Movie Fan
    Um, where is "The Golden Compass"!??
  • Heckle
    Golden Compass sucked. Glad to see Sweeney getting some respect.
  • Maxx
    I agree with most of them except I hating I Am Legend...I read the novella and it is so much better...that is usually the case with book to film anyway... Also the movie Once had so much better original music than Enchanted...dont get me wrong I looooooove Alan Menken...he is amazing but not even close to the music from Once...
  • Sweeney was a horror film? uh, no.
  • E
    Ryan ... Sweeney as a genre of threatre is still considered grand guignol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Guignol) I think that is how the are classifying the film also - in sticking with that theatrical classification. It is much more than that obviously. As much as I hated THE MIST ... and how on earth King could consider such a HORRIBLE change of the ending is beyond me. How is MURDER better than HOPE. I just will never understand that ... HOWEVER, Marcia really is wonderful in it and she delivers a performance that is really more than the film deserves. And Alan Menken deserves every single mention and award he gets. He really has an amazing musical genius. Great to see this list!
  • Movie Fan
    "The Golden Compass" did NOT suck. It was one of the better fantasy films I've seen. And deserved some type of recognition.
  • That's spelled Mario BAVA for Best DVD Collection.
  • Ck
    Marcia Gay Harden really deserves that award. i watched that movie without any background knowledge and while watching the movie, the more i grew to hate her character, the more i realized how amazing she pulled it off. i think thats one of the most well deserved awards given.

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