Saturn Awards (Genre) Winners
by Alex Billington
May 11, 2007
Although we're already far away from the awards season and well into our way into the blockbuster summer season, there's one more set of awards that were handed out just yesterday that are worth mentioning - the Saturn Awards. They are a The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films annual awards and give honor to the great genre films that get neglected at the Oscars and other awards shows. We listed the nominees back in February, of which I'm proud to say my favorite film of 2007, The Fountain, earned three nominations, including Best Science Fiction Film. The big winner this year, however, was Superman Returns, which took home 5 awards, including Best Fantasy Film. Read on for the full list of winners!
Best Science Fiction Film: Children of Men
Best Fantasy Film: Superman Returns
Best Horror Film: The Descent
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film: Casino Royale
Best Animated Film: Cars
Best International Film: Pan's Labyrinth
Best Actor: Brandon Routh (Superman Returns)
Best Actress: Natalie Portman (V For Vendetta)
Best Supporting Actor: Ben Affleck (Hollywoodland)
Best Supporting Actress: Famke Janssen (X-Men: The Last Stand)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Ivana Baquero (Pan's Labyrinth)
Best Director: Bryan Singer (Superman Returns)
Best Writing: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris (Superman Returns)
Best Music: John Ottman (Superman Returns)
Best Costume: Yee Chung-Man (Curse of the Golden Flower)
Best Make-Up: Todd Masters, Dan Rebert (Slither)
Best Special Effects: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Best DVD Release: The Sci Fi Boys
Best DVD Special Edition Release: Superman II (The Richard Donner Cut)
Best DVD Classic Film Release: Gojira (Godzilla)
Best DVD Collection: James Bond Ultimate Edition
The Filmmakers Showcase Award: James Gunn (Director or Slither)
Minus the lack of any win for The Fountain at all, these awards are much better than the Oscars and are entirely near perfect and should be considered as some of the top honors for genre films. Thoughts?
finally some recognition for Famke!
famkefan99 on May 11, 2007
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