Saturn Awards 2016 Nominees Announced

We now have the official nominees for the 42nd Saturn Awards, and as you might have guessed, Star [...]

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We now have the official nominees for the 42nd Saturn Awards, and as you might have guessed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens made a big impression this year.

The science fiction behemoth netted 15 total nominations, doubling its nearest contenders Mad Max: Fury Road (9) and Crimson Peak (9). As for television, The Walking Dead (7) and Game of Thrones (5) lead the pack unsurprisingly. There was also a new category added this year titled Best New Media Television series, which looks to feature online-only shows.

As for the nominations themselves, I am surprised to see Crimson Peak get so much love. It wasn't received that well critically or commercially, but the 9 nominations it garnered is impressive. It also bears mentioning how fantastic TV has gotten over these last few years, so much so that I find myself more engaged in who is winning the Best TV Supporting Actor and Actress categories than I do the film equivalent.

Here are the Nominations for film:

Best Fantasy Film
Age of Adaline
Baahubali: The Beginning
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
Ted 2

Best Action Adventure Film
Fast & Furious 7
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
The Revenant

Best Thriller Film
Black Mass
Bridge of Spies
The Gift
The Hateful Eight
Mr. Holmes

Best Horror Film
Crimson Peak
Insidious Chapter 3
It Follows
The Visit
What We Do In The Shadows

Best Supporting Actor
Paul Bethany - Avengers: Age of Ultron
John Boyega - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Michael Douglas - Ant-Man
Adam Driver - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Walter Goggins - The Hateful Eight
Simon Pegg - Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
Michael Shannon - 99 Homes

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chasten - Crimson Peak
Carrie Fisher - Star Wars The Force Awakens
Evangeline Lily - Ant-Man
Lupine Nyong'o - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tamannaah - Baahubali: The Beginning
Alicia Vikander - Ex-Machina

Best Performance By A Young Actor
Olivia DeJonge - The Visit
James Freedson-Jackson - Cop Car
Milo Parker - Mr. Holmes
Elias & Lukas Schwartz - Goodnight Mommy
Ty Simpkins - Jurassic World
Jacob Tremblay - Room

Best International Film
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared
Goodnight Mommy
Labyrinth of Lies
Turbo Kid
The Wave

Best Actress
Emily Blunt - Sicario
Jessica Chasten - The Martian
Blake Lively - The Age of Adaline
Daisy Ridley - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Charlize Theron - Mad Max: Fury Road
Mia Wasikowska - Crimson Peak

Best Actor
Matt Damon - The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Taron Egerton - Kingsman: The Secret Service
Harrison Ford - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Domhnall Gleeson - Ex Machina
Samuel L. Jackson - The Hateful Eight
Paul Rudd - Ant-Man

Best Film Director
J.J. Abrams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Guillermo del Toro - Crimson Peak
Alex Garland - Ex-Machina
George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
Peyton Reed - Ant-Man
Ridley Scott - The Martian
Colin Trevorrow - Jurassic World

Best Film Writing
Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins - Crimson Peak
Alex Garland - Ex Machina
Drew Goddard - The Martian
Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn - Kingsman: The Secret Service
Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly - Jurassic World
Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
George Miller, Brendan McCarthy,
Nick Lathouris - Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Film Editing
Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Eddie Hamilton, Jon Harris - Kingsman: The Secret Service
Dan Lebental, Colby Parker, Jr. - Ant-Man
Leigh Folsom Boyd, Dylan Highsmith, Kirk Morri, Christian Wagner - Furious 7
Kevin Stitt - Jurassic World
Margaret Sixel - Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Film Production Design
Rick Carter, Darren Gilford - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Scott Chambliss - Tomorrowland
Sabu Cyril - Baahubali: The Beginning
Colin Gibson - Mad Max: Fury Road
Thomas E. Sanders - Crimson Peak
Ed Verreaux - Jurassic World

Best Film Music
Tom Holkenborg - Mad Max: Fury Road
Johann Johannsson - Sicario
M.M. Keeravani - Baahubali: The Beginning
Ennio Morricone - The Hateful Eight
Fernando Velazquez - Crimson Peak
John Williams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Film Costume Design
Alexandra Byrne - Avengers: Age of Ultron
Kate Hawley - Crimson Peak
Michael Kaplan - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Arianne Phillips - Kingsman: The Secret Service
Sandy Powell - Cinderella
Rama Rajamouli, Prashanti Tipirineni - Baahubali: The Beginning

Best Film Make-Up
David Marti, Montse Ribe, Xavi Bastida - Crimson Peak
Damian Martin, Nadine Prigge - Mad Max: Fury Road
Neal Scanlan - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Joel Harlow, Kenny Niederbaumer - Black Mass
Gregory Nicotero, Howard Beger,
Heba Thorisdottir - The Hateful Eight
Donald Mowat - Sicario

Best Film Special / Visual Effects
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach,
Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood,
Dan Oliver, Andy Williams - Mad Max: Fury Road
Andrew Whithurst, Paul Norris,
Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett - Ex Machina
Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands,
Chris Lawrence, Steven Warner - The Martian
John Rosengrant, Michael Lantieri,
Tim Alexander - Jurassic World
Paul Corbould, Chris Townsend,
Ben Snow, Paul Butterworth - Avengers: Age of Ultron

Here are the Nominations for TV:


Best Fantasy TV Series
Game of Thrones
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel
The Muppets
The Magicians
The Shannara Chronicles

Best Action Thriller TV Series
Bates Motel
The Last Ship
The Librarians

Best Superhero Adaptation Series
Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash
Marvel's Agent Carter
Marvel's Agents of Shield

Best Horror TV Series
American Horror Story Hotel
Ash vs Evil Dead
Fear The Walking Dead
Teen Wolf
The Strain
The Walking Dead

Best Supporting TV Actor
Richard Armitage - Hannibal
Vincent D'Onofrio - Daredevil
Kit Harington - Game of Thrones
Toby Jones - Wayward Pines
Erik Knudsen - Continuum
Lance Roddick - Bosch
David Tennant - Marvel's Jessica Jones
Patrick Wilson - Fargo

Best Supporting TV Actress
Gillian Anderson - Hannibal
Toga Feldshuh - The Walking Dead
Calista Flockhart - Supergirl
Dana Gurira - The Walking Dead
Lena Headey - Game of Thrones
Melissa Leo - Wayward Pines
Melissa McBride - The Walking Dead

Best Guest Performance on TV
Laura Benanti - Supergirl
Steven Brand - Teen Wolf
Victor Garber - The Flash
Scott Glenn - Daredevil
Alex Kingston - Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song
John Carroll Lynch - The Walking Dead
William Shatner - Haven

Best Younger Actor on TV
Max Charles - The Strain
Frank Dillane - Fear The Walking Dead
Jodelle Ferland - Dark Matter
Brenock O'Connor - Game of Thrones
Chandler Riggs - The Walking Dead
Dylan Sprayberry - Teen Wolf
Maisie Williams - Game of Thrones

Best TV Actress
Gillian Anderson - The X-Files
Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Melissa Benoist - Supergirl
Kim Dickens - Fear The Walking Dead
Rachel Nichols - Continuum
Krysten Ritter - Marvel's Jessica Jones
Rebecca Romijn - The Librarians

Best TV Actor
Bruce Campbell - Ash vs Evil Dead
Charlie Cox - Daredevil
Matt Dillon - Wayward Pines
David Duchovny - The X-Files
Grant Gustin - The Flash
Sam Heughan - Outlander
Andrew Lincoln - The Walking Dead
Mads Mikkelsen - Hannibal

Best Science Fiction TV Series
The 100
Doctor Who
The Expanse
Wayward Pines
The X-Files

Best New Media Television Series
Bosch - Amazon
Daredevil - Netflix
Dreamwork's Dragons - Netflix
The Man In The High Castle - Amazon
Marvel's Jessica Jones - Netflix
Powers - Crackle
Sense8 - Netflix

You can view all of the nominations here, or via their Youtube page.