Saturn Awards 2015

Date
June 25th, 2015
Host
Chase Masterson
Saturn Awards 2015
Location
Burbank, California
Edition
41st
Time Network

Fantasy, horror and science fiction are favorite themes in film and television, so what is the better way of honoring these areas of entertainment in the form of annual awards? The Saturn Awards are held by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films each year, the purpose understood by the title of the Academy. These awards were started in 1972 by Dr Donald A Reed, a person who was of the opinion that there was not enough appreciation given to the genres of fantasy and science fiction. The 39th Saturn Awards will be held this year. The actual award is made in the shape of the planet Saturn along with the rings that surround it.

The Funding of the Saturn Awards

The presenting academy is a non-profit organization. Funding is received through direct donations and membership fees. There are several different classes of membership and the cost varies from $175 per annum for a basic membership to $7,000 per annum for advertising and tables membership. So, on the basis of the collection from membership fees and donations, the awards are funded.

Celebrities Galore

The main attraction of the Saturn awards is the presence of celebrities from the film world. Actors, directors, producers as well as famous musicians, music directors and composers all flock to the venue to be a part of the celebrations, whether they will come away with an award or not. The clothes they wear, the things they say and do – all this is taken in by their fans and the media. This is the magic of the Saturn Awards.

Conclusion

The Saturn Awards brings the best of entertainment in movies to one forum where it is possible to get an idea of which direction some of the best cinema of our times is moving. It is a good place for movie buffs to plan their movie viewing for the days to come.

Saturn Awards 2015 Nominees & Winners

Film

Best Science Fiction Film

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Godzilla
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • Interstellar
  • The Zero Theorem

Best Horror Film

  • Annabelle
  • The Babadook
  • Dracula Untold
  • Horns
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • The Purge: Anarchy

Best Action or Adventure Film

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Inherent Vice
  • Lucy
  • Noah
  • Snowpiercer
  • Unbroken

Best Animated Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Wind Rises

Best Director

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman
  • James Gunn – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Doug Liman – Edge of Tomorrow
  • Christopher Nolan – Interstellar
  • Matt Reeves – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Joe Russo and Anthony Russo – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Bryan Singer - X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Actor

  • Tom Cruise – Edge of Tomorrow
  • Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman
  • Matthew McConaughey – Interstellar
  • Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Dan Stevens - The Guest

Best Supporting Actor

  • Richard Armitage – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Josh Brolin – Inherent Vice
  • Samuel L. Jackson – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Anthony Mackie – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Andy Serkis – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Best Performance by a Younger Actor

  • Elle Fanning – Maleficent
  • Mackenzie Foy – Interstellar
  • Chloë Grace Moretz – The Equalizer
  • Tony Revolori – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Noah Wiseman – The Babadook

Best Editing

  • Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • James Herbert and Laura Jennings – Edge of Tomorrow
  • Fred Raskin, Craig Wood and Hughes Winborne – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Lee Smith – Interstellar
  • Tim Squyres – Unbroken
  • John Ottman – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Costume

  • Ngila Dickson – Dracula Untold
  • Janty Yates – Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Alexandra Byrne – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Colleen Atwood – Into the Woods
  • Anna B. Sheppard – Maleficent
  • Louise Mingenbach – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Special Effects

  • Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Gary Brozenich, Nick Davis, Jonathan Fawkner and Matthew Rouleau – Edge of Tomorrow
  • Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould –Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher – Interstellar

Best Fantasy Film

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Paddington

Best Thriller Film

  • American Sniper
  • The Equalizer
  • Gone Girl
  • The Guest
  • The Imitation Game
  • Nightcrawler

Best International Film

  • Bird People
  • Calvary
  • Force Majeure
  • Mood Indigo
  • The Railway Man
  • The Theory of Everything

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Writing

  • Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth – Edge of Tomorrow
  • Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • James Gunn and Nicole Perlman – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Damien Chazelle – Whiplash
  • Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan - Interstellar

Best Actress

  • Emily Blunt – Edge of Tomorrow
  • Essie Davis – The Babadook
  • Anne Hathaway – Interstellar
  • Angelina Jolie – Maleficent
  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jessica Chastain – Interstellar
  • Scarlett Johansson – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Evangeline Lilly – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Rene Russo – Nightcrawler
  • Emma Stone – Birdman
  • Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best Music

  • Henry Jackman – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Michael Giacchino – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Alexandre Desplat – Godzilla
  • Howard Shore – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • John Powell – How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Best Production Design

  • Peter Wenham – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • James Chinlund – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Adam Stockhausen – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Charles Wood – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Nathan Crowley – Interstellar
  • Dennis Gassner – Into the Woods

Best Make-up

  • Bill Terezakis and Lisa Love – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Mark Coulier and Daniel Phillips – Dracula Untold
  • David White and Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Peter King, Rick Findlater and Gino Acevedo – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Peter King and Matthew Smith – Into the Woods
  • Adrien Morot and Norma Hill-Patton – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Independent Film

  • Grand Piano
  • I Origins
  • A Most Violent Year
  • The One I Love
  • The Two Faces of January
  • Whiplash

Television

Best Network Television Series

  • The Blacklist
  • The Following
  • Grimm
  • Hannibal
  • Person of Interest
  • Sleepy Hollow

Best Limited Run Television Series

  • Bates Motel
  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Last Ship
  • The Librarians
  • Outlander

Best Actor on Television

  • Hugh Dancy – Hannibal
  • Grant Gustin – The Flash
  • Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead
  • Tobias Menzies - Outlander
  • Mads Mikkelsen - Hannibal
  • Noah Wyle – Falling Skies

Best Supporting Actor on Television

  • David Bradley – The Strain
  • Laurence Fishburne – Hannibal
  • Sam Heughan – Outlander
  • Erik Knudsen – Continuum
  • Norman Reedus – The Walking Dead
  • Richard Sammel – The Strain

Best Guest Star on Television

  • Dominic Cooper - Agent Carter
  • Neil Patrick Harris – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • John Larroquette – The Librarians
  • Wentworth Miller – The Flash
  • Michael Pitt – Hannibal
  • Andrew J. West – The Walking Dead

Best Youth-Oriented Television Series

  • The 100
  • Doctor Who
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Supernatural
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Vampire Diaries

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series

  • 12 Monkeys
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Continuum
  • Falling Skies
  • Salem
  • The Strain
  • The Walking Dead

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series

  • Agent Carter
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Arrow
  • Constantine
  • The Flash
  • Gotham

Best Actress on Television

  • Hayley Atwell – Agent Carter
  • Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
  • Vera Farmiga – Bates Motel
  • Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Rachel Nichols – Continuum
  • Rebecca Romijn – The Librarians

Best Supporting Actress on Television

  • Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
  • Jenna Coleman – Doctor Who
  • Caroline Dhavernas – Hannibal
  • Lexa Doig – Continuum
  • Emily Kinney – The Walking Dead
  • Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series

  • Camren Bicondova - Gotham
  • Maxim Knight – Falling Skies
  • Tyler Posey – Teen Wolf
  • Chandler Riggs – The Walking Dead
  • Holly Taylor – The Americans
  • Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones