Best in Genre Entertainment Celebrated at 51st Saturn Awards

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)

Seth MacFarlane to Be Honored With Robert Forster Artist’s Award at Saturn Awards

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films will bestow writer, director, producer, actor and singer Seth MacFarlane with the Robert Forster Artist’s Award at the upcoming 51st Annual Saturn Awards, celebrating the films and television programs within genre entertainment. The ceremony, taking place Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. (PST), will be hosted by Joel McHale and will stream live on ElectricNow, the OTT app and FAST channel from Electric Entertainment.

MacFarlane has garnered five Emmys, four of which make him the tied record-holder for the most voice-over Emmy wins of all time, along with five Grammy nominations and an Academy Award nomination.

Through MacFarlane’s work both in front of and behind the camera in film and television (“Ted,” “Family Guy,” “The Orville”), he and his production company Fuzzy Door have created a portfolio of award-winning properties. His newly released event series “Ted” debuted on Peacock and has become the most-watched original title in the streamer’s history over seven days. This year also marks the 25th Anniversary of his animated series “Family Guy” on Fox. MacFarlane created, executive produces and stars in Hulu’s Emmy-nominated and live-action space adventure series “The Orville.”

William Shatner will be presenting MacFarlane with the honor at the ceremony.

“Seth is a multi-talented entertainer who continues to leave an indelible mark on the community as a whole,” Academy president Robert Holguin and Saturn Awards producers Bradley and Kevin Marcus said in a statement. “His unique style and ability to blend humor with social commentary across a multitude of genres have made him a household name. We are truly honored to bestow this very special award to him.”

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The Robert Forster Artist’s Award is bestowed upon an innovative trailblazer for their body of work and impact on the entertainment industry. The award is given in honor of the late Saturn Award favorite Robert Forster (Jackie Brown). The first recipient of the Award was Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future” franchise) and last year’s recipients were Bob Odenkirk and the cast of “Better Call Saul.”

Lucasfilm’s Dave Filoni to Receive George Pal Award at Saturn Awards

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films will bestow the George Pal Memorial Award to animation producer, storyteller and Lucasfilm executive Dave Filoni. The award will be presented at the 51st Annual Saturn Awards, set to take place Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. (PST), hosted by Joel McHale.

This year’s Saturn Awards celebrating the films and television programs within genre entertainment will be live streamed by Electric Entertainment’s OTT linear channel and app ElectricNow, the official streaming partner of the Saturn Awards.

“Filoni’s exceptional storytelling abilities combined with his deep understanding of ‘Star Wars’ lore has introduced some of the most popular series, stories and characters to a galaxy far, far away,” according to the academy. “His dedication to maintaining the integrity of the franchise while pushing creative boundaries has earned him immense respect from fans and industry professionals alike. Filoni’s work is characterized by his ability to blend action, emotion and mythology, creating compelling narratives that resonate with fans of all ages and his passion for the franchise shines through in every project he undertakes.”

Named after legendary filmmaker and animator George Pal (War of the Worlds, When Worlds Collide, The Time Machine and Puppetoons), the George Pal Memorial Award is presented on rare occasions to a filmmaker who embodies a sense of wonder, imagination, and mastery of the fantastic in cinematic storytelling, according to the acadmy. Previous recipients include William Friedkin, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro and Ray Harryhausen.

Filoni in 2005 was selected by George Lucas to help build Lucasfilm’s animation studio from the ground up and create the company’s first series, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Over a span of seven seasons, and more than 100 episodes, “The Clone Wars” won four Emmy Awards.

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Filoni is creator, writer, and executive producer on the series “Ahsoka” and executive producer, episodic director, and writer on the Emmy Award-winning series “The Mandalorian,” as well as its spin off series “The Book of Boba Fett.” Filoni is the creator and executive producer of the animated series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” and “Tales of the Jedi.” He is also executive producing the upcoming “Star Wars” series “Skeleton Crew.”

Filoni was recently promoted to chief creative officer of Lucasfilm.

“Dave’s work has had a profound impact on the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, breathing new life into beloved characters and expanding the universe in exciting and unexpected ways,” academy president Robert Holguin and Saturn Awards producers Bradley and Kevin Marcus said in a statement. “He is a true visionary in the world of animation and storytelling, and we are truly honored to bestow this very special award to him.”

Michael Hyon Johnson Named Director of Operations for ElectricNow

Los Angeles-based production and distribution company Electric Entertainment has brought on Michael Hyon Johnson as director of operations for ElectricNow, its OTT app and FAST channel.

Johnson previously spent two years as manager of TV and streaming operations at Electric Entertainment.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Michael into the Electric Entertainment family,” Dean Devlin, CEO of Electric Entertainment, said in a statement. “His return to the company brings fresh perspectives, expanded skills and valuable experiences. With the addition of Michael’s acute acumen, we are excited to continue ElectricNOW’s tremendous growth and advancement.”

In his new role, Johnson will manage all aspects of ElectricNow, including but not limited to, the day-to-day overall maintenance of the app and channel. He will serve as the main point of contact for all platform operations and programming as well as liaise with major streaming platforms such as Amazon Freevee, The Roku Channel, Sling and Xumo, and CTV and hardware device companies such as Apple TV, FireTV and Samsung. Johnson will report to Steve Saltman, head of domestic sales.

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Prior to re-joining the Electric Entertainment team, Johnson served as director of media production at MLG Attorneys at Law where he conceptualized and developed the creative vision for video projects, led the creative and production teams, and coordinated all aspects of client interviews and on-location shooting sites. Johnson was the video producer for Immortals Esports, where he developed content and wrote concepts for sponsored partners such as Toyota, Progressive and Nitto. Prior to that, Johnson served as content production manager for Koji.

Joel McHale to Host Saturn Awards Streaming on ElectricNow Feb. 4

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced that Joel McHale (star of “Animal Control” and “Community”) will return as host of the 51st Annual Saturn Awards on Feb. 4 at the L.A. Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. The Saturns will once again be live-streamed on Electric Entertainment’s OTT app and FAST channel ElectricNow, and will include exclusive interviews from the red carpet, from the winner’s press walk, and from behind-the-scenes with genre luminaries.

Presented and produced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in collaboration with Electric Entertainment’s ElectricNow, the Saturn Awards has been honoring the best in genre entertainment since 1972.

“We are thrilled to have Joel McHale host the Saturn Awards for the second year in a row,” Academy president Robert Holguin and Saturn producers Bradley and Kevin Marcus said in a statement. “With his remarkable talent, dry wit, and acerbic humor, he embodies the spirit of the Saturn Awards tradition as Hollywood’s entertaining and irreverent awards show. The Academy is truly fortunate to have him as the host for this momentous 51st annual celebration.”

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This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of actor and former Saturn Awards host Lance Reddick (most well-known for his roles in “Bosch” and the “John Wick” franchise) and filmmaker William Friedkin (Oscar winning director of The Exorcist and The French Connection).

In addition to the annual award categories, the award show will present Special Saturn Awards Honorees from past, present, and future winners.  Christopher Nolan will receive The Visionary Award, presented by Emily Blunt at the Awards show. Other special awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

Christopher Nolan to Get Visionary Honor at Saturn Awards

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films will bestow filmmaker Christopher Nolan, the writer, director and producer of Oppenheimer, with the Visionary Award at the upcoming 51st Annual Saturn Awards, set to take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. PST. 

“This special honor is a testament to Nolan’s exceptional contributions to the world of cinema and his indelible mark on the world of film,” according to an Academy press release. “The Visionary Award is one of the Saturn Awards’ most prestigious special honors, reserved for a select few filmmakers who have pushed the boundaries of cinematic storytelling to new heights.”

Actress Emily Blunt, who is nominated for a Saturn Award for her starring role in Oppenheimer, will present the award to Nolan at the ceremony.

Oppenheimer  tells the story of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), whose landmark work as the director of the Manhattan Project’s Los Alamos Laboratory created the first atomic bomb. 

“Mr. Nolan’s exceptional and groundbreaking work has not only entertained and enlightened audiences for years, but most recently with the seminal Oppenheimer, he continues to contribute to the art of cinema by exploring the advent and fallout of the nuclear arms race,” Academy president Robert Holguin and Saturn Awards producers Bradley and Kevin Marcus said in a statement. “We believe this Award is truly deserved.” 

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Christopher Nolan’s films, including Oppenheimer, Tenet, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception and “The Dark Knight” trilogy, have amassed more than $6 billion at the box office worldwide and have been awarded 11 Oscars and 36 nominations, including two Best Picture nominations. 

“The expansive scale of Nolan’s storytelling, coupled with his intimate character insights and meticulous attention to every image he elevates to the screen, sets him apart as one of the most singular, unparalleled directors of our time,” read the release. “His films are known for their complex narratives, daring executions of time, mind-bending concepts and stunning visual imagery. He creates thought-provoking films that challenge audience perceptions and lengthen their horizons. Whether it’s exploring the depths of dreams in Inception, bending time in Interstellar, or creating the beautiful terror of the Trinity Test in Oppenheimer, Nolan’s films expand the boundaries of what is possible on the silver screen.”

Previous recipients of the Visionary Award include Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kevin Feige and James Cameron. 

This year’s Saturn Awards ceremony, celebrating the films and television programs within genre entertainment, will be held in Los Angeles at the LA Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. The event will be live-streamed by the OTT linear channel and app from Electric Entertainment, ElectricNow, the official streaming partner of the Saturn Awards. 

‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Among Top Saturn Award Nominees

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water and the Paramount+ series “Star Trek: Picard” led the nominations for the 51st Annual Saturn Awards announced Dec. 6.

The awards recognize extraordinary programming, performances and special effects in genre entertainment within the film and television categories. The awards also recognize certain categories of home entertainment releases.

Since 1972, the Saturn Awards have been presented each year by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The nominees were announced on Electric Entertainment’s streaming platform ElectricNow, the exclusive streaming partner of the Saturn Awards, by entertainment journalist Scott Mantz and scientist and actor Rachel Pizzolato.

The Saturn Awards ceremony celebrating the best in genre film and television will return in Los Angeles on Feb. 4 at the LA Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, and will be exclusively streamed live on Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment’s ElectricNow, with the Saturn Awards producing team of Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus.

Universal Pictures garnered the top spot in nominations in the film category, amassing 23 nominations for films such as Oppenheimer, Renfield, M3GAN, Fast X, Knock at the Cabin and The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Paramount Pictures picked up 18 nominations for Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Scream VI, Smile, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and Transformers: Rise of The Beasts.

Avatar: The Way of Water garnered 12 nominations, surpassing director Cameron’s own record set back in 2010 when his Avatar received 10 nominations. The film is a contender for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Actor in a Film (Sam Worthington), Best Actress in a Film (Zoe Saldana), Best Supporting Actor in a Film (Stephen Lang) and Best Younger Performer in a Film (Jack Champion), along with directing and writing noms for Cameron and screenwriting partners Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

Christopher Nolan’s biopic Oppenheimer earned 11 nominations, including Best Thriller Film, Best Actor in a Film (Cillian Murphy), Best Supporting Actor in a Film (Robert Downey, Jr.),  Best Supporting Actress in a Film (Emily Blunt) with Christopher Nolan’s noms for Best Direction and Best Film Screenwriting.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny picked up nine nominations including Best Fantasy Film, Best Actor in a Film (Harrison Ford), Best Supporting Actor in a Film (Mads Mikkelsen) Best Supporting Actress in a Film (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) and Best Film Direction (James Mangold).

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie received eight nominations, including Best Fantasy Film, Best Film Actress (Margot Robbie), Best Supporting Film Actor: (Ryan Gosling),  Best Film Direction (Greta Gerwig) and  Best Film Screenwriting (Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig).

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 garnered seven nominations, including Best Superhero Film,  Best Actor in a Film (Chris Pratt), Best Film Direction (James Gunn), Best Film Make-Up (Alexei Dmitriew) and Best Visual/Special Effects (Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick). 

Paramount+’s “Star Trek: Picard” received seven nominations in the TV series category, while “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” followed closely behind with six nominations. Lucasfilm’s/Disney+s’ latest addition to the Star Wars universe, the prequel series “Andor,” received five nominations. while Max’s adaptation of the video game franchise “The Last of Us” also garnered five nominations.

The nominations for acting in the TV category included Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch (“Superman & Lois”), Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”), Diego Luna (“Andor”), Anson Mount (“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”), Pedro Pascal (“The Last of Us”), Harold Perrineau (“From”), Patrick Stewart (“Star Trek: Picard”), Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead: Dead City”), Emma D’Arcy (“House of the Dragon”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Silo”), Tatiana Maslany (“She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law”) and Rose McIver (“Ghosts”).

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The 51st Annual Saturn Awards Nominations

Film:

 

Best Science Fiction Film

  • Avatar: The Way of Water (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
  • The Creator (20th Century Studios)
  • M3GAN (Universal Pictures/Blumhouse)
  • Prey (20th Century Studios/Hulu)
  • Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (Paramount/Hasbro)

 

Best Fantasy Film

  • Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Paramount Pictures/Hasbro)
  • Haunted Mansion (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
  • The Little Mermaid (Walt Disney Studios)

 

Best Horror Film

  • Barbarian (20th Century Studios)
  • Evil Dead Rise (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Insidious: The Red Door (Screen Gems/Blumhouse)
  • Renfield (Universal Pictures)
  • Scream VI (Paramount Pictures)
  • Smile (Paramount Pictures)
  • Talk to Me (A24)

 

Best Superhero Film

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
  • Blue Beetle (DC/Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • The Flash (DC/Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)

 

Best Action / Adventure Film

  • Bullet Train (Sony Pictures)
  • The Equalizer 3 (Sony Pictures)
  • Fast X (Universal Pictures)
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate Films)
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (Paramount Pictures)
  • The Woman King (TriStar Pictures)

 

Best Thriller Film

  • Don’t Worry Darling (Warner Bros./New Line Cinema)
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)
  • The Lesson (Bleecker Street)
  • The Menu (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Knock at the Cabin (Universal Pictures)
  • Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)

 

Best Animated Film

  • Elemental (Pixar/Walt Disney Studios)
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Dreamworks/Universal)
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures/Marvel)
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal Pictures)
  • Suzume (Crunchyroll)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Paramount Pictures)

 

Best Actor in a Film

  • Ralph Fiennes The Menu (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Harrison Ford Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
  • Ben Kingsley Jules (Bleecker Street)
  • Cillian Murphy Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)
  • Chris Pratt Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol. 3 (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
  • Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate Films)
  • Sam Worthington Avatar: The Way of Water (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)

 

Best Actress in a Film

  • Viola Davis The Woman King (TriStar Pictures)
  • Mia Goth Pearl (A24)
  • Anya Taylor-Joy The Menu (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Amber Midthunder Prey (20th Century Studios/Hulu)
  • Margot Robbie Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Zoe Saldana Avatar: The Way of Water (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Film

  • Nicolas Cage Renfield (Universal Pictures)
  • Robert Downey Jr. Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)
  • Ryan Gosling Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Michael Keaton The Flash (DC/Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Stephen Lang Avatar: The Way of Water (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
  • Mads Mikkelsen Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Film

  • Angela Bassett Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
  • Emily Blunt Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)
  • Jane Curtain Jules (Bleecker Street)
  • Melissa McCarthy The Little Mermaid (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
  • Sophie Wilde Talk to Me (A24)

 

Best Younger Performer in a Film

  • Halle Bailey The Little Mermaid (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Vivien Lyra Blair The Boogeyman (20th Century Studios)
  • Jack Champion Avatar: The Way of Water (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
  • Xolo Mariduena Blue Beetle (DC/Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Violet McGraw M3GAN (Universal Pictures/Blumhouse)
  • Noah Schnapp The Tutor (Vertical Entertainment)

 

Best Film Direction

  • James Cameron Avatar: The Way of Water (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
  • Greta Gerwig Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol. 3 (Marvel/Walt Disney Pictures)
  • James Mangold Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
  • Mark Mylod The Menu (Searchlight Films)
  • Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)
  • Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou Talk to Me (A24)

 

Best Film Screenwriting

  • Avatar: The Way of Water James Cameron and Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
  • Barbie Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • The Menu Seth Reiss and Will Tracy (Searchlight Films)
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Erik Jendresen and Christopher McQuarrie (Paramount Pictures)
  • Oppenheimer Christopher Nolan (Universal Pictures)
  • Pearl Ti West and Mia Goth (A24)

 

Best Film Music (Composer)

  • Avatar: The Way of Water Simon Franglen (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
  • Barbie Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny John Williams (Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
  • The Little Mermaid Alan Menken (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • Renfield Marco Beltrami (Universal Pictures)
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Daniel Pemberton (Sony Pictures/Marvel)

 

Best Film Make-Up

  • The Covenant Donald Mowat (United Artists Releasing)
  • Evil Dead Rise Luke Polti (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy-Vol. 3 Alexei Dmitriew (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
  • Oppenheimer Luisa Abel, Jason Hamer (Universal Pictures)
  • Prey Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. (20th Century Studios/Hulu)
  • Renfield Christien Tinsley (Universal Pictures)

 

Best Film Editing

  • Avatar: The Way of Water Stephen Rivkin, David Brenner, John Refoua, James Cameron (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
  • Fast X Dylan Highsmith, Kelly Matsumoto, Corbin Mehl, Laura Yanovich (Universal Pictures)
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker,
    Dirk Westervelt (Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 Nathan Orloff (Lionsgate Films)
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Eddie Hamilton (Paramount Pictures)
  • Oppenheimer Jennifer Lane (Universal Pictures)

 

Best Film Production Design

  • Avatar: The Way of Water Dylan Cole, Ben Proctor (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
  • Barbie Sarah Greenwood (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy-Vol. 3 Beth Mickle (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 Kevin Kavanaugh (Lionsgate Films)
  • Oppenheimer Ruth De Jong (Universal Pictures)
  • Renfield Alec Hammond (Universal Pictures)

 

Best Film Costume

  • Avatar: The Way of Water Bob Buck, Deborah Scott (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
    Barbie Jacqueline Durran (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ruth E. Carter (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy-Vol. 3 Judianna Makovsky (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Joanna Johnston (Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
  • Oppenheimer Ellen Mirojnick (Universal Pictures)

 

Best Film Visual / Special Effects

  • Avatar: The Way of Water Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, Daniel Barrett (Walt Disney/Lightstorm)
  • The Creator Jay Cooper, Ian Comley, Andrew Roberts, Neil Corbould (20th Century Studios)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Andrew Whitehurst, Kathy Siegel,
    Robert Weaver, Alistair Williams (Lucasfilm/Paramount/Disney)
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland, Neil Corbould (Paramount Pictures)
  • Oppenheimer Andrew Jackson, Giacomo Mineo, Scott Fisher, Dave Drzewiecki (Universal Pictures)

 

Best Independent Film

  • Aporia (Well Go USA)
  • Brooklyn 45 (Shudder)
  • Fall (Lionsgate Films)
  • Jules (Bleecker Street)
  • Pearl (A24)
  • The Tutor (Vertical Entertainment)

 

Best International Film

  • Madeleine Collins (Greenwich Entertainment)
  • Missing (Dark Star Pictures)
  • The Origin of Evil (IFC Films)
  • Ransomed (Well Go USA)
  • Speak No Evil (Shudder)
  • Sisu (Lionsgate Films)

 

Television:

 

Best Science Fiction Television Series

  • “Andor” (Lucasfilm/Disney+)
  • “Foundation” (Apple TV+)
  • “The Mandalorian” (Lucasfilm/Disney+)
  • “The Peripheral” (Amazon)
  • “Silo” (Apple TV+)
  • “Star Trek: Picard” (Paramount+/CBS)
  • “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” (Paramount+/CBS)

 

Best Fantasy Television Series

  • “Ghosts” (CBS)
  • “Good Omens” (Amazon)
  • “House of the Dragon” (HBO/Max)
  • “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” (Amazon)
  • “Mayfair Witches” (AMC)
  • “Schmigadoon!” (Apple TV+)
  • “Wednesday” (Netflix)

 

Best Horror Television Series

  • “American Horror Story” (FX/Hulu)
  • “Chucky” (NBC/Universal/Syfy)
  • “Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC)
  • “From “(MGM+)
  • “Interview with the Vampire” (AMC)
  • “The Last of Us” (HBO/Max)
  • “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX/Hulu)

 

Best Superhero Television Series

  • “Doom Patrol” (HBO/Max)
  • “The Flash” (Warner Bros. Television)
  • “The Sandman” (Netflix)
  • “Secret Invasion” (Marvel/Disney+)
  • “She-Hulk: Attorney-At-Law” (Marvel/Disney+)
  • “Stargirl” (Warner Bros. Television)
  • “Superman & Lois” (Warner Bros. Television)

 

Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Television Series

  • “La Brea” (NBC/Universal)
  • “Manifest” (Netflix)
  • “Outlander” (Starz)
  • “Quantum Leap” (NBC/Universal)
  • “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (Amazon)
  • “The Witcher” (Netflix)
  • “Yellowjackets” (Showtime)

 

Best Television Presentation

  • “Black Mirror” (Netflix)
  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities” (Netflix)
  • “Hocus Pocus 2” (Disney+)
  • “Marvel’s Werewolf by Night” (Marvel/Disney+)
  • “The Midnight Club” (Netflix)
  • “Mrs. Davis” (Peacock)
  • “The Munsters” (Universal 1440 Entertainment)

 

Best Animated Television Series or Special

  • “Chainsaw Man” (Crunchyroll)
  • “Gremlins: Secrets of Mogwai” (HBO/Max)
  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix)
  • “Harley Quinn” (HBO/Max)
  • “My Adventures with Superman” (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim)
  • “Star Trek: Lower Decks” (Paramount+)
  • “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” (Lucasfilm/Disney+)

 

Best New Genre Television Series

  • “Andor” (Lucasfilm/Disney+)
  • “The Ark” (Electric Entertainment/Syfy)
  • “The Last of Us” (HBO/Max)
  • “Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” (Amazon)
  • “Silo” (Apple TV+)
  • “The Walking Dead: Dead City” (AMC)
    “Wednesday” (Netflix)

 

Best Actor in a Television Series

  • Tyler Hoechlin “Superman & Lois” (Warner Bros. Television)
  • Sam Heughan “Outlander” (Starz)
  • Diego Luna “Andor” (Lucasfilm/Disney+)
  • Anson Mount “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” (Paramount+/CBS)
  • Pedro Pascal “The Last of Us” (HBO/Max)
  • Harold Perrineau “From” (MGM+)
  • Patrick Stewart “Star Trek: Picard” (Paramount+/CBS)

 

Best Actress in a Television Series

  • Caitriona Balfe “Outlander” (Starz)
  • Lauren Cohan “The Walking Dead: Dead City” (AMC)
  • Emma D’Arcy “House of the Dragon” (HBO/Max)
  • Rebecca Ferguson “Silo” (Apple TV+)
  • Tatiana Maslany “She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law” (Marvel/Disney+)
  • Rose McIver “Ghosts” (CBS)
  • Elizabeth Tulloch “Superman & Lois” (Warner Bros. Television)

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

  • Jonathan Frakes “Star Trek: Picard” (Paramount+/CBS)
  • Harvey Guillen “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX/Hulu)
  • Ernie Hudson “Quantum Leap” (NBC/Universal)
  • Ethan Peck “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” (Paramount+/CBS)
  • Ed Speleers “Star Trek: Picard” (Paramount+/CBS)
  • Matt Smith “House of the Dragon” (HBO/Max)
  • Todd Stashwick “Star Trek: Picard” (Paramount+/CBS)

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

  • Jess Bush “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” (Paramount+/CBS)
  • Celia Rose Gooding “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” (Paramount+/CBS)
  • Genevieve O’Reilly “Andor’ (Lucasfilm/Disney+)
  • Jeri Ryan “Star Trek: Picard” (Paramount+/CBS)
  • Katee Sackhoff “The Mandalorian” (Lucasfilm/Disney+)
  • Sophie Skelton “Outlander” (Starz)
  • Rebecca Wisocky “Ghosts” (CBS)

 

Best Younger Performer in a Television Series

  • Milly Alcock “House of the Dragon” (HBO/Max)
  • Freya Allan “The Witcher” (Netflix)
  • Zachary Arthur “Chucky” (NBC/Universal/Syfy)
  • Brec Bassinger “Stargirl” (Warner Bros. Television)
  • Jenna Ortega “Wednesday” (Netfix)
  • Bella Ramsey “The Last of Us” (HBO/Max)
  • Igby Rigney “The Midnight Club” (Netflix)

 

Best Guest Star in a Television Series

  • Gael Garcia Bernal “Marvel’s Werewolf by Night” (Marvel/Disney+)
  • Giancarlo Esposito “The Mandalorian” (Lucasfilm/Disney+)
  • Nick Offerman “The Last of Us” (HBO/Max)
  • Amanda Plummer “Star Trek: Picard” (Paramount+/CBS)
  • Andy Serkis “Andor” (Lucasfilm/Disney+)
  • Paul Wesley “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” (Paramount+/CBS)
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones “Wednesday” (Netflix)

 

Home Entertainment:

 

Best Classic Film Home Media Release

  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (Warner Archives)
  • Invaders from Mars 4K (Ignite)
  • It Came from Outer Space 4K (Universal Home Entertainment)
  • It, The Terror from Beyond Space 4k (Kino Lorber)
  • The Manchurian Candidate 4K (Kino Lorber)
  • The Night of the Hunter 4K (Kino Lorber)
  • Secret of the Incas (Kino Lorber)

 

Best Television Home Media Release

  • “Better Call Saul” (The Complete Collection) (AMC)
  • “Creepshow” (Season 3) (Shudder)
  • “Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowman” (BBC)
  • “Interview with the Vampire” (Season 1) (AMC)
  • “Loki” (Season 1) – 4K Steelbook (Disney Home Media)
  • “Night Gallery” (Season 3) (Kino Lorber)
  • “Quantum Leap” (Season 1) (Universal Home Entertainment)

 

Best 4K Home Media Release

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 4K (Criterion)
  • The Exorcist 50th Anniversary Edition 4K (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
  • Cujo 4K (Kino Lorber)
  • John Wick, Chapter 4 4K (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)
  • Needful Things 4K (Kino Lorber)
  • To Live and Die in L.A. 4K (Kino Lorber)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition 4K (Paramount Home Entertainment)

 

Best Film Home Media Collection

  • “Arsene Lupin Collection” (Kino Lorber)
  • “Irwin Allen: Master of Disaster Collection” (Shout Factory)
  • “Mr. Wong Collection” (Kino Lorber)
  • “Shawscope: Volume Two” (Arrow Video)
  • “Superman 1978-1987 4K Collection” (Warner Home Video)
  • “Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror, Volume 2” (Universal Home
    Entertainment)
  • “Warner Bros. 100th Anniversary 25 Film Collection: Vol. 4” (Thrillers, Sci-fi, Horror) (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

Saturn Awards Nominations to Live Stream Dec. 6 on ElectricNOW Platform

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has announced that nominations for the 51st annual Saturn Awards will be revealed on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. PST on streaming service ElectricNOW, the exclusive streaming partner of the Saturn Awards.

The awards ceremony, celebrating the best in genre film and television, will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, 2024, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

“For the second consecutive year, we are thrilled to be live streaming the Saturn Awards, giving fans of genre entertainment the exclusive opportunity to watch the awards show in real time,” said Dean Devlin, CEO of Electric Entertainment. “We are truly honored to partner with the Academy, and through ElectricNOW, we will also have the privilege of announcing the highly anticipated nominations, generating immense excitement and anticipation in the lead-up to the show.”

The Saturn Awards have been honoring the best in genre entertainment since 1972. This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of actor and former Saturn Awards host Lance Reddick and legendary filmmaker
William Friedkin.

This year’s Saturn Award eligibility period for TV programs is from July 2022 through the end of July 2023, while film is extended to September 2023. Award categories include:

Film:

  • Best Sci-Fi Film
  • Best
    Superhero Film
  • Best Fantasy/Adventure Film
  • Best Horror Film, Best Animated Film
  • Best Action/Thriller Film
  • Best Achievement in Direction
  • Best Achievement in Screenwriting
  • Best Achievement in Prosthetics and Make-Up Effects
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Television:

  • Best Science Fiction Television Series
  • Best Fantasy Television Series
  • Best Horror Television Series
  • Best New Television Series
  • Best Actor in a Television Series
  • Best Actress in a Television Series

ElectricNow FAST Channel Available on Samsung Smart TVs and Mobile Devices

Electric Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based production, distribution and post-production company, has partnered with Samsung to deliver ElectricNow’s FAST channel on all U.S. Samsung smart-TVs and select mobile devices. 

“Our live linear channel will now be reaching the enormous Samsung TV Plus audience,” Dean Devlin, CEO of Electric Entertainment, said in a statement. “This is extremely exciting for us and ElectricNow, specifically since we will be able to expose new viewers to our fan favorites, such as ‘Leverage,’ ‘The Librarians,’ ‘Almost Paradise’ and ‘The Outpost.’ We are happy to report that the ElectricNow app has millions of viewers since its inception and is rapidly growing on a consistent basis.”

ElectricNow is a premium OTT app and FAST channel featuring Electric Entertainment’s own produced content such as TV series “Leverage,” “The Librarians,” and “The Outpost,” as well as acquired programming such as the feature films Blackway, starring Anthony Hopkins, and The Book of Love, starring Jason Sudeikis and Maisie Williams. The ElectricNow Channel is available on platforms including The Roku Channel, Plex, STIRR, Local Now, Sling TV, TiVo Plus, IMDb TV, Redbox, XUMO, Distro TV and Select TV. In addition to the free streaming content, the ElectricNow App also includes special bonus feature content, a program guide, and video-on-demand and pay-per-view components. The channel and app are home to Electric’s newly launched podcast network, Electric Surge, which includes such series as “The Official Leverage: Redemption Aftershow: A Very Distinctive Podcast,” “Inglorious Treksperts,” “The 4:30 Movie,” “Best Movies Never Made” in a line-up that includes podcasts devoted to “Star Trek,” “Dr. Who” and other sci-fi and entertainment industry-related topics.

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Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., Electric Entertainment is an independent studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with his partners Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson. Electric Entertainment also houses Electric Post, a digital effects and post-production facility.

Electric Entertainment Officially Launches OTT Service ElectricNow With Availability on Vizio Smart TVs

Electric Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based production, distribution and post-production company, has announced the hard launch of its OTT app and channel ElectricNow, concurrently with the app’s availability on all Vizio SmartCast televisions.

SmartCast  users have around-the-clock access to Electric Entertainment’s produced content such as TV series “Leverage,” “The Librarians” and “The Outpost,” as well as acquired programming such as the feature films Blood on the Crown, starring Harvey Keitel and Malcolm McDowell, and Heavy, starring Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto.

“We soft-launched ElectricNow in spring of 2020,” said Dean Devlin, CEO of Electric Entertainment, in a statement. “The consumer feedback and corresponding viewership has been well beyond our expectations.  We originally set out to create a hub where we could aggregate all of our various fan bases from ‘Leverage,’ ‘The Librarians,’ ‘The Outpost,’ ‘Almost Paradise’ and all of our podcast subscribers into a single space. Now with the app being available to this incredibly large consumer base via Vizio SmartCast, we are reaching a much broader more mainstream audience, picking up new fans along the way.”

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“With the addition of ElectricNow to SmartCast, we are continuing Vizio’s mission to provide our audiences with endless entertainment,” Chris Tanquary, director of business development and partnerships for Vizio, said in a statement. “ElectricNow’s hard launch is a great step in that effort, and gives SmartCast users access to their exciting original and acquired content.”

Electric Entertainment recently announced marathons on ElectricNow for its original programs “Leverage” and “The Outpost,” timed to coincide with the streaming and/or broadcasting of these program’s new episodes and seasons.

Devlin has seen ElectricNow as not only a one-stop-shop destination for fans of Electric’s programming, but also as a marketing tool to lead viewers to their streaming and broadcast partners, according to a company press release.

“Our fans and broadcast/streaming partners have been equally important to us,” he said in a statement. “Bringing them together has been a major initiative for us.”