45th Saturn Award Winners Announced

The 45th Saturn Awards, honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other genres were announced Sept. 13 in Hollywood.

Disney’s Avengers: Endgame won six awards, including Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture and Best Actor for Robert Downey Jr.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” won four, including Best Fantasy Television Series.

CBS’s “Star Trek: Discovery” won three, including Best Streaming Science-Fiction, Action & Fantasy Series.

In home entertainment categories, Best DVD or Blu-ray Release went to King Cohen, on Blu-ray from La-La Land Records.

Best DVD or Blu-ray Classic Film Release went to Warner’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Best DVD or Blu-ray Special-Edition Release was Waterworld: Limited Edition from MVD and Arrow Video.

Best DVD or Blu-ray Television Movie or Series Release was Kino Lorber’s Blu-rays of the first two seasons of “The Outer Limits.”

Best DVD or Blu-ray Collection was Universal Pictures’ Universal Classic Monsters 30-Film Collection.

More information is available at SaturnAwards.com


Saturn Awards to Honor Feige, Favreau, Loeb

The Saturn Awards organization Aug. 22 announced the recipients of three honorary awards that will be presented at the 45th annual awards show Sept. 13, including a brand-new annual award named after comic book legend Stan Lee.

Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige will be honored with the inaugural Stan Lee World Builder Award, which will “be given annually to the creative force who has, over an extended period of time, created a world with multiple stories and characters that have amazed and engaged fans worldwide at the most galactic level,” according to a statement from the Saturn Awards.

This award also honors the legacy of the late Stan Lee and is exclusively available to The Saturn Awards from Lee’s POW! Entertainment. Feige is being honored for creating and guiding the Marvel Cinematic Universe across 23 films and 11 years from 2008’s Iron Man to this year’s Saturn Award nominated Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

The announcement comes as Sony and Disney have reached an impasse on extending a deal to keep Spider-Man in the MCU, which would prevent Feige from producing further “Spider-Man” movies.

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Jon Favreau

Filmmaker Jon Favreau will be honored with the Saturn Visionary Award for establishing himself as a groundbreaking visual artist in directing the films Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book and the remake of The Lion King, the latter having earned nearly $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Favreau is also executive producing the “Star Wars” live-action television series “The Mandalorian” for the Disney+ streaming service.

Jeph Loeb

Jeph Loeb, EVP and head of Marvel Television, will be receiving the Dan Curtis Legacy Award, honoring fellow masters of genre TV and quality programming. Loeb has long been lauded for his work across multiple mediums including film, television, and comic books.

The 2019 Saturn Awards will be announced in a ceremony held at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, and will be presented online through a streaming platform to be announced later.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Leads Saturn Award Nominations

Nominations for the 45th annual Saturn Awards, honoring sci-fi, fantasy, horror and genre entertainment, were announced July 15 by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Winners will be announced Friday, Sept. 13.

Disney’s Avengers: Endgame led all nominations with 14, including Best Comic-to-Motion-Picture Release. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” led the television and streaming deivision with nine nominations, including Best Fantasy Television Series.

In categories specific to home entertainment, Best DVD/BD Release nominees include Fahrenheit 451 (HBO), Jonathan (Well Go USA), Kin (Lionsgate), King Cohen (La La Land), Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (Warner) and Time Freak (Lionsgate).

Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release nominees are 2001: A Space Odyssey 4K (Warner), Deep Rising (Kino Lorber), Jack the Giant Killer (Kino Lorber), Maximum Overdrive (Lionsgate), The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (Kino Lorber) and The Spiral Staircase (Kino Lorber).

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release nominees are 12 Monkeys: Collector’s Edition (MVD/Arrow), The Changeling: Limited Edition (Severin), Crimson Peak: Limited Edition (MVD/Arrow), A Fistful of Dollars: Special Edition (Kino Lorber), Horror Express: Special Edition (MVD/Arrow) and Waterworld: Limited Edition (MVD/Arrow).

Best DVD/BD Collection Release nominees are The Bloodthirsty Trilogy (MVD/Arrow), The Complete Sartana (MVD/Arrow), Jack Ryan: 5 Film Collection 4K (Paramount), The Matrix Trilogy 4K (Warner), The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection (Kino Lorber) and the Universal Classic Monsters 30 Film Collection (Universal).

Best DVD/BD Television Movie or Series Release nominees include The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre, The Martian Chronicles (Complete Mini-Series), The Night Stalker, The Night Strangler, The Outer Limits (Season 1 and 2) and Trilogy of Terror, all from Kino Lorber.

For more information and a complete list of nominees, visit SaturnAwards.com.