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Last night was the 39th Saturn Awards, honoring the talent of those working in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genre. Y’know, the good stuff. Surprising absolutely no one, Joss Whedon was a big winner taking home Best Director for The Avengers, along with The Avengers winning for Best Science Fiction Film and Cabin in the Woods winning for Best Horror/Thriller Film. Not stopping there, The Avengers was also honored when Clark Gregg won for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Agent Coulson. Honestly, I don’t understand why The Avengers didn’t walk away with every award, but I guess, sure, there were a few other good genre films last year, too.

Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for The Hunger Games, another well deserved and absolutely un-shocking victory. And The Dark Knight Rises only garnered one win with Anne Hathaway‘s performance as Catwoman snagging Best Supporting Actress. I have to agree with all these choices, but I did scratch my head over a few of the other winners. Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor for Killer Joe. Um… yeah… haven’t even heard of that one. And why was Les Miserables included in an award show honoring science fiction, fantasy, and horror? They went home with an award for Best Costumes.

On the TV side of things there were a few surprising upsets, particularly Breaking Bad beating Game of Thrones for Best Television Presentation and Teen Wolf beating Doctor Who for Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television. I mean, WHAT!? Nothing against Breaking Bad, but why the hell were you even there? Go back to the Emmy’s, I’m sure you’ll sweep ’em what with it being your last season and all. And Teen Wolf over Doctor Who!? Ugh. Go home Saturn Awards, you’re drunk.

You can find the whole list of winner below the cut, and visit the Saturn Awards’ website for a full list of nominees. What surprises you the most about how these awards went down?

Source: The Mary Sue

Best Science Fiction Film: Marvel’s The Avengers
Best Fantasy Film: Life Of Pi
Best Horror/Thriller Film: The Cabin In The Woods
Best Action/Adventure Film: Skyfall

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe)
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Best Supporting Actor: Clark Gregg (Marvel’s The Avengers)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Suraj Sharma (Life Of Pi)

Best Director: Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers)
Best Writing: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Best Production Design: Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
Best Editing: Alexander Berner (Cloud Atlas)
Best Music: Danny Elfman (Frankenweenie)
Best Costume: Paco Delgado (Les Miserables)
Best Make-Up: Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead (Cloud Atlas)
Best Special Effects: Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick (Marvel’s The Avengers)
Best Independent Film Release: Killer Joe
Best International Film: Headhunters
Best Animated Film: Frankenweenie

Television Awards

Best Network Television Series: Revolution
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: The Walking Dead
Best Presentation on Television: Breaking Bad
Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television: Teen Wolf

Best Actor on Television: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Kevin Bacon (The Following) – tie
Best Actress on Television: Anna Torv (Fringe)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad)
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead)
Best Guest Star on Television: Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter)

Home Entertainment Awards

Best DVD/BD Release: Touchback
Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release: Little Shop Of Horrors: The Director’s Cut
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1 & 2

Special chievement awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films

The Lifetime Achievement Award: William Friedkin
The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Vince Gilligan
The Visionary Award: Richard Matheson
The Life Career Award: Jonathan Frakes
Theater Showcase Award: Silence! The Musical

Category: Film

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