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Selina Kyle and Whedon Win at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

The 39th Saturn Awards were yesterday and it appears that Joss Whedon will be keeping his title as sci-fi, fantasy, and horror royalty.  Whedon won Best Director for Marvel’s The Avengers, beating out Ang Lee, Christopher Nolan, Peter Jackson, William Friedkin, and Rian Johnson. Meanwhile, The Avengers won best science fiction film and Cabin in the Woods won in the best Horror/ Thriller category.  The Avengers just kept winning, with actor Clark Gregg winning best supporting actor for his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson. The Dark Knight Rises picked up only one win, Best Supporting Actress, for Anne Hathaway‘s much-loved turn as Catwoman. The odds were also in Jennifer Lawrence’s favor, and she won Best Actress for her work in the first installment in The Hunger Games series.

Last night also saw many big names in sci-fi and fantasy step aside for other shows. Game of Thrones lost out to Breaking Bad in the Best Television Presentation category, and Doctor Who lost to Teen Wolf in Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television.  It’s also interesting to note that Cloud Atlas, which has had a very varied reception among critics and viewers, won multiple awards, but only for make-up and editing. This news is more interesting given that Cloud Atlas‘s makeup was somewhat controversial, especially in the use of makeup to make certain actors look like they were of another race. Most perplexingly, however, Les Miserables was included in a science fiction, fantasy, and horror awards show, and even won in the best costume category.  Unless Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen‘s characters were aliens in Les Mis, I’m a bit confused. Check out the full list of winners below, and head over to the Saturn Awards Website, if you’re interested in who the winners were up against.

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

(via Comic Book Movie, Saturn Awards Website)

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