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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads 2016 Saturn Awards Nominations

As if there were any doubt.

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The Saturn Awards are given by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, spotlighting the best in “multi-genre entertainment.” Of course, in the year of Star Wars, it should be no surprise that The Force Awakens has earned a majority of this years nominations. By, like, a lot.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has earned a record 15 Saturn nominations this year, including: Best Science Fiction Film, Best Actor (Harrison Ford), Best Actress (Daisy Ridley), Best Supporting Actor(s) (John Boyega & Adam Driver), Best Supporting Actress(es) (Carrie Fisher & Lupita Nyong’o), and Best Director (J.J. Abrams).

Other exciting contenders? Well, Mad Max: Fury Road is competing with TFA for Best Science Fiction Film. Mockingjay, Part 2 is up for Best Fantasy Film (if your idea of “fantasy” is a dystopian death trap), and Crimson Peak is up for Best Horror Film. On the small screen, Supergirl is up for Best Superhero Adaptation Series on Television, as well as a Best Actress nod for series star, Melissa Benoist.

And in a change from previous years, The Saturns will be debuting a new “Best New Media Television Series,” specifically to honor shows on digital streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. And obviously, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Sense8 are all nominated in that category!

Here’s a partial list of nominees, according to Blastr:

THE 42ND ANNUAL SATURN AWARDS NOMINATIONS

FILM:

Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release:

Ant-Man
Attack on Titan, Part 1
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Peanuts Movie
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Best Science Fiction Film Release:

Ex Machina
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Terminator: Genisys

Best Fantasy Film Release:
The Age of Adaline
Baahubali: The Beginning
Cinderella
Goosebumps
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Ted 2

Best Horror Film Release:
Crimson Peak
Insidious: Chapter 3
It Follows
Krampus
The Visit
What We Do In the Shadows

Best Action/Adventure Film Release:
Everest
Furious 7
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The Revenant
Spectre
Spy

Best Thriller Film Release:
Black Mass
Bridge of Spies
The Gift
The Hateful Eight
Mr. Holmes
Sicario

Best Actor in a Film:
Matt Damon – The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Taron Egerton – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Harrison Ford – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Domhnall Gleeson – Ex Machina
Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight
Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

Best Actress in a Film:
Emily Blunt – Sicario
Jessica Chastain – The Martian
Blake Lively – The Age of Adaline
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
Mia Wasikowska – Crimson Peak

Best Supporting Actor in a Film:
Paul Bettany – Avengers: Age of Ultron
John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Michael Douglas – Ant-Man
Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Walter Goggins – The Hateful Eight
Simon Pegg – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Best Supporting Actress in a Film:
Jessica Chastain – Crimson Peak
Carrie Fisher – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Evangeline Lily – Ant-Man
Lupita Nyong’o – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tamannaah – Baahubali: The Beginning
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

Best Film Director:
J.J. Abrams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Guillermo del Toro – Crimson Peak
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Peyton Reed – Ant-Man
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Colin Trevorrow – Jurassic World

Best Film Writing:
Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins – Crimson Peak
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
Drew Goddard – The Martian
Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly – Jurassic World
Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Film Music:
Tom Holkenborg – Mad Max: Fury Road
Johann Johannsson – Sicario
M.M. Keeravani – Baahubali: The Beginning
Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
Fernando Velazquez – Crimson Peak
John Williams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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TELEVISION:

Best Science Fiction Series on Television:
The 100
Colony
Continuum
Doctor Who
The Expanse
Wayward Pines
The X-Files

Best Fantasy Series on Television:
Game of Thrones
Haven
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Outlander
The Magicians
The Muppets
The Shannara Chronicles

Best Horror Series on Television:
American Horror Story: Hotel
Ash vs. Evil Dead
Fear the Walking Dead
Salem
Teen Wolf
The Strain
The Walking Dead

Best Action/Thriller Series on Television:
Bates Motel
Blindspot
Fargo
Hannibal
The Last Ship
The Librarians
Mr. Robot

Best Superhero Adaptation Series on Television:
Arrow
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash
Gotham
Marvel’s Agent Carter
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Supergirl

Best New Media Television Series:
Bosch
Daredevil
DreamWorks Dragons
The Man in the High Castle
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Powers
Sense8

Best Actor on a Television Series:
Bruce Campbell – Ash vs. Evil Dead
Charlie Cox – Daredevil
Matt Dillon – Wayward Pines
David Duchovny – The X-Files
Grant Gustin – The Flash
Sam Heughan – Outlander
Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead
Mads Mikkelsen – Hannibal

Best Actress on a Television Series:
Gillian Anderson – The X-Files
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Melissa Benoist – Supergirl
Kim Dickens – Fear the Walking Dead
Rachel Nichols – Continuum
Krysten Ritter – Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Rebecca Romijn – The Librarians

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series:
Richard Armitage – Hannibal
Vincent D’Onofrio – Daredevil
Kit Harington – Game of Thrones
Toby Jones – Wayward Pines
Erik Knudsen – Continuum
Lance Reddick – Bosch
David Tennant – Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Patrick Wilson – Fargo

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series:
Gillian Anderson – Hannibal
Tovah Feldshuh – The Walking Dead
Calista Flockhart – Supergirl
Danai Gurira – The Walking Dead
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Melissa Leo – Wayward Pines
Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead

And that’s not even all the nominations! The Saturn Awards talks additional nominations over at their YouTube Channel, and they will announce the rest of their nominations on March 2nd over at their website.

Who are you rooting for at the Saturn Awards this year?

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