Presenting The 46th Annual Saturn Awards Nominees

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Hey there my friends I am back with another awards nominations rundown with the 46th Annual Saturn Awards. As you’ve seen over the course of the past year, I’ve posted a LOT of these kinds of things because with the pandemic still darkening our doors, its better to keep you entertained inside the confines of your home watching videos on the streaming channels, cable networks or even traditional television. These nominations come care of The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films and since we talk about a lot of that stuff on I am posting this awards show stuff here as opposed to over on “The Chronicles”. The pandemic found the time window extended a little bit as well from July 2019 to November 2020 and even included the streaming and VOD (video on demand) stuff as well. Let’s take a look.

* The Film Nominations *

Best Comic to Motion Picture Release:
Birds of Prey
The New Mutants
The Old Guard

Best Science Fiction Film Release:
Ad Astra
Gemini Man
Lucy in the Sky
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Terminator: Dark Fate

Best Fantasy Film Release:
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Jumanji: The Next Level
The Lion King
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Sonic the Hedgehog
The Witches

Best Horror Film Release:
Doctor Sleep
The Invisible Man
It Chapter Two
Ready or Not
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Best Action / Adventure Film Release:
Bad Boys for Life
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
The Gentlemen
Hobbs & Shaw

Best Thriller Film Release:
Da 5 Bloods
The Good Liar
The Irishman
Knives Out
Uncut Gems

Best Animated Film Release:
The Addams Family
Frozen II
Spies in Disguise
Trolls World Tour

Best International Film Release:
Jojo Rabbit
The Nightingale
Official Secrets
The Whistlers

Best Film Director:
J. J. Abrams – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Niki Caro – Mulan
Mike Flanagan – Doctor Sleep
Christopher Nolan – Tenet
Gina Prince-Bythewood – The Old Guard
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Leigh Whannell – The Invisible Man

Best Film Writing:
J. J. Abrams and Chris Terrio – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Mike Flanagan – Doctor Sleep
Lauren Hynek, Rick Jaffa, Elizabeth Martin, and Amanda Silver – Mulan
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won – Parasite
Christopher Nolan – Tenet
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver – Joker
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor in a Film:
Daniel Craig – Knives Out as Benoit Blanc
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods as Paul
Ewan McGregor – Doctor Sleep as Dan Torrance
Gary Oldman – Mank as Herman J. Mankiewicz
Aaron Paul – El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie as Jesse Pinkman
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck / Joker
John David Washington – Tenet as Protagonist

Best Actress in a Film:
Rebecca Ferguson – Doctor Sleep as Rose the Hat
Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man as Cecilia “Cee” Kass
Natalie Portman – Lucy in the Sky as Lucy Cola
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as Rey
Margot Robbie – Birds of Prey as Harley Quinn
Charlize Theron – The Old Guard as Andy
Liu Yifei – Mulan as Mulan

Best Supporting Actor in a Film:
Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as Kylo Ren
Chris Evans – Knives Out as Hugh Ransom Drysdale
Bill Hader – It Chapter Two as Richard “Richie” Tozier
Ian McDiarmid – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as Emperor Palpatine
Robert Pattinson – Tenet as Neil
Donnie Yen – Mulan as Commander Tung

Best Supporting Actress in a Film:
Zazie Beetz – Joker as Sophie Dumond
Ellen Burstyn – Lucy in the Sky as Nana Holbrook
Jamie Lee Curtis – Knives Out as Linda Drysdale
Ana de Armas – Knives Out as Marta Cabrera
Linda Hamilton – Terminator: Dark Fate as Sarah Connor
Amanda Seyfried – Mank as Marion Davies
Jurnee Smollett – Birds of Prey as Dinah Lance / Black Canary

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film:
Ella Jay Basco – Birds of Prey as Cassandra Cain
Julia Butters – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Trudi Fraser
Kyliegh Curran – Doctor Sleep as Abra Stone
Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit as Johannes “Jojo” Betzler
Lexy Kolker – Freaks as Chloe Lewis
JD McCrary – The Lion King as Simba

Best Film Editing:
Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Bob Ducsay – Knives Out
Mike Flanagan – Doctor Sleep
Jennifer Lame – Tenet
Fred Raskin – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Jinmo Yang – Parasite

Best Film Music:
Ludwig Göransson – Tenet
Nathan Johnson – Knives Out
Jaeil Jung – Parasite
Thomas Newman – 1917
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Mank
John Williams – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Film Production Design:
Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Nathan Crowley – Tenet
Mark Friedberg – Joker
Barbara Ling – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Patrick Tatopoulos – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Ra Vincent – Jojo Rabbit

Best Film Costume Design:
Erin Benach – Birds of Prey
Bina Daigeler – Mulan
Michael Kaplan – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Arianne Phillips – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Mayes C. Rubeo – Jojo Rabbit
Albert Wolsky – Ad Astra

Best Film Make Up:
Bianca Appice, Bill Corso, Stephen Kelly, Dennis Liddiard, and Kevin Yagher – Bill & Ted Face the Music
Norman Cabrera, Mike Elizalde, and Mike Hill – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Iantha Goldberg, Sean Sansom, and Shane Zander – It Chapter Two
Amanda Knight and Neal Scanlan – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Robert Kurtzman and Bernadette Mazur – Doctor Sleep
Arjen Tuiten and David White – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Best Film Special / Visual Effects:
Eric Barba, Neil Corbould, Vinod Gundre, and Sheldon Stopsack – Terminator: Dark Fate
Nicholas Brooks and Kristy Hollidge – It Chapter Two
Mike Chambers, Scott R. Fisher, Andrew Jackson, and Andrew Lockley – Tenet
Ken Egly and Robert Legato – The Lion King
Scott R. Fisher and Allen Maris – Ad Astra
Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, and Dominic Tuohy – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Mark Hawker, Yael Majors, and Greg Steele – Birds of Prey

Best Independent Film Release:
The Aeronauts
Angel of Mine
Color Out of Space
Palm Springs

* The Television Nominations *

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series:
Batwoman (The CW)
The Boys (Amazon Prime Video)
The Flash (The CW)
Stargirl (DC Universe)
Supergirl (The CW)
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Watchmen (HBO)

Best Science Fiction Television Series:
Doctor Who (BBC America)
Lost in Space (Netflix)
Pandora (The CW)
Raised by Wolves (HBO Max)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)
Westworld (HBO)

Best Fantasy Television Series:
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix)
For All Mankind (Apple TV+)
Locke & Key (Netflix)
The Magicians (Syfy)
Outlander (Starz)
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)
The Witcher (Netflix)

Best Horror Television Series:
Creepshow (Shudder)
Evil (CBS)
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
Lovecraft Country (HBO)
Servant (Apple TV+)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Best Action / Thriller Television Series:
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Castle Rock (Hulu)
Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime Video)
The Outpost (The CW)
Pennyworth (Epix)
Riverdale (The CW)
Snowpiercer (TNT)

Best Animated Series on Television:
BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
Family Guy (Fox)
Primal (Cartoon Network)
Rick and Morty (Cartoon Network)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Disney+)

Best Television Presentation (under 10 Episodes):
Amazing Stories (Apple TV+)
Dracula (Netflix)
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)
His Dark Materials (HBO)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Perry Mason (HBO)

Best Film Presentation in Streaming Media:
Enola Holmes (Netflix)
Extraction (Netflix)
Shirley (Hulu)
The Vast of Night (Amazon Prime Video)

Best Actor on Television:
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia on The Witcher (Netflix)
Mike Colter as David Acosta on Evil (CBS)
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash on The Flash (The CW)
Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser on Outlander (Starz)
Jonathan Majors as Atticus “Tic” Freeman on Lovecraft Country (HBO)
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman on Better Call Saul (AMC)
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)

Best Actress on Television:
Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser on Outlander (Starz)
Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Supergirl on Supergirl (The CW)
Regina King as Angela Abar / Sister Night on Watchmen (HBO)
Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay on Westworld (HBO)
Candice Patton as Iris West on The Flash (The CW)
Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler on Better Call Saul (AMC)

Best Supporting Actor on Television:
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut on Better Call Saul (AMC)
Tony Dalton as Lalo Salamanca on Better Call Saul (AMC)
Michael Emerson as Dr. Leland Townsend on Evil (CBS)
Doug Jones as Saru on Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield on Outlander (Starz)
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead (AMC)
Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan / S.T.R.I.P.E. on Stargirl (DC Universe)

Best Supporting Actress on Television:
Natasia Demetriou as Nadja on What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Cynthia Erivo as Holly Gibney on The Outsider (HBO)
Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier on The Walking Dead (AMC)
Colby Minifie as Virginia on Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Frost on The Flash (The CW)
Sophie Skelton as Brianna “Bree” Randall on Outlander (Starz)
Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale on Westworld (HBO)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series:
Freya Allan as Ciri on The Witcher (Netflix)
Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl on Stargirl (DC Universe)
Isa Briones as Dahj / Soji / Sutra on Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)
Maxwell Jenkins as Will Robinson on Lost in Space (Netflix)
Madison Lintz as Madeline “Maddie” Bosch on Bosch (Amazon Prime Video)
Cassady McClincy as Lydia on The Walking Dead (AMC)
Erin Moriarty as Starlight / Annie January on The Boys (Prime Video)

Best Guest Performance on a Television Series:
Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor on Supergirl (The CW)
Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon on The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Mark Hamill as Jim the Vampire on What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan on The Walking Dead (AMC)
Kate Mulgrew as Alma Lane on Mr. Mercedes (Audience)
Billy Porter as Keith on The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)
Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)

Best 4K Film Release:
The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (40th Anniversary Edition)
Flash Gordon (Limited Edition)
Jaws (45th Anniversary)
Knives Out
Mad Max
The Shining
War of the Worlds

Best DVD / BD Classic Film Release:
4D Man (Special Edition)
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (Special Edition)
Dr. Cyclops (Special Edition)
Hercules in the Haunted World (Special Edition)
The Magic Sword (Special Edition)
RoboCop (Director’s Cut)
The War of the Worlds (The Criterion Collection)

Best DVD / BD Collection:
Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection (80th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition)
The Fly Collection (The Fly (1958), Return of the Fly, Curse of the Fly, The Fly (1986), and The Fly II)
Gamera: The Complete Collection
Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975 (The Criterion Collection)
Hitchcock: British International Pictures Collection
Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman (The Criterion Collection) (Journey to the Beginning of Time, Invention for Destruction, and The Fabulous Baron Munchausen)

Best DVD / BD Television Movie or Series Release:
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (The Complete Collection)
Creepshow (Season One)
The Librarians (The Complete Series)
Mission: Impossible (The Original TV Series)
The Outsider (The First Season)
Shazam! (The Complete Live Action Series)
The Simpsons (The Nineteenth Season)

Best Live Stage Production:
Anastasia (Segerstrom Center for the Arts)
Frankenstein (A Noise Within Theatre)
Good Boys (Pasadena Playhouse)
Once (3-D Theatricals / Cerritos Center)
Shrek The Musical (3-D Theatricals / Cerritos Center)
Witch (Geffen Playhouse)

*** end of rundown ***

PiercingMetal Thoughts: At the time of this posting the nominations, a solid date for the awards ceremony has not been disclosed. We liked a lot of the Science Fiction and Superhero films that are on the list and saw quite a few of them. When they do announce the winners I will be sure to line them out for you but before we close this up I wonder what you readers think about the nominations. Was there something left off the list that you feel should have been included? If so please chime in down below in the comments section. See you again soon. Please be safe out there.


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