The Saturn Award is an American award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films; it was initially created to honor science fiction, fantasy, and horror on film, but has since grown to reward other films belonging to genre fiction, as well as on television and home media releases.
The award was originally referred to as a Golden Scroll. The Saturn Awards were created in 1973.
|Awarded for||Best in science fiction, fantasy, and horror film and television|
|Presented by||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films|
The Saturn Awards were devised by Donald A. Reed in 1973, who felt that work in films in the genre of science fiction at that time lacked recognition within the established Hollywood film industry's award system. The physical award is a representation of the planet Saturn, with its ring(s) composed of film.
The Saturn Awards are voted upon by members of the presenting Academy. The Academy is a non-profit organization with membership open to the public. Its President and Executive Producer is Robert Holguin, and Producer/Writers Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus Its members include filmmakers JJ Abrams, Bryan Singer, Steven Spielberg, Bryan Fuller, Mark A. Altman, Vince Gilligan and James Cameron, among others.
Although the Award still primarily focuses on films and television in the science fiction, fantasy and horror categories, the Saturns have also recognized productions in other dramatic genres. There are also special awards for lifetime achievement in film production. The 43rd Saturn Awards were held on June 28, 2017, in Burbank, California.
The Saturn Awards are often criticized for having a broad and inconsistent definition of genres, as well as for nominating and awarding movies not related to sci-fi, fantasy or horror.
|Most awards (individual)||James Cameron||11 awards||1984–2009|
|Most nominations (individual)||John Williams||21 nominations||1977–2017|
|Most awards (film)||Star Wars||15 awards1||1977|
|Most nominations (film)||18 nominations2|
|Most awards (TV series)||Lost||13 awards||2004–2009|
|Most nominations (TV series)||53 nominations||2004–2010|
|Most awards (acting)||Anna Torv||4 awards||2009–2012|
|Most nominations (acting)||Tom Cruise||10 nominations||1994–2014|
|Most wins (same category)||John Williams||9 wins for Best Music||1977–2015|
|Most nominations (same category)||21 nominations for Best Music||1977-2017|
|Most wins (film franchise)||Star Wars||44 wins2|
|Most nominations (film franchise)||Marvel Cinematic Universe||112 nominations3||2008-2017|
1Star Wars was originally nominated for 16 awards, and won 12; The actual number of wins include a Special Award to reward Gilbert Taylor's cinematography, a Special 1997 Award to celebrate its 20th Anniversary and a 2005 win as a part of a compilation. The actual number of nominations include two nominations as part of compilations; as the two Special Awards were non-competitive, they do not count as nominations.
214 wins for Star Wars, 4 wins for The Empire Strikes Back, 5 wins for Return of the Jedi, 2 wins for The Phantom Menace, 2 wins for Attack of the Clones, 2 wins for Revenge of the Sith, 8 wins for The Force Awakens, 3 wins for Rogue One, 3 wins for The Last Jedi, and 1 win for a compilation comprising several films of the franchise.
38 nominations for Iron Man, 1 nomination for The Incredible Hulk, 4 nominations for Iron Man 2, 4 nominations for Thor, 7 nominations for Captain America: The First Avenger, 6 nominations for The Avengers, 5 nominations for Iron Man 3, 5 nominations for Thor: The Dark World, 11 nominations for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 9 nominations for Guardians of the Galaxy, 4 nominations for Avengers: Age of Ultron, 6 nominations for Ant-Man, 8 nominations for Captain America: Civil War, 10 nominations for Doctor Strange, 4 nominations for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 4 nominations for Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2 nominations for Thor: Ragnarok, and 14 nominations for Black Panther.
The year indicates the year of release of the films eligible.