Iron Man 3 takes Saturn Awards’ first comic-to-film prize

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Gravity was named best science fiction film in the 40th annual Saturn Awards, and Iron Man 3 snagged the top prize in the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films‘ newly created category of comic book film adaptation.

The Saturn Awards were announced and presented June 26 in Burbank, Calif.

Her was named the top fantasy film, with The Conjuring taking best horror honors and World War Z snagging bragging rights for best thriller. Fast & Furious 6 was named best action/adventure.

Robert Downey Jr. was named best actor for his angst-ridden performance as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3 and Sandra Bullock best actress for Gravity, with Ben Kingsley taking best supporting actor honors for his portrayal of The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 and Scarlett Johansson earning best supporting actress honors for Her. Chloe Grace Mortez was honored with the newly created prize for best performance by a younger actor for her starring role in Carrie.

Alfonso Cuaron won best director for Gravity and Spike Jonze won best writing for Her.

On the television side, Hannibal and Revolution tied for best network series, with The Walking Dead shambling away with the award for best syndicated or cable series. Breaking Bad was honored as best limited-run series, and Teen Wolf was named best youth-oriented series.

Mads Mikkelsen was named best actor in a series for Hannibal, and Vera Farmiga was best actress for Bates Motel. Supporting actor and actress were Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead). Robert Forster was named best guest star for Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs was honored as best young actor on television.

In case you were wondering, Big Ass Spider was named best DVD release, with Chucky: The Complete Collection garnering boxed-set honors, Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition earning best classic film release, and Star Trek: The Next Generation Seasons 3-5 being named best TV release on home media.

There’s a few more this article didn’t cover, believe it or not – check them all out on the Saturn Awards’ official website.


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