Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2017 Saturn Awards: Rogue One, Westworld, Walking Dead, Outlander, Supergirl and more

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has won the 2017 Saturn Award for best science fiction film, and Gareth Edwards took home the award for best director for the Star Wars spinoff film, which also won the award for visual/special effects.

The 43rd annual Saturn Awards were presented Wednesday night by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Best comic-to-movie adaptation was Doctor Strange.

Star Trek Beyond won the prize for best film make-up.

The Jungle Book won best fantasy film.

Don’t Breathe was honored with best horror film.

Best thriller was 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane) were best actors, while John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) and Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange) were best supporting performers. Tom Holland won best performance by a younger actor for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War.

On the small screen, Westworld was honored as best science fiction series with Ed Harris named best supporting actor in the HBO series, while Outlander was named best fantasy. The Walking Dead was named best horror show, with Andrew Lincoln named best actor and Jeffrey Dean Morgan best guest star.
Supergirl was named best superhero TV series adaptation. Melissa Benoist won the award for best actress as Supergirl/Kara Zor-El. CW’s Riverdale was named best action/thriller series.

Netflix’s Luke Cage and Stranger Things tied for best “new media TV series,” with Millie Bobby Brown named best young actor on TV for her role as the Eggo-munching experiment on the latter.

Star Wars Rebels supervising director Dave Filoni accepted the award for best animated TV series/movie for the Disney XD show.

For the full list of winners in all categories, see

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