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Star Wars Resistance wins best animated series Saturn Award

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Who won the Saturn Award for 2019?

The 45th annual Saturn Awards were awarded Sept. 13 in Hollywood. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Writers voted for the best movies and series of the year.

Star Wars Resistance won the Saturn Award for 2019’s best animated television series. The show is beginning its second and final season next month and leads into the big-screen Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker. Solo: A Star Wars Story lost out on the science fiction film award to Ready Player One.

HBO’s Westworld took the Saturn Award for 2019’s best science-fiction TV series. Star Trek: Discovery claimed that honor among streaming series. (How long will that distinction matter?) Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green and Doug Jones won best actress and supporting actor for portraying Cmdr. Michael Burnham and acting Capt. Saru in the CBS All Access-streaming exclusive.

Other streaming honors included Henry Thomas as best actor in a streaming presentation for Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, and Maya Hawke for best supporting actress in Stranger Things.

Game of Thrones’ final season was honored as best fantasy series on TV. (There was no streaming counterpart in the fantasy category.)

CW's Supergirl won the Saturn Award for 2019 in the superhero TV series category.
Melissa Benoist as Supergirl. (CW)

CW’s Supergirl won the award for best superhero series on TV, and the now-canceled Netflix Marvel show Daredevil claimed the streaming honors for that category.

Avengers: Endgame was named the best comic book story translated to film.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was voted best animated film, while Pixar’s animated Toy Story 4 was best fantasy film.

The best horror series on television was AMC’s The Walking Dead; on streaming, it was Netflix’s Stranger Things. A Quiet Place was named the best horror film.

Mission: Impossible — Fallout was best action/adventure film. AMC’s Better Call Saul was named best action/thriller on TV. Bad Times at the El Royale was named best thriller movie. Mandy was named best independent film. Best international film was Burning.

For their work on the big screen, Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) took home best acting honors, while Josh Brolin (Avengers) and Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home) were named best supporting players. Tom Holland was honored with best performance by a younger actor for Far From Home.

Small-screen best actors included Sam Heughan for Outlander and Emilia Clarke for Game of Thrones. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) were honored for their supporting performances. Maisie Williams was honored for her role as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones as best performance by a younger actor. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was honored for his guest performance on The Walking Dead as Negan.

Jordan Peele was named best director for Us, while the writers of A Quiet Place were honored for their craft, among many other technical awards presented.

Jeph Loeb received the special Dan Curtis Legacy Award for his work overseeing Marvel’s TV productions. Jon Favreau accepted The Visionary Award, and Marvel Cinematic Universe mastermind Kevin Feige accepted the Stan Lee World Builder Award, named after the Marvel Comics icon and perennial movie cameo who recently passed away.


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