Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast and crew rake in Saturn Awards

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Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens was named best science fiction film Wednesday night at the 42nd annual Saturn Awards in Burbank, Calif. The blockbuster sequel also took awards for actor (Harrison Ford), supporting actor (Adam Driver), writing (Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt), music (John Williams), editing, make-up and special effects.

Ant-Man was honored as best comic-to-film adaptation, Cinderella was named best fantasy film, and Crimson Peak best horror film, for which Jessica Chastain took home best supporting actress honors. Best big-screen action/adventure was Furious 7, and best thriller was Bridge of Spies.

Charlize Theron was named best actress for Mad Max: Fury Road. Ridley Scott took best director honors for The Martian.

Best animated film was Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out, and Room was named best independent film release.

The Flash

On the smaller screen, Continuum was named best sci-fi series, with Outlander named best fantasy and taking best TV actress (Caitriona Balfe). The Walking Dead was named best horror series and also snared best supporting actress (Danai Gurira) and performance by a younger actor, Chandler Riggs. Hannibal earned best action/thriller series and best actor, Richard Amitage. CW’s The Flash was named best superhero adaptation, with Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix taking top honors in the new media series category and Doctor Who’s 2015 Christmas special, “The Husbands of River Song,” taking best television presentation.

Full list of 2015 Saturn Awards winners:

Best Science Fiction Television Series: Continuum
Best Fantasy Television Series: Outlander
Best Horror Television Series: The Walking Dead
Best Action / Thriller Television Series: Hannibal

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series: The Flash
Best New Media Television Series: Marvel’s Daredevil
Best Television Presentation: Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song

The Lifetime Achievement Award: Nichelle Nichols

The George Pal Memorial Award: Simon Kinberg

The President’s Award: Television’s Haven

The Spotlight Award: Better Call Saul

The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Eric Kripke

The Special Recognition Award: Brannon Braga

The Breakthrough Performance Award: Melissa Benoist

Best Science Fiction Film: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: Ant-Man
Best Fantasy Film: Cinderella
Best Horror Film: Crimson Peak

Best Action / Adventure Film: Furious 7
Best Thriller Film: Bridge of Spies

Best Actor in a Film: Harrison Ford (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens)
Best Actress in a Film: Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Supporting Actor in a Film: Adam Driver (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force
Awakens)
Best Supporting Actress in a Film: Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Ty Simpkins (Jurassic World)

Best Director: Ridley Scott (The Martian)
Best Writing: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt (Star Wars: Episode VII –
The Force Awakens)
Best Production Design: Thomas E. Sanders (Crimson Peak)
Best Editing: Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey (Star Wars: Episode VII – The
Force Awakens)
Best Music: John Williams (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens)
Best Costume: Alexandra Byrne (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Best Make-Up: Neal Scanlan (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens)
Best Special Effects: Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould
(Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens)

Best Independent Film Release: Room
Best International Film Release: Turbo Kid
Best Animated Film: Inside Out

Best Science Fiction Television Series: Continuum
Best Fantasy Television Series: Outlander
Best Horror Television Series: The Walking Dead
Best Action / Thriller Television Series: Hannibal

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series: The Flash
Best New Media Television Series: Marvel’s Daredevil
Best Television Presentation: Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song

Best Actor on Television: Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead)
Best Actress on Television: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Richard Armitage (Hannibal)
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead)
Best Guest Star on Television: William Shatner (Haven)

Best DVD / BD Release: Burying The Ex
Best DVD / BD Classic Film Release: Miracle Mile
Best DVD / BD Collection Release: The Frank Darabont Collection
Best DVD / BD Television Series Release: The X-Files: Collector’s Set
Best DVD / BD Special Edition Release: X-Men: Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut)

Best Local Live Stage Production: Tarzan (3D Theatricals)

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Next up in genre awards: the Hugos in August.

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