The winners of the 45th annual Saturn Awards were announced on Friday, September 13, at a ceremony at Hollywood’s Avalon Theater, hosted by Aisha Tyler. It’s probably very little surprise that Marvel cleaned up, mainly with its 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, but also getting awards for Avengers: Infinity WarSpider-Man: Far from Home and even one for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The latter awards were shared with Sony Pictures, so hopefully they’ll play nice on where to keep the physical awards.

HBO’s Game of Thrones won four of the television awards, while AMC’s The Walking Dead won three and Netflix’s Stranger Things won two awards as a streaming series. Supergirl took home the “Best Superhero Television Series” award, while HBO’s Westworld won for “Best Science Fiction Television Series.”

Saturn Awards
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The annual Saturn Awards are a celebration of all things genre, including comic book-related movies and television series, although this year was a little different, covering a longer period of time from March 1, 2018 through July 7, 2019, which is why Avengers: Infinity War was also able to win an award for Josh Brolin‘s supporting performance.

Avengers: Endgame won for “Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release,” Robert Downey Jr.  won for “Best Actor in A Film,” plus the film won Saturday awards for production design, film editing, make-up an special/visual effects. Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Actress, while Tom Holland and Zendaya each won an acting award for this year’s Spider-Man: Far from Home, which JUST made the deadline cut-off. With Avengers: Endgame and Far from Home out of the running, this means some other big comic book movie (Wonder Woman 1984,  maybe, or Black Widow?) has a chance for winning at the 46th Saturns.

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Toy Story 4 won for “Best Fantasy Film” although last year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won the Oscar, also won the Saturn Award for Best Animated Film. Ready Player OneA Quiet PlaceMission: Impossible – Fallout and Bad Times at El Royale, each won a single Saturn.

Supergirl winning the “Best Superhero Television Series” was pretty cool, because there was a lot of competition in that category, but Game of Thrones‘ wins weren’t as surprising despite the fan backlash to its final season. Emilia ClarkePeter Dinklage and Maisie Williams won acting awards as well as  the HBO series winning for “Best Fantasy Television Series.”

It’s interesting that the Saturn Awards have their own separate streaming categories rather than lumping those series in with television. One might wonder whether Stranger Things might have beaten The Walking Dead if they went up against each other.

You can read the full awards winners below and also see the original nominations to see what the winners were up against:

2019 SATURN AWARDS WINNERS
* This year’s 16-month eligibility period includes projects publicly released from March 1, 2018 through July 7, 2019.
FILM
BEST COMIC-TO-MOTION PICTURE RELEASE
Avengers: Endgame                                                                         Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM RELEASE
Ready Player One                                                                             Warner Bros. Pictures
BEST FANTASY FILM RELEASE
Toy Story 4                                                                                        Pixar Animation / Walt Disney Studios
BEST HORROR FILM RELEASE
A Quiet Place                                                                                    Paramount
BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE FILM RELEASE
Mission: Impossible – Fallout                                                            Paramount
BEST THRILLER FILM RELEASE
Bad Times at The El Royale                                                            20th Century Fox
BEST ANIMATED FILM RELEASE
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse                                                   Sony Pictures
BEST INDEPENDENT FILM RELEASE
Mandy                                                                                                RLJ Entertainment
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM RELEASE
Burning                                                                                               Well Go USA
BEST ACTOR IN A FILM
Robert Downey Jr.                 Avengers: Endgame                          Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM
Jamie Lee Curtis                    Halloween                                          Universal
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FILM
Josh Brolin                             Avengers: Infinity War             Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FILM
Zendaya                                 Spider-Man: Far From Home           Marvel / Sony Studios
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR
Tom Holland                           Spider-Man: Far From Home            Marvel / Sony Pictures
BEST FILM DIRECTOR
Jordan Peele                          Us                                                      Universal Pictures
BEST FILM SCREENPLAY
Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski                                       A Quiet Place
Paramount
BEST FILM PRODUCTION DESIGN
Charles Wood                        Avengers: Endgame                  Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
BEST FILM EDITING
Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt     Avengers: Endgame             Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
BEST FILM MUSIC
Marc Shaiman                       Mary Poppins Returns                       Walt Disney Studios
BEST FILM COSTUME
Michael Wilkinson                  Aladdin                                               Walt Disney Studios
BEST FILM MAKE-UP
John Blake, Brian Sipe         Avengers: Endgame                    Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
BEST FILM SPECIAL/VISUAL EFFECTS
Avengers: Endgame                                                             Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
TELEVISION AND STREAMING TELEVISION
BEST SUPERHERO TELEVISION SERIES
Supergirl                                                                                             The CW
BEST SCIENCE FICTION TELEVISION SERIES
Westworld                                                                                          HBO
BEST FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES
Game of Thrones                                                                               HBO
BEST HORROR TELEVISION SERIES
The Walking Dead                                                                             AMC
BEST ACTION / THRILLER TELEVISION SERIES
Better Call Saul                                                                                  AMC
BEST ANIMATED SERIES ON TELEVISION
Star Wars Resistance                                                                       Disney Channel
BEST ACTOR ON A TELEVISION SERIES
Sam Heughan                        Outlander                                           Starz
BEST ACTRESS ON A TELEVISION SERIES
Emilia Clarke                         Game of Thrones                               HBO
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR ON A TELEVISION SERIES
Peter Dinklage                       Game of Thrones                               HBO
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS ON A TELEVISION SERIES
Danai Gurira                          The Walking Dead                            AMC
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR ON A TELEVISION SERIES
Maisie Williams                      Game of Thrones                               HBO
BEST GUEST STARRING PERFORMANCE ON A TELEVISION SERIES
Jeffrey Dean Morgan             The Walking Dead                             AMC
BEST STREAMING SUPERHERO TELEVISION SERIES
Marvel’s Daredevil                                                                             Netflix
BEST STREAMING SCIENCE FICTION, ACTION, & FANTASY SERIES
Star Trek: Discovery                                                                         CBS All Access
BEST STREAMING HORROR & THRILLER SERIES
Stranger Things                                                                                 Netflix
BEST ACTOR IN STREAMING PRESENTATION
Henry Thomas                       The Haunting of Hill House               Netflix
BEST ACTRESS IN STREAMING PRESENTATION
Sonequa Martin-Green          Star Trek: Discovery                         CBS All Access
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN STREAMING PRESENTATION
Doug Jones                            Star Trek: Discovery                         CBS All Access
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN STREAMING SERIES
Maya Hawke                          Stranger Things                                 Netflix
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
BEST DVD / BD RELEASE
King Cohen                                                                                        La La Land
BEST DVD / BD CLASSIC FILM RELEASE
2001: A Space Odyssey (4K)                                                            Warner
BEST DVD / BD SPECIAL EDITION RELEASE
Waterworld Limited Edition                                                                Arrow
BEST DVD / BD COLLECTION RELEASE
Universal Classic Monsters 30 Film Collection                                Universal
BEST DVD / BD TELEVISION MOVIE OR SERIES RELEASE
The Outer Limits (Season 1 and 2)                                        Kino Lorber Studio Classics
LOCAL LIVE STAGE PRODUCTION
BEST LOCAL LIVE STAGE PRODUCTION
Puppet Up! Uncensored                                                                    Henson Alternative