The 2019 Saturn Awards nominations have arrived, featuring outstanding sci-fi, horror and fantasy tv and film. This year, comic fans and nerds alike see their favorite, and in some cases least favorite, properties up for the recognition, from Endgame and Shazam! to Game of Thrones and Alita: Battle Angel. In past years, winners and nominees included every single Star Wars film except for A New Hope, the TV series Lost and a slew of films from the MCU.

Before diving into the list of nominations for the 45th Saturn Awards, there’s an important note to make. Since the organizers have moved the awards presentation from June to September, the range of possible media stretches all the way from March 1, 2018 to July 7, 2019. As you’ll notice as you check out this list, the results are a bit jarring. The Best Comic-to-Motion Picture category includes Avengers: Endgame as well as its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War. Lucky for you, we’re here to parse through this huge selection of TV and film and highlight the ones most relevant to us comic fans – and all our favorite nerdy franchises.

Disney’s favorite money vacuum, Avengers: Endgame brings in a grand total of 14 nominations, including categories of Best Comic-to-Motion Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Film Director, Best Supporting Actor in a Film, Best Supporting Actress in a Film, Best Actor in a Film, Best Editing in a Film, Best Film Music, Best Film Costume and so many more. When it comes to casting, that means Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Josh Brolin, Jeremy Renner, Karen Gillan and Scarlett Johansson all received nominations alongside the notorious directors, the Russo brothers.

Even more recently, Spider-Man: Far from Home has brought in a few nominations for the MCU alongside Captain Marvel and Disney’s Aladdin, Dumbo, Toy Story 4 and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Marvel snags another few nominations with Sony’s incredible Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is up for Best Animated Film.

On the DC side of things, Shazam! also received several nominations. Though it may seem miniscule in comparison to Endgame, it’s still a respectable haul. DC’s most recent trip to the movies is also up for Best Comic-to-Motion Picture as well as Best Performance by a Younger Actor and Best Film Costume.

DC’s tv programming is well-received at the Saturn Awards, too. The fan favorite Doom Patrol is nominated for Best Streaming Superhero Television alongside Swamp-Thing, though Marvel dominates the category with Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Runaways and The Punisher.

When it comes to cable, Riverdale snags a few nominations for its casting as well as Best Action/Thriller. Comic fans will also notice many of their favorite shows as the Saturn Awards expand this section to include Arrow, Black Lightning, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, DC’s Legend of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham and Supergirl in the Best Superhero Television category, Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead and Preacher leading Best Horror and American Gods and the Emmy studded Game of Thrones in Best Fantasy.

With the massive window of selection, the Saturn Awards are set to be a tight race this year – and chances are good that if you’re a fan of something, it’s up for at least one award. If you didn’t see it here, be sure to check out the highlights below and stay tuned when the Saturn Awards take place on September 13.


Best Comic-to-Motion-Picture Release

Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Infinity War
Captain Marvel
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Science Fiction Film Release

Alita: Battle Angel
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Sorry to Bother You

Best Fantasy Film Release

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Mary Poppins Returns
Toy Story 4

Best Horror Film Release

The Dead Don’t Die
Pet Sematary
A Quiet Place

Best Action/Adventure Film Release

Cold Pursuit
Escape Room
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Best Animated Film Release

The Grinch
How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World
The Incredibles 2
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Toy Story 4


Best Superhero TV Series

Black Lightning
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash

Best Science Fiction TV Series

The 100 
Doctor Who
The Orville 
Roswell, New Mexico 

Best Fantasy Television Series

American Gods 
Game of Thrones 
The Good Place 
The Good Witch 
The Magicians 
The Outpost

Best Horror Television Series

American Horror Story: Apocalypse 
A Discovery of Witches 
Fear the Walking Dead 
The Walking Dead 
What We Do in the Shadows

Best Action/Thriller Television Series

Better Call Saul 
Killing Eve 
The Last Ship 
Mr. Mercedes 
The Purge 
The Sinner

Best Animated Television Series

Duck Tales 
Family Guy 
The Simpsons 
Star Wars Resistance

Best Streaming Superhero Television Series

DC’s Doom Patrol 
DC’s Swamp Thing 
Marvel’s Daredevil 
Marvel’s Jessica Jones 
Marvel’s The Punisher 
Marvel’s Runaways 
The Umbrella Academy