The Saturn Awards Organization announces the winners of the 50th annual Saturn Awards. Here they are.

The 2022 Saturn Awards ceremony took place October 25th, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Special honors were given out during the night with genre fiction veteran Kathryn Leigh Scott taking home a Life Career Award. Julie Plec, the mastermind behind The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and the recently released Vampire Academy, was also given the Dan Curtis Legacy Award. Amber Midthunder was also recognized for her stunning breakout performance in the Predator prequel Prey.

Geoff Johns earned this year’s Producer Showcase Award for his years of work around DC projects including StargirlTitansSuperman & Lois, and Doom Patrol among others.

This year marked the second time the Robert Forster Artist’s Award was given out, though instead of handing it to a single actor as before, the Academy gave it to the entire ensemble cast of Better Call Saul.

Disney came away with several awards, including honors for Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and The Book of Boba Fett.

The Award Recipients

The Special Award Recipients for 2022

The Producers Showcase Award – Geoff Johns

The Dan Curtis Legacy Award – Julie Plec

The Life Career Award – Kathryn Leigh Scott

The Robert Forster Artist Award – The Cast of Better Call Saul

Breakthrough Performance Award – Amber Midthunder (Prey)

Best Superhero Film

  • The Batman
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • The Suicide Squad
  • Thor: Love and Thunder

Best Science Fiction Film

  • Crimes of the Future
  • Dune
  • Free Guy
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • Jurassic World Dominion
  • Nope

Best Fantasy Film

  • Cruella
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • The Green Knight
  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Best Horror Film

  •  A Quiet Place Part II
  •  The Black Phone
  •  Last Night in Soho
  •  The Night House
  •  Scream
  •  X

Best Action / Adventure Film

  • RRR – Rise Roar Revolt
  • Death on the Nile
  • F9: The Fast Saga
  • No Time to Die
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • West Side Story

Best Thriller Film

  • Ambulance
  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Northman
  • Old
  • The Outfit
  • Pig

Best Actor in a Film

  • Timothee Chalamet   (Dune)
  • Tom Cruise   (Top Gun: Maverick)
  • Idris Elba   (The Suicide Squad)
  • Tom Holland   (Spider-Man: No Way Home)
  • Daniel Kaluuya   (Nope)
  • Simu Liu  (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)
  • Robert Pattinson  (The Batman)

Best Actress in a Film

  • Cate Blanchett   (Nightmare Alley)
  • Emily Blunt   (A Quiet Place Part II)
  • Zoe Kravitz   (The Batman)
  • Keke Palmer   (Nope)
  • Emma Stone   (Cruella)
  • Michelle Yeoh   (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
  • Zendaya   (Spider-Man: No Way Home)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film

  • Paul Dano   (The Batman)
  • Colin Farrell   (The Batman)
  • Ethan Hawke   (The Black Phone)
  • Richard Jenkins   (Nightmare Alley)
  • Alfred Molina   (Spider-Man: No Way Home)
  • Ke Huy Quan   (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
  • Benedict Wong   (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film

  • Awkwafina   (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)
  • Jodie Comer   (Free Guy)
  • Carrie Coon   (Ghostbusters:  Afterlife)
  • Viola Davis   (The Suicide Squad)
  • Stephanie Hsu   (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
  • Diana Rigg   (Last Night in Soho)
  • Marisa Tomei   (Spider-Man: No Way Home)

Best Younger Actor in a Film

  • Noah Jupe   (A Quiet Place Part II)
  • Madeleine McGraw   (The Black Phone)
  • Millicent Simmonds   (A Quiet Place Part II)
  • Mason Thames   (The Black Phone)
  • Jacob Tremblay  (Luca)
  • Finn Wolfhard   (Ghostbusters: Afterlife)

Best Film Direction

  • Guillermo del Toro   (Nightmare Alley)
  • Joseph Kosinski   (Top Gun: Maverick)
  • Jordan Peele   (Nope)
  • S.S. Rajamouli   (RRR – Rise Roar Revolt)
  • Matt Reeves  (The Batman)
  • Steven Spielberg  (West Side Story)
  • Jon Watts  (Spider-Man: No Way Home)

Best Film Writing

  • The Batman   (Matt Reeves, Peter Craig)
  • The Black Phone   (Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill)
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once   (Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert)
  • Nightmare Alley   (Guillermo del Toro, Kim Morgan)
  • Nope   (Jordan Peele)
  • Scream   (James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home   (Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers)

Best Film Production Designer

  • The Batman   (James Chinlund)
  • Cruella   (Fiona Crombie)
  • Dune (Patrice Vermette)
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once   (Jason Kisvarday)
  • Last Night in Soho   (Marcus Rowland)
  • Nightmare Alley   (Tamara Deverell)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings   (Sue Chan)

Best Film Editing

  • Ambulance   (Pietro Scalia, Doug Brandt, Calvin Wimmer)
  • The Batman   (William Hoy, Tyler Nelson)
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once   (Paul Rogers)
  • Nightmare Alley   (Cam McLauchin)
  • Nope   (Nicholas Monsour)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home   (Jeffrey Ford, Leigh Folsom)
  • Top Gun: Maverick   (Eddie Hamilton)

Best Music in a Film

  • The Batman   (Michael Giacchino)
  • Crimes of the Future   (Howard Shore)
  • Cruella   (Nicholas Britell)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness   (Danny Elfman)
  • Nightmare Alley   (Nathan Johnson)
  • Nope  (Michael Abels)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings   (Joel P. West)

Best Film Costume

  • The Batman   (Jacqueline Durran, David Crossman, Glyn Dillon)
  • Cruella   (Jenny Beavan)
  • Dune   (Robert Morgan, Jacqueline West)
  • The Eternals   (Sammy Sheldon)
  • Nightmare Alley   (Luis Sequeira)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings   (Kym Barrett)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder   (Mayes C.

Best Make-Up

  • Army of the Dead  (Justin Raleigh, Ozzy Alvarez, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Victoria Down)
  • The Batman  (Mike Marino, Naomi Donne)
  • Crimes of the Future  (Alexandra Anger, Monica Pavez, Evi Zafiropoulou)
  • Dune  (Donald Mowat, Love Larson, Eva Von  Bahr)
  • Nightmare Alley  (Jo-Ann MacNeil, Mike Hill, Megan Many)
  • The Suicide Squad  (Heba Thorisdottir, Greg Funk, Brian Sipe)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder  (Matteo Silvi, Adam Johansen)

Best Film Visual / Special Effects

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness  (Janek Sirrs, Theo Bialek, Erik Winquist, Alexis Wajbrot, Olivier Dumont)
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife  (Sheena Duggal, Alessandro Ongaro)
  • Godzilla vs. Kong  (John Desjardin, Bryan Hirota, Kevin Andrew Smith, Pier Lefebvre)
  • Jurassic World Dominion  (David Vickery)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings  (Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker, Dan Oliver)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home  (Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein, Dan Sudick)
  • Top Gun: Maverick  (Scott R. Fisher, Ryan Tudhope)

Best International Film

  • RRR – Rise Roar Revolt
  • Downton Abbey: A New Era
  • Eiffel
  • I’m Your Man
  • Riders of Justice
  • Silent Night

Best Independent Film

  • Alice
  • Dream Horse
  • Dual
  • Gold
  • Mass
  • Watcher

Best Animated Film

  • The Addams Family 2
  • Encanto
  • Lightyear
  • Luca
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

Best Science Fiction Television Series (Network / Cable)

  • The Flash
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Supergirl
  • Superman & Lois
  • Resident Alien
  • Westworld                                      

Best Fantasy Television Series (Network / Cable)

  • DC’s Stargirl
  • Doctor Who
  • Ghosts
  • La Brea
  • Riverdale
  • Shining Vale 

Best Horror Television Series (Network / Cable)

  • American Horror Story: Double Feature
  • Chucky
  • Fear the Walking Dead
  • From
  • The Walking Dead
  • What We Do in the Shadows

Best Action / Thriller Television Series (Network / Cable)

  • Better Call Saul
  • Big Sky
  • The Blacklist
  • Dexter: New Blood
  • Dark Winds
  • Outlander
  • Yellowjackets

Best Actor in a Network / Cable Series

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor  (The Man Who Fell to Earth)
  • Tyler Hoechlin  (Superman & Lois)
  • Coleman Domingo  (Fear the Walking Dead)
  • Harold Perrineau  (From)
  • Bob Odenkirk  (Better Call Saul)
  • Michael C. Hall  (Dexter: New Blood)
  • Sam Heughan  (Outlander)

Best Actress in a Network / Cables Series

  • Caitriona Balfe  (Outlander)
  • Kylie Bunbury  (Big Sky)
  • Courteney Cox  (Shining Vale)
  • Melanie Lynskey  (Yellowjackets)
  • Rose McIver  (Ghosts)
  • Rhea Seehorn  (Better Call Saul)
  • Elizabeth Tulloch  (Superman & Lois)

Best Supporting Actor in a Network / Cable Series

  • Jonathan Banks  (Better Call Saul)
  • Tony Dalton  (Better Call Saul)
  • Patrick Fabian  (Better Call Saul)
  • Harvey Guillen  (What We Do in the Shadows)
  • Michael James Shaw  (The Walking Dead)
  • Michael Mando  (Better Call Saul)
  • Brandon Scott James  (Ghosts)

Best Supporting Actress in a Network / Cable Series

  • Emmanuelle Chriqui  (Superman & Lois)
  • Lauren Cohan  (The Walking Dead)
  • Janina Gavankar  (Big Sky)
  • Julia Jones  (Dexter: New Blood)
  • Melissa McBride  (The Walking Dead)
  • Danielle Panabaker  (The Flash)
  • Sophie Skelton  (Outlander)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor:  Network / Cable Series

  • Jack Alcott  (Dexter: New Blood)
  • Zackary Arthur  (Chucky)
  • Brec Bassinger  (Stargirl)
  • Gus Birney  (Shining Vale)
  • Jordan Elsass  (Superman & Lois)
  • Alex Garfin  (Superman & Lois)

 Best Guest-Starring Performance: Network / Cable Series

  • Michael Biehn  (The Walking Dead)
  • Rachael Harris  (Ghosts)
  • Jessie James Keitel  (Big Sky)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan  (The Walking Dead)
  • Fisher Stevens  (The Blacklist)
  • Jennifer Tilly  (Chucky)
  • Aisha Tyler  (Fear the Walking Dead)

Best Animated Series

  • Arcane
  • Blade Runner: Black Lotus
  • The Boys Presents: Diabolical
  • Invincible
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • What If?

Best Science Fiction Series (Streaming)

  • The Expanse
  • For All Mankind
  • Lost in Space
  • The Mandalorian
  • The Orville: New Horizons
  • Star Trek: Discovery
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Best Fantasy Series (Streaming)

  • Loki
  • Russian Doll
  • Schmigadoon
  • WandaVision
  • The Wheel of Time
  • The Witcher 

Best Horror / Thriller Series (Streaming)

  • Evil
  • Servant
  • Severance
  • Squid Game
  • Stranger Things
  • Creepshow

Best Action / Adventure Series (Streaming)

  • Bosch: Legacy
  • The Boys
  • Cobra Kai
  • Leverage: Redemption
  • Peacemaker
  • Reacher
  • Umbrella Academy

Best Limited Event Series (Streaming)

  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • Hawkeye
  • Midnight Mass
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Moon Knight
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

Best Actor in a Streaming Series

  • Tom Hiddleston   (Loki)
  • Oscar Isaac   (Moon Knight)
  • Anthony Mackie   (Falcon & The Winter Soldier)
  • Ewan McGregor   (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
  • Anson Mount   (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
  • Adam Scott   (Severance)
  • Anthony Starr   (The Boys)

Best Actress in a Streaming Series

  • Millie Bobby Brown   (Stranger Things)
  • Britt Lower   (Severance)
  • Erin Moriarty   (The Boys)
  • Elizabeth Olsen   (WandaVision)
  • Beth Riesgraf   (Leverage: Redemption)
  • Kate Siegel   (Midnight Mass)
  • Ming-Na Wen   (The Book of  Boba Fett)

Best Guest Performance in a Streaming Series

  • Jensen Ackles   (The Boys)
  • Levar Burton   (Leverage: Redemption)
  • Hayden Christensen   (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
  • Rosario Dawson   (The Mandalorian)
  • Robert Englund   (Stranger Things)
  • Tony Dalton   (Hawkeye)
  • Jonathan Majors   (Loki)

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series

  • Zach Cherry  (Severance)
  • Ethan Hawke  (Moon Knight)
  • Joel Kinnaman  (For All Mankind)
  • Elliot Page  (Umbrella Academy)
  • Ethan Peck  (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
  • Joseph Quinn  (Stranger Things)
  • John Turturro  (Severance)

Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series                              

  • Patricia Arquette  (Severance)
  • Danielle Brooks  (Peacemaker)
  • Jess Bush  (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
  • Nell Tiger Free  (Servant)
  • Kathryn Hahn  (WandaVision)
  • Moses Ingram  (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
  • Aleyse Shannon  (Leverage: Redemption)

Best 4K Special Edition Film Release

  • Blood for Dracula          (Severin)
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once          (Lionsgate)
  • A Fistful of Dollars          (Kino Lorber)
  • Flesh for Frankenstein          (Vinegar Syndrome)
  • For a Few Dollars More          (Kino Lorber)
  • The Great Escape          (Kino Lorber)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers          (Kino Lorber)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Streaming Series

  • Vivien Lyra Blair   (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
  • Maxwell Jenkins   (Lost in Space)
  • Gaten Matarazzo   (Stranger Things)
  • Sadie Sink   (Stranger Things)
  • Hailee Steinfeld   (Hawkeye)
  • Iman Vellani   (Ms. Marvel)

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Awards

The Saturn Awards organization is the official awards group of The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.  The Academy was founded in 1972 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The organization was founded in 1972 by Donald A. Reed who earned two degrees at the University of Southern California.  As a life-long fan of genre entertainment, he became noted as one of the leading authorities on Count Dracula.  That dedication and passion soon took shape as the Academy and the Saturn Awards.  Dr. Reed was devoted to the genres right up to his passing in 2001.

The Academy is now headed by an equally-devoted group of enthusiasts including Mark Altman (film and television producer), identical twins Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus (professional feature film writers and WGAw members, who have written and produced the past 25 Saturns Awards), and Robert Holguin who currently serves as President of the Academy.

With several hundred members in Los Angeles, the Academy holds official screenings of films for the purposes of award consideration.  The organization also shows films for promotional purposes.  The group screens close to 100 films a year.  The Academy has a large group of members who live outside of Southern California who join expressly to support the Academy and vote in the annual awards show.

The organization is currently screening in the Westwood area and encourages anyone who works or lives in the general perimeter to consider supporting the Academy and attend screenings.  This is a great value to anyone who loves attending films.  You will see a wide variety of films and you may bring a guest with you to these private screenings.  Members only show their membership cards at the door for admittance.


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