The Saturn Awards announces 2019 nominations for film, TV, Streaming and home entertainment

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LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2019) – Nominations for the 45th annual Saturn Awards, honoring motion picture, television, home entertainment and live stage productions, were announced today. A beloved event for many of Hollywood’s top creative talent, the awards show will be available for the first time ever to global fans via a streaming partner, to be announced shortly. All 2019 Saturn Awards winners will be unveiled at the official ceremony on Friday, the 13th of September at the historic Avalon Theater in Los Angeles.

Leading the way with 14 Saturn Award film nominations is Marvel/Walt Disney Studio’s Avengers: Endgame, and Walt Disney Studio’s Aladdin in second place with nine. For television and streaming, HBO’s Game of Thrones leads with nine nominations, with The Haunting of Hill House and The Walking Dead following second with six nominations each. As a studio overall, Disney leads with 44 nominations among 12 film and television projects across its various companies, Marvel, Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Disney Channel.

As part of the show’s revitalization in 2019, the Saturn Awards has moved from its traditional June date to Friday the 13th of September. To accommodate this change, the eligibility window for this year’s nominations is based on a 16-month eligibility period, which includes projects publicly released from March 1, 2018 through July 7, 2019. The 46th annual Saturn Awards will be held at the end of summer/early fall 2020 and will resume a 12-month eligibility period.

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The full list of 2019 Saturn Awards nominations is below.

ABOUT THE SATURN AWARDS

Since 1973, the Saturn Awards honor the very best in science-fiction, fantasy and horror entertainment and is the official award presentation of the non-profit Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to recognize films often overlooked by mainstream awards. Recent past winners include Black Panther, The Shape of Water, Get Out, Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Danai Gurira, Ryan Coogler, The Walking Dead, Sonequa Martin-Green, Tom Holland and Chloe Grace Moretz, among many others.

The Saturn Awards is produced by veteran television producer Justin W. Hochberg, CEO of Saturn Media, Inc. a live event, digital media and social commerce company launched in conjunction with its partnership with the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror headed by President Robert Holguin. The newly created Saturn Awards Advisory Board includes prominent creatives in entertainment such as Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers 1-3), Christina Steinberg (producer of the Oscar winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), filmmaker Dean Devlin (Independence Day), producer Roy Lee (It, Bates Motel), director Robert Rodriquez (Alita: Battle Angel, Cannes winner Sin City) and director/producer Kirk DeMicco (The Croods, Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Vivo) Oscar-winning director Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). These new partnerships will expand the Saturn Awards brand to create a home for fandom year-round, with new content currently in development and capitalizing on decades of never-before-seen exclusive archival awards show footage with fandom’s legendary icons over its 45-year history.

2019 SATURN AWARDS NOMINATIONS

* This year’s 16-month eligibility period includes projects publicly released from March 1, 2018 through July 7, 2019. Nominations are listed in alphabetical order.

FILM

BEST COMIC-TO-MOTION PICTURE RELEASE

Aquaman Warner Bros. Pictures

Avengers: Endgame Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Avengers: Infinity War Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Captain Marvel Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Shazam! Warner Bros. Pictures

Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony / Marvel Studios

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sony Pictures

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM RELEASE

Alita: Battle Angel 20th Century Fox

Bumblebee Paramount

Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom Universal Pictures

Ready Player One Warner Bros. Pictures

Solo: A Star Wars Story Lucasfilm Ltd. / Walt Disney Studios

Sorry to Bother You Mirror Releasing – Annapurna Pictures

Upgrade BH Tilt

BEST FANTASY FILM RELEASE

Aladdin Walt Disney Studios

Dumbo Walt Disney Studios

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Warner Bros. Pictures

Godzilla, King of the Monsters Warner Bros. / Legendary Pictures

Mary Poppins Returns Walt Disney Studios

Toy Story 4 Pixar Animation / Walt Disney Studios

Yesterday Universal Pictures

BEST HORROR FILM RELEASE

The Dead Don’t Die Focus Features

Halloween Universal Pictures

Hereditary A24

Overlord Paramount

Pet Sematary Paramount

A Quiet Place Paramount

Us Universal Pictures

BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE FILM RELEASE

Cold Pursuit Lionsgate / Summit

Escape Room Columbia Pictures/Sony

Glass Universal

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Lionsgate / Summit

Mission: Impossible – Fallout Paramount

Skyscraper Universal Pictures

BEST THRILLER FILM RELEASE

Bad Samaritan Electric Entertainment

Bad Times at The El Royale 20th Century Fox

Destroyer Mirror / Annapurna Pictures

Dragged Across Concrete Lionsgate / Summit

Greta Focus Features

Ma Universal Pictures

Searching Sony Pictures

BEST ANIMATED FILM RELEASE

The Grinch Universal Pictures

How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World Universal Pictures

The Incredibles 2 Pixar Animation / Walt Disney Studios

Ralph Breaks the Internet Walt Disney Studios

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sony Pictures

Toy Story 4 Walt Disney Studios

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM RELEASE

American Animals The Orchard

Anna and the Apocalypse Orion Pictures

The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot RLJ Entertainment

Mandy RLJ Entertainment

Ophelia IFC Films

Summer of 84 Gunpowder & Sky

Tomorrow Man Bleecker St.

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM RELEASE

Aniara Magnet / Magnolia Pictures

Border Neon

Burning Well Go USA

Ghost Stories IFC Films

The Guilty Magnolia Pictures

Shadow Well Go USA

BEST ACTOR IN A FILM

Jeff Bridges Bad Times at The El Royale 20th Century Fox

Nicolas Cage Mandy RLJ Entertainment

Tom Cruise Mission: Impossible – Fallout Paramount

Chris Evans Avengers: Endgame Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Mel Gibson Dragged Across Concrete Lionsgate / Summit

Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Lionsgate / Summit

BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM

Emily Blunt Mary Poppins Returns Walt Disney Studios

Toni Collette Hereditary A24

Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween Universal

Nicole Kidman Destroyer Mirror / Annapurna Pictures

Brie Larson Captain Marvel Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Lupita Nyong’o Us Universal Pictures

Octavia Spencer Ma Universal Pictures

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FILM

Josh Brolin Avengers: Infinity War Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

John Lithgow Pet Sematary Paramount

Lin-Manuel Miranda Mary Poppins Returns Walt Disney Studios

Lewis Pullman Bad Times at The El Royale 20th Century Fox

Jeremy Renner Avengers: Endgame Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Will Smith Aladdin Walt Disney Studios

Steven Yeun Burning Well Go USA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FILM

Cynthia Erivo Bad Times at The El Royale 20th Century Fox

Karen Gillan Avengers: Endgame Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Amber Heard Aquaman Warner Bros. Pictures

Scarlett Johansson Avengers: Endgame Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Naomi Scott Aladdin Walt Disney Studios

Hailee Steinfeld Bumblebee Paramount

Zendaya Spider-Man: Far From Home Marvel / Sony Studios

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR

Evan Alex Us Universal Pictures

Asher Angel Shazam! Warner Bros. Pictures

Millie Bobby Brown Godzilla, King of the Monsters Warner Bros. / Legendary

Jack Dylan Grazer Shazam! Warner Bros. Pictures

Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home Marvel / Sony Pictures

Shahadi Wright Joseph Us Universal Pictures

Millicent Simmonds A Quiet Place Paramount

BEST FILM DIRECTOR

Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Captain Marvel Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Karyn Kusama Destroyer Mirror / Annapurna Pictures

Jordan Peele Us Universal Pictures

Guy Ritchie Aladdin Walt Disney Studios

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo