|Current: 45th Saturn Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in genre fiction film, television and home media releases|
|Presented by||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films|
The Saturn Awards are American awards presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films; they were initially created to honor science fiction, fantasy, and horror on film, but have since grown to reward other films belonging to genre fiction, as well as television and home media releases. The Saturn Awards were created in 1973 and were originally referred to as Golden Scrolls.
The Saturn Awards were devised by Donald A. Reed in 1973, who felt that work in films in the genre of science fiction at that time lacked recognition within the established Hollywood film industry's award system. Initially, the award given was a Golden Scroll certificate. In the late 1970s, the award was changed to be a representation of the planet Saturn, with its ring(s) composed of film.
The Saturn Awards are voted upon by members of the presenting Academy. The Academy is a non-profit organization with membership open to the public. Its President and Executive Producer is Robert Holguin, and Producer/Writers Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus Its members include filmmakers JJ Abrams, Bryan Singer, Steven Spielberg, Bryan Fuller, Mark A. Altman, Vince Gilligan and James Cameron, among others.
Although the Award still primarily focuses on films and television in the science fiction, fantasy and horror categories, the Saturns have also recognized productions in other dramatic genres. There are also special awards for lifetime achievement in film production.
The Saturn Awards has been criticized for having broadened its scope, nominating and awarding prestige movies genre awards (sci-fi, fantasy or horror) and thereby stretching the meanings of the genres too far.
|Superlative||Individual(s) / Work||Record set||Year(s)|
|Most awards (individual)||James Cameron||11 awards||1984-2009|
|Most nominations (individual)||John Williams||21 nominations||1977-2017|
|Most awards (film)||Star Wars||15 awards1||1977|
|Most nominations (film)||18 nominations1|
|Most awards (TV series)||The Walking Dead||21 awards||2010-2018/19|
|Most nominations (TV series)||Lost||54 nominations||2004-2010|
|Most awards (acting)||Robert Downey Jr.
|4 awards||1993-2018/19 |
|Most nominations (acting)||Tom Cruise||11 nominations||1994-2018/19|
|Most awards (same category)||John Williams||9 wins for Best Music||1977-2015|
|Most nominations (same category)||21 nominations for Best Music||1977-2017|
|Most awards (film franchise)||Star Wars||44 wins2|
|Most nominations (film franchise)||Marvel Cinematic Universe||135 nominations3||2008-2018/19|
1Star Wars (1977) was originally nominated for 16 awards and won 12; the actual number of wins include a special award to reward Gilbert Taylor's cinematography, a special award to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 1997, and 1 win as a part of a compilation (Best DVD Movie Collection) for Star Wars Trilogy (2004) in 2005. The actual number of nominations also include two nominations as part of compilations while the two special awards were non-competitive, so they do not count as nominations.
214 wins for Star Wars (1977), 4 wins for The Empire Strikes Back (1980), 5 wins for Return of the Jedi (1983), 2 wins for The Phantom Menace (1999), 2 wins for Attack of the Clones (2002), 2 wins for Revenge of the Sith (2005), 8 wins for The Force Awakens (2015), 3 wins for Rogue One (2016), 3 wins for The Last Jedi (2017), and 1 win for a compilation (Best DVD Movie Collection) comprising three films (Star Wars Trilogy) of the franchise.
38 nominations for Iron Man (2008), 1 nomination for The Incredible Hulk (2008), 4 nominations for Iron Man 2 (2010), 4 nominations for Thor (2011), 7 nominations for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), 6 nominations for The Avengers (2012), 5 nominations for Iron Man 3 (2013), 5 nominations for Thor: The Dark World (2013), 11 nominations for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), 9 nominations for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), 4 nominations for Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), 6 nominations for Ant-Man (2015), 8 nominations for Captain America: Civil War (2016), 10 nominations for Doctor Strange (2016), 4 nominations for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), 4 nominations for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), 2 nominations for Thor: Ragnarok (2017), 14 nominations for Black Panther (2018), 2 nominations for Avengers: Infinity War (2018), 3 nominations for Captain Marvel (2019), 14 nominations for Avengers: Endgame (2019), and 4 nominations for Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
The year indicates the year of release of the films eligible.