Saturn Awards to celebrate the best in sci-fi, fantasy and horror
Nominations for the 45th annual Saturn Awards, honoring motion picture, television, home entertainment and live stage productions, were announced on July 15. The 2019 Saturn Awards winners will be unveiled on Friday, Sept. 13, at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood.
Leading the way with 14 film nominations is Marvel/Walt Disney Studio’s “Avengers: Endgame,” with Walt Disney Studios’ “Aladdin” coming in second with nine nominations. In television and streaming, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” leads with nine nominations, followed by “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Walking Dead,” with six nominations each. Disney leads with 44 nominations overall with 12 film and television projects by its companies Marvel, Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Disney Channel.
Since 1973, the Saturn Awards have honored the best in science-fiction, fantasy and horror entertainment, and are the official award presentation of the nonprofit Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The Academy was founded in 1972 by film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to recognize movies often overlooked by mainstream award presentations. For information and a complete list of nominees, visit saturnawards.com.