'The Avengers' Wins Four Trophies at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards

Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:12 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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'The Avengers' Wins Four Trophies at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards

Summer is the perfect time for the Saturn Awards.

During the winter's awards season, genre fare tends to get shafted in favor of stuffier fare in which superheroes don't save New York from aliens.  But during the summer, The Avengers can not only be the second-biggest movie of all time (not adjusted for inflation), it can also be the big winner at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards.

Unlike your Oscars, or Golden Globes, the Saturn Awards are meant specifically to single out excellent work in science-fiction, action/adventure, horror/thriller, and fantasy.  Joss Whedon's unprecedented superhero team up movie took home four awards: Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director for Whedon, Best Supporting Actor for Clark Gregg, and Best Visual Effects, an award accepted by Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, and Dan Sudick.

Skyfall, meanwhile, won in the Best Action/Adventure Film.  Best Horror/Thriller Film rightly went to The Cabin in the Woods, and Life of Pi won Best Fantasy Film.  Finally, the titles of Best Independent Film Release and Best Animated Film went to Killer Joe and Frankenweenie.

America's sweethearts Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, and Anne Hathaway joined Gregg in the winners' circle thanks to their performances in The Hunger Games, Killer Joe, and The Dark Knight Rises.

Most importantly, Jonathan Frakes, erstwhile Commander Riker and a director affectionately known as "Two-Takes Frakes," received a Life Achievement Award.  Boom.

Just keep scrolling to see the rest of the winners, including Quentin Tarantino, Suraj Sharma, and whole lot of TV shows led by Breaking Bad.

Here are the winners from the 39th Annual Saturn Awards:


Best Science Fiction Film:
Marvel’s The Avengers

Best Fantasy Film:
Life of Pi

Best Horror/Thriller Film:
The Cabin in the Woods

Best Action/Adventure Film:

Best Actor:
Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe)

Best Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

Best Supporting Actor:
Clark Gregg (Marvel’s The Avengers)

Best Supporting Actress:
Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor:
Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi)

Best Director:
Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers)

Best Writing:
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Best Production Design:
Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Best Editing: Alexander Berner (Cloud Atlas)

Best Music:
Danny Elfman (Frankenweenie)

Best Costume:
Paco Delgado (Les Miserables)

Best Make-Up:
Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead (Cloud Atlas)

Best Special Effects:
Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick (Marvel’s The Avengers)

Best Independent Film Release:
Killer Joe

Best International Film:

Best Animated Film:


Best Network

Television Series: Revolution

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series:
The Walking Dead

Best Presentation on Television:
Breaking Bad

Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television:
Teen Wolf

Best Actor on Television:
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Kevin Bacon (The Following) – tie

Best Actress on Television:
Anna Torv (Fringe)

Best Supporting Actor on Television:
Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad)

Best Supporting Actress on Television:
Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead)

Best Guest Star on Television:
Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter)


Best DVD/BD Release:

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release:
Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut

Best DVD/BD Collection Release:
Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection

Best DVD/BD Television Series Release:
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1 & 2


The Lifetime Achievement Award:
William Friedkin

The Dan Curtis Legacy Award:
Vince Gilligan

The Visionary Award:
Richard Matheson

The Life Career Award:
Jonathan Frakes

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