The Saturn Awards are once again upon us, and I am pleased to say that quite a few of the television shows we cover here at Three If By Space have been nominated in their respective categories. It is nice to see that our favorite shows are being recognized, for they are very deserving of the honor of being nominated.
The Saturn Awards honors the best in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film and in televison.This year, they have included home video into the mix to be nominated for an award. Who will win what is known as the Golden Scroll in each category this year?
I don’t think it would come to any surprise that The Walking Dead tops the list of nominations at SEVEN! The show has been consistently amazing since it’s debut, and is currently in its sixth season. Game of Thrones,another fan favorite has received a total of FIVE nominations, and I know we are all looking forward to the start of the sixth season. Outlander, The Shannara Chronicles, The X-Files, and Fear the Walking Dead each received THREE nominations.The 100, The Expanse, and The Magicians each received ONE nomination.
Before I give the list in each category where these shows are nominated, I just want to say, I think it is amazing that three shows in their first season have received a nomination for a Saturn Award. Fear The Walking Dead, and The Expanse finished their first season run at the beginning of the new year, and The Magicians just aired their sixth episode on Monday! I am very proud to say that I cover the latter two, and I am extremely happy for the cast and crew of all these television shows! Now, for all the nominations!
Best Fantasy TV Series
Game of Thrones
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel
The Shannara Chronicles
Best Action Thriller TV Series
The Last Ship
Best Superhero Adaptation Series
Legends of Tomorrow
Marvel’s Agent Carter
Marvel’s Agents of Shield
Best Horror TV Series
American Horror Story Hotel
Ash vs Evil Dead
Fear The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Best Supporting TV Actor
Richard Armitage – Hannibal
Vincent D’Onofrio – Daredevil
Kit Harington – Game of Thrones
Toby Jones – Wayward Pines
Erik Knudsen – Continuum
Lance Roddick – Bosch
David Tennant – Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Patrick Wilson – Fargo
Best Supporting TV Actress
Gillian Anderson – Hannibal
Toga Feldshuh – The Walking Dead
Calista Flockhart – Supergirl
Dana Gurira – The Walking Dead
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Melissa Leo – Wayward Pines
Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead
Best Guest Performance on TV
Laura Benanti – Supergirl
Steven Brand – Teen Wolf
Victor Garber – The Flash
Scott Glenn – Daredevil
Alex Kingston – Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song
John Carroll Lynch – The Walking Dead
William Shatner – Haven
Best Younger Actor on TV
Max Charles – The Strain
Frank Dillane – Fear The Walking Dead
Jodelle Ferland – Dark Matter
Brenock O’Connor – Game of Thrones
Chandler Riggs – The Walking Dead
Dylan Sprayberry – Teen Wolf
Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones
Best TV Actress
Gillian Anderson – The X-Files
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Melissa Benoist – Supergirl
Kim Dickens – Fear The Walking Dead
Rachel Nichols – Continuum
Krysten Ritter – Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Rebecca Romijn – The Librarians
Best TV Actor
Bruce Campbell – Ash vs Evil Dead
Charlie Cox – Daredevil
Matt Dillon – Wayward Pines
David Duchovny – The X-Files
Grant Gustin – The Flash
Sam Heughan – Outlander
Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead
Mads Mikkelsen – Hannibal
Best Science Fiction TV Series
Best New Media Television Series
Bosch – Amazon
Daredevil – Netflix
Dreamwork’s Dragons – Netflix
The Man In The High Castle – Amazon
Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Netflix
Powers – Crackle
Sense8 – Netflix
I have my own predictions as to who will win, but I might be a tad bit biased. However, I will give them anyway on a few categories so that we can all discuss it. I want to know what your predictions are for every category if you can.
Best Fantasy TV Series: Outlander (hands down) because kicked some major arse in its debut season, and the second half gave the fans some tremendous performances from Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, and Tobias Menzies. Sam was nominated in the Supporting Actor category last year, and this year he garnered a Best Actor nod. Super big shout out to the whole cast and crew of The Magicians because they are having an awesome debut season! You can’t see it but I am doing a happy dance!
Best Superhero Adaptation Series: I am going to go with Gotham, because I love seeing all the different villains on-screen and reimagined in a way that is appealing and interesting to me!
Best Horror TV Series: While I love The Strain, I have to give the award to The Walking Dead as it has been so stellar!
Best Supporting TV Actor: Kit Harington, he was amazing in the last season of Game Of Thrones, and I hope we get him back somehow. If not, then this would be a perfect send off.
Best Supporting TV Actress: Yeah, I can’t choose there. I will leave that one up to you!
Best TV Actress: Caitriona Balfe, despite being up against some heavy competition, I think she will win.
Best TV Actor: Honestly, for me it would come down to Sam Heughan, and Andrew Lincoln. I would give the slight edge to Sam though because the Wentworth Prison scenes (while hard to watch) were simply amazing. Sam really went to that deep, dark place, and is very deserving.
Best Science Fiction TV Series: I know that people have been waiting for The X-Files to return for quite some time, but the clear winner for me is The Expanse. I was completely blown away by this gripping space thriller, and it deserves the win. Actually, I think it will come down to Colony and The Expanse, but I give the edge to The Expanse. I am biased though, remember! Syfy has really gone back to its roots with shows like The Expanse and The Magicians, and fans are really responsive to that right now.
The rest of the nominations will be announced on the official website on March 2, 2016. You can view the nominations there or on their YouTube channel. Both links can be found below!
Well, that is just a few of my predictions, and I am sure that my fellow bloggers here at TiBS will have their own opinions. I cannot wait to hear their predictions, as well as your own! Sound off in the comments below!
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