In case you’ve been off planet the past few years, you may have never heard of the Saturn Awards. The annual ceremony, celebrates science fiction film, horror and fantasy. It is the longest running annual ceremony celebrating the world of science fiction. Well, it is if you forget about the Hugo Awards. The Saturn Awards have been around since 1973, Hugo 1953. So, for this piece we’ll just say they are referring to works in film and television.
In the actor and television category The Walking Dead scored “Best Horror TV Series” and Andrew Lincoln won “Best Actor on Television.
In the ceremony held in Burbank, CA on June 28 celebrated a host of science fiction, horror and fantasy talent. Other winners include Dr. Strange for Best Comic-To-Film motion picture and Best Science Fiction Film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Jeffery Dean Morgan won for his portrayal of Negan in the category “Best Guest Star on Television.”
Shut out of the awards this years was none other than the HBO drama Game of Thrones which returns for a seventh season on July 16.
In its 43rd year, the Saturn Awards − although nominated – Game of Thrones lost “Best Fantasy Television Series” to Outlander. Lena Headey lost to Melissa Benoist of Supergirl for Best Actress in Television. Kit Harrington lost to actor Ed Harris of Westworld another HBO drama in the category for “Best Supporting Actor on Television.”
Although they didn’t take home an award this year, Game of Thrones has won two awards in the past for “Best Limited Run Television Series” and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) won for “Best Performance by a Younger Actor” on Television. They have been nominated for 21 Saturn Awards over the years.
Maybe this wasn’t the award year for Game of Thrones, but this season is slated to be the best of GOT yet.
The eighth season of The Walking Dead will begin airing on AMC in October of this year. Until then, viewers can download the app or view the series on Netflix. The entire series of Game of Thrones is available on the HBO app.