2019 Saturn Awards Nominations

The 45th Saturn Awards nominations have been announced. Normally the Saturn Awards winners are held in June, but this year, the genre-loving awards have been revamped thanks to shifting the presentation of the awards themselves to September. As part of this revitalization, the awards will also be partnering with a streaming site in order to get more exposure, and an announcement will be coming soon with information about where fans can watch the broadcast.

In order to accommodate this major change, the eligibility window for this year’s nominations stretches all the way back to March 1, 2018 and runs through July 7, 2019. That means you’ll see nominees ranging from Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One last year to this year’s third season of Stranger Things. That’s quite a huge window, and there are plenty to get through, so let’s check out the full list of 2019 Saturn Awards nominations below.

Avengers: Endgame came out on top of this year’s nominations in the film category with a total of 14 total nominations. The next most nominated movie was Aladdin with nine nominations, so no other movie even came close to landing more nominations than the MCU’s crown jewel.

On the television side of things, Game of Thrones walked away with nine nominations, but The Walking Dead wasn’t too far behind with six nominations. Meanwhile, in the streaming category, The Haunting of Hill House also landed six nominations, surprisingly defeating Stranger Things, which only landed a couple nominations this year. Maybe the wide window of eligibility didn’t play in its favor, or maybe the nominating group didn’t get a chance to see all of Stranger Things before time ran out.

Anyway, here’s the complete list of 2019 Saturn Awards nominees:


Avengers Endgame

Best Comic-to-Motion-Picture Release

Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Infinity War
Captain Marvel
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Science Fiction Film Release

Alita: Battle Angel
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Sorry to Bother You

Best Fantasy Film Release

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Mary Poppins Returns
Toy Story 4

Best Horror Film Release

The Dead Don’t Die
Pet Sematary
A Quiet Place

Best Action/Adventure Film Release

Cold Pursuit
Escape Room
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Best Thriller Film Release

Bad Samaritan
Bad Times at The El Royale
Dragged Across Concrete

Best Animated Film Release

The Grinch
How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World
The Incredibles 2
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Toy Story 4

Best Independent Film Release

American Animals
Anna and the Apocalypse
The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot
Summer of 84
Tomorrow Man

Best International Film Release

Ghost Stories
The Guilty

Best Actor in a Film

Jeff Bridges, Bad Times at The El Royale
Nicolas Cage, Mandy
Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Chris Evans, Avengers: Endgame
Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Endgame
Mel Gibson, Dragged Across Concrete
Keanu Reeves, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Best Actress in a Film

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Brie Larson, Captain Marvel
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Octavia Spencer, Ma

Best Supporting Actor in a Film

Josh Brolin, Avengers: Infinity War
John Lithgow, Pet Sematary
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Lewis Pullman, Bad Times at The El Royale
Jeremy Renner, Avengers: Endgame
Will Smith, Aladdin
Steven Yeun, Burning

Best Supporting Actress in a Film

Cynthia Erivo, Bad Times at The El Royale
Karen Gillan, Avengers: Endgame
Amber Heard, Aquaman
Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Endgame
Naomi Scott, Aladdin
Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee
Zendaya, Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Performance by a Younger Actor

Evan Alex, Us
Asher Angel, Shazam!
Millie Bobby Brown, Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Jack Dylan Grazer, Shazam!
Tom Holland, Spider-Man: Far From Home
Shahadi Wright Joseph, Us
Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place

Best Film Director

Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel
Karyn Kusama, Destroyer
Jordan Peele, Us
Guy Ritchie, Aladdin
Anthony Russo & Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame
Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One
James Wan, Aquaman
Zhang Yimou, Shadow

Best Film Screenplay

Drew Goddard, Bad Times at the El Royale
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Avengers: Endgame
Christopher McQuarrier, Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Oh Jung-mi and Lee Chang-Dong, Burning
Jordan Peele, Us
Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski, A Quiet Place
Craig Zahler, Dragged Across Concrete

Best Film Production Design

Bill Brzeski, Aquaman
Ruth De Jong, Us
Rick Heinrichs, Dumbo
Gemma Jackson, Aladdin
Horace Ma Gwong-Wing, Shadow
John Myhre, Mary Poppins Returns
Charles Wood, Avengers: Endgame

Best Film Music

Danny Elfman, Dumbo
Bear McCreary, Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Alan Menken, Aladdin
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns
Alan Silvestri, Avengers: Endgame
Alan Silvestri, Ready Player One

Best Film Costume

Kym Barrett, Aquaman
Leah Butler, Shazam!
Judianna Makovsky, Avengers: Endgame
Chen Minzheng, Shadow
Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns
Michael Wilkinson, Aladdin

Best Film Special/Visual Effects

A Quiet Place
Avengers: Endgame
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Ready Player One
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Game of Thrones Jon and Dany


Best Superhero TV Series

Black Lightning
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash

Best Science Fiction TV Series

The 100
Doctor Who
The Orville
Roswell, New Mexico

Best Fantasy Television Series

American Gods
Game of Thrones
The Good Place
The Good Witch
The Magicians
The Outpost

Best Horror Television Series

American Horror Story: Apocalypse
A Discovery of Witches
Fear the Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
What We Do in the Shadows

Best Action/Thriller Television Series

Better Call Saul
Killing Eve
The Last Ship
Mr. Mercedes
The Purge
The Sinner

Best Animated Television Series

Duck Tales
Family Guy
The Simpsons
Star Wars Resistance

Best Actor on a Television Series

Grant Gustin, The Flash
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Sam Heughan, Outlander
Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead
Seth MacFarlane, The Orville
Bill Pullman, The Sinner
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Best Actress in a Television Series

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Melissa Benoist, Supergirl
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Adrianne Palicki, The Orville
Candice Patton, The Flash
Jodie Whittaker, Doctor Who

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
David Harewood, Supergirl
Ed Harris, Westworld
Lennie James, Fear the Walking Dead
Khary Payton, The Walking Dead

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series

Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones
Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead
Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul
Sophie Skelton, Outlander
Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones

Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series

KJ Apa, Riverdale
Tosin Cole, Doctor Who
Cameron Cuffe, Krypton
Benjamin Wadsworth, Deadly Class
David Mazouz, Gotham
Cole Sprouse, Riverdale
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Best Guest-Starring Performance on a Television Series

Rainer Bock, Better Call Saul
Jon Cryer, Supergirl
Sydney Lemmon, Fear the Walking Dead
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead
Tonya Pinkins, Fear the Walking Dead
Ed Speleers, Outlander

Best Streaming Superhero Television Series

DC’s Doom Patrol
DC’s Swamp Thing
Marvel’s Daredevil
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Marvel’s The Punisher
Marvel’s Runaways
The Umbrella Academy

Best Streaming Fantasy, Sci-Fi, or Action/Thriller Television Series

Black Mirror
The Expanse
Lost in Space
Good Omens
Russian Doll
Star Trek: Discovery
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Best Streaming Horror and Thriller Series

Castle Rock
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
The Haunting of Hill House
The Twilight Zone

Best Actor in Streaming Presentation

Penn Badgley, You
Jon Bernthal, Marvel’s The Punisher
Charlie Cox, Marvel’s Daredevil
John Krasinski, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Zac Efron, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
David Tennant, Good Omens
Henry Thomas, The Haunting of Hill House

Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation

Carla Gugino, The Haunting of Hill House
Sonequa Martin-Green, Star Trek: Discovery
Elizabeth Lail, You
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Molly Parker, Lost in Space
Krysten Ritter, Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Kiernan Shipka, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Presentation

Wilson Cruz, Star Trek: Discovery
Michiel Huisman, The Haunting of Hill House
Timothy Hutton, The Haunting of Hill House
Doug Jones, Star Trek: Discovery
Ethan Peck, Star Trek: Discovery
Maxwell Jenkins, Lost in Space
Michael Sheen, Good Omens

Bet Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series

Maya Hawke, Stranger Things
Ellen Page, The Umbrella Academy
Parker Posey, Lost in Space
Victoria Pedretti, The Haunting of Hill House
Taylor Russell, Lost in Space
Sissy Spacek, Castle Rock
Deborah Ann Woll, Marvel’s Daredevil

That’s all for the 2019 Saturn Awards. The winners will be announced on September 13, 2019, and we’ll let you know where the awards show lands for streaming. Stay tuned.

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