‘Rogue One’, ‘Civil War’ & ‘Flash’ Among Saturn Award Nominees

Rogue One

Awards season is over, but as a sci-fi, action/adventure, superhero, or fantasy fan, it isn’t easy to constantly find the genre movies and TV shows that you love passed over for recognition.

The Saturn Awards, which look to honor films and TV series like Deadpool and The Walking Dead in categories besides technical or makeup, have announced their nominees for this year’s awards.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Doctor Strange lead the way with eleven and ten nominations, respectively. On the TV side, The Walking Dead nabbed seven nominations, while the DCTV shows, like ArrowGotham and Supergirl grabbed a few of their own, including best actor for Grant Gustin and a first time nomination for best supporting actress for Candice Patton of The Flash.

The awards ceremony will be held on June 28, 2017 in Burbank, California. The award nominations and winners are determined by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films.

You can check out the full list of this year’s nominees below!

Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Suicide Squad
X-Men: Apocalypse

Best Science Fiction Film Release:
Independence Day: Resurgence
Midnight Special
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Trek Beyond

Best Fantasy Film Release:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
A Monster Calls
Pete’s Dragon

Best Horror Film Release:
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Conjuring 2
Don’t Breathe
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Train to Busan
The Witch

Best Action / Adventure Film Release:
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
The Legend of Tarzan
The Magnificent Seven
The Nice Guys

Best Thriller Film Release:
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Accountant
The Girl on the Train
Jason Bourne
Hell or High Water
The Shallows

Best Actor in a Film:
Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange)
Chris Pratt (Passengers)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Mark Rylance (The BFG)
Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond)
Matthew McConaughey (Gold)

Best Actress in a Film:
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
Jennifer Lawrence (Passengers)
Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film:
Chadwick  Boseman (Captain America: Civil War)
Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
John Goodman (10  Cloverfield Lane)
Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Beyond)
Christopher Walken (The Jungle Book)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film:
Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War)
Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)
Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad)
Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters)
Betty Buckley (Split)
Bryce Dallas Howard (Gold)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor:
Ruby Barnhill (The BFG)
Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople)
Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)
Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)
Neel Sethi (The Jungle Book)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

Best Film Direction:
Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange)
Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book)
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War)
Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse)
Steven Spielberg (The BFG)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Film Screenplay:
Melissa Mathison (The BFG)
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (Deadpool)
Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)
Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Best Film Editing:
Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt (Captain America: Civil War)
John Gilroy, Colin Goudie, Jabez Olssen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Stefan Grube (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Michael Kahn (The BFG)
Mark Livolsi (The Jungle Book)
Joe Walker (Arrival)

Best Film Production Design:
Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg (The BFG)
Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Stuart Craig (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Guy Hendrix Dyas (Passengers)
Owen Paterson (Captain America: Civil War)
Charles Wood (Doctor Strange)

Best Film Music:
Michael Giacchino (Doctor Strange)
Michael Giacchino (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
James Newton Howard (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Thomas Newman (Passengers)
John Willians (The BFG)

Best Film Costume Designer:
Colleen Atwood (Alice Through the Looking Glass)
Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Alexandra Byrne (Doctor Strange)
David Crossman, Glyn Dilloin (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Sang-gyeong Jo (The Handmaiden)
Joanna Johnston (The BFG)

Best Film Make-Up:
Jeremy Whitewood (Doctor Strange)
Nicky Knowles (Fanatastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Amy Byrne (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Monica Huppert, Joel Harlow (Star Trek Beyond)
Allan Apone, Jo-Ann MacNeil, Marta Roggero (Suicide Squad)
Charles Carter, Rita Ciccozzi, Rosalina Da Silva (X-Men: Apocalypse)

Best Film Special / Visual Effects:
Louis Morin, Ryal Cosgrove (Arrival)
Joe Letteri, Joel Whist (The BFG)
Stephane Ceretti, Richard  Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould (Doctor Strange)
Tim Burke, Christian Manz, David Watkins (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book)
John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Best Independent Film Release:
Eye in the Sky
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
La La Land
The Ones Below

Best  International Film Release:
The Handmaiden
In Order of Disappearance
The Mermaid
Shin Godzilla
Under the Shadow

Best Animated Film Release:
Finding Dory
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Best Science Fiction Television Series:
The 100
The Expanse
Falling Water

Best Fantasy Television Series:
Game of Thrones
The Good Place
The Magicians

Best Horror Television Series:
American Horror Story: Roanoke
Ash vs. Evil Dead
The Exorcist
Fear the Walking Dead
Teen Wolf
The Vampire Diaries
The Walking Dead

Best Action/Thriller Television Series:
Animal Kingdom
Bates Motel
Designated Survivor
The Librarians
Mr. Robot

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Flash

Best Presentation on Television:
Channel Zero
Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio
The Night Manager

Best New Media Television Series:
Marvel’s Daredevil
Marvel’s Luke Cage
The Man in the High Castle
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Stranger Things

Best Actor on a Television Series:
Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead)
Mike Colter (Marvel’s Luke Cage)
Charlie Cox (Marvel’s Daredevil)
Grant Gustin (The Flash)
Sam Heughan (Outlander)
Freddie Highmore (Bate’s Motel)
Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)

Best Actress on a Television Series:
Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Kim Dickens (Fear the Walking Dead)
Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Roanoke)
Winona Ryder (Stranger Things)

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series:
Linden Ashby (Teen Wolf)
Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl)
Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones)
Ed Harris (Westworld)
Lee Majors (Ash vs. Evil Dead)
Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series:
Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Roanoke)
Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead)
Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Candice Patton (The Flash)
Adina Porter (American  Horror Story: Roanoke)
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

Best Younger Actor on a Television Series:
K.J. Apa (Riverdale)
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Max Charles (The Strain)
Alicia Debnam-Carey (Fear the Walking Dead)
Lorenzo James Henrie (Fear the Walking Dead)
Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead)

Best Guest Performance on a Television Series:
Ian Bohen (Teen Wolf)
Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl)
Anthony Hopkins (Westworld)
Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story: Roanoke)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)
Dominique Pinon (Outlander)

Best Animated Series or Film on Television:
Bojack Horseman
Family Guy
The Little Prince
The Simpsons
Star Wars: Rebels

Best DVD / BD Release:
Dog Eat Dog
The Girl
The Lobster
The Man Who Knew Infinity
The Wailing
Tales of Halloween

Best DVD / BD Special Edition Release:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition
The Hills Have Eyes Limited Edition
The Iron Giant Signature Edition
Phantasm Remastered
Raising Cain
Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition

Best Classic Film Release on DVD /  BD:
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
Gog 3D
It Came From Outer Space
Donovan’s Brain
Time After Time

Best Television Release on DVD / BD:
Banshee: The Final Season
Hannibal: The Complete Series Collection
Mr. Robot: Season 2.0
Salem’s Lot
Versailles: Season One
Star Trek: The Animated Series

Best Collection on DVD / BD:
Buster Keaton Shorts Collection 1917-23
Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection
Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast
Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection
Pioneers of African American Cinema
The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection

Best Local Live Stage Production:
Amadeus (L.A. Theatre Works)
Chen Ying Rescues the Orphan (Chinese Yu Opera)
The Fantasticks (Pasadena Playhouse)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (3D Theatricals)
Moby Dick (South Coast Repertory)
A View From the Bridge (Ahmanson Theatre)

Source: THR

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • Keiran S-C

    “Chris Evans” is in the best actor category O_o the dude cant do a scene without smirking and killing any sense of drama, he can win surely.

    Chris Pine would be my choice but i havnt scene a number of the other nominees

    • Axxell

      WTF are you talking about? Where have you seen Evans smirking on a dramatic scene?

      • Marquis de Sade

        Oh don’t pay Keiran no mind, Axxell…he (like sammy) is one of those notorious partisan dceu fangurl’s. Poor thing can’t help itself.

        • Keiran S-C

          be quiet man. Go hate somewhere else

          chris pine didnt even perform in a DCEU film O_o what are you on about???

          • Marquis de Sade

            Oh dear no, old bean, why would I hate on someone like you, kee kee? – You (like sammy-rai) brings me so much joy and amusement.

          • Keiran S-C

            aha xD i love the mcu fanboys they get so riled up over anything its adorable.

            the mcu has some decent stuff the first 80% of GOTG, WS was decent especial bucky(shame about evans) IM1 was fantastic.

            nothing else though.. ;P

      • Keiran S-C

        your kidding right chris evans cannot play a serious character their might have been a few scenes in WS but that was 100% on buckys actor chris evans fell short in both WS and CW, RDJ and the actor who played BP both out performed him by miles. he wishes he could perform as well as BP did.

        take his final scene with RDJ, as hes facing off against a man trying to revenge his parents murder he still feels the need to cram in a cringy one liner “i can go all day” as a lame reference to his first film. it was completely out of place and killed the entire scene.

        i know the script isnt his fualt but that doesnt change his performance.

        he simply does not deserve a best actor award when their were better actors in the same movie let alone other movies

        • Axxell

          So you can’t provide a single example of the thing you accused him of, instead moving the goalposts to some other BS attack on a line he not only didn’t write, but one that actually fits perfectly with the character on the situation he was in.

          • Keiran S-C

            “take his final scene with RDJ, as hes facing off against a man trying to revenge his parents murder he still feels the need to cram in a cringy one liner “i can go all day” as a lame(very forced in) reference to his first film. it was completely out of place and killed the entire scene.”

            ermm a single example?? i did :S

            His script was terrible as the majority of the mcu scrips are but this one was during a pivotal moment in the avengers timeline when cap defends the man who murdered starks parents while stark is set on killing bucky. That should be an intense 100% serious scene and having cap provide comic relief in the middle of the fight was a terrible idea and didnt fit the moment or the supposed tone of the film one bit.

            evans acting had no emotion at any point he is just as willing to stand their and smirk while saying “i can go all dayyy” as he was willing to sprout one liners with the rest of them
            during the playfight in the airpot

          • Axxell

            I asked you for one example where he smirks during a serious scene; stop trying to pivot into a complaint about the script.

          • Keiran S-C

            He smirks while saying that line,god i thought that would have been obvious from my comments surrounded a specific line from a specific scene.

            that aside in any major fight scene he is smirking, while fighting off lokis alien invasion their are soo many scenes he is smirking and making jokes with the others all the while thousands of innocents are dying in every direction the same goes for ultrons attack.

          • Axxell

            This is stupid…if that’s what you call a smirk, then everything is a smirk. You’re literally the ONLY person making this claim.

          • Keiran S-C

            ive spoke to alot of ppl in comment sections like this who feel the same.
            Their are pleanty of ppl who would rather see a more serious captain america from a better actor.

            Evans is more suited to play jonny storm and it feels like he couldnt let go of that always trying to be funny persona.

            anyway back to one of my original points, he wasnt even the best actor in Civil War i dont know how he can be nominated for such an award when RDJ, Chadwick Boseman and even Daniel Brühl all out performed him

          • Axxell

            You speak to a ton of fanboys who hate Marvel, so that makes sense. Every critic worth his salt praises the performance of Evans. That, and the fact he was nominated for this award. You either have problems reading facial expressions, or are just another fanboy looking for something to disparrage Marvel and their actors…and no, propping other actors from the movie (which was NOT your original claim) means nothing if you’re taking shots at Evans for made up stuff just because he got nominated for an award.

          • Keiran S-C

            anyone who dislikes marvel is a fanboy… right got ya O_o ive even said i liked a number of marvel films in the comment below not to mention i grew up with their old movies(which are better than their current) it sounds like you only pay attention to the critics who say positive things about what you like, of course you opinion is then bias but kwl your not a critic you can be like that.

            any critic who praises chris evans over Chadwick Boseman is not worth their salt.

          • Axxell

            No…Anyone who says this is a smirk:


            is either blind, or socially inept…OR a fanboy.

          • Keiran S-C

            yes that moment is meant as more comic relief during a scene which should have any whatsoever his voice is light and not taking the situation seriously. just bad acting in other words.

          • Axxell

            Of course…unless he has a ridiculous chain smoker voice like Batman does on film, then it’s not serious…


          • Keiran S-C

            RDJ managed to give a serious performance during that scene and hes supposed to be the comic relief one in the team. it was a shame evans couldn’t keep up

          • Axxell

            Just stop it…if it was comic relief they wouldn’t have had it with the dramatic orchestra score dubbed over it.

            You’re trying too hard…

          • Keiran S-C

            aha xD sure well it definitely wasnt meant to be serious

          • Axxell

            Of course it wasn’t…I know no one who laughed at that scene.

            Like I said, plenty of critics have said negative things about Marvel movies, but no professional critic has complained about Evans’ performance as Cap.