The 32nd Annual Saturn Awards Honors Genre Entertainment

Submitted by: Summer Brooks (SoSF Producer & Program Director)

The 32nd Annual Saturn Awards were presented at a gala affair in Universal City, California on May 2. The event attracted many of the top producers, directors and actors working in genre entertainment. The awards were spread out over several films showcasing the amazing success of genre films as a whole. “Batman Begins” and “King Kong” each received three Saturn Awards with “Star Wars: Episode III “Revenge of the Sith”, “Sin City”, and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” each received two Saturn Awards.

“Battlestar Galactica” won three Saturn Awards with “Lost” taking home two honors. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the George Pal Memorial Award to legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen. This special honor was presented to Harryhausen by acclaimed director Jon Favreau. Shane Black was honored with The Filmmakers Showcase Award which was presented by actor Clifton Collins Jr.

Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures tied with four Saturn Awards apiece. Buena Vista, Dimension / Miramax, and 20th Century Fox were awarded each with two Saturn Awards.

The Academy was founded in 1972 to honor, recognize and promote genre entertainment. The organization is currently headed by Robert Holguin who serves as President.

A complete list of winners follows:

FILM AWARDS

Best Science Fiction Film:
STAR WARS: EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH

Best Fantasy Film:
BATMAN BEGINS

Best Horror Film:
THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE

Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film:
SIN CITY

Best Animated Film:
TIM BURTON�S CORPSE BRIDE

Best Actor:
CHRISTIAN BALE
(Batman Begins)

Best Actress:
NAOMI WATTS
(King Kong)

Best Supporting Actor:
MICKEY ROURKE
(Sin City)

Best Supporting Actress:
SUMMER GLAU
(Serenity)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor:
DAKOTA FANNING
(War of the Worlds)

Best Director:
PETER JACKSON
(King Kong)

Best Writing:
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN and DAVID S. GOYER
(Batman Begins)

Best Music:
JOHN WILLIAMS
(Star Wars: Episode III � Revenge of the Sith)

Best Costume:
ISIS MUSSENDEN
(The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, TheWitch & The Wardrobe)

Best Make-Up:
HOWARD BERGER, GREG NICOTERO, NIKKI GOOLEY
(The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe)

Best Special Effects:
JOE LETTERI, RICHARD TAYLOR,
CHRISTIAN RIVERS, BRIAN VAN�T HUL
(King Kong)

TELEVISION AWARDS

Best Network Television Series:
LOST

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series:
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Best Television Presentation: Tie
MASTERS OF HORROR
THE TRIANGLE

Best Actor on Television:
MATTHEW FOX
(Lost)

Best Actress on Television:
KRISTEN BELL
(Veronica Mars)

Best Supporting Actor on Television:
JAMES CALLIS
(Battlestar Galactica)

Best Supporting Actress on Television:
KATEE SACKHOFF
(Battlestar Galactica)

DVD AWARDS

Best DVD Release:
RAY HARRYHAUSEN: THE EARLY YEARS COLLECTION

Best DVD Special Edition Release:
SIN CITY: RECUT, EXTENDED, UNRATED

Best DVD Classic Film Release:
THE WIZARD OF OZ

Best DVD Collection:
BELA LUGOSI COLLECTION

Best DVD Television Release:
LOST (SEASON 1)

Best DVD Retro Television Release:
THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO

VIDEO GAME AWARDS

Best Video Game Release (Science Fiction):
STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II

Best Video Game Release (Fantasy):
GOD OF WAR

Best Video Game Release (Horror):
RESIDENT EVIL 4

SPECIAL AWARDS

The George Pal Memorial Award:
RAY HARRYHAUSEN

The Filmmakers Showcase Award:
SHANE BLACK

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