'The Avengers,' 'Cabin in the Woods,' 'Life of Pi' and 'Skyfall' win at the 2013 Saturn Awards

Posted by · 9:30 pm · June 26th, 2013

The 39th annual Saturn Awards were presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films tonight in Burbank, Calif. Top prizes for film went to “The Avengers,” “Life of Pi,” “The Cabin in the Woods” and “Skyfall,” while “Revolution,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” triumphed in the television categories.

Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” was nominated in a number of categories but was mostly shut out, save for a Best Supporting Actress win for Anne Hathaway (who was also nominated in the category for her Oscar-winning performance in “Les Misérables”).

William Friedkin had a great night as his film, “Killer Joe,” took the award for Best Independent Film and Best Actor (for Matthew McConaughey). Friedkin was also awarded the organization’s lifetime achievement award. Joss Whedon also had a good night, winning the Best Director award for “The Avengers” (the big winner on the night with four prizes) and accepting the Best Horror/Thriller Film prize for “The Cabin in the Woods.”

Acting honors also went to Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games”), Clark Gregg (“The Avengers”) and Suraj Sharma (“Life of Pi”). Quentin Tarantino followed up his Best Original Screenplay Oscar win by taking the Best Writing award for “Django Unchained,” while the crafts categories went to a number of films, from nominations leader “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (which only managed one award on the night) to “Cloud Atlas” to “Frankenweenie.”

In the television categories, Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Kevin Bacon (“The Following”) tied for Best Actor while other performance awards went to Anna Torv (“Fringe”), Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad”) and Laurie Holden (“The Walking Dead”).

Other special awards went to Vince Gilligan, Jonathan Frakes and author Richard Matheson, who passed away Monday. A moment of silence was observed for the genre legend and the awards were dedicated to his honor.

Check out the full list of winners on the next page.



Best Science Fiction Film
“The Avengers”

Best Fantasy Film
“Life of Pi”

Best Horror/Thriller Film
“The Cabin in the Woods”

Best Action/Adventure Film

Best Independent Film Release
“Killer Joe”

Best International Film

Best Animated Film

Best Director
Joss Whedon, “The Avengers”

Best Actor
Mathew McConaughey, “Killer Joe”

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”

Best Supporting Actor
Clark Gregg, “The Avengers”

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, “The Dark Knight Rises”

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Suraj Sharma, “Life of Pi

Best Writing
“Django Unchained”

Best Production Design
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Best Editing
“Cloud Atlas”

Best Music

Best Costume
“Les Misérables”

Best Makeup
“Cloud Atlas”

Best Special Effects
“The Avengers”


Best Network Television Series

Best Syndicated Cable Television Series
“The Walking Dead”

Best Television Presentation
“Breaking Bad”

Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television
“Teen Wolf”

Best Actor on Television
(TIE) Kevin Bacon, “The Following” and Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Best Actress on Television
Anna Torv, “Fringe”

Best Supporting Actor on Television
Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad”

Best Supporting Actress on Television
Laurie Holden, “The Walking Dead”

Best Guest Star on Television
Yvonne Strahovski, “Dexter”


Best DVD/BD TV Series
“Star Trek: The Next Generation” (Season 1 & 2)

Best DVD/BD Collection
“Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection”

Best DVD/BD Release

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release
“Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut”


Theater Showcase Award
“Silence! The Musical”

Dan Curtis Legacy Award
Vince Gilligan

Visionary Award
Richard Matheson

Life Career Award
Jonathan Frakes

Lifetime Achievement Award
William Friedkin

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