2017 Saturn Awards Nominations Led by ‘Rogue One’ and ‘The Walking Dead’

     March 6, 2017


For the awards ceremony that sets the gold standard for films, you turn to the Oscars. But if it’s genre fare you’re interested in, then the Saturn Awards are where it’s at. The Saturn Awards Organization recently unveiled their nominations for the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story led the way with 11 nominations in the motion picture category, while AMC’s The Walking Dead came in first in the TV category with a total of 7 nominations. The network’s prequel Fear the Walking Dead also received 4 nominations.

Other Disney nods included 10 nominations apiece for the Steven Spielberg-directed fantasy, The BFG, and Marvel’s epic mind-bender Doctor Strange, with 8 nods for Captain America: Civil War. HBO’s ambitious series Westworld received 6 nominations, followed by 5 for FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke, and 4 for both Starz’s historical fantasy Outlander and The CW’s superheroine series Supergirl. Netflix’s buzzworthy series Stranger Things and stars Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder also received nominations. This year’s awards show is slated to take place on June 28 in Burbank California.

rogue-one-saturn-awards-nominationContinue below for video announcements for both the movie and TV nominees. Here’s a look at some of the categories and their respective nominees; the full list can be found at the Saturn Awards website:

Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release:

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • Doctor Strange
  • Suicide Squad
  • X-Men: Apocalypse

Best Science Fiction Film Release:

  • Arrival
  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Midnight Special
  • Passengers
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Trek Beyond

the-walking-dead-posterBest 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)