'Apes,' 'Super 8,' 'Breaking Bad' Lead Saturn Awards27 Jul, 2012 By: John Latchem
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the winners of the 38th annual Saturn Awards July 26, honoring the top titles and performances in genre entertainment.
Super 8, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Paramount Home Media Distribution, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, on disc from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, earned three trophies apiece.
Apes won for Best Science-Fiction Film, Best Supporting Actor for Andy Serkis and Best Special Effects. Super 8 won Best Director for J.J. Abrams, Best Music for Michael Giacchino and Best Performance by a Younger Actor for Joel Courtney.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 (Warner Home Video) won Best Fantasy Film, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) won Best Horror/Thriller Film, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (Paramount) won Best Action/Adventure Film and Puss in Boots (Paramount) won Best Animated Film.
In the television categories, “Breaking Bad,” distributed on disc by Sony Pictures, also won three awards, for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series, as well as Best Actor for Bryan Cranston and Best Supporting Actor for Aaron Paul. “Fringe” (Warner Home Video) won Best Network Television Series and Best Actress for Anna Torv.
In the home entertainment categories, Best DVD/BD Release was a tie between Atlas Shrugged: Part One, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment’s The Perfect Host.
Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release went to Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis, from Kino Lorber. Best DVD/BD Collection Release went to Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection, from Warner Home Video. Best DVD/BD Television Series Release went to Anchor Bay’s Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.
A complete list of winners is available at www.saturnawards.org.