News Nuggets: ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Avengers’ win big at Saturn Awards

Breaking Bad” and “The Avengers” were the big winners at the Saturn Awards, which honor the best in genre films and television. “Avengers” won Best Science-Fiction Film, as well as Best Director (Joss Whedon) and Best Supporting Actor (Clark Gregg), while “Breaking Bad” took Best Presentation on Television, Best Actor (Bryan Cranston) and Best Supporting Actor (Jonathan Banks). Hollywood Reporter

Fox Searchlight moves release date for Steve McQueen‘s drama “Twelve Years a Slave” from the end of December to October 18.

FX Guide previews this year’s possible Emmy contenders for visual effects, including “Game of Thrones,” “Hannibal,” “Fringe,” and “Revolution.”

The Descendants” Oscar-winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash talk about teaming up again for their new comedy “The Way Way Back.” Chicago Sun-Times

Steve Pond considers who might be snubbed in crowded drama categories at the Emmys. Reuters

The Directors Guild of America elects its first African-American president: Emmy-winning TV director Paris Barclay. Thompson on Hollywood

Kate Mara (“House of Cards“) and Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad“) will announce Primetime Emmy nominees on July 18.

 

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