‘Outlander,’ ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Westworld’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ among big winners at 2017 Saturn Awards

Outlander” won Best Fantasy Television Series for the second year in a row at the 2017 Saturn Awards, which were handed out on June 28 in Burbank, California, at a ceremony hosted by “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Sean Gunn. That was one of many awards handed out at these kudos, which are presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, founded in 1972. Click here for the full list of winners.

Also among top television winners was “The Walking Dead,” which received the most nominations of any TV show this year (seven) and came away with its second straight award for Best Horror Series, as well as the prize for Best TV Actor (Andrew Lincoln). The AMC zombie apocalypse hit has won a top program award every year it’s been on the air: Best Presentation on Television (2011-2012), then Best Syndicated/Cable TV Series (2013-2015) and now Best Horror Series.

Supergirl” also had a good night, taking home prizes for Best Superhero Series and Best TV Actress (Melissa Benoist), while HBO’s “Westworld” was awarded Best Science Fiction Series and Best TV Supporting Actor (Ed Harris). CW’s “Riverdale” was the Best Action/Thriller Series, while the Netflix streaming drama “Luke Cage” won Best New Media Series.

Among motion pictures, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was the top nominee with 11, and it won its top prize, Best Science Fiction Film, along with Best Film Director (Gareth Edwards). Other top movie awards went to “Doctor Strange” (Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release, Best Film Supporting Actress for Tilda Swinton) and “10 Cloverfield Lane” (Best Thriller Film, Best Film Actress for Mary Elizabeth Winstead).

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