February 20, 2013 at 5:51 am #269997
39th Annual Saturn Awards nominations
were announced overnight. This is from the Academy of Science
Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films (which also has a TV branch as
well). Here are the nominees, winners in June, including one
ginormous, blockbuster surprise in Best TV Presentation (more later):
Best Network TV Series:
ONCE UPON A TIME
Best Cable TV Series
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
THE WALKING DEAD
Best Television Presentation
GAME OF THRONES
KEN FOLLETT’S WORLD WITHOUT END
SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED
Best Youth-Oriented Series
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
KEVIN BACON, THE FOLLOWING
BILLY BURKE, REVOLUTION
BRYAN CRANSTON, BREAKING BAD
MICHAEL C. HALL, DEXTER
JOSHUA JACKSON, FRINGE
TIMOTHY HUTTON, LEVERAGE
ANDREW LINCOLN, THE WALKING DEAD
MOON BLOODGOOD, FALLING SKIES
MIREILLE ENOS, THE KILLING
SARAH PAULSON, AMERICAN HORROR STORY:
CHARLOTTE RILEY, KEN FOLLETT’S WORLD
TRACY SPIRIDAKOS, REVOLUTION
ANNA TORV, FRINGE
Best Supporting Actor
JONATHAN BANKS, BREAKING BAD
GIANCARLO ESPOSITO, REVOLUTION
TODD LASANCE, SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE
COLM MEANEY, HELL ON WHEELS
DAVID MORRISSEY, THE WALKING DEAD
JOHN NOBLE, FRINGE
Best Supporting Actress:
JENNIFER CARPENTER, DEXTER
SARAH CARTER, FALLING SKIES
ANNA GUNN, BREAKING BAD
LAURIE HOLDEN, THE WALKING DEAD
JESSICA LANGE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY:
BETH RIESGRAF, LEVERAGE
Best Guest Appearance
BLAIR BROWN, FRINGE
TERRY O’QUINN, FALLING SKIES
LANCE REDDICK, FRINGE
MARK SHEPPARD, LEVERAGE
RAY STEVENSON and YVONNE STRAHOVSKI,
Generally, the eligibility period for TV
is the calendar year (1/1 to 12/31). Key word, “generally”.
Since Continuum did not debut in the United States until 1/14/13, an
exception was made to nominate it in Best TV Presentation. Its
strong run in Canada last summer, plus extraordinary demand for
fans south of the 49th parallel to see it… before its
official SyFy unveiling, along with its obvious quality, were likely
factors in granting this waiver.February 20, 2013 at 6:27 am #269999
4 Breaking Bad, Falling Skies,
Leverage, Revolution, The Walking Dead
3 American Horror Story: Asylum
2 The Following, Ken Follett’s World
Without End, The Killing, Spartacus: War of the Damned
1 Arrow, Beauty & the Beast,
Continuum, Doctor Who, Elementary, Game of Thrones, Hell On Wheels,
Merlin, Mockingbird Lane, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Teen Wolf,
True Blood, Vampire Diaries
Breakdown by Studio
8 Fox, TNT
5 NBC, Showtime
4 The CW
2 HBO, Reelz, Starz, SyFy
1 ABC, BBC America, CBS, MTVFebruary 20, 2013 at 6:45 am #270000
Good to see the love for Breaking Bad and Dexter, and getting the correct nominees for each show (e.g. Banks and not Paul for BB). Although no love for Game of Thrones actors is disappointing (this is one of the few groups that hasn’t nominated Peter Dinklage, yet they nominated his costars last year)
Network TV Series: No preference
Cable TV Series: Dexter
Television Presentation: Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones
Fantasy Series: No preference
Actor: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (runner-up: Michael C. Hall, Dexter)
Actress: No preference
Supporting Actor: Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter (runner-up: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad)
Guest Appearance: Yvonne Strahovski, Dexter (runner-up: Ray Stevenson, Dexter)February 20, 2013 at 8:14 am #270001
Why did they nominate Jessica Lange in Supporting Actress instead of Lead Actress. Her and Sarah Paulson are in the wrong categories.
I can’t believe they nominated Elementary for series, but snubbed the AMAZING performance by Johnny Lee Miller.
Overall, some pretty good nominations.February 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm #270002
The Saturn Awards are so messed up. They had Jessica Lange in lead for the first season and they nominate her in supporting for the second season.
Jonny Lee Miller really deserved a nomination for “Elementary”. I’m really disappointed he was left out in a category with seven nominees.
“The Following” has only aired a few episodes. How can it be eligible and even if it is, why didn’t they put it in “Television Presentation” with the other shows that aired 10 episodes or less?
They’ve really liked “Leverage” over the years.
According to their website, that “Fantasy Series” category is actually called “Youth-Oriented Series”.February 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm #270003
Nice to see an underdog show like Leverage get parting gifts for yeoman service on TNT’s watch. One of the more underrated, underrespected shows out there. Edit: My bad; Fantasy Series is in fact Youth-Oriented Series. Apologies for the misinterpretation on my end.
It has no chance of winning, of course (Breaking Bad will), but for the Saturns to give a Best TV Presentation nomination to Continuum should end all doubt as to the legitimacy of that show in future Emmy discussion. It has submission tapes in Drama Series, Actress (Rachel Nichols), Supporting Actor (Tony Amendola, Erik Knudsen), Supporting Actress (Lexa Doig), direction and writing (the pilot), and who knows what else. It’s time for the snubbing of this show’s GoldDerby thread to end and a legitimate discussion begin about what’s good and bad, about the actors, writing and content. Episodes can be re-watched via the SyFy website.
How many more nominations from award-giving orgs does Continuum have to get to spark a discussion about it on here?Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantFebruary 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm #270004
Jonathan Banks is going to win now since Aaron Paul isn’t even nominated!February 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm #270005
We can all agree that John Noble is the deserving winner of supporting actor, right?February 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm #270006
The Saturn Awards are always a joke with their very-flexible eligibility. EDIT: Nevermind, got these confused with the Satellite Awards.
That twenty-five live-action dramas can say that they were nominated for best series is also ridiculous.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."February 22, 2013 at 12:14 am #270007
I’m confused…What is Best Television Presentation??February 22, 2013 at 1:28 am #270008
Television Presentation is for shows that aired 10 episodes or less, I believe.February 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm #270009
The Killing was nominated for Television Presentation last year and they aired thirteen episodes.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."February 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm #270010
I checked IMDb and they have The Killing in cable series for last year.February 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm #270011
When the nominations were announced last year, “The Killing” was nominated in the Television Presentation category. They later realized their mistake and ultimately placed it in the appropriate category.
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