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Saturn Award
The Saturn Award
Awarded for Best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television
Presented by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
Country United States
First awarded 1972
Official website http://www.saturnawards.org/

The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. The Saturn Awards were devised by Dr. Donald A. Reed in 1972, who felt that films within those genres were never given the appreciation they deserved at that time.[1] The physical award is a representation of the planet Saturn, surrounded with a ring of film. The award was initially and is still sometimes loosely referred to as a Golden Scroll.

Similar to other awards, like the Oscars, the Emmys and the Grammys, the Saturn Awards are voted on by members of the presenting Academy. There are also special awards for lifetime achievement in the field.

The awards were first presented in 1972 by William Shatner, well-known as Captain James T. Kirk in the hit TV show Star Trek.

Although the awards still primarily nominate films and TV in the science fiction, fantasy and horror categories, the Saturns have also begun to recognize productions in standard dramatic genres as well. The 35th annual awards, to be presented in 2009, for example, includes nominations for films ranging from the 1940s wartime classic Casablanca to the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire.[2]

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Award categories

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Motion picture

In addition there was an Award for Best Foreign Film in 1980. The only winner in that category was Dinner for Adele (1977).

Television

Home video

Year-By-Year Results

See also

References

  1. ^ IMDB page
  2. ^ 2009 Saturn Awards nomination list Accessed March 18, 2009

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Simple English

The Saturn Award is an award presented every year by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in movie, television, and home video. The prestigious Saturn Awards were devised by Dr. Donald A. Reed, who felt that movies within those genres were never given the appreciation they deserved.[1] The physical award is a representation of the planet Saturn, surrounded with a ring of film. The award was initially, and is still sometimes loosely referred to as a Golden Scroll.

Similar to other awards, like the Oscars, the Emmys and the Grammys, the Saturn Awards are voted on by members of the presenting Academy. There are also special awards for lifetime achievement in the field.

The awards were first presented in 1972.

References

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