Friday, June 26, 2009

Awards Watch: Saturns 2009

The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films went bats for The Dark Knight, bestowing the blockbuster with five Saturn Awards last night, including a Best Picture prize in the Action/Adventure/Thriller category. As for the science fiction, fantasy and horror Best Pictures, winners were (respectively) Iron Man, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, while WALL-E and Let the Right One In triumphed in the animated and international races.

Acting honors went to Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., as well as Changeling's Angelina Jolie, Knight's Heath Ledger, Button's Tilda Swinton and The Day the Earth Stood Still's Jaden Christopher Smith. The evening's big surprise was a win for Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau over Dark director Christopher Nolan.

Honorary awards were given to actors Lance Henriksen and Leonard Nimoy and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg. Click here for the complete list of winners.

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