Rise of the Planet of the Apes and J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 both scored three trophies at the annual Saturn Awards, given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, which were presented last night, while Fringe took home two in the television categories.
Apes was hailed as the Best SF Film, with Andy Serkis’ performance as Caesar and the entire Special Effects team also winning awards. Super 8 had the Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Joel Courtney), as well as Best Director (Abrams) and Best Music (Michael Giacchino).
Anna Torv’s work as the two Olivias on Fringe was rewarded with Best TV Actress, and the show was the Best Network TV series.
Best Fantasy Film was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2, and Best Animated went to Puss in Boots.
According to Academy president Robert Holguin: “In one of the most rewarding years ever for genre entertainment, these films and TV shows proved that imagination, creativity and technology are blending in extraordinary ways, allowing these previously specialized genres to become the very heart of the entertainment industry.”
The full list can be found at www.saturnawards.com