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Tonight The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films held their 36th Annual Saturn Awards. The 2009 Star Trek movie went into the night with 6 nominations, but it was Avatar that dominated, picking up ten awards. Star Trek picked up one Saturn, as did including Leonard Nimoy (for Fringe). Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman also picked up a special award.
Star Trek Make-up plus Orci, Kurtzman, Nimoy and Saldana win Saturns
The 2009 Star Trek movie went into the awards show with six nomination, and it picked up award, for Best Make-up, which went to Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, Joel Harlow. Burman, Hall and Harlow also won an Oscar for their work on Star Trek earlier this year (the first for the franchise).
But the big winner for the night was James Cameron’s Avatar, winning a total of ten awards, including Best Actress for Zoe Saldana. In fact, it was Avatar that accounted for Star Trek’s five losses (Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Visual Effects and Best Production Design).
The Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were also at the event, where they picked up the special George Pal Memorial Award. Also, the 2009 Star Trek Movie Collection won Best DVD Collection.
On the TV side the JJ Abrams shows picked up four awards. Lost won Best Network TV Series and Best TV Actor (Josh Holoway). And both Anna Torv (Best Actress) and Leonard Nimoy (Best Guest Star) won acting awards for Fringe.
TrekMovie will have more coverage of interviews with many of the Trek luminaries on hand at the Saturns. Look for that soon.
2010 Saturns Winners List
Best Science Fiction Film: Avatar
Best Fantasy Film: Watchmen
Best Horror Film: Drag Me To Hell
Best Action Film: Inglourious Basterds
Best Actor: Sam Worthington (Avatar)
Best Supporting Actor: Stephen Lang (Avatar)
Best Supporting Actress: Sigourney Weaver (Avatar)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Saorise Ronan (The Lovely Bones)
Best Director: James Cameron (Avatar)
Best Writer: James Cameron (Avatar)
Best Music: James Horner (Avatar)
Best Costume: Michael Wilkinson (Watchmen)
Best Make-up: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, Joel Harlow (Star Trek)
Best Production Design: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg (Avatar)
Best VFX: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones(Avatar)
Best International Film: District 9
Best Animation Film: Monsters vs. Aliens
Best Television Series: Lost
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: Breaking Bad
Best Presentation on Television Series: Torchwood: Children of Earth
Best Actor on Television: Josh Holloway (Lost)
Best Actress on Television: Anna Torv (Fringe)
Best DVD Release: Nothing But the Truth
Best DVD Television Release: Lost (Complete Fifth Season)
Best DVD Special Edition: Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut
Best DVD Collection: Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection
Best Local Stage Production (Fantasy/Musical): Mary Poppins (Ahmanson Theatre)
Best Local Stage Production (Play/Dramatical Musical): Parade (Mark Taper Forum)
Best Local Stage Production (Small Theatre): Fellowship: The Musical (Ahmanson Theatre)
The Visionary Award: James Cameron
The George Pal Memorial Award: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
The Producers Showcase Award: Lauren Shuler Donner
The Life Career Award: Irvin Kershner
Best DVD Release : Nothing But the Truth