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NZ winners at Saturn Awards

The premiere US genre awards bash ran Thursday (NZ time) with Turbo Kid taking away the Best International Feature award.

Ash vs. Evil Dead, currently on its way to its second season, was also a winner. Bruce Campbell took away the Best Actor on a Television Series gong. Other productions with a NZ connection winning awards were Furious 7 (Best Action or Adventure Film) and Mad Max: Fury Road, for which Charlize Theron took Best Actress.

The standout winner on the night was Star Wars: The Force Awakens, taking eight awards. The Walking Dead was the most-awarded TV show, with three wins.

The Shannara Chronicles missed out on Best Fantasy Television Series, which was won by Outlander.

The Saturn Awards ran 22 June (US time) in Los Angeles. The winners were:

Best Action or Adventure Film

Furious 7

Best Actor in a Film
Harrison Ford, (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Best Actress in a Film
Charlize Theron, (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Animated Film Release
Inside Out

Best Comic to Motion Picture Release

Best Fantasy Film Release

Best Film Costume Design
Avengers: Age of Ultron, (Alexandra Byrne)

Best Film Director
Ridley Scott, (The Martian)

Best Film Editing
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey)

Best Film Make Up
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Neal Scanlan)

Best Film Music
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (John Williams)

Best Film Production Design
Crimson Peak, (Thomas E. Sanders)

Best Film Special / Visual Effects
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould)

Best Film Writing
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt)

Best Horror Film Release
Crimson Peak
beat Krampus and What We Do in the Shadows

Best Independent Film Release

Best International Film Release
Turbo Kid

Best Performance By A Younger Actor in a Film
Ty Simpkins, (Jurassic World)

Best Science Fiction Film Release
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Supporting Actor in a Film
Adam Driver, (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Jessica Chastain, (Crimson Peak)

Best Thriller Film Release
Bridge of Spies
Best Action / Thriller Television Series


Best Actor on a Television Series
Bruce Campbell, (Ash vs. Evil Dead)

Best Actress on a Television Series
Caitriona Balfe, (Outlander)

Best Fantasy Television Series
beat The Shannara Chronicles

Best Guest Performance on a Television Series
William Shatner, (Haven)

Best Horror Television Series
The Walking Dead

Best New Media Television Series

Best Presentation on Television
Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song

Best Science Fiction Television Series

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series
The Flash

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series
Richard Armitage, (Hannibal)

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series
Danai Gurira, (The Walking Dead)

Best Younger Actor on a Television Series
Chandler Riggs, (The Walking Dead)
Best DVD / BD Classic Film Release

Miracle Mile

Best DVD / BD Collection
Frank Darabont Collection

Best DVD / BD Release
Burying the Ex

Best DVD / BD Special Edition Release
X-Men: Days of Future Past (The Rogue Cut),

Best DVD / BD Television Release
X-Files: The Collector’s Set
Lifetime Achievement Award

Actress Nichelle Nichols
best known as Communications Officer Lt. Uhura in TV series Star Trek

George Pal Memorial Award
Screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg
writer of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes, producer of Elysium, Cinderella, Chappie, The Martian, Deadpool and several films in the X-Men franchise

Breakthrough Performance Award
Actress Melissa Benoist
Currently the star of TV series Supergirl

Dan Curtis Legacy Award
Showrunner Eric Kripke
Creator of Supernatural, which has been on the air since 2005

Special Recognition Award
Producer Brannon Braga
Co-creator and Executive Producer of TV series Salem, who also worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise

Spotlight Award
Better Call Saul

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