|Current: 46th Saturn Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in genre fiction film, television and home media releases|
|Presented by||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films|
The Saturn Awards are American awards presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films; they were created to honor science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, but have since grown to reward other films belonging to genre fiction, as well as television and home media releases. The Saturn Awards were created in 1973 and were originally referred to as Golden Scrolls.
The Saturn Awards were devised by Donald A. Reed in 1973, who felt that work in films in the genre of science fiction at that time lacked recognition within the established Hollywood film industry's award system. Initially, the award given was a Golden Scroll certificate. In the late 1970s, the award was changed to be a representation of the planet Saturn, with its ring(s) composed of film.
The Saturn Awards are voted upon by members of the presenting Academy. The Academy is a non-profit organization with membership open to the public. Its president and executive producer is Robert Holguin, and producer/writers Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus. Its members include filmmakers J. J. Abrams, Bryan Singer, Steven Spielberg, Bryan Fuller, Mark A. Altman, Vince Gilligan and James Cameron, among others.
Although the Awards still primarily focus on films and television in the science fiction, fantasy and horror categories, the Saturns have also recognized productions in other dramatic genres. There are also special awards for lifetime achievement in film production.
The Saturn Awards has been criticized for having broadened its scope, nominating and awarding prestige movies genre awards (sci-fi, fantasy, or horror) and thereby stretching the meanings of the genres too far.
|Superlative||Individual(s) / Work||Record set||Year(s)|
|Most awards (individual)||James Cameron||11 awards||1984–2009|
|Most nominations (individual)||John Williams||22 nominations||1977–2019/2020|
|Most awards (film)||Star Wars||15 awards[a]||1977|
|Most nominations (film)||18 nominations[a]|
|Most awards (TV series)||The Walking Dead||21 awards||2010–2018/19|
|Most nominations (TV series)||56 nominations||2004–2019/2020|
|Most awards (acting)||Robert Downey Jr.
|4 awards||1993–2018/19 |
|Most nominations (acting)||Tom Cruise||11 nominations||1994–2018/19|
|Most awards (same category)||John Williams||9 wins for Best Music||1977–2015|
|Most nominations (same category)||22 nominations for Best Music||1977–2019/2020|
|Most awards (film franchise)||Star Wars||44 wins[b]|
|Most nominations (film franchise)||Marvel Cinematic Universe||135 nominations[c]||2008–2018/19|
The year indicates the year of release of the films eligible.