The Saturn Awards, sometimes referred to as The Golden Scrolls, was founded in 1973 by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films; it remains the largest and most prestigious event dedicated to the genres most often overlooked or intentionally ignored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences aka The Oscars. The annual event went down in Burbank, CA last night, and the big winners in both film and TV reflect the strength of the modern horror landscape.
10 Cloverfield Lane (directed by Dan Trachtenberg) was the big winner among films under consideration, nabbing awards for Best Thriller, Best Actress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Best Supporting Actor (John Goodman). The film featured prominently on many Best Horror of 2016 lists and definitely deserves the recognition it received. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: After surviving a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard (John Goodman) tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard’s controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world.
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The big winner of the small screen was The Walking Dead; despite a drop in viewership following the overhyped and super depressing Season 7 opener, the staple of AMC nabbed awards for Best Horror TV Series, Best Actor on Television (Andrew Lincoln), and Best Guest Star on Television (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
Check out a recap of Season 7 below.
Warning: Below There Be Spoilers!
Official Synopsis: Collider’s own Josh Macuga and Perri Nemiroff break down and discuss all that has happened for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7.
For a full list of last night’s award winners, follow the link, HERE.