'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Leads Movie Nominees of 2016 Saturn Awards


'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Leads Movie Nominees of 2016 Saturn Awards


Honoring last year's best sci-fi, fantasy and horror films, the awards show gives recognition to Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Lupita Nyong'o and John Boyega.
On Wednesday, February 24, the nominees of 2016 Saturn Awards were announced live over on YouTube. In the movie categories, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" leads this year's list with 15 nominations, followed by "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Crimson Peak" with 9 each.

Among the nominations that the latest "Star Wars" installment nabs are Best Directing for J.J. Abrams, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o and Carrie Fisher, as well as Best Supporting Actor for John Boyega and Adam Driver. Meanwhile, leads Daisy Ridley and Harrison Ford pick up an acting nomination each.

Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World" is nominated in seven categories including a Performance by a Young Actor for Ty Simpkins. Other sci-fi, fantasy and horror films getting multiple nominations are "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man".

The 42nd Annual Saturn Awards will be handed out in a ceremony held in June in Burbank. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will also honor the best television series at the event.

2016 Saturn Awards Nominations in Film:



Best Fantasy Film
Best Action Adventure Film
Best Thriller Film
Best Horror Film
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Performance by a Young Actor
Best International Film
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Film Director
Best Film Writing
Best Film Editing
Best Film Production Design
Best Film Music
Best Film Costume Design
Best Film Make-Up
Best Film Special / Visual Effects

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