11 DEC 2023

The 51st Annual Saturn Awards edition announces 2024 nominees

The event will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024 in Los Angeles and will be streaming live on Electric Entertainment’s app and channel ElectricNOW.

11 DEC 2023

Annual Saturn Awards

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Nominations for the 51st Annual Saturn Awards have been announced on Electric Entertainment’s streaming platform ElectricNOW, recognizing extraordinary programming, performances and special effects in genre entertainment within the Film and Television categories.

The Saturn Awards ceremony celebrating the best in genre film and television will return to Los Angeles, on February 4, 2024 at the LA Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, and will be exclusively streamed LIVE on Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment’s ElectricNOW, with the Saturn Awards producing team of Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus.

Universal Pictures holds the top spot in nominations in the Film category, amassing 23 nominations for films such as "Oppenheimer", "Renfield", "M3GAN", "Fast X", "Knock at The Cabin", and "The Super Mario Bros. Movie". Paramount Pictures boasts 18 nominations for "Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny", "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning" Part One, "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves", "Scream VI", "Smile", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem" and "Transformers: Rise of The Beasts."

James Cameron’s visually stunning "Avatar: The Way of Water" has soared to new heights garnering12 nominations. This feat surpasses Cameron’s own record set back in 2010 when his groundbreaking original Avatar film received 10 nominations. The film is a contender for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Actor in a Film (Sam Worthington), Best Actress in a Film (Zoe Saldana), Best Supporting Actor in a Film (Stephen Lang) and Best Younger Performer in a Film (Jack Champion), along with directing and writing noms for Cameron and screenwriting partners Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver.

Christopher Nolan’s biopic, "Oppenheimer", featuring his signature storytelling style and meticulous attention to detail, crafted an impressive 11 nominations including Best Thriller Film, Best Actor in a Film (Cillian Murphy), Best Supporting Actor in a Film (Robert Downey, Jr.), Best Supporting Actress in a Film (Emily Blunt) with Christopher Nolan’s noms for Best Direction and Best Film Screenwriting.

Other prominent leaders include the exhilarating adventure, "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" with 9 nominations including Best Fantasy Film, Best Actor in a Film: (Harrison Ford), Best Supporting Actor in a Film: (Mads Mikkelsen) Best Supporting Actress in a Film: (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) and Best Film Direction: (James Mangold).

Greta Gerwig’s "Barbie" receives 8 nominations including Best Fantasy Film, Best Film Actress: (Margot Robbie), Best Supporting Film Actor: (Ryan Gosling), Best Film Direction: (Greta Gerwig) and Best Film Screenwriting: (Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig). Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy", Vol. 3 garners 7 nominations including Best Superhero Film, Best Actor in a Film: (Chris Pratt), Best Film Direction: (James Gunn), Best Film Make-Up: (Alexei Dmitriew) and Best Visual/Special Effects: (Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick).

Paramount+ continues to dominate with its iconic and enduring franchise, Star Trek, as "Star Trek: Picard" receives 7 nominations, while "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" follows closely behind with 6 nominations for Television Series. Lucasfilm’s/Disney+s’ latest addition to the Star Wars universe, the prequel series "Andor", has received 5 nominations. Similarly, the adaptation of the video game franchise "The Last of Us" has also garnered 5 nominations.