Us (2019)

By Pete Hammond | Deadline Hollywood

The Avengers rule the day as Marvel and Disney’s box office juggernaut Avengers: Endgame picked up 14 Saturn Award nominations, along with another couple for Avengers: Infinity War.

It was by far the biggest individual total for a film, followed by Disney’s Aladdin with nine, Universal’s Us (eight) and Warner Bros Aquaman and Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns (six each).

On the TV side HBO’s Game of Thrones grabbed nine noms, followed by The Haunting of Hill House and The Walking Dead with six each. Disney leads the studio count with 44 nominations across all of its related companies, while Netflix dominated the television side with 27 nominations.

Deadline reported exclusively last week that the 45th annual Saturn Awards — which prides itself in honoring genre entertainment since 1973 when it was started by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films — will retool the fan-favorite awards show by moving it from June to September 13. Because of that change, the eligibility window for this year’s noms is based on a 16-month eligibility period from March 1, 2018 to July 7, 2019, rather than 12 months as usual. As part of the reorganization, the show also will move to the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles. A first-time streaming partner will be announced shortly in order to increase the global reach of the show as well.

Nominees

Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release:

Best Science Fiction Film Release:

Best Fantasy Film Release:

Best Horror Film Release:

Best Action / Adventure Film Release:

Best Thriller Film Release:

Best Animated Film Release:

Best Actor in a Film:

  • Jeff Bridges – Bad Times at The El Royale
  • Nicolas Cage – Mandy
  • Tom Cruise – Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Chris Evans – Avengers: Endgame
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Avengers: Endgame
  • Mel Gibson – Dragged Across Concrete
  • Keanu Reeves – John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Best Actress in a Film:

  • Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
  • Toni Collette – Hereditary
  • Jamie Lee Curtis – Halloween
  • Nicole Kidman – Destroyer
  • Brie Larson – Captain Marvel
  • Lupita Nyong’o – Us
  • Octavia Spencer – Ma

Best Supporting Actor in a Film:

  • Josh Brolin – Avengers: Infinity War
  • John Lithgow – Pet Sematary
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns
  • Lewis Pullman – Bad Times at The El Royale
  • Jeremy Renner – Avengers: Endgame
  • Will Smith – Aladdin
  • Steven Yeun – Burning

Best Supporting Actress in a Film:

  • Cynthia Erivo – Bad Times at The El Royale
  • Karen Gillan – Avengers: Endgame
  • Amber Heard – Aquaman
  • Scarlett Johansson – Avengers: Endgame
  • Naomi Scott – Aladdin
  • Hailee Steinfeld – Bumblebee
  • Zendaya – Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Film Director:

  • Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck – Captain Marvel
  • Karyn Kusama – Destroyer
  • Jordan Peele – Us
  • Guy Ritchie – Aladdin
  • Anthony Russo, Joe Russo – Avengers: Endgame
  • Steven Spielberg – Ready Player One
  • James Wan – Aquaman
  • Zhang Yimou – Shadow

Read the full list of nominees here.

 

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