by David Bentley, published on June 25, 2011 - 12:02 PM|
Christopher Nolan's multi-levelled mindscape thriller Inception has taken home five titles at the Saturn Awards 2011.
At the 37th annual ceremony held by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, Inception was named best science fiction film and also won the honours for best director (Christopher Nolan), writer (Christopher Nolan), music (Hans Zimmer) and special effects. The film had garnered nine nominations in total.
Others up for the science fiction film trophy were Hereafter, Iron Man 2, Never Let Me Go, Splice and Tron: Legacy.
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland was named best fantasy film and also took the costume accolade; other fantasy nominees were Clash of the Titans, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Scott Pilgrim vs The World and Twilight: Eclipse.
Let Me In was the top horror/thriller film (beating The American, Black Sean, Kick-Ass, Shutter Island and The Wolfman), while its star Chloe Moretz won the award for best performance by a younger actor, and Salt won in the action/adventure film category against The Expendables, The Green Hornet, Red, Robin Hood, True Grit and Unstoppable.
Disney's Tron: Legacy won the production design and actor (Jeff Bridges) trophies. Black Swan scooped the best actress (Natalie Portman) and best supporting actress (Mila Kunis) accolades, while best supporting actor was Never Let Me Go's Andrew Garfield.
The make-up title went to The Wolfman, while Monsters was best international film and Toy Story 3 the best animated film.
In the world of television, Fringe was named best network series, Breaking Bad the top syndicated/cable show and The Walking Dead the best TV presentation.
TV's best actor was declared to be True Blood's Stephen Moyer and the actress honour went to Fringe's Anna Torv, while Fringe co-star John Noble was best supporting actor. Lucy Lawless was named best supporting actress on the small screen for her role in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and Joe Manganiello won best guest-starring role for his appearance in True Blood.
In the DVD acknowledgements, Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition was named best special edition, The Complete Metropolis was best classic film release, Alien Anthology the best movie collection and The Twilight Zone: Season 1 and 2 Blu-ray the best television release.
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige was presented with The Visionary Award and Frank Darabont was handed The George Pal Memorial Award. Darabont's credits include writing/directing The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist and developing/producing/directing The Walking Dead.
The Saturn Awards website has the full breakdown of winners and nominations.