At the 35th Annual Saturn Awards held in Burbank, California, the Academy of Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films honored the best movies of the last year. The night belonged to the Superheroes. The comic book phase of 2008 was getting the appreciation it deserved. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (how the hell is this film still winning awards?) starring the late Heath Ledger, who won the Best Supporting Actor trophy, took home five awards including Best Action/Adventure Thriller.
Check out the full list of winners below…
Iron Man took home three awards including Best Director (Jon Favreau), Best Actor (Robert Downey Jr.) and top honors of the night as the best Sci-Fi Film. Other winners included Hellboy II: The Golden Army for Best Horror Film and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for Best Fantasy Film. They probably thought giving both Brad Pitt’s movie a trophy AND giving Angelina Jolie one for Best Actress in Clint Eastwood’s Changeling would mean the A-listers would show up to the Awards show.
- BEST SCI-FI FILM: Iron Man
- BEST FANTASY FILM: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- BEST HORROR FILM: Hellboy II: The Golden Army
- BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER: The Dark Knight
- BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: Let The Right One
- BEST ANIMATED FILM: WALL•E
- BEST ACTOR: Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man)
- BEST ACTRESS: Angelina Jolie (Changeling)
- SUPPORTING ACTOR: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
- SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Tilda Swinton (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNG ACTOR: Jaden Christopher Smith (The Day The Earth Stood Still)
- BEST DIRECTOR: Jon Favreau (Iron Man)
- BEST WRITER: Christopher Nolan and Jonathon Nolan (The Dark Knight)
- MUSIC: Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight)
- COSTUME: Mary Zophres (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls)
- MAKE-UP: Greg Cannom (The Curios Case of Benjamin Button)
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What do you think of the films that won? Were they deserving? Who would be your choices for some of the bigger awards?