The Sci-fi/Horror/Fantasy Saturn Awards Love Them Some 'Avengers'

Stacie Hougland

The Saturn Awards, presented by an entity known as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, annually honor the best, brightest and most popular in the genre, and last night's 39th ceremony was no exception. What other awards show would recognize Clark Gregg as Best Supporting Actor, hand Jonathan Frakes a Life Career Award, laud Cloud Atlas's awful makeup, or give Killer Joe, well, anything? The biggest winner of the night, though, was a little film called The Avengers, which took home the Best Sci-fi Film Award, among other major categories. And although we're still not sure how Best Costume winner Les Miserables fits in to sci-fi/horror unless it's Russell Crowe's singing, the show was filled with some great moments: a heartfelt, emotional tribute to sci-fi master Richard Matheson by his son, Danny Elfman's humble acceptance speech for Best Music (Frankenweenie) and the awarding of William Friedkin (The Exorcist) for Lifetime Achievement.

Here are the winners in the movie categories:

Best Science Fiction Film: The Avengers

Best Fantasy Film: Life of Pi

Best Horror/Thriller Film: The Cabin in the Woods

Best Action/Adventure Film: Skyfall

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe)

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

Best Supporting Actor: Clark Gregg (The Avengers)

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi)

Best Director: Joss Whedon (The Avengers)

Best Writing: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Best Production Design: Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Best Editing: Alexander Berner (Cloud Atlas)

Best Music: Danny Elfman (Frankenweenie)

Best Costume: Paco Delgado (Les Miserables)

Best Makeup: Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead (Cloud Atlas)

Best Special Effects: Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick (The Avengers)

Best Independent Film Release: Killer Joe

Best International Film: Headhunters

Best Animated Film: Frankenweenie

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