2012 Saturn Award Winners in TV: 'Breaking Bad', 'Fringe' and 'Walking Dead'
The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards is yet to be held, but "Breaking Bad" has added trophies to its shelves. The AMC drama series edged out other scripted shows on cable channels to nab the Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series title at the 38th Annual Saturn Awards. It took home two other kudos through Bryan Cranston's win for Best TV Actor and Aaron Paul's victory for Best Supporting Actor on Television.
Another coveted prize, the Best Network Television Series award, went to "Fringe" which was snubbed in the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nomination list. The show's lead actress Anna Torv was additionally hailed as Best Actress on Television.
The rest of the awards in TV field were snatched by cable series, such as AMC's "The Walking Dead" which nabbed the Best Television Presentation, and MTV's "Teen Wolf" which was named the Best Youth-Oriented Television Series. Other AMC show "The Killing" collected one accolade through Michelle Forbes' win for Best Supporting Actress, while TNT's "Leverage" led Tom Skerritt to grab a trophy through his guest stint.
A gala for this year's Saturn Awards was held Thursday, July 26 night in Burbank, California. It presented prizes for TV shows, movies and DVDs for science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. It additionally handed out some Special Achievement Awards, with the long-running animated series "The Simpsons" being honored with The Milestone Award.
2012 Saturn Awards TV Winners:
- Best Network Television Series: "Fringe"
- Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: "Breaking Bad"
- Best Television Presentation (10 episodes or less): "The Walking Dead"
- Best Youth-Oriented Television Series: "Teen Wolf"
- Best Actor on Television: Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")
- Best Actress on Television: Anna Torv ("Fringe")
- Best Supporting Actor on Television: Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad")
- Best Supporting Actress on Television: Michelle Forbes ("The Killing")
- Best Guest Star on Television: Tom Skerritt ("Leverage")
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