'Walking Dead' and 'Breaking Bad' Land Multiple Prizes at 2014 Saturn Awards
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films honored the best TV and movie works in the genres at the 40th annual Saturn Awards on Thursday, June 26. "It's like Comic-Con meets a Bar-Mitzvah," said host Jeff Ross when opening the ceremony at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, California.
Leading the TV nominees with five, "Breaking Bad" came home as a big winner and so did "The Walking Dead". Both shows nabbed three gongs each with the former being named Best Television Presentation of a Limited Run Series and the latter dubbed Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series.
"Walking Dead" helped its stars Melissa McBride and Chandler Riggs land Best Supporting Actress nod and Best Performance by a Younger Actor title respectively. Aaron Paul of "Bad" nabbed the Best Actor prize and the show's guest star Robert Forster won one for his performance on the crime drama series.
"Hannibal" and "Revolution", which both air on NBC, shared the top honor as Best Network Television Series Release. "Hannibal" additionally had one of its lead actors, Mads Mikkelsen, chosen as Best Actor.
Vera Farmiga of "Bates Motel" landed the Best Actress prize, while "Teen Wolf" was chosen as the Best Youth-Oriented Television Series. Malcolm McDowell, whose acting credits include Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" and Nicholas Meyer's "Time After Time", was presented with the Life Career Award.
In movie field, Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi flick "Gravity" led the pack with five awards.
- Best Network Television Series Release: "Hannibal" and "Revolution" (tie)
- Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: "The Walking Dead"
- Best Television Presentation of a Limited Run Series: "Breaking Bad"
- Best Youth-Oriented Television Series: "Teen Wolf"
- Best Actor in a Television Series: Mads Mikkelsen - "Hannibal"
- Best Actress in a Television Series: Vera Farmiga - "Bates Motel"
- Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series: Aaron Paul - "Breaking Bad"
- Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series: Melissa McBride - "The Walking Dead"
- Best Guest Star in a Television Series: Robert Forster - "Breaking Bad"
- Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series: Chandler Riggs - "The Walking Dead"
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