'Avengers,' 'Breaking Bad' top Saturn Award winners
05:05 AM, Jun 27, 2013
More than a year after its release, The Avengers is still proving powerful as it conquered the 39th annual Saturn Awards Wednesday night.
The superhero spectacle racked up four honors from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films including best science-fiction film, supporting actor (Clark Gregg), best director (Joss Whedon) and best special effects.
In other movie categories, Life of Pi won for best fantasy film, best horror/thriller went to The Cabin in the Woods and Skyfall was honored for best action/adventure film.
The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence and Killer Joe’s Matthew McConaughey were named best actress and best actor respectively, while Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) garnered best supporting actress and Suraj Sharma of Life of Pi won best performance by a younger actor.
Frankenweenie grabbed a pair of awards, for best animated movie as well as for best music (Danny Elfman).
Breaking Bad led all TV shows with three Saturn Awards: best presentation on television, best actor (Bryan Cranston, who tied with The Following’s Kevin Bacon) and best supporting actor on television (Jonathan Banks). Revolution took home best network series, The Walking Dead won for best cable/syndicated series and best supporting actress on television (Laurie Holden), Yvonne Strahovski was honored for her guest spot on Dexter, and the award for best actress on television went to Anna Torv for the final season of Fringe.
This year’s Saturn Awards were dedicated to writer Richard Matheson, who died Sunday and was honored with the 2013 Visionary Award.