On May 3rd (yes, we're a little late on this news, but we've all been on holiday!) the winners of the 31st Annual Saturn Awards were announced.
Presented by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, The Saturn Awards, the Saturn Awards were founded in 1972 by Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize the achievements of genre entertainment.
The biggest news of the night for us was Shaun of the Dead which narrowly beat competition from Dawn of the Dead to take home the Best Horror Film prize (from a group of nominees that also including Blade: Trinity, The Grudge, Open Water, Saw and Van Helsing).
Blanchard Ryan recevied a Best Actress award for Open Water, Jake Garber, Matt Rose and Mike Elizalde won for Best Makeup on Hellboy and Alan Silvestri picked up a prize for Best Music for Van Helsing.
On the DVD side, Starship Troopers 2 was awarded Best DVD Release, while Anchor Bayís 4-disc Dawn of the Dead (original Romero version) took the Best DVD Classic Film Release.
The biggest winner of the night was Spider-man 2, which took Best Fantasy Film, Best Director for Sam Raimi and three other honors.
BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
BEST FANTASY FILM: Spider-Man 2
BEST HORROR FILM: Shaun Of the Dead
BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER FILM: Kill Bill: Vol. 2
BEST ANIMATED FILM: The Incredibles
BEST ACTOR: Tobey Maguire Spider-Man 2 (Sony)
BEST ACTRESS: Blanchard Ryan Open Water (Lions Gate)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: David Carradine Kill Bill: Vol. 2
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Daryl Hannah Kill Bill: Vol. 2
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR: Emmy Rossum Phantom Of the Opera (Warner Bros.)
BEST DIRECTOR: Sam Raimi Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures)
BEST WRITER: Alvin Sargent Spider-Man 2
BEST MUSIC: Alan Silvestri Van Helsing (Universal)
BEST COSTUME: Kevin Conran & Stella McCartney Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow
BEST MAKE-UP: Jake Garber, Matt Rose Hellboy (Sony)
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS: Anthony LaMolinara, John Frazier Spider-Man 2
BEST DVD RELEASE: Starship Troopers 2: Hero Of the Federation
BEST DVD SPECIAL EDITION RELEASE: The Lord Of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended Cut)
BEST DVD CLASSIC FILM RELEASE: Dawn Of the Dead (Ultimate Edition)
BEST DVD COLLECTION: The Star Wars Trilogy
For a full list of the nominations, visit our earlier news story.
For more information on The Saturn Awards, and the full list of winners, visit their official site at www.saturnawards.org/