I told my readers to "Stay tuned" as "I'll be back with the television and home entertainment winners tomorrow" at the end of 'Black Panther' leads 'The Last Jedi' at the Saturn Awards. As The Gorillaz sing "tomorrow comes today," so it's time for me to follow through.
As I did yesterday, I'll let Variety tell the tale.
In the TV categories, Vince Gilligan’s “Better Call Saul” won Saturns for best action/adventure/thriller series, best supporting actress (Rhea Seehorn), and best supporting actor (Michael McKean). “Twin Peaks” nabbed best presentation on TV, best guest star (David Lynch), and best TV actor (Kyle MacLachlan). “Star Trek: Discovery” was honored with best new media series and best TV actress for Sonequa Martin-Green, and “The Walking Dead” won for best horror TV and best younger actor for Chandler Riggs.While I foresaw a big night for "Twin Peaks," I didn't foresee it happening exactly this way. I also didn't expect "Better Call Saul" to do well at all. I should have.
Both shows were examples of the Saturn Awards electorate voting like entertainment professionals. Of the Best Actor on a Television Series nominees, I noted that "the highest rated of them was MacLachlan, who was nominated by four awards shows, so that would make him the establishment candidate among all the actual nominees." For the Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series nominees, I observed that "McKean had the highest score with nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards, Gold Derby Awards, and Satellite Awards. If I were definitely vot[ing] the establishment choice, it would be for him." While I didn't pick Lynch as the professional favorite (that was Bryan Cranston), I did list him among the likely professional choices for Best Guest-Starring Performance on Television, so his win fit the pattern as well.
Out of all the multi-award-winning television programs, I found representatives of only one in an interview by Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV: Kenneth Mitchell & Mary Chieffo #StarTrek interviewed at the 44th #SaturnAwards Red Carpet
In case my readers don't recognize the actors, it's because they play Klingons. It's difficult to see the person beneath the prosthetic make-up.
Now for the shows that won didn't win any acting awards.
Best science fiction series went to “The Orville,” best fantasy series to “Outlander,” best superhero adaptation series to “The Flash,” best animated TV series to “Star Wars Rebels,” and best new media superhero series to “Marvel’s The Punisher.”I expected most of these and should not have considered "The Flash" winning to be a surprise. After all, my entry on the superhero TV nominees read 'Supergirl' vs. 'The Flash' (again) and 'The Punisher' vs. 'The Defenders' at the Saturn Awards.
Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV caught representatives of two of the winning shows, "Outlander" and "Star Wars Rebels." I begin with Diana Gabaldon #Outlander interviewed at the 44th Annual Saturn Awards Red Carpet #SaturnAwards.
I'm glad the author of the books was there to accept the third consecutive award for the television adaption of her series on her first visit to the Saturn Awards.
The final interview of a winner is a repeat appearance from last year's ceremony, Vanessa Marshall #StarWarsRebels interviewed at 44th Annual Saturn Awards Red Carpet #SaturnAwards.
Congratulations to all the winners! Speaking of which Variety actually reported all of the television winners. Considering that they did not mention the winners of seven movie awards in the article, that's an accomplishment.
On the other hand, they did not discuss the winners of the home entertainment categories, but they did list them.
Best DVD/BD Release: Dave Made a MazeFollow over the jump to see how my predictions fared against reality. Let's see if I can improve on my 14 out of 22 record for the movie winners.
Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release: Lifeboat
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Dracula Complete Legacy Collection
Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: American Gods (Season 1)
Best DVD/BD Special Edition: Night of the Living Dead (Criterion Collection)
From My Saturn Award votes and predictions for 2018, along with the results and my scoring of them.
TELEVISION AWARDSComplete miss. I did not expect the Saturn electorate to go for a show that the professionals would have picked out of the field.
Best Action / Thriller Television Series
My vote: The Alienist. Who is likely to win: Riverdale.
Best Actor on a Television SeriesAnother complete miss, although I should have known better, as I wrote above about MacLachlan being the professional choice.
My vote: Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead). Who is likely to win: Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) or Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. The Evil Dead).
Best Actress on a Television SeriesA third consecultive miss. Martin-Green had no track record of nominations before this year's Saturn Awards, so I didn't expect her. This one I chalk up to the power of fandom.
My vote: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander). Who is likely to win: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) or Melissa Benoist (Supergirl).
Best Animated Series or Film on TelevisionMy first hit of the day.
My vote: Star Wars: Rebels. Who is likely to win: Star Wars: Rebels or Rick and Morty.
Best Fantasy Television SeriesAnother hit.
My vote: The Good Place. Who is likely to win: Outlander.
Best Guest Performance on a Television SeriesAnother miss, although not as unexpected as I may have thought.
My vote: Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery). Who is likely to win: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead).
Best Horror Television SeriesA hit.
My vote: The Walking Dead. Who is likely to win: The Walking Dead.
Best New Media SuperheroAnother hit.
My vote: The Tick. Who is likely to win: Marvel's The Punisher.
Best New Media Television SeriesThird hit in a row.
My vote: Stranger Things. Who is likely to win: Star Trek: Discovery.
Best Presentation on TelevisionFourth hit in a row.
My vote: Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time. Who is likely to win: Twin Peaks: The Return.
Best Science Fiction Television SeriesFifth consecutive hit.
My vote: Colony. Who is likely to win: The Orville or The X-Files.
Best Superhero Adaptation Television SeriesWhiff. I was overconfident about "Supergirl" repeating and should have given "The Flash" a shot.
My vote: Gotham. Who is likely to win: Supergirl.
Best Supporting Actor on a Television SeriesA miss, although not an unexpected one, as I wrote above. By the way, I tweeted this predicition and Doug Jones himself liked it.
My vote: Khary Payton. Who is likely to win: Khary Payton (Doug Jones, Michael McKean, or Evan Peters would win with more professionals voting).
Best Supporting Actress on a Television SeriesRhea Seehorn was a surprise, but not a bad choice at all. Still, a miss on my part.
My vote: Dakota Fanning. Who is likely to win: Candice Patton.
Best Younger Actor on a Television SeriesFinally, a hit.
My vote: Millie Bobby Brown. Who is likely to win: Chandler Riggs.
HOME ENTERTAINMENTMy choice won, so I'll count it as a hit.
Best DVD / BD Classic Film Release
My vote: Lifeboat. Who is likely to win: The Old Dark House.
Best DVD / BD CollectionDracula won, so I'll say I knicked the target.
My vote: Christopher Nolan 4K Collection. Who is likely to win: Dracula, Mummy, or Abbott and Costello.
Best DVD / BD ReleaseMiss. I really had no clue.
My vote: Colossal. Who is likely to win: Don't know, maybe 2:22 or Cult of Chucky.
Best DVD / BD Special Edition ReleaseCalled it.
My vote: Lost Horizon. Who is likely to win: Night of the Living Dead.
Best DVD / BD Television ReleaseMiss, although I'm happy the television adaptation of the Hugo winning "American Gods" earned at least one award last week.
My vote: Westworld. Who is likely to win: Twin Peaks.
According to my count, I called 10 out of 20. Adding that to the 14 out of 22, that's 24 out of 42 or 57.1%. That's not nearly as impressive as my Oscar predictions, where I called 15.5 out of 19 categories or 81.6%, but it's better than random chance, which would have been 7 out of 42 or 16.7%. I'll take it.
That concludes my coverage of the 2018 Saturn Awards. Stay tuned for a 4th of July entry tomorrow.
Previous entries about the 2018 Saturn Awards:
- My Saturn Award television submissions for 2017-2018
- How did my Saturn Awards television submissions fare? O.K., I guess
- 'The Last Jedi' and 'Star Wars Rebels' at the Saturn Awards for Star Wars Day
- Drink to 'Coco' at the Saturn Awards for Cinco De Mayo
- 'Black Panther' vs. 'Wonder Woman' at the Saturn Awards for a late Free Comic Book Day
- 'The Shape of Water' vs. 'Beauty and the Beast' at the Saturn Awards
- 'Get Out' vs. 'It' at the Saturn Awards
- Action, Thriller, Independent, and International Films at the Saturn Awards
- What if the entertainment professionals voted on the television acting nominations at the Saturn Awards?
- 'The Walking Dead' vs. 'American Horror Story: Cult' plus Saturn Awards for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- 'Star Trek: Discovery' vs. 'Stranger Things' and 'Black Mirror' at the Saturn Awards
- 'Twin Peaks' vs. 'Doctor Who' at the Saturn Awards
- 'Game of Thrones' vs. 'Outlander' (again), 'American Gods,' and 'The Librarians' at the Saturn Awards
- 'Riverdale' vs. 'Better Call Saul' at the Saturn Awards
- 'Supergirl' vs. 'The Flash' (again) and 'The Punisher' vs. 'The Defenders' at the Saturn Awards
- 'The Orville' vs. 'The X-Files' and 'Doctor Who' at the Saturn Awards
- Home entertainment at the Saturn Awards
- My Saturn Award votes and predictions for 2018
- 'Black Panther' leads 'The Last Jedi' at the Saturn Awards