Monday, August 5, 2019

My 2019 Saturn Awards votes and predictions


When I reached the end of 'Better Call Saul' vs. 'Riverdale' for Best Action/Thriller TV Series again plus home entertainment nominees at the 2019 Saturn Awards, I wrote "That's it for the Saturn Awards for July.  The next one will probably be in August, when I post my actual votes."  It's August, so I'm following through and adding my predictions, just as I did in 2018.  I begin with my votes for the movie nominees.

Best Action/Adventure Film: My vote — Mission: Impossible - Fallout.  My prediction — Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
Best Actor in a Film: My vote — Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame).  My prediction — Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame).
Best Actress in a Film: My vote — Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns).  My prediction — Brie Larson (Captain Marvel).
Best Animated Film Release: My vote — Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse.  My prediction — Incredibles 2.
Best Comic to Motion Picture Release: My vote — Aquaman.  My prediction — Captain Marvel.
Best Fantasy Film Release: My vote — Mary Poppins Returns.  My prediction — Aladdin.
Best Film Costume Design: My vote — Sandy Powell (Mary Poppins Returns).  My prediction — Aladdin.
Best Film Director: My vote — Jordan Peele (Us).  My prediction — Anthony Russo & Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame).
Best Film Editing: My vote — Christopher Tellefsen (A Quiet Place).  My prediction — Avengers: Endgame or John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.
Best Film Make Up: My vote — Suspiria (Mark Coulier, Fernanda Perez).  My prediction — The Dead Don't Die or Pet Sematary.
Best Film Music: My vote — Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns).  My prediction — Alan Silvestri.
Best Film Production Design: My vote — John Myhre (Mary Poppins Returns).  My prediction — Aladdin or Avengers: Endgame.
Best Film Special / Visual Effects: My vote — Ready Player One (TBD).  My prediction — Avengers: Endgame or Godzilla: King of Monsters.
Best Film Writing: My vote — Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski (A Quiet Place).  My prediction — Avengers: Endgame.
Best Horror Film Release: My vote — A Quiet Place.  My prediction — Us.
Best Independent Film Release: My vote — American Animals.  My prediction — Mandy.
Best International Film Release: My vote — Border.  My prediction — Shadow.
Best Performance By A Younger Actor in a Film: My vote — Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place).  My prediction — Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home).
Best Science Fiction Film Release: My vote — Solo: A Star Wars Story.  My prediction — Ready Player One.
Best Supporting Actor in a Film: My vote — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns).  My prediction — Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War).
Best Supporting Actress in a Film: My vote — Amber Heard (Aquaman).  My prediction — Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Endgame).
Best Thriller Film Release: My vote — Destroyer.  My prediction — Bad Times at The El Royale.

Follow over the jump for my votes and predictions in the television and streaming categories.

Best Action / Thriller Television Series: My vote — Killing Eve.  My prediction — Better Call Saul or Riverdale.
Best Actor in a Streaming Presentation: My vote — John Krasinski (Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan).  My prediction — Jon Bernthal (Marvel’s The Punisher) or David Tennant (Good Omens).
Best Actor on a Television Series: My vote — Jeffrey Wright (Westworld).  My prediction — Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead).
Best Actress in a Streaming Presentation: My vote — Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina).  My prediction — Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery).
Best Actress on a Television Series: My vote — Sandra Oh (Killing Eve).  My prediction — Caitriona Balfe (Outlander).
Best Animated Series on Television: My vote — Star Wars Resistance.  My prediction — Star Wars Resistance.
Best Fantasy Television Series: My vote — The Good Place.  My prediction — Outlander.
Best Guest Performance on a Television Series: My vote — Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead).  My prediction — Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead).
Best Horror Television Series: My vote — The Walking Dead.  My prediction — The Walking Dead.
Best Science Fiction Television Series: My vote — Westworld.  My prediction — The Orville.
Best Streaming Horror and Thriller Series: My vote — Stranger Things.  My prediction — The Haunting of Hill House.
Best Streaming Science Fiction Action and Fantasy Series: My vote — Star Trek: Discovery.  My prediction — Star Trek: Discovery or Lost in Space.
Best Streaming Superhero Series: My vote — The Umbrella Academy.  My prediction — Marvel's Daredevil.
Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series: My vote — Gotham.  My prediction — Supergirl or The Flash.
Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Presentation: My vote — Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery).  My prediction — Ethan Peck (Star Trek: Discovery).
Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series: My vote — Ed Harris (Westworld).  My prediction — Lennie James (Fear the Walking Dead) or Khary Payton (The Walking Dead).
Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Presentation: My vote — Sissy Spacek (Castle Rock).  My prediction — Parker Posey (Lost in Space).
Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series: My vote — Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead).  My prediction — Danai Gurira or Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead) or Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul).
Best Younger Actor on a Television Series: My vote — David Mazouz (Gotham).  My prediction — KJ Apa or Cole Sprouse (Riverdale).

Now the home entertainment awards, for which I'm not making any predictions, although I am sharing my votes.

Best DVD / BD Classic Film Release: My vote — 2001: A Space Odyssey (4K)
Best DVD / BD Collection: My vote — The Matrix Trilogy (4K)
Best DVD / BD Release: My vote — Fahrenheit 451
Best DVD / BD Special Edition Release: My vote — 12 Monkeys (Collector's Edition)
Best DVD / BD Television Movie or Series Release: My vote — The Night Stalker

I will find out how well my picks, both my personal preferences and those I think the plurality of other voters will choose, fare the night of September 13th, when the awards are announced.  Stay tuned.

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