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Last year’s best science fiction/fantasy films were honored Thursday at the Saturn Awards.
At the ceremony in Burbank, CA, Rise of the Planet of the Apes won for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Supporting Actor for Andy Serkis’s motion capture performance as the ape Caesar and Best Visual Effects. Super 8 won trophies for Best Director (J. J. Abrams), Best Musical Score (by Michael Giacchino) and Best Young Star for Joel Courtney.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part II won Best Fantasy Film.
Other acting honors went to Kirsten Dunst, who won Best Actress for Melancholia, Michael Shannon as Best Actor for Take Shelter and Emily Blunt as Best Supporting Actress for The Adjustment Bureau.
Fringe won the award for Best Network TV Show, while Breaking Bad won Best Syndicated or Cable TV Show.
Director Frank Oz and actor James Remar both won Life Career Awards.
“In one of the most rewarding years ever for genre entertainment, these films and TV shows proved that imaginations, creativity, and technology are blending in extraordinary ways, allowing these previously specialized genres to become the very heart of the entertainment industry,” Academy President Robert Holguin said.