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'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Super 8' top Saturn Awards
The 38th Annual Saturn Awards were presented in Burbank earlier this week, and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "Super 8" came out on top with 3 awards each.
"Apes" was named Best Sci-Fi Film, and also earned honors for Supporting Actor for Andy Serkis (take that, Academy!) and Special Effects.
"Super 8" picked up Best Director (J.J. Abrams), Best Music (Michael Giacchino) and Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Joel Courtney).
The Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film went to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," while David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" was named Best Horror Thriller Film. The Best Action/Adventure Film trophy went to "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol."
On the TV side, "Breaking Bad" and "Fringe" dominated the proceedings, with the former winning Best Syndicated/Cable Series and the latter being named Best Network Series. "Breaking" also earned Best actor for Bryan Cranston (just throw it in the pile, Bryan) and Best Supporting Actor for Aaron Paul.
“In one of the most rewarding years ever for genre entertainment, these films and TV shows proved that imagination, creativity and technology are blending in extraordinary ways, allowing these previously specialized genres to become the very heart of the entertainment industry,” said Academy President Robert Holguin in a release.
The complete list of winners can be found here.