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The 39th annual Saturn Awards were presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films tonight in Burbank, Calif. Top prizes for film went to "The Avengers," "Life of Pi," "The Cabin in the Woods" and "Skyfall," while "Revolution," "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" triumphed in the television categories.
Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" was nominated in a number of categories but was mostly shut out, save for a Best Supporting Actress win for Anne Hathaway (who was also nominated in the category for her Oscar-winning performance in "Les Misérables").
William Friedkin had a great night as his film, "Killer Joe," took the award for Best Independent Film and Best Actor (for Matthew McConaughey). Friedkin was also awarded the organization's lifetime achievement award. Joss Whedon also had a good night, winning the Best Director award for "The Avengers" (the big winner on the night with four prizes) and accepting the Best Horror/Thriller Film prize for "The Cabin in the Woods."
Acting honors also went to Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games"), Clark Gregg ("The Avengers") and Suraj Sharma ("Life of Pi"). Quentin Tarantino followed up his Best Original Screenplay Oscar win by taking the Best Writing award for "Django Unchained," while the crafts categories went to a number of films, from nominations leader "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (which only managed one award on the night) to "Cloud Atlas" to "Frankenweenie."
In the television categories, Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") and Kevin Bacon ("The Following") tied for Best Actor while other performance awards went to Anna Torv ("Fringe"), Jonathan Banks ("Breaking Bad") and Laurie Holden ("The Walking Dead").
Other special awards went to Vince Gilligan, Jonathan Frakes and author Richard Matheson, who passed away Monday. A moment of silence was observed for the genre legend and the awards were dedicated to his honor.
Check out the full list of winners on the next page.
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