45 Photos From The 43rd Annual Saturn Awards

In 1973, there were very few Hollywood film industry award systems in place that would acknowledge the awesomeness of genre film and television. That's where founder Donald A. Reed and his Saturn Awards come into play. Currently the oldest Award ceremony dedicated to reward science fiction, fantasy and horror films, the event celebrated it's 43rd annual show on June 28th, 2017.

The Saturn Awards are presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films; they were initially created to honor science fiction, fantasy, and horror on film, but have since grown to reward other films belonging to genre fiction, as well as television and home media releases. True, in the past few years the categories have grown to include some projects that aren't quite as genre as others, but popular culture is flush with heroes and aliens lately.

President and Executive Producer Robert Holguin, along with Producer/Writers Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus (The Marcus Brothers) were on hand for another year of awesomeness as the show took up residence at the famous Castaway Restaurant perched atop a Burbank hill.  There was a bit of a scare when a wildfire moved extremely close to the facility, resulting in local home evacuations and some tense time during tech rehearsal.

Here is a small gallery of photos I took during the red carpet arrivals and ceremony:

Obviously, the physical award is a representation of the planet Saturn, with its rings composed of film.  The statue is sizeable and heavy, if you ever have the chance to hold one, its weight will shock you.

You can read the entire list of winners here.

We'll let you know when the nominations for 2018's films happen (expect that sometime in March of 2018).

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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