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Saturn Awards

Discussion in 'Alias' started by Marlene, May 21, 2003.

  1. Marlene

    Marlene Guest

    From Yahoo!-

    Saturns Ring Spielberg, Jackson
    Wed May 21, 4:30 AM ET

    By Chris Marlowe

    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and Steven Spielberg each received multiple honors at the 29th annual Saturn Awards.

    Spielberg was there Sunday to accept the best director award, for "Minority Report," and the best single TV program presentation award, which he won jointly with screenwriter Leslie Bohem for "Taken."

    "Minority Report," Spielberg's dystopian vision starring Tom Cruise, was also named best science fiction film, an award accepted by producers Bonnie Curtis, Walter Parkes and Gerald Molen.

    "Two Towers" was selected as best fantasy film. The award was accepted by director/producer/co-writer Peter Jackson and producer Barrie Osborne via video from their New Zealand studio.

    Part Two of the "Rings" trilogy also garnered the best supporting actor nod for Andy Serkis, who portrayed Gollum with the help of computer-generated imagery. Serkis was applauded not only for giving the audience at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel a live taste of his character's unique voice but also for his sentiment that the voters "appreciated the cyberthespians of the future."

    Comedian Jeff Ross hosted the Saturn Awards, a joint presentation of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and Mania Entertainment's Cinescape magazine. Ross had particular fun with some of the more florid scripted passages, at one point rhetorically wondering if an appreciation had been written by Barry White.

    The Donald A. Reed Award, named after the Academy's founder and its highest honor, went to James Cameron for innovation in the motion picture field. He sent a taped acceptance from the Cannes Film Festival.

    Sid and Marty Krofft received the Life Career Award, another notable honor, for their contribution to culture. The brothers were welcomed to the stage by Billie Hayes, who gave the audience a burst of the cackle she made famous as Witchiepoo from the Kroffts' "H.R. Pufnstuf" TV series.

    The Filmmakers' Showcase Award, the third special honor, went to Bill Paxton (news) for his directorial debut, "Frailty."

    Dennis Weaver, Harry Shearer, Crispin Glover, Christopher Lloyd and Rob Zombie were among the evening's presenters.

    Other best movie awards went to Hazao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" in the animated film category, Gore Verbinski's "The Ring" in the horror film category and the Sam Mendes/Dean Zanuck/Richard D. Zanuck production "Road to Perdition" in the action/adventure/thriller category.

    Among the other acting talent honored was Robin Williams for "One Hour Photo," Naomi Watts for "The Ring," Samantha Morton for "Minority Report" and Tyler Hoechlin for "Road to Perdition."

    Williams accepted via video and affirmed his affection for science fiction. "I guess this balances out all those paperbacks I had to buy," he joked.

    Among the awards recognizing achievement in television, "Alias" was named best network series, and "Farscape" received the syndicated/cable series counterpart. Top actress and actor honors went to Jennifer Garner ("Alias") and David Boreanaz ("Angel"), respectively, with Victor Garber ("Alias") and Alyson Hannigan ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") receiving supporting actor nods.

    The best in home entertainment was also recognized, with "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (classic DVD), "Dog Soldiers" (DVD release), "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (DVD television) and "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- Extended" (DVD special edition) taking home trophies.

    Emma Caulfield and Nathan Fillion won Cinescape's Faces of the Future award, which is voted on by members of the public.

    "We are once again thrilled to recognize the depth of talent within the genre community," said Robert Holguin, president of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. "All of our nominees and award winners have raised the bar on the innovation and artistry of entertainment, and we're delighted to continue to honor them for their achievements."
  2. SiriCerasi

    SiriCerasi Rocket Ranger

    Dec 8, 2002
    hmm... i think this was already posted ;)
  3. The Kate Vartan

    The Kate Vartan Rocket Ranger

    Dec 16, 2002
    yay!!! i'm so glad that alias was recognized. it really deserves it!
  4. Caro

    Caro Rocket Ranger

    Apr 5, 2003
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    yes, and Jen especially!!
  5. vaughnmyangel

    vaughnmyangel Rocket Ranger

    Jan 4, 2003
    Who cares if it was already posted it is so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYAYYAYYA

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