So far as most of Hollywood is concerned, the 2017 award season is over. Game of Thrones season 6 was nominated for dozens of awards at near a dozen award shows over the past two months, and more before that at the Emmys. The show did very well, adding new awards to its ever-growing pile.
And it stands to win more. The nominations for the 43rd annual Saturn Awards, which honor the best in science fiction and fantasy in film and TV, were announced last week. Game of Thrones season 6 was represented.
Best Fantasy Television Series
- Game of Thrones
- The Good Place
- The Magicians
The Saturn Awards have different categories for fantasy, science fiction, horror, action/thriller and superhero shows. That means that regular competitors to Game of Thrones, like Westworld and The Walking Dead, are in their own categories.
When the hosts announced the nominations, Sleepy Hollow star Janina Gavankar took the time to say, “That’s a good show.” That can’t hurt.
Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series:
- Linden Ashby (Teen Wolf)
- Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl)
- Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones)
- Ed Harris (Westworld)
- Lee Majors (Ash vs. Evil Dead)
- Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)
- Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)
Best Actress on a Television Series:
- Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)
- Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
- Kim Dickens (Fear the Walking Dead)
- Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)
- Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
- Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Roanoke)
- Winona Ryder (Stranger Things)
Interesting that Headey got a “Best Actress” nod while Harington only managed a “Best Supporting Actor” nom. What are you saying here, Saturn Awards?
Game of Thrones hasn’t had too much luck at the Saturns. It’s been nominated in at least one category every year it’s been on the air, but has rarely won. It’s best year came after season 4, when the show won “Best Limited Run Television Series” and Maisie Williams won “Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series.” Shows like The Walking Dead, Outlander, Fringe, and Breaking Bad have all beaten out Game of Thrones at the Saturns in years past.
The 2017 Saturn Awards will be held on June 28 in Burbank, California.