Game of Thrones season 6 nominated for three Saturn awards

So far as most of Hollywood is concerned, the 2017 award season is overGame 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 weekGame of Thrones season 6 was represented.

Best Fantasy Television Series

  • Beyond
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Good Place
  • Lucifer
  • The Magicians
  • Outlander
  • Preacher

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 DeadOutlanderFringe, 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.


  • Any name with “Outlander” or “Stranger Things” next to it gives “Game of Thrones” much longer odds. Those two shows are sadly the voters pets this year, when Thrones actually became faster paced and had more wins for the good guys! The second best season of the series, in my opinion.

    • What’s your take on the first best? Not to derail things before they start, but I think I’d rank ’em thusly: Season 1 -> Season 4 -> Season 3 -> Season 6 -> Season 2 -> Season 5

      • I like the 4th season the best, then 6th. The rest are:
        1 > 3 > 2 > 5.
        The Mountain vs the Viper plus Dinklage’s acting was at its peak. The chemistry of Jaime and Brianne, Arya and the Hound, or Arya and Tywin makes me flip flop those other seasons, and Blackwater didn’t captivate me as much as the other season finales. Jon and Ygritte elevated all the episodes north of the wall for me.
        Hardhome was one of the best episodes in the entire series, stuck in the worst season.

  • Favorite episodes, not necessarily in this order:
    Battle of the Bastards
    The Mountain and the Viper
    Winds of Winter
    Rains of Castamere

  • If Benjin Stark can’t pass the wall because there are spells to keep the dead out, why are they afraid of white walkers climbing the wall?

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