Heroes, Battlestar grab awards

Aliens, superheroes, and cave dwellers got their day in the sun yesterday, as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films held its 33rd annual Saturn Awards in Los Angeles. The show recognizes the best in science fiction, horror, and fantasy movies and television shows as voted by the academy, and was hosted by Greg Grunberg (Heroes) and comedian Jeffrey Ross.

Fan favorite Heroes showed its might, taking home the award for Best Network Television Series. The NBC show beat out other nominees Lost, Jericho, Smallville, 24, and Veronica Mars for the honors.

The Best Syndication/Cable Television Series prize went to the Sci Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica. The show was nominated alongside The Closer, Dexter, Doctor Who, Eureka, Kyle XY, and Stargate SG-1.

Individual awards were given to Best Actor Michael C. Hall for his role as a serial killer in Dexter, and Best Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, who plays the spook-talking Melinda Gordon in The Ghost Whisperer. Thanks to an ensemble cast, Heroes swept the supporting actor categories, with Masi Oka taking Best Supporting Actor for the show's time-and-space-bending Hiro, and Hayden Panettiere proving Claire's indestructibility as Best Supporting Actress.

On the film side of things, Children of Men won Best Science Fiction Film, Superman Returns won Best Fantasy Film, and The Descent won Best Horror Film. For a complete list of the award winners and nominees, head over to the award show's Web site.

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Heroes deserved it! Great job! It's the best show ever!!!
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I knew Heroes would be good but didnt realise it would be this popular. I hope we have many more seasons.
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iam so glad heroes won
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Good that Jennifer Love Hewitt won a Saturn Award!



However, I found out that this awards show (unlike

others) is no longer broadcast anywhere!



Certainly people would like to see this actress

accepting this award....
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Yea! Jen finally Ghost Whisperer won something. She was nominated both seasons for a PCA and lost them both to first year Jennifer Garner and this year Eva Longoria. Go Jen hope for many more to come your way and Ghost Whisperers.
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shows like 24 are included because they are considered "genre" shows (in this case action/adventure) that are often overlooked by the major award shows that tend to concentrate more are straight dramas.

None of the Heros reguars were up for leading roles. all were considered "supporting," probably similar to the way Friends cast always insisted on being listed equally under supporting catagories - so that no one actor is considered more important than the others.

Overall, some good picks, although the Saturn Awards has a history of dubious nominations and this year was no exception (Noah Wylie for the Librarian??? Snakes on a Plane - best horror film??)
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There isnt much hype about Heros in Australia anymore, I dont know what happening with it
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it's good...
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im very happy that heroes won ,and im happy for JLH they all deserve it
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I don't like Heroes, but I'm very happy about the prize won by Michael C. Hall, Dexter was last year's big hit.
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Heroes deserves the award it's a great show and will soon be big in the UK.
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I agree with all of u saying that best actress should have gone to Kristen Bell. She is by far the best....
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Why would Veronica Mars and 24 be on that list? Surely they can't be pushing "Fantasy" to include everything fiction as long as their target audience get geeky over the show (Don't get me wrong, I am their target audience for all those shows and these wards).

Anyway, cool for Heroes.
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Way to go Heroes! It is nice to see a good SF show get props.
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Heroes deserves it, but how did Superman Returns win anything?
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Glad to hear BSG and Heroes won, really like both of them.

Also The Descent, it's really a great movie, one of the best horror films of 2006 IMO
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O YEAH!!! Heroes won big time. And congrats to Hayden Panettiere :D
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I agree EJO should have won for BSG.
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I'm really happy for Masi Oka and Heroes, it's a great show. JLH winning best actress award on the other hand... I like Ghost Whisperer and she does a good work in it, but the award should have gone to Kristen Bell imh. ;)
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Good for Heroes. It's basically saving NBC right now.
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Is time... for heroes.
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Yes, Heroes rules big time!
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Great for Heroes. Best show EVER!!!
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Was Edward James Olmos even nominated for best actor? If so he should have won, hands down.
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Hayden has been in every single episode since the pilot; Masi is a close second, his character being played by a kid actor in a flashback in "Company Man."
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masi and hayden have been in more episodes than any other person of their gender...were any heroes up for best actor/actress
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well done Jennifer Love Hewitt and Heores!!!

i love these two shows they are the best!!
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Dexter should hae wonand not BSG! oh well atleast micheal C hall won :D



heroes, no suprise love that show
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I'm so happy for Heroes! Great show!



And I think Kristen should have won Best actress!!!
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I love Heroes and was glad to see they got a lot of awards. But JLH for best actress? She's all right but I think the honor should have gone to Kristen Bell.
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nice love heroes
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nice love heroes
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