Heroes, Battlestar grab awards

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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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