27 Oct 2021 3:03 PM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Wins Big at the 46th Saturn Awards

It's been almost two years since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released in theaters, but it still received major recognition just as recently during the 46th Saturn Awards. In case you're not familiar, the Saturn Awards honor the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and genre fiction in film and television and it is awarded by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker won five awards including the top prize Best Science Fiction Film Release. It also won Best Film Director for J.J. Abrams, Best Film Music, Best Film Make-Up, and Best Film Special/Visual Effects. Meanwhile, Joker won Best Comic to Motion Picture Release, The Invisible Man won Best Horror Film Release, and the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood won Best Fantasy Film Release.

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If you're confused about why those films are still being honored even though it's already October 2021, it's all because the eligibility period for this year's ceremony is from July 15, 2019 to November 15, 2020. They also allowed streaming and VOD films to compete. The nominations were announced back on March 4.

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On the television side, Star Trek: Discovery won Best Science Fiction Television Series while the hit Amazon Prime Video series The Boys won Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series. The Mandalorian also bagged the Best Television Presentation (under 10 Episodes) award. Patrick Stewart earned the Best Actor on Television award for his performance as Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: Picard.

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It might be surprising at this point to hear those films being awarded recently since most of them were released before the pandemic. Regarding if they deserve those honors or not, it's all up to you since this is all just subjective and this is the preference of the voters. The Saturn Awards have been around for many decades and it is still considered a top honor in the genre space as well as in the geek community.