Earlier this week, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films revealed that J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was nominated for Best Science Fiction film including a total of 12 nominations in other categories.
Star Wars has often been a stronger performer of the Saturn Awards, most notably when past titles like The Force Awakens and Rogue One took home the trophy.
The Rise of Skywalker was nominated in other categories which include:
- Best Actress (Daisy Ridley)
- Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver and Ian McDiarmid)
- Best Director (J. J. Abrams)
- Best Screenplay (J. J. Abrams and Chris Terrio)
- Best Editing (Maryann Brandon, Stefan Grube)
- Best Production Design (Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins)
- Best Film Composer (John Williams)
- Best Film Costume (Michael Kaplan)
- Best Film Make-Up (Amanda Knight, Neal Scanlan)
- Best Visual Effects (Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, Dominic Tuohy).
Other popular Star Wars project were nominated as well.
- Best Television Presentation (The Mandalorian)
- Best Guest Starring Performance (Giancarlo Esposito)
- Best Animated Television Series (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
With streaming becoming a more popular option for cinephiles, I expect Lucasfilm to build up its reputation at the Saturn Awards with more of its upcoming Disney+ originals.