Rebooted apes and retro teens had plenty to celebrate Thursday as the Saturn Awards were handed out in Burbank.
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Super 8” both took three feature film honors from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films, which celebrated its 40th annual kudofest.
“Apes” was top science fiction film and garnered supporting actor honors for Andy Serkis and special effects kudos for the team of Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett.
“Super 8” earned director honors for helmer J.J. Abrams, music for Michael Giacchino and performance by a younger actor for Joel Courtney.
Other pics earning top genre kudos were “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” for fantasy; “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” for horror/thriller; and “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” for action/adventure.
“Breaking Bad” led smallscreen winners with three kudos: syndicated/cable series, TV actor for Bryan Cranston and TV supporting actor to Aaron Paul.
“Fringe” took two awards, for network series and to Anna Torv as TV supporting actress. “The Walking Dead” was honored as best television presentation and “Teen Wolf” was top youth-oriented series.