Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Earns 12 Noms for Saturn Awards
The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Clone Wars also receive nominations for Disney+ and Lucasfilm….
Star Wars is VERY well represented at the annual Saturn Awards. The Saga earned 15 nominations, a dozen for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, two for The Mandalorian, and one for Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Of the nominations, The Saturn Awards posted:
The Saturn Award is the official honor presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The Academy Membership has been voting for these awards since 1972. The films may differ each year, but the quality and ideas presented in these cinematic presentations continue to inspire. Television production has become a prominent contributor in visualizing the written word and is a strong leader in earning accolades and award recognition.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Despite an 86% audience score, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker earned a 51% rotten on the Tomatometer via RottenTomatoes.com. The film, whose critics consensus read, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker suffers from a frustrating lack of imagination, but concludes this beloved saga with fan-focused devotion,” garnered a year’s best 12 nominations.
- Best Science Fiction Film Release
- Best Actress in a Film: Daisy Ridley
- Best Supporting Actor in a Film:
– Ian McDiarmid
– Adam Driver
- Best Film Director: J.J. Abrams
- Best Film Screenplay
- Best Film Editing: Maryann Brandon, Stefan Grube
- Best Film 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 Film Special / Visual Effects: Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, Dominic Tuohy
Meanwhile, the first season of The Mandalorian garnered near identical 93% and 91% Tomatometer and Audience Score (respectively). The second season earned 94% and 90% and a critics consensus which exclaimed:
With fan favorites and fresh faces galore both in front of and behind the camera, The Mandalorian‘s sophomore season solidifies its place as one of Star Wars’ most engaging and exciting sagas.
Honestly, I am not sure which season we’re talking about, but The Mandalorian earned the noms for:
- Best Television Presentation (Under 10 Episodes)
- Best Guest Starring Performance on Television: Giancarlo Esposito
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 7
And, finally, Season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars boasts a 100% on the Tomatometer and a 94% Audience Score. The crisis consensus says, “Thanks to its beautifully animated action-sequences and its impressively layered storytelling, The Clone Wars‘ final chapter affirms its place as one of Star Wars‘ greatest entries.”
Star Wars: The Clone Wars earned the nomination for Best Animated Television Series.
The date of the award ceremony remains TBD.