Fringe, True Blood, The Walking Dead Among Saturn Award Winners

The 37th Saturn Awards were held on Thursday night and several of TV’s most popular science fiction, fantasy, and horror shows picked up hardware. Fringe was the big winner with 3 awards, one for Best Network Series, a repeat win for Anna Torv in Best Actress in Television, and one for John Noble in Best Supporting Actor in Television. Noble recently picked up the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Fringe wasn’t the only show to take home honors at the Saturn Awards, though. Stephen Moyer from True Blood received his first Saturn Award for his role as Bill Compton, while his co-star Joe Manganiello won Best Guest Starring Role on Television for portraying protective werewolf Alcide on the hugely successful HBO drama. Ahead of its July 17th season 4 premiere, Breaking Bad walked off with the award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series, its second win in a row in this category. Other TV winners included Lucy Lawless (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) for Best Supporting Actress in Television, AMC’s The Walking Dead for Best Television Presentation, and sci-fi classic The Twilight Zone for Best DVD Television Release (Seasons 1 & 2 on Blu-Ray).

The Saturn Awards were originally created by Dr. Ronald A. Reed to recognize films in the areas of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, which would often go unnoticed by more traditional Hollywood award shows. Eventually they started recognizing home video and television. If you want to view the full results of the 2011 Saturn Awards, head over to their website.

Check out the nominees below (with winners bolded). What do you think about the results? Who do you think deserved their trophy? Who do you think should have won?

Best Network Series
Fringe ***WINNER***

Lost
Smallville
Supernatural
V
The Vampire Diaries

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
Breaking Bad ***WINNER***
The Closer
Dexter
Eureka
Leverage
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
True Blood

Best Television Presentation
A Christmas Carol”
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special
The Pillars of the Earth
Sherlock
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
The Walking Dead ***WINNER***

Best Actor in Television
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Matthew Fox, Lost
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Timothy Hutton, Leverage
Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead
Stephen Moyer, True Blood ***WINNER***

Best Actress in Television
Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead
Erica Durance, Smallville
Elizabeth Mitchell, V
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Anna Torv, Fringe ***WINNER***

Best Supporting Actor in Television
Michael Emerson, Lost
John Noble, Dean Norris, Breaking Bad
Terry O’Quinn, Lost
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Lance Reddick, Fringe
Steven Yeun,The Walking Dead

Best Supporting Actress in Television
Morena Baccarin, V
Gina Bellman, Leverage
Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter
Laurie Holden, The Walking Dead
Lucy Lawless, Spartacus: Blood and Sand ***WINNER***
Beth Riesgraf, Leverage

Best Guest Starring Role in Television
Richard Dreyfuss, Weeds
Noah Emmerich, The Walking Dead
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Joe Manganiello, True Blood ***WINNER***
John Terry, Lost
Seth Gabel, Fringe

Best DVD Television Release
Lost: The Sixth and Final Season
The Six Million Dollar Man (The Complete Collection)
Space 1999: The Complete Season One (Blu-Ray)
Thriller: The Complete Series
The Twilight Zone (Seasons 1 & 2) (Blu-Ray) ***WINNER***
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Season 4, Volume 2)


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