‘Avengers: Endgame’ Nominated for Best Comic Book Movie of the Year at 2019 Saturn Awards

Avengers: Endgame has already taken the box office by storm. Will the hit Marvel movie do the same at this year’s Saturn Awards?

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has revealed the 2019 Saturn Awards nominees, and Endgame leads the pack with 14 total nominations, followed by Aladdin with nine nods. In TV, Game of Thrones has nine nominations followed by The Haunting of Hill House and The Walking Dead with six each. 

Is ‘Avengers: Endgame’ the best comic book movie of 2019?

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Seven movies were nominated in the best comic-to-motion picture category this year. (Films released between March 1, 2018, and July 7, 2019, were eligible.) They are: 

  • Aquaman 
  • Avengers: Endgame 
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Captain Marvel 
  • Shazam! 
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home 
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 

Avengers: Endgame also scored acting nominations for Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in the best actor category. Jeremy Renner was nominated in the best supporting actor category, while Scarlett Johansson and Karen Gillan are contenders for best supporting actress. The Russo brothers were nominated in the best film director category. 

The blockbuster film — which is close to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time — is also nominated for best film screenplay, best film production design, best film editing, best film music, best film costume, best film makeup, and best film special/visual effects.

Best science fiction, fantasy, and horror films of 2019 

The Saturn Awards also recognizes the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror, thriller, action/adventure, animated, and independent film. 

Best science-fiction film

  • Alita: Battle Angel                                                                              
  • Bumblebee                                                                                       
  • Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom                                                          
  • Ready Player One                                                                             
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story                                                                   
  • Sorry to Bother You                                                                           
  • Upgrade

Best fantasy film

  • Aladdin                                                                                               
  • Dumbo                                                                                               
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald                                   
  • Godzilla, King of the Monsters                                                          
  • Mary Poppins Returns                                                                       
  • Toy Story 4                                                                                        
  • Yesterday   

Best horror film 

  • The Dead Don’t Die                                                                          
  • Halloween                                                                                         
  • Hereditary                                                                                          
  • Overlord                                                                                             
  • Pet Sematary                                                                                     
  • A Quiet Place                                                                                    
  • Us      

Best action/adventure film 

  • Cold Pursuit                                                                                      
  • Escape Room                                                                                 
  • Glass                                                                                                 
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum                                                  
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout                                                         
  • Skyscraper  

Best thriller film 

  • Bad Samaritan                                                                                   
  • Bad Times at The El Royale                                                         
  • Destroyer                                                                                           
  • Dragged Across Concrete                                                                 
  • Greta                                                                                                  
  • Ma                                                                                                      
  • Searching  

Best animated film 

  • The Grinch                                                                                         
  • How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World                              
  • The Incredibles 2                                                                              
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet                                                                  
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse                                                   
  • Toy Story 4 

Best independent film 

  • American Animals                                                                              
  • Anna and the Apocalypse                                                                 
  • The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot                              
  • Mandy                                                                                                
  • Ophelia                                                                                               
  • Summer of 84                                                                                   
  • Tomorrow Man    

Best international film

  • Aniara                                                                                                 
  • Border                                                                                                
  • Burning                                                                                              
  • Ghost Stories                                                                                     
  • The Guilty                                                                             
  • Shadow 

2019 best TV nominees 

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The Saturn Awards recognizes the best in television in six different categories, including superhero series and animated series. Here are this year’s nominees. 

Best superhero television series

  • Arrow                                                                                                 
  • Black Lightning                                                                                  
  • Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger                                                              
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow                                                           
  • The Flash                                                                                          
  • Gotham                                                                                          
  • Supergirl                                                                                     

Best science-fiction television series

  • The 100                                                                                            
  • Counterpart                                                                                        
  • Doctor Who                                                                                       
  • Krypton                                                                                             
  • Manifest                                                                                             
  • The Orville                                                                                        
  • Roswell, New Mexico                                                                       
  • Westworld                                                                                        

Best fantasy television series 

  • American Gods                                                                                  
  • Charmed                                                                                           
  • Game of Thrones                                                                               
  • The Good Place                                                                                 
  • The Good Witch                                                                         
  • The Magicians                                                                                
  • Outlander                                                                                          
  • The Outpost                                                                                      

Best horror television series 

  • NOS4A2                                                                                            
  • American Horror Story: Apocalypse                                                 
  • A Discovery of Witches                                                                     
  • Fear the Walking Dead                                                                      
  • Preacher                                                                                           
  • Supernatural                                                                                     
  • The Walking Dead                                                                             
  • What We Do in the Shadows                                                            

Best action/thriller television series 

  • Better Call Saul                                                                                  
  • Killing Eve                                                                                          
  • The Last Ship                                                                                     
  • Mr. Mercedes                                                                                    
  • The Purge                                                                                          
  • Riverdale                                                                                            
  • The Sinner                                                                                        

Best animated series on television

  • Archer                                                                                               
  • Duck Tales                                                                                         
  • Family Guy                                                                                        
  • The Simpsons                                                                                 
  • Star Wars Resistance                                                                    

You’ll be able to stream this year’s Saturn Awards for the first time 

The 2019 Saturn Awards will be held on September 13, 2019 at Hollywood’s Avalon Theater. This year, fans will be able to stream the event through an as-yet-unnamed streaming partner, according to Deadline 

You can see the complete list of this year’s Saturn Awards nominees here