The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for the very first time will stream this year’s Saturn Awards. In 1972, noted film historian Doctor Donald A. Reed founded The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The organization’s mission is advancing science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. Reed pioneered the idea of celebrating and giving formal awards to what many refer to as genre entertainment.
This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Saturn Awards. Actor/comedian Joel McHale (“Community”) will be hosting the ceremony. The awards will take place at the L.A. Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. You can read this year’s list of nominees here.
“To have Joel McHale hosting the Saturn Awards is a match made in heaven. This incredibly talented performer has the perfect dry wit and acerbic humor to honor the Saturn tradition of being Hollywood’s most fun and irreverent awards show. The Academy and ElectricNOW are so lucky to have him host these very special, 50th-anniversary awards,” CEO of Electric Entertainment, Dean Devlin (“Stargate“), who is co-producing this year’s event, said in a statement.
“Stay tuned as there will also be several more surprises in the upcoming days,” President Robert Holguin and Saturn producers Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus added. “We are so excited to be bringing back the Saturns this year, and to help celebrate and honor the many talented people who worked so hard to entertain us all during one of the most difficult times in history.”
In addition to McHale, expect to possibly see Guillermo del Toro, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Dave Filoni, Matt Reeves, Shane Black, and Nicholas Meyer at the ceremony.
The 50th Saturn Awards will be live streamed October 25th, 2022 at 5:30pm (PST) via Electric Entertainment’s app and online at ElectricNOW. The stream will also include exclusive red-carpet interviews, winner’s press walk, and peaks behind-the-scenes.