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“BIG” winners at the 40th Annual Saturn Awards!

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Two of FANGORIA’s favorite indie movies of the past year took home honors last night at the The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror (and lots of other genre) Films’ 40th Annual Saturn Awards ceremony.

At the event, which took place at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, the Best International Film prize went to Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s BIG BAD WOLVES, and its composer Frank Ilfman nabbed Best Music honors as well. Another BIG victory was in the Best DVD Release category, where the award went to director Mike Mendez and producers Travis Stevens, Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson’s BIG ASS SPIDER! (pictured above). Best Horror Film went to James Wan’s THE CONJURING, while in the rather nebulous Best Thriller Film category, Marc Forster’s WORLD WAR Z was the winner, and CARRIE’s Chloë Grace Moretz won Best Performance by a Younger Actor.

In TV, NBC’s HANNIBAL tied with the same network’s REVOLUTION for Best Network Television Series, AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD was named Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series and MTV’s TEEN WOLF got Best Youth-Oriented Television Series. HANNIBAL’s Lecter Mads Mikkelsen won Best Actor in a Television Series and Vera Farmiga took Best Actress in a Television Series for BATES MOTEL, while THE WALKING DEAD’s Melissa McBride and Chandler Riggs were named Best Supporting Actress and Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series and the show’s makeup FX creator/director/executive producer got the George Pal Memorial Award. In the Home Entertainment Area, Universal’s CHUCKY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION won Best DVD Collection and Anchor Bay’s HALLOWEEN: 35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION got Best Classic Film Release. For the complete list of winners and nominees, click here.

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor, the position he holds to this day while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews.
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