SATURN AWARDS: CONTINUUM, Carlton Cuse (BATES MOTEL & THE RETURNED), Grant Gustin (THE FLASH) & Noah Wyle (FALLING SKIES) are Special Awards Honourees

Update: The Flash won for Best Superhero TV series, Wentworth Miller for his guest performance on The Flash and The 100 for Best Youth-Oriented Series.

Is Vancouver the genre capital of the world? Sometimes it seems that way, like when the Saturn Awards announced this year’s special awards honourees earlier this week: Vancouver’s own timey-wimey series Continuum; showrunner Carlton Cuse of filmed-in-BC Bates Motel and The Returned (since cancelled), Grant Gustin star of shot-in-Vancouver DC adaption The Flash and Noah Wyle, star of filmed-in-Vancouver Falling Skies.


Simon Barry’s time-travelling Continuum will be honoured with a Special Recognition Award for its ripped-from-the-news series about future police officer Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) who gets swept up in an escape from 2077 by “terrorists” Liber8 who set out to change the future from the present by targeting the corporations that will come to rule the world. Always the good soldier in the future, Kiera adjusts her moral compass in the third season and comes to the conclusion that her beloved future is not a great future at all and therefore not worth protecting.

Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron at the Marine Building.

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Continuum‘s Special Recognition Award comes on top of four nominations: Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series;  Best Actress in a Television Series for Rachel Nichols; Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for Erik Knudsen; and Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series for Lexa Doig.

The Dan Curtis Legacy Award will go to filmed-in-Vancouver Bates Motel showrunner Carlton Cuse on top of 2 nominations for Bates Motel: Best Limited Run Television Series; and Best Actress in a Television Series for Vera Farmiga.

Bates Motel set in Aldergrove.

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The Breakthrough Performance Award will be presented to Grant Gustin, the scarlet speedster from filmed-in-Vancouver DC Comics adaption The Flash. on top of three nominations: Best Superhero Adaption Series; Best Actor in a Television Series for Grant Gustin; and Best Guest Performance in a Television Series for Wentworth Miller.

Grant Gustin as The Flash in downtown Vancouver.

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The Artist Showcase Award will go to Noah Wyle, star of filmed-in-Vancouver Falling Skies on top of three nominations for the TNT show: Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series; Best Actor in a Television Series for Noah Wyle; Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series for Maxim Knight;

Noah Wyle as Tom Mason in Gastown.

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Supernatural, Arrow and The 100 are also nominated for their series.

The 41st Saturn Awards will be presented on June 25th in Burbank, California.

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