Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

The 35th Annual Saturn Awards were held last night, which makes them at least five months past being relevant. The big winner of the night was The Dark Knight which picked up five awards including best action/adventure/thriller, best writing, best special effects and best music. This was topped off with a best supporting actor nod for Heath Ledger, making it his 25th award win. I’m not sure where they keep records for amount of awards for one role, but that is a phenomenal amount. Other big winners in the film category were Iron Man and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, which picked up three awards apiece.

In the TV section, Battlestar Galactica took home three awards including best actor and actress, plus best cable series. Showtime’s popular serial killer drama Dexter was awarded only two. And who can argue with that, as these are two of the best television series that we’ve seen in a long, long time. The best television series award went to Lost.

I still can’t shake the feeling that none of this matters. Next year they’ll be proudly honoring Star Trek and Terminator: Salvation, both which were already out before this year’s awards! Maybe they should have a better cut off in place. A solid choice would be the Oscars. After the Oscars no one gives a damn about who wins awards from the previous year, because the ‘big’ ones have been handed out already. Nonetheless the winners can be found at SaturnAwards.org.

What do you think? A cut off point for awards?

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