Los Angeles, CA – January 3, 2024 – The anticipation for the 51st Annual Saturn Awards is reaching its peak as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films proudly announces the return of actor, comedian, and host Joel McHale as the master of ceremonies. Set to take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the L.A. Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, the Saturn Awards promises an unforgettable celebration of the best in genre entertainment.
Joel McHale, renowned for his roles in “Animal Control” and “Community,” will bring his remarkable talent, dry wit, and acerbic humor to the stage for the second consecutive year. The event will be live-streamed on Electric Entertainment’s premium OTT app and FAST channel, ElectricNOW, ensuring that fans worldwide can partake in the excitement. The live stream will include exclusive interviews from the Red Carpet, winner’s press walk, and behind-the-scenes interactions with genre luminaries.
Presented and produced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in collaboration with Electric Entertainment’s ElectricNOW, the Saturn Awards have been a beacon in honoring exceptional genre entertainment since 1972.
Academy President Robert Holguin and Saturn producers Bradley and Kevin Marcus express their excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to have Joel McHale host the Saturn Awards for the second year in a row. With his remarkable talent, dry wit, and acerbic humor, he embodies the spirit of the Saturn Awards tradition as Hollywood’s entertaining and irreverent awards show. The Academy is truly fortunate to have him as the host for this momentous 51st annual celebration.”
This year’s event holds special significance as it is dedicated to the memory of two cherished friends of the Saturn Awards, acclaimed actor Lance Reddick, known for his roles in “Bosch” and the “John Wick” franchise, and legendary filmmaker William Friedkin, the Oscar-winning director of “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection.”
In addition to the traditional award categories, the show will feature Special Saturn Awards Honorees, including Christopher Nolan, who will receive The Visionary Award, presented by Emily Blunt at the Awards show. Further special awards will be announced in the coming weeks.
About The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror is a non-profit organization founded in 1972. Supported by genre enthusiasts and professionals such as JJ Abrams, Dean Devlin, Gale Anne Hurd, Guillermo Del Toro, Greg Berlanti, and Kevin Feige, the Academy promotes genre film production and television programming. The organization is currently led by President Robert Holguin and Saturn producers Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus.
ElectricNOW is the premium OTT app and FAST channel featuring Electric Entertainment’s own produced content, including fan-favorite TV series such as “Leverage,” “Leverage: Redemption,” “The Librarians,” “Almost Paradise,” and “The Outpost.” The ElectricNOW Channel is available on numerous platforms, offering fans a 24/7 streaming broadcast. In addition to free streaming content, the ElectricNOW App includes special bonus feature content, a program guide, video-on-demand, and pay-per-view components. The channel and app are home to Electric’s podcast network, Electric Surge, featuring hit series covering various sci-fi and entertainment industry-related topics. Read more STEM and The Arts news from DiversityComm Media here.