Lin-Manuel Miranda Receives Saturn Awards Nomination for “Mary Poppins Returns”

It’s an out of the world honor for Lin-Manuel Miranda

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican actor, composer/lyricist and Broadway legend has earned his first-ever Saturn Awards nomination.

Lin-Manuel Miranda 

Miranda earned the nod for in the Best Supporting Actor in a Film category for his acclaimed role in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns.

Last year, Miranda earned his first-ever Golden Globesnomination in an acting category his the same role.

Wilson Cruzhas also picked up his first Satellite Awards nomination…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican actor is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor in Streaming Presentation category for his role in CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery.

The Saturn Awards prides itself in honoring genre entertainment since 1973 when it was started by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, who will retool the fan-favorite awards show by moving it from June to September 13. 

Because of that change, the eligibility window for this year’s nominations is based on a 16-month eligibility period from March 1, 2018 to July 7, 2019, rather than the usual 12 months. 

As part of the reorganization, the show also will move to the Avalon Theatrein Los Angeles. A first-time streaming partner will be announced shortly in order to increase the global reach of the show as well.

Here’s a look at the Latino nominees:

Best Supporting Actor in a Film: 
Josh Brolin Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
John Lithgow Pet Sematary (Paramount)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Mary Poppins Returns (Walt Disney Studios) 
Lewis Pullman Bad Times at The El Royale (20th Century Fox) 
Jeremy Renner Avengers: Endgame (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios) 
Will Smith Aladdin (Walt Disney Studios) 
Steven Yeun Burning (Well Go USA)

Best Supporting Actor in Streaming Presentation: 
Wilson Cruz Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access) 
Michiel Huisman The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix) 
Timothy Hutton The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix) 
Doug Jones Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access) 
Ethan Peck Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access) 
Maxwell Jenkins Lost in Space (Netflix) 
Michael Sheen Good Omens (Amazon)

Ana de Armas to Star in Bond 25 Film

There’s a special Bondin Ana de Armas’ future…

The producers of Bond 25 have revealed key cast and production details from Jamaica, the iconic location for previous Bond films including Dr. No and Live and Let Die.

Ana de Armas

Broadcasting live on Twitter, the production confirmed incoming cast including the 30-year-old Spanish/Cuban actress.

de Armas previously starred in another high-profile film, Blade Runner 2049, which earned her a Saturn Awardnomination for Best Supporting Actress.

In addition to de Armas, other cast members include Rami MalekLashana LynchBilly MagnussenDavid Dencik, and Dali Benssalah

Returning franchise cast members include Ralph FiennesLea Seydoux,Naomie HarrisJeffrey WrightRory Kinnearand Ben WhishawDaniel Craig returns as James Bond.

A title wasn’t revealed but producer Barbara Broccolisaid the film will start in Jamaica where “Bond is not on active service, he is enjoying himself. We’ve got quite a ride in store for him.” His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from theCIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

The production has already shot in Norway and will head over to the UK’s Pinewood studio then onto Matera in Italy. The movie will be the first Bond to use IMAXcameras.

Cary Joji Fukunagais writer-director.  Malek is expected to portray the film’s villain. 

The film recently had a release date change from February 14 2020 to April 8 2020. Additional writers on the script were today confirmed as Neil PurvisRobert WadeScott Z Burnsand Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

MGM will release the film domestically through their United Artists Releasingbanner on April 8. It will go through Universal Pictures International and MGM in the UK and internationally from April 3, 2020.

Cuarón Named Best Director at This Year’s Saturn Awards

The accolades keep on coming for Alfonso Cuarón

The 53-year-old Mexican filmmaker took home the Best Director award at this year’s 40th annual Saturn Awards, which were held at Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, California.

Alfonso Cuarón

Cuarón received the award for his Oscar-winning film Gravity, which picked up five prizes during the ceremony.

In addition to Best Director, the film took home Best Sci-Fi Film, Best Actress for Sandra Bullock, Best Editing and Best Special/Visual Effects.

Sponsored by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, the awards honor the best television and movie works in the genres at the 40th annual Saturn Awards on Thursday, June 26.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

  • Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: “Iron Man 3”
  • Best Science Fiction Film: “Gravity”
  • Best Fantasy Film: “Her”
  • Best Horror Film: “The Conjuring”
  • Best Action/Adventure Film: “Fast and Furious 6”
  • Best Thriller Film: “World War Z”
  • Best Actor: Robert Downey Jr. – “Iron Man 3”
  • Best Actress: Sandra Bullock – “Gravity”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Ben Kingsley – “Iron Man 3”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson – “Her”
  • Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Chloe Moretz – “Carrie”
  • Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron – “Gravity”
  • Best Writing: Spike Jonze – “Her”
  • Best Editing: “Gravity”
  • Best Production Design: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
  • Best Music: “Big Bad Wolves”
  • Best Costumes: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
  • Best Makeup: “Prisoners”
  • Best Special/Visual Effects: “Gravity”
  • Best Independent Film: “12 Years a Slave”
  • Best International Film: “Big Bad Wolves”
  • Best Animated Film: “Frozen (2013)”
  • Best Network Television Series Release: “Hannibal” and “Revolution” (tie)
  • Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: “The Walking Dead”
  • Best Television Presentation of a Limited Run Series: “Breaking Bad”
  • Best Youth-Oriented Television Series: “Teen Wolf”
  • Best Actor in a Television Series: Mads Mikkelsen – “Hannibal”
  • Best Actress in a Television Series: Vera Farmiga – “Bates Motel”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series: Aaron Paul – “Breaking Bad”
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series: Melissa McBride – “The Walking Dead”
  • Best Guest Star in a Television Series: Robert Forster – “Breaking Bad”
  • Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series: Chandler Riggs – “The Walking Dead”

Delgado Wins Saturn Award for “Les Miserables”

Paco Delgado is still picking up awards for his Miserables work…

The Spanish costume designer, who earned his first Oscar nomination this year, won a Saturn Award for Best Costume for his impressive work on Les Miserables.

Paco Delgado

Delgado oversaw the creation of more than 2,200 outfits for the ensemble cast of the epic film. He recently opened up about his designs in an online featurette.

Delgado’s credits include creating the Goya Award-winning costumes for Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves, as well as the Pedro Almodovar films Bad Education and The Skin I Live In.

He most recently completed work on Álex de la Iglesia’s Witching and Bitching.