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'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' may have been snubbed at the Academy Awards this year, though it appears to have made up for its by cleaning up at the Saturn Awards, which honors the best work in science fiction, fantasy and horror.
At a ceremony on Thursday (July 26, 2012) the movie won Best Science Fiction Film, Best Supporting Actor (for Andy Serkis), and Best Visual Effects. Elsewhere, Super 8's director Jj Abrams, composer Michael Giacchino and young star Joel Courtney all earned Saturn trophies too. The final Harry Potter movie took home the award for Best Fantasy Film Award. In the television categories, 'Fringe', won best network television show, while the acclaimed Breaking Bad took home the award for Best Syndicated Television Show. The Saturn Awards have been handed out by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror since 1972, the brainchild of the late historian Dr Donald A. Reed. Teen Wolf creator Jeff David - who won the award for Best Youth-Oriented Television Series - told Entertainment Weekly, "This is my third year - I love this show.I love coming to a show that really celebrates genre material. Genre TV, movies, and novels are what got me through difficult years of my life, and what inspired me". Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan said, "Everyone says the Golden Globes is the best awards show-party out there. I think the Saturn Awards is it. It tops the Golden Globes, hands down".
'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' - starring James Franco and Freida Pinto - was released in August 2011 to generally positive reviews. It pulled in $481 million at the box-office, with a budget of just $93 million.
In 1979 Ohio, Joe (Courtney) is struggling with the fact that his mother has died in an accident. But it's summertime, so he and his pal Charles (Griffiths) decide to make a zombie movie with their friends (Lee, Basso and Mills).
Enlisting the help of their hot schoolmate Alice (Fanning), they are shooting a scene when they witness a train crash and some suspicious ensuing military mayhem. Suddenly the town is under the control of a harsh general (Emmerich), while Joe and his friends know a lot more than he thinks.
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Joe and his father, the deputy sheriff, live in the small town of Lillian, Ohio; the year is 1979 and like most kids their age, Joe and his friends have always been obsessed with the silver screen. When his friend Charlie asks him to help out on a film he's making with his friends, he willingly accepts. Joe's father wishes his son would take his head out of the clouds and focus on something more productive.
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