The 45th annual Saturn Awards were held over the weekend, and scream queen extraordinaire Jamie Lee Curtis found herself in the winner’s circle with the award for Best Actress in a Film for her portrayal of Laurie Strode in 2018’s Halloween, a role she is set to reprise once more in the upcoming Halloween Kills next year.
Curtis took the winning spot in a category filled to the brim with talent including Octavia Spencer (Ma), Lupita Nyong’o (Us), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Nicole Kidman (Destroyer), Toni Collette (Hereditary), and Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns).
Previous winners in the category have included Carrie Fisher, Mary Steenburgen, Joan Collins, Jodie Foster, Blythe Danner, and Julie Christie to name just a few.
This is Jamie Lee Curtis’s second Saturn Award. She previously won for her role opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies back in 1995.
Founded in 1973, the Saturn Awards are presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films honoring the best in genre filmmaking, movies that are sometimes overlooked at other awards ceremonies.
The actress was in good company this year. Other horror honorees among this year’s awards included:
- Best Horror Film Release: A Quiet Place
- Best Independent Film Release: Mandy
- Best Film Director: Jordan Peele, Us
- Best Film Screenplay: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, & John Krasinski, A Quiet Place
- Best Horror Televisions Series: The Walking Dead
- Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series: Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead
- Best Guest-Starring Performance in a Television Series: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead
- Best Streaming Horror/Thriller Series: Stranger Things
- Best Actor in a Streaming Presentation: Henry Thomas, The Haunting of Hill House
- Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series: Maya Hawke, Stranger Things
iHorror salutes Jamie Lee Curtis and all of this year’s winners at the 45th Annual Saturn Awards!