5th Saturn Awards

The 5th Saturn Awards was the fifth ceremony in which media properties and personalities considered to be the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror released in the year 1977 were awarded by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The ceremony was held on January 14, 1978. This was the first ceremony in which the nominees in the acting categories were more than just a single person and was also the first ceremony in which the category of Best Editing was introduced.[1] The ceremony was taped for television broadcast under the title of Science Fiction Film Awards.

5th Saturn Awards
DateJanuary 14, 1978
SiteCalifornia, U.S.

In this ceremony Star Wars won the most awards with 13 wins, including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Writing and Best Music,[citation needed] followed by Oh, God! with two wins only, Best Fantasy Film and Best Actor, and The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, with two wins also.

During the award ceremony the host, William Shatner, performed a spoken word rendition of the song Rocket Man.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Below is a complete list of nominees and winners. Winners are highlighted in bold.

Film awardsEdit

Best Science Fiction Film Best Fantasy Film
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Director Best Writing
Best Music Best Costumes
Best Make-up Best Special Effects

Special awardsEdit

Best Sound

Star Wars - Ben Burtt, Don MacDougall

Outstanding Television PerformanceEdit

Best Art DirectionEdit

Best EditingEdit

Best Set DecorationEdit

Outstanding PublicistEdit

Special Award for Outstanding CinematographerEdit

Special Honorary AwardEdit

Life Career AwardEdit


  1. ^ "第5届美国电影电视土星奖The 5th Saturn Awards(1978)". January 24, 2016. Archived from the original on December 24, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "John_Dykstra at Encyclopedia Topic". January 24, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2016.

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