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Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television

The following is a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Actor on Television (formerly Best Genre TV Actor).

Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
Awarded forBest performance of the year by a male in a leading role in a genre television series
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
First awarded1996
Currently held byKyle MacLachlan for Twin Peaks: The Return (2018)
Websitewww.saturnawards.org

The award is presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, honoring the work of actors in science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction on television.

(NOTE: Year refers to year of eligibility, the actual ceremonies are held the following year.)

The winners are listed in bold.

Winners and nomineesEdit

 
Inaugural winner Kyle Chandler
 
Three-time recipient David Boreanaz won for his role as the titular character in Angel
 
Two-time winner Ben Browder was awarded for his work in Farscape
 
2006 recipient Michael C. Hall won for his portrayal of the titular character in Dexter
 
Edward James Olmos, who played William Adama received the award in 2008
 
Bill Compton actor Stephen Moyer won in 2010
 
Bryan Cranston won in 2011 and 2012 for playing Walter White in Breaking Bad
 
2014 and 2016 recipient Andrew Lincoln

1990sEdit

Year Actor Television Program Network Character
1996
(23rd)
Kyle Chandler Early Edition CBS Gary Hobson
Avery Brooks Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Syndicated Captain Sisko
Eric Close Dark Skies NBC John Loengard
David Duchovny The X-Files Fox Fox Mulder
Lance Henriksen Millennium Frank Black
Paul McGann Doctor Who The Doctor
1997
(24th)
Steven Weber The Shining ABC John "Jack" Torrance
Richard Dean Anderson Stargate SG-1 Showtime Colonel Jack O'Neill
Nicholas Brendon Buffy the Vampire Slayer The WB Xander Harris
John Corbett The Visitor Fox Adam MacArthur
David Duchovny The X-Files Fox Mulder
Michael T. Weiss The Pretender NBC Jarod
1998
(25th)
Richard Dean Anderson Stargate SG-1 Showtime Colonel Jack O'Neill
Bruce Boxleitner Babylon 5 TNT President John Sheridan
Nicholas Brendon Buffy the Vampire Slayer The WB Xander Harris
David Duchovny The X-Files Fox Fox Mulder
Lance Henriksen Millennium Frank Black
Jonathan LaPaglia Seven Days UPN Lt. Frank Parker
1999
(26th)
David Boreanaz Angel The WB Angel
Richard Dean Anderson Stargate SG-1 Showtime Colonel Jack O'Neill
Jason Behr Roswell The WB Max Evans
Ben Browder Farscape Sci-Fi John Crichton
Eric Close Now and Again CBS Michael Wiseman
Patrick Stewart A Christmas Carol TNT Ebenezer Scrooge

2000sEdit

Year Actor Television Program Network Character
2000
(27th)
Robert Patrick The X-Files Fox John Doggett
Richard Dean Anderson Stargate SG-1 Showtime Colonel Jack O'Neill
Jason Behr Roswell The WB Max Evans
David Boreanaz Angel Angel
Ben Browder Farscape Sci-Fi John Crichton
Kevin Sorbo Andromeda Syndicated Captain Dylan Hunt
2001
(28th)
Ben Browder Farscape Sci-Fi John Crichton
Richard Dean Anderson Stargate SG-1 Showtime Colonel Jack O'Neill
Scott Bakula Enterprise UPN Captain Jonathan Archer
David Boreanaz Angel The WB Angel
Robert Patrick The X-Files Fox John Doggett
Tom Welling Smallville The WB Clark Kent
2002
(29th)
David Boreanaz Angel The WB Angel
Richard Dean Anderson Stargate SG-1 Sci-Fi Colonel Jack O'Neill
Scott Bakula Enterprise UPN Captain Jonathan Archer
Ben Browder Farscape Sci-Fi John Crichton
Anthony Michael Hall The Dead Zone USA Network Johnny Smith
Tom Welling Smallville The WB Clark Kent
2003
(30th)
David Boreanaz Angel The WB Angel
Richard Dean Anderson Stargate SG-1 Sci-Fi Colonel Jack O'Neill
Scott Bakula Star Trek: Enterprise UPN Captain Jonathan Archer
Michael Shanks Stargate SG-1 Sci-Fi Dr. Daniel Jackson
Michael Vartan Alias ABC Michael Vaughn
Tom Welling Smallville The WB Clark Kent
2004
(31st)
Ben Browder Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars Sci-Fi John Crichton
Richard Dean Anderson Stargate SG-1 Sci-Fi Brigadier General Jack O'Neill
Matthew Fox Lost ABC Jack Shephard
Julian McMahon Nip/Tuck FX Dr. Christian Troy
Tom Welling Smallville The WB Clark Kent
Noah Wyle The Librarian: Quest for the Spear TNT Flynn Carsen
2005
(32nd)
Matthew Fox Lost ABC Jack Shephard
Ben Browder Stargate SG-1 Sci-Fi Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell
William Fichtner Invasion ABC Sheriff Tom Underlay
Julian McMahon Nip/Tuck FX Dr. Christian Troy
Wentworth Miller Prison Break Fox Michael Scofield
Tom Welling Smallville The WB Clark Kent
2006
(33rd)
Michael C. Hall Dexter Showtime Dexter Morgan
Matt Dallas Kyle XY ABC Family Kyle Trager
Matthew Fox Lost ABC Jack Shephard
Edward James Olmos Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Admiral William Adama
Kiefer Sutherland 24 Fox Jack Bauer
Noah Wyle The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines TNT Flynn Carsen
2007
(34th)
Matthew Fox Lost ABC Jack Shephard
Matt Dallas Kyle XY ABC Family Kyle Trager
Michael C. Hall Dexter Showtime Dexter Morgan
Kevin McKidd Journeyman NBC Dan Vasser
Edward James Olmos Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Admiral William Adama
Lee Pace Pushing Daisies ABC Ned
2008
(35th)
Edward James Olmos Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Admiral William Adama
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad AMC Walter White
Matthew Fox Lost ABC Jack Shephard
Michael C. Hall Dexter Showtime Dexter Morgan
Timothy Hutton Leverage TNT Nathan Ford
Noah Wyle The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice Flynn Carsen
2009
(36th)
Josh Holloway Lost ABC James "Sawyer" Ford
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad AMC Walter White
Matthew Fox Lost ABC Jack Shephard
Michael C. Hall Dexter Showtime Dexter Morgan
Zachary Levi Chuck NBC Chuck Bartowski
Stephen Moyer True Blood HBO Bill Compton
David Tennant Doctor Who BBC America The Doctor

2010sEdit

Year Actor Television Program Network Character
2010
(37th)
Stephen Moyer True Blood HBO Bill Compton
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad AMC Walter White
Matthew Fox Lost ABC Jack Shephard
Michael C. Hall Dexter Showtime Dexter Morgan
Timothy Hutton Leverage TNT Nathan Ford
Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead AMC Rick Grimes
2011
(38th)
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad AMC Walter White
Sean Bean Game of Thrones HBO Eddard "Ned" Stark
Michael C. Hall Dexter Showtime Dexter Morgan
Timothy Hutton Leverage TNT Nathan Ford
Dylan McDermott American Horror Story FX Ben Harmon
Noah Wyle Falling Skies TNT Tom Mason
2012
(39th)
Kevin Bacon The Following Fox Ryan Hardy
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad AMC Walter White
Billy Burke Revolution NBC Miles Matheson
Michael C. Hall Dexter Showtime Dexter Morgan
Timothy Hutton Leverage TNT Nathan Ford
Joshua Jackson Fringe Fox Peter Bishop
Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead AMC Rick Grimes
2013
(40th)
Mads Mikkelsen Hannibal NBC Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Kevin Bacon The Following Fox Ryan Hardy
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad AMC Walter White
Hugh Dancy Hannibal NBC Will Graham
Freddie Highmore Bates Motel A&E Norman Bates
James Spader The Blacklist NBC Raymond "Red" Reddington
Noah Wyle Falling Skies TNT Tom Mason
2014
(41st)
Hugh Dancy Hannibal NBC Will Graham
Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead AMC Rick Grimes
Grant Gustin The Flash The CW Barry Allen / Flash
Tobias Menzies Outlander Starz Frank Randall / Jack Randall
Mads Mikkelsen Hannibal NBC Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Noah Wyle Falling Skies TNT Tom Mason
2015
(42nd)
Bruce Campbell Ash vs Evil Dead Starz Ash Williams
Charlie Cox Daredevil Netflix Daredevil
Matt Dillon Wayward Pines Fox Ethan Burke
David Duchovny The X-Files Fox Mulder
Grant Gustin The Flash The CW Barry Allen / Flash
Sam Heughan Outlander Starz Jamie Fraser
Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead AMC Rick Grimes
Mads Mikkelsen Hannibal NBC Dr. Hannibal Lecter
2016
(43rd)
Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead AMC Rick Grimes
Bruce Campbell Ash vs Evil Dead Starz Ash Williams
Mike Colter Luke Cage Netflix Luke Cage
Charlie Cox Daredevil Matt Murdock / Daredevil
Grant Gustin The Flash The CW Barry Allen / Flash
Sam Heughan Outlander Starz James "Jamie" Fraser
Freddie Highmore Bates Motel A&E Norman Bates
2017
(44th)
Kyle MacLachlan Twin Peaks: The Return Showtime Dale Cooper
Jon Bernthal The Punisher Netflix Frank Castle / Punisher
Bruce Campbell Ash vs Evil Dead Starz Ash Williams
Sam Heughan Outlander Jamie Fraser
Jason Isaacs Star Trek: Discovery CBS All Access Captain Gabriel Lorca
Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead AMC Rick Grimes
Seth MacFarlane The Orville Fox Ed Mercer
Ricky Whittle American Gods Starz Shadow Moon
2018
(45th)
Grant Gustin The Flash The CW Barry Allen / Flash
Kit Harington Game of Thrones HBO Jon Snow
Sam Heughan Outlander Starz Jamie Fraser
Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead AMC Rick Grimes
Seth MacFarlane The Orville Fox Ed Mercer
Bill Pullman The Sinner USA Network Harry Ambrose
Jeffrey Wright Westworld HBO Bernard Lowe

Multiple nominationsEdit

8 nominations
  • Richard Dean Anderson
7 nominations
  • Michael C. Hall
  • Andrew Lincoln
6 nominations
  • Ben Browder
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Matthew Fox
  • Noah Wyle
5 nominations
  • David Boreanaz
  • Tom Welling
4 nominations
  • David Duchovny
  • Grant Gustin
  • Sam Heughan
  • Timothy Hutton
3 nominations
  • Scott Bakula
  • Bruce Campbell
  • Mads Mikkelsen
  • Edward James Olmos
2 nominations
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Jason Behr
  • Nicholas Brendon
  • Eric Close
  • Charlie Cox
  • Matt Dallas
  • Hugh Dancy
  • Lance Henriksen
  • Freddie Highmore
  • Seth MacFarlane
  • Julian McMahon
  • Stephen Moyer

Multiple winsEdit

3 awards
  • David Boreanaz (2 consecutive)
2 awards
  • Ben Browder
  • Bryan Cranston (consecutive)
  • Matthew Fox
  • Andrew Lincoln

See alsoEdit

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