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Joel McHale To Host 51st Annual Saturn Awards

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films is proud to announce that actor, comedian, and host Joel McHale (star of Animal Control and Community), will return as host of the 51st Annual Saturn Awards on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at the L.A. Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. The Saturns will once again be live-streamed on Electric Entertainment’s premium OTT app and FAST channel, ElectricNOW, and will include exclusive interviews from the Red Carpet, from the winner’s press walk, and from behind-the-scenes with genre luminaries.

Presented and produced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in collaboration with Electric Entertainment’s ElectricNOW, the Saturn Awards are the only awards show that has been honoring the best in genre entertainment since 1972.

Academy President Robert Holguin and Saturn producers Bradley and Kevin Marcus comment,

“We are thrilled to have Joel McHale host the Saturn Awards for the second year in a row. With his

remarkable talent, dry wit, and acerbic humor, he embodies the spirit of the Saturn Awards tradition as Hollywood’s entertaining and irreverent awards show. The Academy is truly fortunate to have him as the host for this momentous 51st annual celebration.”

This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of the Saturn Awards’ dear friends, acclaimed actor

and former Saturn Awards host, Lance Reddick, (most well-known for his roles in “Bosch”

and the “John Wick” franchise) and legendary filmmaker William Friedkin, (Oscar winning

director of “The Exorcist,” and “The French Connection”).

In addition to the annual award categories, the award show will present Special Saturn Awards Honorees from past, present, and future winners. Christopher Nolan will receive The Visionary Award, presented by Emily Blunt at the Awards show. Other special awards will be announced in the coming weeks.


About The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror:

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror is a non-profit organization founded in 1972

by film historian Doctor Donald A. Reed and is supported by several hundred genre enthusiasts and

professionals (such as JJ Abrams, Dean Devlin, Gale Anne Hurd, Guillermo Del Toro, Greg Berlanti, and

Kevin Feige) who have participated in the ongoing efforts of the Academy to promote genre film

production and television programming since 1972. The organization is currently headed by President

Robert Holguin and Saturn leaders Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus.

About ElectricNOW:

ElectricNOW is the premium OTT app and FAST channel featuring Electric Entertainment’s own

produced content such as fan-favorite TV series “Leverage,” “Leverage: Redemption,” “The Librarians,” “Almost Paradise,” and “The Outpost,” as well as acquired programming such as the

feature films “Blackway” starring Anthony Hopkins and “The Book of Love” starring Jason Sudeikis and Maisie Williams. The ElectricNOW Channel, available on numerous platforms including The Roku

Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Amazon Freevee, Sling Freestream, Plex, STIRR, Local Now, TiVo Plus, Redbox, Vizio, XUMO, TCL Channel, Stremium, Distro TV, Vidgo, Hisense Vidaa, LG Channels, Glewed TV, TV, and Select TV, is a one-stop shop for fans to enjoy all their favorite shows free, in a 24/7 streaming broadcast. In addition to the free streaming content,the ElectricNOW App also includes special bonus feature content, a program guide, video-on-demand and pay-per-view components. The channel and app are home to Electric’s newly launched podcast network, Electric Surge, which includes such hit series as The Official Leverage: Redemption Aftershow: A Very Distinctive Podcast, Inglorious Treksperts, The 4:30 Movie, Best Movies Never Made, Cartoon Barroom, The Rebel and the Rogue, and Disco Nights in a line-up that includes podcasts devoted to Star Wars, Dr. Who and other sci-fi and entertainment industry-related topics.

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