Saturn Awards 2021: Outlander scores five nominations for Season 5

Outlander Season 5 -- Courtesy of STARZ
Outlander Season 5 -- Courtesy of STARZ /

Outlander Season 5 has been nominated for five Saturn Awards. It’s time to look at the nominations for the Saturn Awards 2021 and assess the chances of winning.

We know that Outlander deserves all the awards, but it takes a lot for award bodies to even consider that we’re right. The Saturn Awards are on our side more and more, with the show regularly nominated. In fact, during the previous nominations, Sam Heughan won Best Actor.

The 45th awards even had Game of Thrones to contend with. This was a show that was constantly winning awards, so it wasn’t surprising to see it take home the wins for its last season.

However, it’s out of the running for the 46th awards. There is still some stiff competition, though.

What is Outlander nominated for in the Saturn Awards 2021?

Here’s a list of the awards and the competition:

Best Fantasy Television Series

  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix)
  • For All Mankind (Apple TV)
  • Locke & Key (Netflix)
  • The Magicians (SyFy)
  • Outlander (Starz)
  • The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)
  • The Witcher (Netflix)

Best Actor on a Television Series

  • Henry Cavill — The Witcher (Netflix)
  • Mike Colter — Evil (CBS)
  • Grant Gustin — The Flash (The CW)
  • Sam Heughan — Outlander (Starz)
  • Jonathan Majors — Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Patrick Stewart — Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)

Best Actress on a Television Series

  • Caitriona Balfe — Outlander (Starz)
  • Melissa Benoist — Supergirl (The CW)
  • Regina King — Watchmen (HBO)
  • Sonequa Martin-Green — Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Thandie Newton — Westworld (HBO)
  • Candice Patton — The Flash (The CW)
  • Rhea Seehorn — Better Call Saul (AMC)

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series

  • Jonathan Banks — Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Tony Dalton — Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Michael Emerson — Evil (CBS)
  • Doug Jones — Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Richard Rankin — Outlander (Starz)
  • Norman Reedus — The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Luke Wilson — Stargirl (The CW)

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series

  • Natasia Demetriou — What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
  • Cynthia Erivo — The Outsider (HBO)
  • Melissa McBride — The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Colby Minifie — Fear The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Danielle Panabaker — The Flash (The CW)
  • Sophie Skelton — Outlander (Starz)
  • Tessa Thompson — Westworld (HBO)

What are the chances of winning?

When it comes to Best Fantasy Television series, there is some competition but the show stands a chance. In my opinion, Outlander Season 5 was one of the strongest, especially for individual character development. Of course, it is going to depend on the episode put forward compared to the episodes for all other shows.

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe stand good chances in their categories. I think had Jurnee Smollett been nominated for Lovecraft Country, it would have been a bit of a different conversation for Balfe. She was outstanding in her role in the horror series. However, Balfe had some excellent moments during the final episode of Outlander Season 5.

Richard Rankin also stands a good chance if it’s “Famous Last Words” that was the episode put forward for him. He gave us that overwhelming look at PTSD and trying to fight against the memories.

It’s the Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series where I worry the most. Tessa Thompson and Cynthia Erivo were outstanding on Westworld and The Outsider respectively. I just don’t feel like there’s enough from Skelton on Outlander Season 5 because of the development for her character. When it comes to writing for Brianna, I feel like it’s the weakest of the lot.

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There isn’t a date for the Saturn Awards 2021 announced just yet.