SYFY’s ‘Resident Alien’ & ‘Chucky’ land 5 Saturn nominations, including best sci-fi and horror series


What do a maladjusted alien and a killer children’ doll with a imply streak relationship all the way in which to the Nineteen Eighties have in frequent? Aside from taking over residence at SYFY as the celebs of their very own unique collection, they’re each on the quick listing of nominees for this 12 months’s Saturn Awards!

SYFY originals Resident Alien and Chucky mixed for a complete of 5 Saturn shoutouts within the 2022 version of just-released nominees for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films’ annual handout of genre-friendly honors. Each present made the listing of nominees for greatest TV collection in its class, with Chucky choosing up a complete of 4 nominations general, as reported by Deadline.

In the perfect Science Fiction Television Series (Network/Cable) class, Resident Alien is repping SYFY alongside a bunch of TV superheroes who additionally made the perfect sci-fi present grade. With a 3rd season at present within the works, the Alan Tudyk-starring collection sits amongst a Saturn sci-fi contenders’ listing that additionally consists of The Flash (The CW), The Man Who Fell to Earth (Showtime), Supergirl (The CW), Superman & Lois (The CW), and Westworld (HBO).

On the horror facet of issues, Chucky managed to carve out 4 whole Saturn nominations on the energy of its killer debut season — and the timing couldn’t be extra fortuitous: Season 2 of Chucky, which is ready to debut on Oct. 5, can have the Good Guy doll contemporary on followers’ minds when this 12 months’s Saturns are handed out later within the month on Oct. 25.

The Don Mancini-created collection acquired an enormous nod within the Saturns’ general greatest Horror Television Series class, alongside fellow nominees American Horror Story: Double Feature (FX), Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), From (EPIX), The Walking Dead (AMC), and What We Do within the Shadows (FX). Chucky’s first season additionally scored one other nod within the Home Entertainment TV Series class, slotting in with different bundled releases this 12 months that embody The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (Seasons 1 & 2), Creepshow (Season 2), Kolchak: The Night Stalker — The Complete Series, Night Gallery: Season One, and The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series.

Chucky star Zackary Arthur, who anchors the collection because the troubled teen who first discovers the pint-sized terror, picked up a well-earned nod within the Saturns’ greatest Performance by a Younger Actor class (different nominees embody Dexter: New Blood’s Jack Alcott, Stargirl’s Brec Bassinger, Shining Vale’s Gus Birney, and Superman & Lois actors Jordan Elsass and Alex Garfin.)

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Resident Alien Season 2, Episode 9: “Autopsy.”

Resident Alien Season 2, Episode 9: “Autopsy.” Photo: Eike Shroter/SYFY

Not to be outdone by a newcomer, veteran Child’s Play film icon Jennifer Tilly gave Chucky yet one more awards nod for bringing her long-running film position as Tiffany Valentine over to tv. Tilly’s SYFY efficiency as Chucky’s twisted out-of-body lover landed amid a greatest Guest-Starring Performance: Network/Cable Series listing of nominees that additionally options Michael Biehn (The Walking Dead), Rachael Harris (Ghosts), Jessie James Keitel (Big Sky), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), Fisher Stevens (The Blacklist), and Aisha Tyler (Fear the Walking Dead).

This 12 months marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Saturn Awards, which doles out best-of-year honors to movies, TV exhibits, and residential leisure releases that play within the realms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Director Matt Reeves’ The Batman scored essentially the most movie pickups with 12 general nominations (together with for Best Superhero Film, in addition to appearing shoutouts for stars Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, and Colin Farrell.) Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley adopted shut behind, incomes a complete of 10 Saturn nods.

The TV awards area is a little more even, with AMC’s Better Call Saul choosing up seven nominations (together with for greatest Action / Thriller Series: Network/Cable). A slew of acquainted small-screen names ring in shut behind with six nominations apiece; these embody The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Severance, and Superman & Lois.

Need to compensate for SYFY’s contenders earlier than the Saturn Awards are streamed reside Oct. 25 on the ElectricNOW platform? No worries: All previous episodes of each Chucky and Resident Alien can be found for streaming to your coronary heart’s content material at Peacock, in addition to by way of the SYFY app. We’ve acquired you coated for those who want a refresher within the lore division, too: Check out our Chucky and Child’s Play primer right here, and get a first-step head begin on Resident Alien right here.

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