Tonight on The Saturn Awards, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige will turn into the first-ever recipient of the Stan Lee World Builder award, named for the legendary comedian ebook author and editor and “will be given annually to the creative force who has, over an extended period of time, created a world with multiple stories and characters that have amazed and engaged fans worldwide at the most galactic level.” In the case of Feige, clearly, he is successful the award for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which constructed up an elaborate continuity over 21 (principally excellent) films, culminating in Avengers: Endgame, which earned 14 Saturn Awards nominations this 12 months.
The Saturn Awards can be live-streamed for the primary time ever this 12 months. Actress and comic Aisha Tyler will host the 45th annual awards present tonight at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The present can be broadcast stay in an thrilling simulcast throughout one of many largest aggregations of style media companions ever assembled, making the present out there to over 100 million viewers. The companions embrace Cinedigm’s CONtv, Nerdist, the newly launched Pluto TV Sci-Fi Channel (Ch 661), Shout Factory TV, Twitch, considered one of YouTube’s prime 50 channels WatchMojo.com, and the newly launched Official Saturn Awards YouTube Channel. The present will even be out there by way of the Saturn Awards web site www.SaturnAwards.com and iOS & Android app.
“I’m thrilled to be spending a night honoring the best in genre storytelling,” Tyler mentioned when she was introduced as host. “I’ve loved sci-fi and fantasy since I was a little girl, and it’s a blast to get to celebrate the brilliant minds and thrilling stories that shape our loftiest dreams and fuel our darkest nightmares.”
“As the safeguard of Stan’s iconic legacy, we’re thrilled to be associated with such an honorable award,” mentioned Gill Champion, President of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment. “Kevin played a significant part in Stan’s life – he had a lot of admiration for him. I know he would be proud to know this has been awarded to Kevin and we look forward to celebrating with him!”
Filmmaker Jon Favreau can be honored with the Saturn Visionary Award. After establishing himself as an important voice in fashionable cinema, Favreau has gone on to determine himself as a groundbreaking visible artist together with his movies Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book and, most not too long ago, the retelling of The Lion King.
Jeph Loeb, Executive Vice President and Head of Marvel Television, can be receiving the Dan Curtis Legacy Award, honoring fellow masters of style TV and high quality programming. Loeb has lengthy been lauded for his work throughout a number of mediums together with movie, tv and comedian books.
The 2019 Saturn Awards will happen tonight on the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood.