Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films is a non-profit organization with membership open to the public.

The Academy was founded in 1972 to honor, recognize, and promote genre films, and annually presents the Saturn Awards.

The first awards were presented in 1972 by actor William Shatner.

Although the awards still primarily nominate films and TV in the SF, fantasy, and horror categories, the Saturns have also recognized productions in standard dramatic genres.

There are also special awards for lifetime achievement in the field.