Scribe Award Nominations

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers has announced the nominees for the 2015 Scribe Awards, presented for the best in tie-in fiction from 2014. The winners will be announced in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego.


  • 24: Deadline, by James Swallow
  • Murder She Wrote: Death of a Blue Blood, by Don Bain
  • Mike Hammer: King of the Weeds, by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
  • Homeland: Saul’s Game, by Andrew Kaplan
  • The Killing: Uncommon Denominator, by Karen Dionne


  • Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution, by Keith R. A. DeCandido
  • Grimm: Chopping Block, by John Passarella
  • Star Trek: Disavowed, by David Mack
  • Star Trek: Foul Deeds Will Rise, by Greg Cox
  • Grimm: The Killing Time, by Tim Waggoner
  • Pathfinder: The Redemption Engine, by James Sutter
  • Fringe: Sins of the Father, by Christa Faust


  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, by Alex Irvine
  • Noah, by Mark Morris
  • War of the Worlds: Goliath, by Adam Whitlach


  • Spirit Animals: Blood Ties, by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
  • Battletech: The Nellus Academy Incident, by Jennifer Brozak
  • Penguins of Madagascar, by Tracey West


  • Pathfinder: “Hunter’s Folly,” by Josh Vogt
  • Mike Hammer: “It’s in the Book,” by Max Collins and Mickey Spillane
  • Stargate: “Perceptions,” by Diana Botsford
  • Pathfinder: “Queen Sacrifice,” by Steven Savile
  • Tales of Valdemar: “Written in the Wind,” by Jennifer Brozek


  • Dark Shadows: The Darkest Shadow, by Nev Fountain
  • Dark Shadows: The Devil Cat, by Mark Thomas Passmore
  • Blake’s 7: Fortuitis, by George Mann
  • Doctor Who: Iterations of I, by John Dorney
  • Pathfinder Legends: The Skinsaw Murders, by Cavan Scott
  • International Association of Media Tie-In Writers 2015 Faust Award: Terrance Dicks

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Obituary: John Stephenson

Voice actor John Stephenson (b.1923) died on May 15. Stephenson began his career on screen in the 1950s, including an appearance on Science Fiction Theatre in which he played “Phil Coulson” in the episode “Robot Doctor.” In the early 60s, he began doing voicework on the show Top Cat and eventually his work included voice roles on Jonny Quest, Atom Ant, The Flintstones, Wacky Races, and Scooby Doo. He also did voices for the two animated films based on Tolkien’s work.

Obituary: Grace Lee Whitney

Actress Grace Lee Whitney (b.1930) died on May 1. Whitney portrayed Ensign Janice Rand on Star Trek and in several of the films, as well as an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. She also appeared opposite Vincent Price in House of Wax and in an episode of The Outer Limits and as one of King Tut’s henchwomen in two episodes of Batman. Prior to her roles on television, she toured with Spike Jones’ Orchestra.

Obituary: Nigel Terry

Actor Nigel Terry (b.1945) died on April 30. Terry got his start playing Walter Raleigh in the British television series Kenilworth, and appeared as Prince John a year later in The Lion in Winter. In 1981, he played King Arthur in Excalibur and later appeared as Sir Thomas Covington is the short lived Medieval series Covington Cross. His final genre role was as Cobb in the Doctor Who episode “The Doctor’s Daughter.”

Obituary: Rex Robinson

Actor Rex Robinson (b.1926) died in April. Robinson appeared in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace as well as in three serials of Doctor Who, including “The Hand of Fear,” “The Monster of Peladon,” and “The Three Doctors.”

Obituary: Karl Alexander

Hugo nominee Karl Alexander (b.1945 ) died in late March. Alexander was nominated for the Hugo for the film Time After Time, which was based on his novel of the same name. He also wrote a sequel, Jaclyn the Ripper. Most of Alexander’s work in Hollywood was as a gaffer and electrician.

Obituary: Ib Melchior

Danish author Ib Melchior (b.1917) died on March 13. Melchior wrote the short story “The Racer,” which was the basis for the films Death Race 2000 and Death Race. hisother short stories included “Vidiot” and “The Winner and New…” In addition to two novels, he wrote screenplays for Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Journey to the Seventh Planet, and two episodes of the Hugo-nominated Men Into Space.

Saturn Award Nominations

The Saturn Awards for science fiction and film will be presented on June 25 by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films. The Academy was founded in 1972.

Best Comic Book-to-Film Release

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Science Fiction Film Release

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Godzilla
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • Interstellar
  • The Zero Theorem

Best Fantasy Film Release

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Paddington

Best Horror Film Release

  • Annabelle
  • The Babadook
  • Dracula Untold
  • Horns
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • The Purge: Anarchy

Best Thriller Film Release

  • American Sniper
  • The Equalizer
  • Gone Girl
  • The Guest
  • The Imitation Game
  • Nightcrawler

Best Action / Adventure Film Release

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Inherent Vice
  • Lucy
  • Noah
  • Snowpiercer
  • Unbroken

Best Actor in a Film

  • Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow
  • Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton in Birdman
  • Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar
  • Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Dan Stevens in The Guest

Best Actress in a Film

  • Emily Blunt in Edge of Tomorrow
  • Essie Davis in The Babadook
  • Anne Hathaway in Interstellar
  • Angelina Jolie in Maleficent
  • Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • Rosemund Pike in Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor in a Film

  • Richard Armitage in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Josh Brolin in Inherent Vice
  • Samuel L. Jackson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Anthony Mackie in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Andy Serkis in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • J.K. Simmons in Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Film

  • Jessica Chastain in Interstellar
  • Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Evangeline Lily in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Rene Russo in Nightcrawler
  • Emma Stone in Birdman
  • Meryl Streep in Into the Woods

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film

  • Elle Fanning in Maleficent
  • MacKenzie Foy in Interstellar
  • Chloe Grace Moretz in The Equalizer
  • Tony Revolori in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Noah Wiseman in The Babadook

Best Film Director

  • Alejandro G. Innarritu in Birdman
  • James Gunn in Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Doug Liman in Edge of Tomorrow
  • Christopher Nolan in Interstellar
  • Matt Reeves in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Joe Russo, Anthony Russo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Bryan Singer in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Film Writing

  • Captain America: Winter Soldier, by Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus
  • Edge of Tomorrow, by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, by Wes Anderson
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, by James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
  • Whiplash, by Damien Chazelle

Best Film Editing

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier, edited by Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt
  • Edge of Tomorrow, edited by James Herbert, Laura Jennings
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, edited by Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne, Craig Wood
  • Interstellar, edited by Lee Smith
  • Unbroken, edited by William Goldenberg, Tim Squyres
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past, edited by John Ottman

Best Film Production Design

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier, by Peter Wenham
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, by James Chinlund
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, by Adam Stockhausen
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, by Charles Wood
  • Interstellar, by Nathan Crowley
  • Into the Woods, by Dennis Gassner

Best Film Music

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier, by Henry Jackman
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, by Michael Giacchino
  • Godzilla, by Alexandre Desplat
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, by Howard Shore
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2, by John Powell
  • Interstellar, by Hans Zimmer

Best Film Costume

  • Dracula Untold, by Ngila Dickson
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings, by Janty Yates
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, by Alexandra Byrne
  • Into the Woods, by Colleen Atwood
  • Maleficent, by Anna B. Sheppard
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past, by Louise Mingenbach

Best Film Make-Up

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, by Bill Terezakis, Lisa Love
  • Dracula Untold, by Mark Coulier, Daniel Phillips
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, by David White, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Peter King, Rick Findlater, Gino Acevedo
  • Into the Woods, by Peter King, Matthew Smith
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past, by Adrien Morot, Norma Hill-Patton

Best Film Special/Visual Effects

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier, by Dan Daleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Dan Sudick
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, by Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist
  • Edge of Tomorrow, by Gary Brozenich, Nick Davis, Jonathan Fawkner, Matthew Rouleau
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, by Stephane Ceretti, Nicholas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, byJoe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
  • Interstellar, by Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher

Best Independent Film Release

  • Grand Piano
  • I, Origins
  • A Most Violent Year
  • The One I Love
  • The Two Faces of January
  • Whiplash

Best International Film Release

  • Bird People
  • Calvary
  • Force Majeur
  • Mood Indigo
  • The Railway Man
  • The Theory of Everything

Best Animated Film Release

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Wind Rises

Best Network Television Series

  • The Blacklist
  • The Following
  • Grimm
  • Hannibal
  • Person of Interest
  • Sleepy Hollow

Best Syndicated / Cable Television Series

  • 12 Monkeys
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Continuum
  • Falling Skies
  • Salem
  • The Strain
  • The Walking Dead

Best Limited Run Television Series

  • Bates Motel
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Last Ship
  • The Librarians
  • Outlander

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series

  • Agent Carter
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Arrow
  • Constantine
  • The Flash
  • Gotham

Best Youth-Oriented Television Series

  • The 100
  • Doctor Who
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Supernatural
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Vampire Diaries

Best Actor in a Television Series

  • Hugh Dancy in Hannibal
  • Grant Gustin in The Flash
  • Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead
  • Tobias Menzies in Outlander
  • Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal
  • Noah Wyle in Falling Skies

Best Actress in a Television Series

  • Haley Atwell in Agent Carter
  • Caitronia Balfe in Outlander
  • Vera Farmiga in Bates Motel
  • Jessica Lange in American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Rachel Nichols in Continuum
  • Rebecca Romjin in The Librarians

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

  • David Bradley in The Strain
  • Laurence Fishburne in Hannibal
  • Sam Heughan in Outlander
  • Erik Knudsen in Continuum
  • Norman Reedus in The Walking Dead
  • Richard Samuel in The Strain

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

  • Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones
  • Jenna Coleman in Doctor Who
  • Caroline Dhavernas in Hannibal
  • Lexa Doig in Continuum
  • Emily Kinney in The Walking Dead
  • Melissa McBride in The Walking Dead

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series

  • Camren Bicondova in Gotham
  • Maxim Knight in Falling Skies
  • Tyler Posey in Teen Wolf
  • Chandler Riggs in The Walking Dead
  • Holly Taylor in The Americans
  • Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones

Best Guest Performance in a Television Series

  • Dominic Cooper in Agent Carter
  • Neil Patrick Harris in American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • John Larroquette in The Librarians
  • Wentworth Miller in The Flash
  • Michael Pitt in Hannibal
  • Andrew J. West in The Walking Dead

Best DVD/BD Release

  • Beneath
  • Blue Ruin
  • Odd Thomas
  • Ragnarok
  • White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Wolf Creek 2

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release

  • Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition
  • Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut
  • Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director’s Cut
  • Sorcerer
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Best DVD/BD Television Release

  • Batman: The Complete Television Series
  • Hannibal: Season 2
  • Merlin: The Complete Series
  • Spartacus: The Complete Series
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7
  • Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
  • Wizards and Warriors: The Complete Series

Best DVD/BD Collection Release

  • The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology
  • Halloween: The Complete Collection
  • Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection
  • Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection
  • Toho Godzilla Collection
  • Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30 Film Collection

Best Local Live Stage Production

  • Damn Yankees at 3-D Theatricals
  • Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at Saban Theatre
  • The Last Confession at Ahmanson Theatre
  • Pippin at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Ragtime at 3-D Theatricals
  • Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton at Pasadenia Playhouse
  • The Wizard of Oz at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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Obituary: Harve Bennett

Producer Harve Bennett (b.Harve Bennett Fischman, 1930) died on March 4. Bennett co-wrote and produced Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Journey Home, and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. He also worked as executive producer on Salvage 1 and Time Trax. His production credits also included The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.

Obituary: Leonard Nimoy

Actor Leonard Nimoy (b.1931) died on February 27. Nimoy was best known for his role as Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek, as well as the movies based on the series. He also directed the films Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. In addition to his work on Star Trek, Nimoy was the long-time host of In Search of… and appeared in such films as Zombies of the Stratosphere and Them!. Prior to appearing on Star Trek, Nimoy had a recurring role on Sea Hunt. He appeared in episodes The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone.