This year’s Saturn Awards will introduce a new honor, named after the late actor Lance Reddick. The inaugural Lance Reddick Legacy Award will be presented to Keanu Reeves.

Reddick’s decades-spanning career included hits like The Wire, Fringe, and Bosch TV series.

He also played Charon in the John Wick action film franchise opposite Reeves. Reddick passed away in March 2023.

Reddick’s Bosch co-star Titus Welliver will present Reeves with the special honor during the Saturn Awards on February 4.

Lance Reddick as Charon in 'John Wick'
Lance Reddick in the ‘John Wick’ franchise

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films’ President Robert Holguin and Saturn producers Bradley and Kevin Marcus said this about the award:

“This award symbolizes and celebrates not only a performer’s talent, but their character; someone who’s a true goodwill ambassador in the industry. From Science Fiction (“The Matrix Trilogy”), Fantasy (“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”/”Constantine”) & Horror (Francis Ford Coppola’s “Dracula”/”The Devil’s Advocate”), Keanu has done it all – not to mention ”Speed” and ”Point Break.” Keanu is not just a Hollywood icon but also a shining example of humility and gratitude. Throughout his incredible career, he has never forgotten the support of his fans and the filmmakers who’ve supported him all these years. We’re thrilled to celebrate Lance’s memory with a dear friend and a genre icon.”

The Saturn Awards honor significant achievements in genre filmmaking. You can view a full list of this year’s nominees here.

In addition to the Lance Reddick Legacy Award, the 51st annual Saturn Awards will also present the following special honors during the ceremony:

  • The Visionary Award to filmmaker Christopher Nolan, presented by Oppenheimer star Emily Blunt.
  • The George Pal Memorial Award to Lucasfilm’s Dave Filoni.
  • The Robert Forster Arist’s Award to creator Seth MacFarlane, presented by actor William Shatner.

The 51st Saturn Awards, hosted by Joel McHale, will stream live on ElectricNOW February 4.

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