Saturn Awards Honored Keanu Reeves with First-Ever Lance Reddick Legacy Award

For over 50 years, the Saturn Awards have celebrated movies and TV that nerds like us care about. The awards honor the kind of stories that the Motion Picture or Television Academies often overlook. This year’s awards were a bit different, because they were dedicated to the memory of the former Saturn Awards host,  the late Lance Reddick. To honor his memory, the Saturn Awards presented the first-ever Lance Reddick Legacy Award. And it went to Reddick’s longtime co-star and friend from the John Wick franchise, Keanu Reeves. 

Actor Titus Welliver presented the award to Reeves at the 51st Annual Saturn Awards. This year’s event featured Joel McHale as its host. You can catch Reeves’ acceptance speech dedicated to Reddick above. It’s a beautiful moment.

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror President Robert Holguin also released this statement:

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 franchise), 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.

Keanu Reeves' iconic roles in the Bill & Ted film, The Matrix, and John Wick.
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Keanu Reeves is one of the most humble and kind actors in Hollywood, according to everyone who has ever worked with him. Given Reeves’ iconic status in so many beloved genre franchises, we’re glad the first-ever award honoring Lance Reddick went to him.

Originally published on January 26, 2024.

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