Melissa Benoist as Supergirl
“Supergirl” won the category for best superhero adaptation television series at the 43rd Saturn Awards, while its star Melissa Benoist took home the win for best actress in a television series for her performance as Kara Danvers, a.k a. Kara Zor-El, on the CW series. The CW

“Supergirl” and its star Melissa Benoist won big at the 43rd Saturn Awards.

“Supergirl” took home the win for the category best superhero adaptation television series, beating out its fellow The CW series “The Flash” and “Arrow.” Other shows nominated for the category were ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” FOX’s “Gotham” and FX’s “Legion.” “Supergirl” was nominated for the same category last year but didn’t win.

Benoist, meanwhile, won best actress in a television series for her performance as Kara Danvers, a.k.a. Kara Zor-El, on “Supergirl.” Other actresses nominated for the same category were Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”), Kim Dickens (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”), Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Roanoke”) and Winona Ryder (“Stranger Things”). Benoist was nominated for the same category last year but didn’t win. She, however, was the recipient of the breakthrough performance award that year.

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Benoist’s “Supergirl” co-stars Mehcad Brooks and Tyler Hoechlin were also nominated at this year’s Saturn Awards. But unfortunately, neither one of them won. Brooks was nominated for best supporting actor in a television series for his performance as James Olsen, while Hoechlin was nominated for best guest performance in a television series for his four-episode appearance on “Supergirl.”

Last year, both “Supergirl” stars Calista Flockhart and Laura Benanti were also nominated for a Saturn Award. Flockhart was one of the nominees for best supporting actress on television for her role as Cat Grant, while Benanti was nominated for the category best guest starring role on television for her dual role as Astra and Alura Zor-El.

Plot details about the upcoming Season 3 of “Supergirl” are being kept under wraps, but it was announced earlier this month that Odette Annable has joined the show to play the series-regular role of the season’s big bad, Reign. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reign will be introduced as part of “Supergirl’s” interpretation of the famed World Killer storyline from the DC Comics. In the comics, Reign is one of the five Worldkillers, a.k.a. genetically engineered Kryptonian weapons created by Supergirl’s biological father, Zor-El. Just like Supergirl, Reign possesses superhuman strength and speed, as well as the ability to fly.

It was also revealed last month that Floriana Lima, who plays Maggie on the series, will no longer return as series regular in Season 3.

“Supergirl” Season 3 will premiere on Monday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. EDT on The CW.


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