Caitriona Balfe, the Irish star of the hit time travel romance Outlander, has won her second Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in the US. 

The Monaghan actress was named Best Actress on Television for her performance in Outlander - the second year in a row that she has received the accolade. Outlander also won the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Television Series at a ceremony in Burbank, California on Wednesday night. 

Balfe was Golden Globe-nominated in January for her work in Outlander and was also a winner at the People's Choice Awards. Attention now turns to the Emmy Awards nominations, which will be announced on Thursday July 14. 

Caitriona Balfe in Outlander

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the big winner at the Saturn Awards this year, winning in eight categories including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Actor (Harrison Ford) and Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Eight wins on the night

Charlize Theron won Best Actress in the film categories for Mad Max: Fury Road with Jessica Chastain winning Best Supporting Actress for Crimson Peak.

Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road

Bruce Campbell won Best Actor in the TV categories for Ash vs Evil Dead with Hannibal's Richard Armitage and The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira winning Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively.