Irish actress Caitríona Balfe has won best actress for her role as Claire Fraser in the series Outlander at the Saturn Awards in Los Angeles.

This is her third Saturn Award.

The Monaghan actress has also been nominated four times for a Golden Globe, won two People's Choice Awards and an Irish Film and Television Award.

The Saturn Awards are presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films but include television and home media releases.

This year due to the pandemic, the eligibility period for the awards covered both 2019 as well as 2020.

Other big winners on the night included Rian Johnson's thriller Knives Out, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood and Disney’s live-action Mulan. John David Washington was named Best Actor for Christopher Nolan’s time-bender Tenet while Elisabeth Moss won Best Actress for The Invisible Man.

The big winners at this year Saturn Awards:

Best Science Fiction Film: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: Joker

Best Fantasy Film: Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood

Best Horror Film: The Invisible Man

Best Action/Adventure Film: Mulan

Best Thriller Film: Knives Out

Best International Film: Parasite

Best Animated Film: Onward

Best Independent Film: Encounter

Best Actor: John David Washington (Tenet)

Best Actress: Elizabeth Moss (The Invisible Man)

Best Supporting Actor: Bill Hader (It Chapter 2)

Best Supporting Actress: Ana De Armas (Knives Out)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Kyliegh Curran (Doctor Sleep)

Best Director: J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker)

Best Writing: Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood)

Best Actor on Television: Patrick Stewart (Picard)

Best Actress on Television: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)

Best Supporting Actor on Television: Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery)

Best Supporting Actress on Television: Danielle Panabaker (The Flash)

Best Younger TV Actor: Brec Bassinger (Stargirl)

Best Guest Star on Television: Jon Cryer (Supergirl)