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Nominations for 38th Annual Saturn Awards announced

02.29.2012by: Eric Walkuski

CONTAGION vs. THE THING? Woody Allen vs. IMMORTALS? Yes, must be the Saturn Awards. The nominations for the 38th Annual celebration of sci-fi/horror/fantasy and all around geekery have been announced (now that those dumb "other" award ceremonies have thankfully passed us by), and there are quite a few interesting battles brewing.

In addition to the competitive Saturn Awards, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced that filmmaker Martin Scorsese will receive The George Pal Memorial Award in recognition of his illustrious career, culminating with his masterpiece, Hugo, which is his brilliant ode to the triumphant spirit of early cinema.

The Saturn Awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 20, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, which marks its 40th anniversary this year.

A sample of some of the nominees:

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM:
- THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU (Universal) - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (Paramount/Marvel)
- LIMITLESS (Relativity Media)
- RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (20th Century Fox)
- SUPER 8 (Paramount)
- X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (20th Century Fox)

BEST FANTASY FILM:
- HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (Warner Bros.)
- HUGO (Paramount)
- IMMORTALS (Relativity Media)
- MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Sony Pictures Classics) - THE MUPPETS (Walt Disney Studios)
- THOR (Paramount/Marvel)

BEST HORROR/THRILLER:
- CONTAGION (Warner Bros.)
- THE DEVILíS DOUBLE (Lionsgate)
- THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Sony)
- THE GREY (Open Road Films)
- TAKE SHELTER (Sony Pictures Classics)
- THE THING (Universal)

BEST DIRECTOR:
- J.J. ABRAMS Super 8 (Paramount)
- BRAD BIRD Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Paramount)
- MARTIN SCORSESE Hugo (Paramount)
- STEVEN SPIELBERG The Adventures of Tintin (Paramount)
- RUPERT WYATT Rise of the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox)
- DAVID YATES Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros.)

For the full lst of nominations, head on over to the official Saturn Awards site.


Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, HARRY POTTER star Emma Watson

Extra Tidbit: What film (of these nominees) would YOU give the award for Best Horror/Thriller?
Source: Saturn Awards

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