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Here are the nominees for the 36th Annual Saturn Awards

02.19.2010by:
It's funny. The Saturn Awards was the first ever big press event I handled when I used to write for another movie outlet. I was the lone dork going around everywhere asking where to go, running around with my little press pass and my digital voice recorder, only to to be guided to wrong place after wrong place until I finally got to the "press area"... only to have missed all the red carpet arrivals! What a disaster that was. I hate you, Saturn Awards!

Below we have the entire list of nominees for the award, which honor and celebrate the best in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Some of their picks are, to be frank, terrible (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE?), but what are you gonna do?

And if you haven't yet, when you're done here, be sure to peruse your very own "Best of 2009" nominees in The 2009 Golden Schmoes RIGHT HERE!


MOVIES


Best Science Fiction Film:
"The Book of Eli"
"Knowing"
"Moon"
"Star Trek"
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine"


Best Fantasy Film:
"Avatar"
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
"The Lovely Bones"
"The Time Traveler's Wife"
"Watchmen"
"Where the Wild Things Are"


Best Horror Film:
"The Box"
"Drag Me to Hell"
"Frozen"
"The Last House on the Left"
"The Twilight Saga: New Moon"
"Zombieland"


Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film:
"2012"
"Brothers"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"Law Abiding Citizen"
"The Messenger"
"Sherlock Holmes"


Best Actor:
Robert Downey, Jr. - "Sherlock Holmes"
Tobey Maguire - "Brothers"
Viggo Mortensen - "The Road"
Sam Rockwell - "Moon"
Denzel Washington - "The Book of Eli"
Sam Worthington - "Avatar"


Best Actress:
Catherine Keener - "Where the Wild Things Are"
Melanie Laurent - "Inglourious Basterds"
Alison Lohman - "Drag Me to Hell"
Natalie Portman - "Brothers"
Zoe Saldana - "Avatar"
Charlize Theron - "The Burning Plain"


Best Supporting Actor:
Woody Harrelson - "Zombieland"
Stephen Lang - "Avatar"
Frank Langella - "The Box"
Jude Law - "Sherlock Holmes"
Stanley Tucci - "The Lovely Bones"
Christoph Waltz - "Inglourious Basterds"


Best Supporting Actress:
Malin Akerman - "Watchmen"
Diane Kruger - "Inglourious Basterds"
Rachel McAdams - "Sherlock Holmes"
Lorna Raver - "Drag Me to Hell"
Susan Sarandon - "The Lovely Bones"
Sigourney Weaver - "Avatar"


Best Performance by a Younger Actor:
Taylor Lautner - "The Twilight Saga's New Moon"
Bailee Madison - "Brothers"
Brooklynn Proulx - "The Time Traveler's Wife"
Max Records - "Where the Wild Things Are"
Saoirse Ronan - "The Lovely Bones"
Kodi Smit-McPhee - "The Road"


Best Director:
J.J. Abrams - "Star Trek"
Kathryn Bigelow - "The Hurt Locker"
Neill Blomkamp - "District 9"
James Cameron - "Avatar"
Guy Ritchie - "Sherlock Holmes"
Zack Snyder - "Watchmen"
Quentin Tarantino - "Inglourious Basterds"


Best Writing:
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell - "District 9"
James Cameron - "Avatar"
Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers - "Where the Wild Things Are"
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci - "Star Trek"
Quentin Tarantino - "Inglourious Basterds"
Alex Tse, David Hayter - "Watchmen"


Best Music:
Brian Eno - "The Lovely Bones"
Michael Giacchino - "Up"
James Horner - "Avatar"
Taro Iwashiro - "Red Cliff"
Christopher Young - "Drag Me To Hell"
Hans Zimmer - "Sherlock Holmes"


Best Costume:
Colleen Atwood - "Nine"
Jenny Beavan - "Sherlock Holmes"
Anna Sheppard - "Inglourious Basterds"
Jany Temime - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
Michael Wilkinson - "Watchmen"
Tim Yip - "Red Cliff"


Best Make-Up:
Barney Burman, Minday Hall, Joel Harlow - "Star Trek"
Joe Dunckley, Sarah Rubano, Frances Richardson - "District 9"
Sarah Monzani - "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
Gregory Nicotero, Howard Berger - "The Book of Eli"
Gregory Nicotero, Howard Berger - "Drag Me to Hell"
Mike Smithson, John Rosengrant - "Terminator Salvation"


Best Production Design:
Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg - "Avatar"
Scott Chambliss - "Star Trek" (Paramount) Stuart Craig - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
Sarah Greenwood - "Sherlock Holmes"
Philip Ivey - "District 9"
Alex McDowell - "Watchmen"


Best Special Effects:
Tim Burke, John Richardson, Nicholas Aithadi, Tim Alexander - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
John DesJardin, Peter G. Travers, Joel Whist, Jessica Norman - "Watchmen"
Volker Engel, Marc Weingert, Mike Vezina - "2012"
Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh, Burt Dalton - "Star Trek"
Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros, Matt Aitken - "District 9"
Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones - "Avatar"


Best International Film:
"District 9"
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
"Lorna's Silence"
"Red Cliff"
"Taken"
"Thirst"


Best Animated Film:
"A Christmas Carol"
"The Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"
"Monsters Vs. Aliens"
"The Princess and the Frog"
"Up"


TELEVISION


Best Network Series:
"Chuck"
"Fringe"
"Ghost Whisperer"
"Heroes"
"Lost"
"The Vampire Diaries"


Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series:
"Breaking Bad"
"Battlestar Galactica"
"The Closer"
"Dexter"
"Leverage"
"True Blood"


Best Television Presentation:
"Doctor Who: The End of Time"
"Alice"
"The Prisoner"
"Torchwood: Children of Earth"
"The Tudors"
"V"


Best Actor in Television:
Josh Holloway - "Lost"
Bryan Cranston - "Breaking Bad"
Matthew Fox - "Lost"
Michael C. Hall - "Dexter"
Zachary Levi - "Chuck"
Stephen Moyer - "True Blood"
David Tennant - "Doctor Who: The End of Time"


Best Actress on Television:
Anna Gunn - "Breaking Bad"
Jennifer Love Hewitt - "Ghost Whisperer"
Evangeline Lilly - "Lost"
Anna Paquin - "True Blood"
Kyra Sedgwick - "The Closer"
Anna Torv - "Fringe"


Best Supporting Actor on Television:
Jeremy Davies - "Lost"
Michael Emerson - "Lost"
Aldis Hodge - "Leverage"
Aaron Paul - "Breaking Bad"
John Noble - "Fringe"
Alexander Skarsgard - "True Blood"


Best Supporting Actress in Television:
Morena Baccarin - "V"
Gina Bellman - "Leverage"
Julie Benz - "Dexter"
Jennifer Carpenter - "Dexter"
Elizabeth Mitchell - "Lost"
Hayden Panettiere - "Heroes"


Best Guest Starring Role in Television:
Bernard Cribbins - "Doctor Who: The End of Time"
Raymond Cruz - "Breaking Bad"
Michelle Forbes - "True Blood"
John Lithgow - "Dexter"
Leonard Nimoy - "Fringe"
Mark Pellegrino - "Lost"


DVD


Best DVD Release:
"House of the Devil"
"Laid to Rest"
"Not Forgotten"
"Nothing But the Truth"
"Pontypool"
"Super Capers"
"Surveillance"


Best DVD Television Release:
"Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead"
"Torchwood: Children of Earth"
"Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete Second Season"
"Primeval, Volume 2"
"Lost: The Complete Fifth Season"
"Life on Mars: The Complete Series"


Best DVD Special Edition:
"Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut"
"300 Complete Experience"
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (Blu-ray)
"District 9" (Two-Disc Edition)
"Terminator 2: Judgement Day: Skynet Edition"
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (Two Disc Special Edition)


Best Collection:
"Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics, Volume 1"
"The Hannibal Lector Anthology"
"Hellraiser Box Set"
"Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection"
"Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection"
"The William Castle Collection"


STAGE PRESENTATIONS


Best Local Stage Production: Musical:
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (Orange County Performing Arts Center)
"Fiddler on the Roof" (Pantages Theatre)
"Mary Poppins" (Ahmanson Theatre)


Best Local Stage Production - Play:
"Frost/Nixon" (Ahmanson Theatre)
"The Night Is a Child" (Pasadena Playhouse)
"Parade" (Mark Taper Forum)


Best Local Stage Production - Small Theater:
"Big, The Musical" (El Centro Theatre)
"Dracula" (Noho Arts Center)
"Nevermore" (Steve Allen Theatre)
"Fellowship" (Falcon Theatre)
Extra Tidbit: Anyone can actually become a basic voting member of the Saturn Awards for $150. And if you're in the L.A. area, you can also attend (along with a guest) any of their Academy screenings, of which they average 130 per year. More info on that can be found RIGHT HERE.
Source: JoBlo.com

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7:01PM on 02/22/2010

???

This list is mostly crap! These people (Saturn Committee) obviously have no clue.
This list is mostly crap! These people (Saturn Committee) obviously have no clue.
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11:05AM on 02/22/2010

FTW???!!

Knowing, Transformers 2, Wolverine as best SciFI?
New Moon as best Horror???

Is it April's Fools already??
Knowing, Transformers 2, Wolverine as best SciFI?
New Moon as best Horror???

Is it April's Fools already??
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3:00PM on 02/21/2010
So...Book of Eli, Knowing, Transformers and Wolverine are all better Sci Fi flicks than District 9?
So...Book of Eli, Knowing, Transformers and Wolverine are all better Sci Fi flicks than District 9?
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1:21PM on 02/21/2010

LOL worst nominations!

Wow, Transformers, Wolverine, Vampire Diaries???!! Is this a joke? This is the worst list ever. Look I liked Avatar, but Sam Worthington best actor?? He was good, but not epic, Come on! This is like moronic teenagers voting. If someone told me I won a Saturn Award, I'd be like, "wtf is that?"
Wow, Transformers, Wolverine, Vampire Diaries???!! Is this a joke? This is the worst list ever. Look I liked Avatar, but Sam Worthington best actor?? He was good, but not epic, Come on! This is like moronic teenagers voting. If someone told me I won a Saturn Award, I'd be like, "wtf is that?"
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12:56AM on 02/21/2010

what the fuck???

are the judges 12 years old?...cause that would explain Wolverine and transformers being nominated and district 9...not; no wonder they don't televise this award show...and show some love for Smallville, way better than The (ha ha ha) Vampire Diaries (ha ha ha) can't even say it with a straight face...since when is glittering vampires considered horror? fucking teenagers!!!
are the judges 12 years old?...cause that would explain Wolverine and transformers being nominated and district 9...not; no wonder they don't televise this award show...and show some love for Smallville, way better than The (ha ha ha) Vampire Diaries (ha ha ha) can't even say it with a straight face...since when is glittering vampires considered horror? fucking teenagers!!!
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2:23PM on 02/20/2010
Yeah, it's definitely a joke. I didn't even notice Sam Worthington & Stephen Lang nominated until now. Zoe Saldana, fine. But Worthington had a terrible accent and Lang was a disaster of a performance, mostly due to his really one dimensional character. He was better in his small part in Public Enemies.
Yeah, it's definitely a joke. I didn't even notice Sam Worthington & Stephen Lang nominated until now. Zoe Saldana, fine. But Worthington had a terrible accent and Lang was a disaster of a performance, mostly due to his really one dimensional character. He was better in his small part in Public Enemies.
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1:40PM on 02/20/2010

this is a joke

b/c district 9 isn't on the list for best scifi and garbage like transformers and that crappy nic cage movie is.
b/c district 9 isn't on the list for best scifi and garbage like transformers and that crappy nic cage movie is.
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11:39AM on 02/20/2010
This is a joke, right? If not, atleast I'm laughing.
This is a joke, right? If not, atleast I'm laughing.
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9:31AM on 02/20/2010
i was thinking the same thing... where is District 9 for best picture but they have it slotted in the best international picture
i was thinking the same thing... where is District 9 for best picture but they have it slotted in the best international picture
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9:18AM on 02/20/2010
There are some strange choices, but I am really happy that Watchmen get some nominations!
There are some strange choices, but I am really happy that Watchmen get some nominations!
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6:37AM on 02/20/2010
Shocking facts :

District 9 NOT nominated over TF2
New Moon for Best HORROR film (!!)
Taylor Lautner getting an acting nod.

The world is spiralling down and down...
Shocking facts :

District 9 NOT nominated over TF2
New Moon for Best HORROR film (!!)
Taylor Lautner getting an acting nod.

The world is spiralling down and down...
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3:16AM on 02/20/2010

Glad to see Drag Me to Hell get nominated

It's the best horror film since the original Halloween. It deserves it.
It's the best horror film since the original Halloween. It deserves it.
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1:50AM on 02/20/2010
anythin with LOST IAM THERE
anythin with LOST IAM THERE
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1:02AM on 02/20/2010
Am I a retard for liking Pandorum?
Am I a retard for liking Pandorum?
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12:43AM on 02/20/2010
Whoi the fuck chooses these? "Wolvie", "TF2", and "New Moon"? Really? I fucking hate people!
Whoi the fuck chooses these? "Wolvie", "TF2", and "New Moon"? Really? I fucking hate people!
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12:40AM on 02/20/2010
How is Avatar a 'Fantasy' film yet Transformers 2 and Wolverine are 'sci-fi'?
Crazy!
How is Avatar a 'Fantasy' film yet Transformers 2 and Wolverine are 'sci-fi'?
Crazy!
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10:46PM on 02/19/2010
As happy as I am to finally see Moon get recognition, why the f*ck were Wolverine, Transformers, and The Book of Eli nominated over District 9 for Best Science Fiction??? Where was Sharlto Copley??? Where was Jeremy Renner??? Why was Denzel nominated for the most boring performance of his career thus far? Who are these people? Not that it's that big of an award show but still... Bizarre indeed.
As happy as I am to finally see Moon get recognition, why the f*ck were Wolverine, Transformers, and The Book of Eli nominated over District 9 for Best Science Fiction??? Where was Sharlto Copley??? Where was Jeremy Renner??? Why was Denzel nominated for the most boring performance of his career thus far? Who are these people? Not that it's that big of an award show but still... Bizarre indeed.
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11:27PM on 02/19/2010
You know, I was so dumbfounded by what they included that I didn't even notice what they didn't. Seriously... no DISTRICT 9??? That just doesn't make any sense.
You know, I was so dumbfounded by what they included that I didn't even notice what they didn't. Seriously... no DISTRICT 9??? That just doesn't make any sense.
2:05AM on 02/20/2010
I dunno, I heard Denzel was pretty awesome in Eli.
I dunno, I heard Denzel was pretty awesome in Eli.
2:21PM on 02/20/2010
He's not bad, he's just bland. He looked like he phoned it in. But he's a hell of a lot better than Sam Worthington.
He's not bad, he's just bland. He looked like he phoned it in. But he's a hell of a lot better than Sam Worthington.
10:41PM on 02/19/2010
Huh? Knowing, Wolverine and T2 got best picture nominees?? Those were steaming piles of shit.
Huh? Knowing, Wolverine and T2 got best picture nominees?? Those were steaming piles of shit.
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