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Saturn Award noms

03.10.2009

I love that there is an awards ceremony strictly geared for geeks -- the Saturn Awards.

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has announced this year's genre-friendly nominations, and as usual there are some head-scratching inclusions and categorizations (HANCOCK under "Fantasy"? GRAN TORINO as Action/Adventure/Thriller? THE HAPPENING for anything but Best Comedy?).

Still, let's be thankful we get enough sci-fi/horror/etc. movies each year to even qualify. Here's a sample of this year's picks -- you can visit the OFFICIAL SITE for the complete and comprehensive list of movie and TV nominees.

Science Fiction Film
"The Day the Earth Stood Still"
"Eagle Eye"
"The Incredible Hulk"
"Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"       
"Iron Man"   
"Jumper"

Fantasy Film
"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"Hancock"
"The Spiderwick Chronicles"
"Twilight"   
"Wanted"   

Horror Film

"The Happening"
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army"   
"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"           
"Quarantine"
"Splinter"   
"The Strangers"

Action / Adventure / Thriller Film

"Changeling"
"The Dark Knight"
"Gran Torino"   
"Quantum of Solace"
"Traitor"   
"Valkyrie"   

Actor
Christian Bale, "The Dark Knight"
Tom Cruise, "Valkyrie"   
Robert Downey, Jr.. "Iron Man"
Harrison Ford, "Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Will Smith, "Hancock"

Actress
Cate Blanchett, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Dark Knight"
Angelina Jolie. "Changeling"   
Julianne Moore, "Blindness"   
Emily Mortimer, "Transsiberian"   
Gwyneth Paltrow, "Iron Man"   

Director
Clint Eastwood, "Changeling"
Jon Favreau, "Iron Man"
David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight"
Bryan Singer, "Valkyrie"
Steven Spielberg, "Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
Andrew Stanton, "Wall-E"

Network Television Series
"Fringe"
"Heroes"
"Life On Mars"
"Lost"   
"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"   
"Supernatural"   

Extra Tidbit: Some previous sci-fi Saturn winners: STAR WARS, ALIEN, ROLLERBALL, THE TERMINATOR, BACK TO THE FUTURE and ROBOCOP.
Source: Saturns

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