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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Awards Watch: The Saturn Awards

The Oscars may have snubbed it, but 300 scored a field best ten nominations from the Saturn Awards, the kudos handed out to genre flicks by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street also did well, with nine and eight nods each. On the TV side, Lost leads with seven, and newbie Pushing Daisies scored three.

Most interesting is the appearance of Oscar favorites No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood in the mix (along with 300) for the group's Best Action/ Adventure/Thriller Film prize - as if these two haven't dominated this year's races enough. And three of the Best Actors (Blood's Daniel Day-Lewis, Sweeney's Johnny Depp and Eastern Promises' Viggo Mortensen) and one Supporting Actor (No Country's Javier Bardem) are also Academy Award nominees.

One thing puzzles me though: how exactly is August Rush a sci fi, fantasy or horror movie? Oh yeah, maybe it's because Robin Williams appears in it wearing a cowboy hat and sideburns and plays the guitar. Now that's horrifying.

The Saturns will be handed out June 24. For a quick look at the film nominees, see the comments section below.

1 comment:

  1. Best Science Fiction Film::
    Cloverfield
    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
    I Am Legend
    The Last Mimzy
    Sunshine
    Transformers

    Best Fantasy Film:
    Enchanted
    The Golden Compass
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
    Spider-Man 3
    Stardust

    Best Horror Film:
    1408
    Ghost Rider
    Grindhouse
    The Mist
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    30 Days of Night

    Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film:
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Live Free or Die Hard
    No Country for Old Men
    There Will Be Blood
    300
    3:10 to Yuma
    Zodiac

    Best Animated Film:
    Beowulf
    Meet the Robinsons
    Ratatouille
    Shrek the Third
    The Simpsons Movie
    Surf’s Up

    Best International Film:
    Black Book
    Day Watch
    Eastern Promises
    Goya's Ghosts
    The Orphanage
    Sleuth

    Best Actor:
    Gerard Butler in 300
    John Cusack in 1408
    Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
    Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises
    Will Smith in I Am Legend

    Best Actress:
    Amy Adams in Enchanted
    Ashley Judd in Bug
    Helena Bonham Carter in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    Naomi Watts in Eastern Promises
    Belen Rueda in The Orphanage
    Carice van Houten in Black Book

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men
    Ben Foster in 3:10 to Yuma
    James Franco in Spider-Man 3
    Justin Long in Live Free or Die Hard
    Alan Rickman in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    David Wenham in 300

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Lizzy Caplan in Cloverfield
    Marcia Gay Harden in The Mist
    Lena Headey in 300
    Rose McGowan in Grindhouse
    Michelle Pfeiffer in Stardust
    Imelda Staunton in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Best Performance by a Younger Actor:
    Alex Etel in The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
    Freddie Highmore in August Rush
    Josh Hutcherson in Bridge to Terabithia
    Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Dakota Blue Richards in The Golden Compass
    Rhiannon Leigh Wryn in The Last Mimzy

    Best Director:
    Tim Burton for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    Frank Darabont for The Mist
    Paul Greengrass for The Bourne Ultimatum
    Sam Raimi for Spider-Man 3
    Zack Snyder for 300
    David Yates for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Best Writing:
    Beowulf
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    No Country for Old Men
    Ratatouille
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    300

    Best Costumes:
    The Golden Compass
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    Stardust
    300

    Best Music:
    August Rush
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Enchanted
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    There Will Be Blood
    300

    Best Special Effects:
    The Golden Compass
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
    Spider-Man 3
    300
    Transformers

    Best Make-Up:
    Grindhouse
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    30 Days of Night
    300

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