As could be expected from a group called The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, The Dark Knight dominated their recently announced Saturn Award nominations, leading the pack with 11 nominations. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Iron Man also finished strongly, with 9 and 8 film nominations (respectively), while Lost dominated the television categories, also with 11 nominations.
What is not as expected is the ASFFHF's broad definition of genres; according to them, Clint Eastwood's Changeling and Gran Torino are thrillers and Slumdog Millionaire is a fantasy (as if that movie needs any more awards any way), among other head-scratchers. And while most would agree that The Happening is a horror film, even more would say it was just plain horrible; and yet, there it is, nominated for Best Horror Film.
The 35th Annual Saturn Awards will be presented June 25. For a quick look at all the film nominees, see the comments section below.