Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Awards Watch: Saturn Nominations

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.

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  1. Best Science Fiction Film::
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Eagle Eye
    The Incredible Hulk
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Iron Man
    Jumper

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

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

    Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film:
    Changeling
    The Dark Knight
    Gran Torino
    Quantum of Solace
    Traitor
    Valkyrie

    Best Animated Film:
    Bolt
    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
    Kung Fu Panda
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    WALL-E

    Best International Film:
    The Bank Job
    Forbidden Kingdom
    In Bruges
    Let the Right One In
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Transsiberian

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

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

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Jeff Bridges in Iron Man
    Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight
    Woody Harrelson in Transsiberian
    Shia LaBeouf in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
    Bill Nighy in Valkyrie

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Joan Allen in Death Race
    Judi Dench in Quantum of Solace
    Olga Kurylenko in Quantum of Solace
    Tilda Swinton in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Charlize Theron in Hancock
    Carice Van Houten in Valkyrie

    Best Performance by a Younger Actor:
    Freddie Highmore in The Spiderwick Chronicles
    Lina Leandersson in Let the Right One In
    Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire
    Jaden Christopher Smith in The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Catinca Untaru in The Fall
    Brandon Walters in Australia

    Best Director:
    Clint Eastwood for Changeling
    Jon Favreau for Iron Man
    David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight
    Bryan Singer for Valkyrie
    Steven Spielberg for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Andrew Stanton for WALL-E

    Best Writing:
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Changeling
    The Dark Knight
    Ghost Town
    Iron Man
    Let the Right One In

    Best Costumes:
    Australia
    Changeling
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    The Dark Knight
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Valkyrie

    Best Music:
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Changeling
    The Dark Knight
    Iron Man
    Jumper
    Valkyrie

    Best Special Effects:
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    Iron Man
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Best Make-Up:
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    Doomsday
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    Tropic Thunder

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