Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Saturn Awards Nominees Announced: Dark Knight Garners 11 Noms

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The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. The Saturn Awards were devised by Dr. Donald A. Reed, who felt that films within those genres were never given the appreciation they deserved.

With eleven nominations, "The Dark Knight" leads the field of contenders for the 35th Annual Awards, after pretty much being snubbed by the highly predictable, dreadfully boring Academy Awards.

The blockbuster Batman movie will compete with "Changeling," "Gran Torino," "Quantum of Solace," "Traitor" and "Valkyrie" for best action/adventure/thriller film.

The nominees for the Saturn Awards are as follows.


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

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

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

Action / Adventure / Thriller Film
"The Dark Knight"
"Gran Torino"
"Quantum of Solace"

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"

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"

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

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

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

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"

Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby ,Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, "Iron Man"
David Koepp, John Kamps, "Ghost Town"
John Ajvide Lindqvist, "Let the Right One In"
Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight"
Eric Roth, "Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
J. Michael Straczynski, "Changeling"


Network Television Series
"Life On Mars"
"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"

Syndicated / Cable Television Series
"Battlestar Galactica"
"The Closer"
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
"True Blood"

Presentation on Television
"24: Redemption"
"The Andromeda Strain"
"Breaking Bad"
"The Last Templar"
"The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice"

Actor in Television
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Matthew Fox, "Lost"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Timothy Hutton, "Leverage"
Edward James Olmos, "Battlestar Galactica"
Noah Wiley, "The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice"

Actress in Television
Lena Headey, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Jennifer Love Hewitt, "The Ghost Whisperer"
Evangeline Lilly, "Lost"
Mary McDonnell, "Battlestar Galactica"
Anna Paquin, "True Blood"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
Anna Torv, "Fringe"

Supporting Actor in Television
Henry Ian Cusick, "Lost"
Thomas Dekker, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Michael Emerson, "Lost"
Josh Holloway, "Lost"
Adrian Pasdar, "Heroes"
Milo Ventimiglia, "Heroes"

Supporting Actress in Television
Jennifer Carpenter, "Dexter"
Summer Glau, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Yunjin Kim, "Lost"
Elizabeth Mitchell, "Lost"
Hayden Panettiere, "Heroes"
Katee Sackhoff, "Battlestar Galactica"

Guest Starring Role in a Television Series
Kristen Bell, "Heroes"
Alan Dale, "Lost"
Kevin Durand, "Lost"
Robert Forster, "Heroes"
Jimmy Smits, "Dexter"
Sonya Walger, "Lost"

For more nominations, see the Saturn Awards website.

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