Saturn Awards Nominations Revealed

Hugo and it star – Asa Butterfield (once Mordred on Merlin) – are both up for awards

The nominations for the 38th annual Saturn Awards are in, with Hugo and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 leading the way with 10 nominations each in the film categories. The Saturn Awards will be presented on Wednesday, 20 June, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, which marks its 40th anniversary this year.

As is becoming increasingly common with the Saturns, the boundaries of what constitutes “Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror” at the Saturns seem to being pushed further into the realms of “and similar fings what we like”. SFX may have been questioning its right to cover James Bond, but the Saturns seems happy to include Fast Five, War Horse, Dexter and The Killing. Meanwhile the TV categories have been expanded to the point where every show on TV seemingly gets a mention, and padding out certain categories with nominees means that some distinctly average shows that should never make a short list are getting a mention (The Secret Circle… really?)

Other oddities include the Emmy Award-winning Peter Dinklage not even getting a mention for his role in Game Of Thrones, and Immortals managing to make any list that doesn’t include “worst” in the title (at least its procession of stupid hats didn’t get a mention in Best Costume, thank God). And how can two films which exist in a shared universe (Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor) be listed separately in the Science Fiction and Fantasy categories?

On the plus side, good to see some love for Hugo, The Skin I Live In, Fringe and American Horror Story.

Film Nominations

Best Science Fiction Film
The Adjustment Bureau
Captain America: The First Avenger
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8
X-Men: First Class

Best Fantasy Film
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Midnight in Paris
The Muppets

Best Horror/Thriller Film
The Devil’s Double
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Grey
Take Shelter
The Thing

Best Action/Adventure Film
Fast Five
The Lincoln Lawyer
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Red Tails
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
War Horse

Best Actor
Antonio Banderas, The Skin I Live In
Dominic Cooper, The Devil’s Double
Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Chris Evans, Captain America: The First Avenger
Ben Kingsley, Hugo
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter
Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Brit Marling, Another Earth
Keira Knightley, A Dangerous Method
Elizabeth Olson, Martha Marcy May Marlene

Best Supporting Actor
Ralph Fiennes, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Harrison Ford, Cowboys and Aliens
Tom Hiddleston, Thor
Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Stanley Tucci, Captain America: The First Avenger

Best Supporting Actress

Elena Anaya, The Skin I Live In
Emily Blunt, The Adjustment Bureau
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melancholia
Paula Patton, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Lin Shaye, Insidious
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Asa Butterfield, Hugo
Joel Courtney, Super 8
Elle Fanning, Super 8
Dakota Goyo, Real Steel
Chloe Grace Moretz, Hugo
Saoirse Ronan, Hanna

Best Direction
J.J. Abrams, Super 8
Brad Bird, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Steven Spielberg, The Adventures of Tintin
Rupert Wyatt, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
David Yates, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Best Writing
J.J. Abrams, Super 8
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Mike Cahill, Brit Marling, Another Earth
Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
John Logan, Hugo
Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter

Best Music
Michael Giacchino, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Michael Giacchino, Super 8
Howard Shore, Hugo
Alan Silvestri, Captain America: The First Avenger
John Williams, The Adventures of Tintin
John Williams, War Horse

Best Production Design
Stuart Craig, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Dante Ferretti, Hugo
Tom Foden, Immortals
Rick Heinrichs, Captain America: The First Avenger
Kim Sinclair, The Adventures of Tintin
Bo Welch, Thor

Best Editing
Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey, Super 8
Mark Day, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Paul Hirsch, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Michael Kahn, The Adventures of Tintin
Kelly Matsumoto, Fred Raskin, Christian Watner, Fast Five
Thelma Schoonmaker, Hugo

Best Costume
Jenny Beavan, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Alexandra Byrne, Thor
Lisy Christl, Anonymous
Sandy Powell, Hugo
Anna B. Sheppard, Captain America: The First Avenger
Jany Temime, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Best Make-Up
Shaun Smith, Scott Wheeler, Conan the Barbarian
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Annick Chartier, Adrien Morot, Nikoletta Skarlatos, Immortals
Tamar Aviv, The Skin I Live In
Tom Woodruff Jr., Alec Gillis, The Thing
Dave Elsey, Fran Needham, Conor O’ Sullivan, X-Men: First Class

Best Special Effects
Scott E. Anderson, Matt Aitken, Joe Letteri, Matthias Menz, Keith Miller, The Adventures of Tintin
Tim Burke, Greg Butler, John Richardson, David Vickery, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri, R. Christopher White, Daniel Barrett, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Steven Riley, Russell Earl, Kim Libreri, Dennis Muren, Super 8
Scott Benza, John Frazier, Matthew Butler, Scott Farar, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Best International Film
Attack the Block
The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch
Point Blank
The Skin I Live In

Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Cars 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots

Television Nominations

Best Network Television Series
A Gifted Man
Once Upon a Time
Terra Nova

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
American Horror Story
Breaking Bad
The Closer
True Blood

Best Presentation on Television (10 Episodes or fewer)
Falling Skies
Game of Thrones
The Killing
Torchwood: Miracle Day
Trek Nation
The Walking Dead

Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television
Being Human
Doctor Who
The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Secret Circle
Teen Wolf
The Vampire Diaries

Best Actor on Television
Sean Bean, Game of Thrones
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Timothy Hutton, Leverage
Dylan McDermott, American Horror Story
Noah Wylie, Falling Skies

Best Actress on Television
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Eve Myles, Torchwood: Miracle Day
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Anna Torv, Fringe

Best Supporting Actor on Television
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Joel Kinnaman, The Killing
John Noble, Fringe
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Bill Pullman, Torchwood: Miracle Day
Norman Reedus, The Walking Dead

Best Supporting Actress on Television
Lauren Ambrose, Torchwood: Miracle Day
Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
Beth Riesgraf, Leverage

Best Guest Performer on Television
Steven Bauer, Breaking Bad
Orla Brady, Fringe
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Edward James Olmos, Dexter
Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story
Tom Skerritt, Leverage

Home Entertainment Nominations

Best DVD Release
Atlas Shrugged: Part One
City of Life and Death
The Double
The Perfect Host
Kill the Irishman
The Reef

Best DVD Special Edition Release
Citizen Kane (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition)
Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis
Mimic (The Director’s Cut)
Phantom of the Opera (1925 Silent, Blu-Ray)
The Rocketeer (20th Anniversary Edition)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition)

Best DVD Collection
Jean Rollin Cinema Collection
Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Editions)
Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection
Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology, 1978-2006

Best DVD Television Series Release
The Bionic Woman: Seasons 2 & 3
Camelot: The Complete First Season
Farscape: The Complete Series
Nikita: The Complete First Season
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
The Twilight Zone: Season 3-5