The Hobbit receives the most nominations for the Saturn Awards

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Oh sure, the Oscars is a big night for movie lovers, but what about movie lovers who are into science fiction and fantasy? Luckily, we have the Saturn Awards. The show was created because other award shows weren’t showing a lot of love to the sci-fi/fantasy genre. The 39th annual Saturn Awards just announced its list of nominees.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit it big by receiving nine nominations. It’s got the most nominations compared to other movies. Following behind the Hobbit are Life of Pi and Skyfall. Other top-nominated movies include The Avengers, The Dark Knight Returns, Looper, Cloud Atlas, Argo and Les Miserables.

Films aren’t the only ones being nominated. TV shows like Fringe, Dexter and The Walking Dead are the leading nominees. Other shows being nominated include Doctor Who and Merlin.

I’m glad to see actors like Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), Javier Bardem (Skyfall), Michael Fassbender (Prometheus), Ian McKellen (The Hobbit), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Clark Gregg (The Avengers), and Joseph-Gordon Levitt (Looper) getting nominated. I can’t leave out Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) and Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), but they’re already getting recognition on other award shows. I’m really surprised to see Clark Gregg on the Best Supporting Actor list.

The Saturn Awards will take place in June. The exact date and location will be announced soon.

Here are some of the nominated categories.

Best Science Fiction

  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Chronicle
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Hunger Games
  • Looper
  • Prometheus

Best Fantasy Film

  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Life of Pi
  • Ruby Sparks
  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Ted

Best Horror/Thriller Film

  • Argo
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • The Impossible
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • The Woman in Black
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Action/Adventure Film

  • The Bourne Legacy
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables
  • Skyfall
  • Taken 2

Best Animated Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best Actor

  • Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises
  • Daniel Craig, Skyfall
  • Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper
  • Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Ann Dowd, Compliance
  • Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks
  • Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
  • Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor

  • Javier Bardem, Skyfall
  • Michael Fassbender, Prometheus
  • Clark Gregg, Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Dark Knight Rises
  • Ian McKellen, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress

  • Judi Dench, Skyfall 
  • Gina Gershon, Killer Joe 
  • Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises 
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
  • Charlize Theron, Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Direction

  • William Friedkin, Killer Joe
  • Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Rian Johnson, Looper
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  • Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises
  • Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers

Best Writing

  • Tracy Letts, Killer Joe 
  • David Magee, Life of Pi
  • Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
  • Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods

Best Production Design

  • Hugh Bateup, Uli Hanisch, Cloud Atlas
  • Sarah Greenwood, Anna Karenina
  • David Gropman, Life of Pi
  • Rick Heinrichs, Dark Shadows
  • Dan Hennah, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Eve Stewart, Les Miserables

Best Editing

  • Stuart Baird, Kate Baird, Skyfall
  • Alexander Berner, Cloud Atlas
  • Bob Ducsay, Looper
  • Jeffrey Ford, Lisa Lassek, Marvel’s The Avengers
  • John Gilroy, The Bourne Legacy
  • Tim Squyres, Life of Pi

Best Music

  • Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
  • Danny Elfman, Frankenweenie
  • Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
  • Thomas Newman, Skyfall
  • Howard Shore, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Hans Zimmer, The Dark Knight Rises

Best Costume

  • Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
  • Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gavraud, Cloud Atlas
  • Sharen Davis, Django Unchained
  • Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Paco Delgado, Les Miserables
  • Colleen Atwood, Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Make-Up

  • Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead, Cloud Atla
  • Gregory Nicotero, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, Julie Hewitt, Hitchcock
  • Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • David Marti, Montse Ribe, Vasit Suchitta, The Impossible
  • Naomi Donne, Donald Mowat, Love Larson, Skyfall
  • Jean Ann Black, Fay Von Schroeder, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

Best Special Effects

  • Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick, Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Grady Cofer, Pablo Helman, Jeanie King, Burt Dalton, Battleship Universal
  • Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White, The Hobbit
  • Chris Corbould, Peter Chiang, Scott R. Fisher, Sue Rowe, John Carter
  • Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer, Donald R. Elliott, Lif of Pi
  • Cedric Nicholas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Courbould, Michael Dawson, Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Network Television Series

  • Elementary CBS
  • The Following Fox
  • Fringe Fox
  • Once Upon a Time ABC
  • Revolution NBC
  • Supernatural CW

Best Syndicated Cable Television Series

  • American Horror Story: Asylum FX
  • Dexter Showtime
  • Leverage TNT
  • The Killing AMC
  • True Blood HBO
  • The Walking Dead AMC

Best Television Presentation

  • Breaking Bad AMC
  • Continuum Syfy
  • Falling Skies TNT
  • Game of Thrones HBO
  • Ken Follett’s World Without End Reelz
  • Mockingbird Lane NBC
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned Starz

Best Youth Oriented Series on Television

  • Arrow CW
  • Beauty and the Beast CW
  • Doctor Who BBC America
  • Merlin Syfy
  • Teen Wolf MTV
  • The Vampire Diaries CW

Best Actor

  • Kevin Bacon, The Following Fox
  • Billy Burke, Revolution NBC
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad AMC
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter Showtime
  • Joshua Jackson, Fringe Fox
  • Timothy Hutton, Leverage TNT
  • Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead AMC

Best Actress

  • Moon Bloodgood, Falling Skies TNT
  • Mireille Enos, The Killing AMC
  • Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum FX
  • Charlotte Riley, Ken Follett’s World Without End Reelz
  • Tracy Spiridakos, Revolution NBC
  • Anna Torv, Fringe Fox

Best Supporting Actor

  • Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad AMC
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Revolution NBC
  • Todd Lasance, Spartacus: War of the Damned Starz
  • Colm Meaney, Hell on Wheels AMC
  • David Morrissey, The Walking Dead AMC
  • John Noble, Fringe Fox

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter Showtime
  • Sarah Carter, Falling Skies TNT
  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad AMC
  • Laurie Holden, The Walking Dead AMC
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum FX
  • Beth Riesgraf, Leverage TNT

Best Guest Starring Role in a Series

  • Blair Brown, Fringe Fox
  • Terry O’Quinn, Falling Skies TNT
  • Lance Reddick, Fringe Fox
  • Mark Sheppard, Leverage TNT
  • Ray Stevenson, Dexter Showtime
  • Yvonne Strahovski, Dexter Showtime
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