2014/02/26 16:17:23 UTC

40th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Include The Conjuring, The Walking Dead

This year’s Saturn Award nominations have been announced and include a number of horror movie and TV releases, such as The Conjuring and The Walking Dead:

“LOS ANGELES – February, 2014 – Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug both received 8 nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films today announced nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, which will be presented in June.

Other major contenders that packed a real punch were The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, Star Trek into Darkness, The Book Thief, Her, Oz The Great and Powerful and Ron Howard’s Rush. Also making a strong showing was the folk musical fable Inside Llewyn Davis, which proves that the Coen Brothers are a genre onto their own. And Scarlett Johansson was the first Best Supporting Actress to be nominated for her captivating vocal performance in Spike Jones’ fantasy romance Her.

For the Saturn’s stellar 40th Anniversary celebration, two new categories have been added to reflect the changing times; Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture will see Warner’s Man of Steel duking it out against Marvel’s Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and The Wolverine! The second new category is Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series – highlighting the most promising young talent working in TV today.

In TV categories, the final season of AMC’s groundbreaking show Breaking Bad, TNT’s Falling Skies and Game of Thrones ruled with 5 nominations . Close behind with 4 noms apiece were American Horror Story: Coven FX , Hannibal NBC , Under the Dome CBS , and The Walking Dead AMC … while new breakthrough hits Bates Motel A&E , Continuum SyFy , The Americans FX , The Blacklist NBC and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC jump into the fray as well.

The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize films often overlooked by mainstream awards. Over the years, the Academy has expanded its reach to include recognizing excellence in television and home entertainment, as well as other genres, including adventure, thriller and action. Robert Holguin, president of the Academy says, “This has been an incredible year for genre entertainment which I affectionately refer to as enhanced or exaggerated reality. The films and shows we honor continue to lead in box-office success showcasing a cadre of great talent helming today’s works of wonder. I’m thrilled to see the organization reach its’ fourth decade of dedication to the most imaginative creations on the silver screen and fantastic visions on the television screen”.

This year’s Saturn Awards will be presented in June in Burbank in California. For a complete list of nominations and more information about the Academy, visit www.saturnawards.org.”

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BEST COMIC-TO-FILM MOTION PICTURE

IRON MAN 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

MAN OF STEEL
Warner Bros.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Marvel / Walt Disney

THE WOLVERINE
20th Century Fox

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM

ENDER’S GAME
Summit / Lionsgate

GRAVITY
Warner Bros.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Lionsgate

PACIFIC RIM
Warner Bros.

RIDDICK
Universal Pictures

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
Paramount Pictures

BEST FANTASY FILM

ABOUT TIME
Universal Pictures

HER
Warner Bros.

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Warner Bros.

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
Walt Disney Studios

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
20th Century Fox

BEST HORROR FILM

CARRIE
Screen Gems / Sony

THE CONJURING
Warner Bros.

MAMA
Universal Pictures

THE PURGE
Universal Pictures

THIS IS THE END
Sony Pictures

WARM BODIES
Summit / Lionsgate

BEST THRILLER FILM

THE CALL
TriStar Pictures / Sony

THE EAST
Fox Searchlight

NOW YOU SEE ME
Summit / Lionsgate

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
Focus Features

PRISONERS
Warner Bros.

WORLD WAR Z
Paramount Pictures

BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE FILM

THE BOOK THIEF
20th Century Fox

FAST & FURIOUS 6
Universal Pictures

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
Paramount Pictures

THE LONE RANGER
Walt Disney Studios

LONE SURVIVOR
Universal Pictures

RUSH
Universal Pictures

BEST ACTOR

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR.
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

OSCAR ISAAC
Inside Llewyn Davis
CBS Films

SIMON PEGG
The World’s End
Focus Features

JOAQUIN PHOENIX
Her
Warner Bros.

BRAD PITT
World War Z
Paramount Pictures

BEN STILLER
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
20th Century Fox

BEST ACTRESS

HALLE BARRY
The Call
TriStar Pictures / Sony

SANDRA BULLOCK
Gravity
Warner Bros.

MARTINA GEDECK
The Wall
Music Box Films

JENNIFER LAWRENCE
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lionsgate

EMMA THOMPSON
Saving Mr. Banks
Walt Disney Studios

MIA WASIKOWSKA
Stoker
Fox Searchlight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

DANIEL BRUHL
Rush
Universal Pictures

GEORGE CLOONEY
Gravity
Warner Bros.

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
Star Trek Into Darkness
Paramount Pictures

HARRISON FORD
Ender’s Game
Summit / Lionsgate

TOM HIDDLESTON
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel / Walt Disney

BEN KINGSLEY
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

BILL NIGHY
About Time
Universal Pictures

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

SCARLETT JOHANSSON
Her
Warner Bros.

NICOLE KIDMAN
Stoker
Fox Searchlight

MELISSA LEO
Prisoners
Warner Bros.

EVANGELINE LILY
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

JENA MALONE
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lionsgate

EMILY WATSON
The Book Thief
20th Century Fox

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR

ASA BUTTERFIELD
Ender’s Game
Summit / Lionsgate

CHLOE GRACE MORETZ
Carrie
Screen Gems / Sony

SOPHIE NELISSE
The Book Thief
20th Century Fox

SAOIRSE RONAN
How I Live Now
Magnolia Pictures

TY SIMKINS
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

DYLAN SPRAYBERRY
Man of Steel
Warner Bros.

BEST DIRECTOR

J.J. ABRAMS
Star Trek Into Darkness
Paramount Pictures

PETER BERG
Lone Survivor
Universal Pictures

ALFONSO CUARON
Gravity
Warner Bros.

PETER JACKSON
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

FRANCIS LAWRENCE
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lionsgate

GUILLERMO DEL TORO
Pacific Rim
Warner Bros.

BEST WRITING

FRAN WALSH
PHILIPPA BOYENS
PETER JACKSON
GUILLERMO DEL TORO
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

JOEL COEN
ETHAN COEN
Inside Llewyn Davis
CBS Films

ALFONSO CUARON
JONAS CUARON
Gravity
Warner Bros.

JENNIFER LEE
Frozen
Walt Disney Studios

SPIKE JONZE
Her
Warner Bros.

EDGAR WRIGHT
SIMON PEGG
The World’s End
Focus Features

BEST EDITING

PETER AMUNDSON
JOHN GILROY
Pacific Rim
Warner Bros.

ALAN EDWARD BELL
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lionsgate

ALFONSO CUARON
MARK SANGER
Gravity
Warner Bros.

MARK DAY
About Time
Universal Pictures

DANIEL P. HANLEY
MIKE HILL
Rush
Universal Pictures

CHRISTIAN WAGNER
KELLY MATSUMOTO
DYLAN HIGHSMITH
Fast & Furious 6
Universal Pictures

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

DAN HENNAH
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

PHILIP MESSINA
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lionsgate

ANDREW NESKOROMNY
CAROL SPIER
Pacific Rim
Warner Bros.

ANDY NICHOLSON
Gravity
Warner Bros.

JAN ROELFS
47 Ronin
Universal Pictures

ROBERT STROMBERG
Oz The Great and Powerful
Walt Disney Studios

BEST MUSIC

DANNY ELFMAN
Oz The Great and Powerful
Walt Disney Studios

FRANK ILFMAN
Big Bad Wolves
Magnolia Pictures

HOWARD SHORE
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

BRIAN TYLER
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

BRIAN TYLER
Now You See Me
Summit / Lionsgate

JOHN WILLIAMS
The Book Thief
20th Century Fox

BEST COSTUME

GARY JONES
Oz The Great and Powerful
Walt Disney Studios

MICHAEL KAPLAN
Star Trek Into Darkness
Paramount Pictures

WENDY PARTRIDGE
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel / Walt Disney

BEATRIX ARUNA PASZTOR
Great Expectations
Main Street Films

PENNY ROSE
47 Ronin
Universal Pictures

TRISH SUMMERVILLE
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lionsgate

BEST MAKE-UP

PATRICK BAXTER
JANE O’KANE
ROGER MURRAY
Evil Dead
TriStar Pictures / Sony

RICK FINDLATER,
RICHARD TAYLOR
PETER KING
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

HOWARD BERGER
JAMIE KELMAN
PETER MONTAGNA
Lone Survivor
Universal Pictures

DONALD MOWAT
Prisoners
Warner Bros.

FAE HAMMOND
MARK COULIER
KIRSTIN CHALMERS
Rush
Universal Pictures

KAREN COHEN
DAVID WHITE
ELIZABETH YIANNI-GEORGIOU
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel / Walt Disney

BEST SPECIAL / VISUAL EFFECTS

TIM WEBBER
CHRIS LAWRENCE
DAVID SHIRK
NEIL CORBOULD
Gravity
Warner Bros.

JOE LETTERI
ERIC SAINDON
DAVID CLAYTON
ERIC REYNOLDS
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

JOE LETTERI
JOHN DESJARDIN
DAN LEMMON
Man of Steel
Warner Bros.

JOHN KNOLL
JAMES E. PRICE
CLAY PINNEY
ROCCO LARIZZA
Pacific Rim
Warner Bros.

ROGER GUYETT
PATRICK TUBACH
BEN GROSSMAN
BURT DALTON
Star Trek Into Darkness
Paramount Pictures

JAKE MORRISON
PAUL CORBOULD
MARK BREAKSPEAR
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel / Walt Disney

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM

12 YEARS A SLAVE
Fox Searchlight

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Main Street Films

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
CBS Films

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN
Sony Pictures Classics

OUT OF THE FURNACE
Relativity Media

UPSIDE DOWN
Millennium Entertainment

BEST ANIMATED FILM

DESPICABLE ME 2
Universal Pictures

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL
GKids

FROZEN
Walt Disney Studios

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
Pixar / Walt Disney Studios

T E L E V I S I O N

BEST NETWORK TELEVISION SERIES RELEASE

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC

THE BLACKLIST
NBC

THE FOLLOWING
FOX

HANNIBAL
NBC

REVOLUTION
NBC

SLEEPY HOLLOW
FOX

UNDER THE DOME
CBS

BEST SYNDICATED / CABLE TELEVISION SERIES

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN
FX

THE AMERICANS
FX

CONTINUUM
SyFy

DEXTER
Showtime

HAVEN
SyFy

THE WALKING DEAD
AMC

BEST TELEVISION PRESENTATION OF A LIMITED RUN SERIES

BATES MOTEL
A&E

BLACK SAILS
Starz

BREAKING BAD
AMC

FALLING SKIES
TNT

GAME OF THRONES
HBO

THE VIKINGS
The History Channel

BEST YOUTH-ORIENTED TELEVISION SERIES

ARROW
The CW

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
ABC Family

SUPERNATURAL
The CW

TEEN WOLF
MTV

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE
The CW

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
The CW

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

KEVIN BACON
The Following
Fox

BRYAN CRANSTON
Breaking Bad
AMC

HUGH DANCY
Hannibal
NBC

FREDDIE HIGHMORE
Bates Motel
A&E

MADS MIKKELSEN
Hannibal
NBC

JAMES SPADER
The Blacklist
NBC

NOAH WYLE
Falling Skies
TNT

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES

JENNIFER CARPENTER
Dexter
Showtime

VERA FARMIGA
Bates Motel
A&E

ANNA GUNN
Breaking Bad
AMC

JESSICA LANGE
American Horror Story: Coven
FX

RACHEL NICHOLS
Continuum
SyFy

KERI RUSSELL
The Americans
FX

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU
Games of Thrones
HBO

ERIK KNUDSEN
Continuum
SyFy

DAVID LYONS
Revolution
NBC

DEAN NORRIS
Under the Dome
CBS

AARON PAUL
Breaking Bad
AMC

JAMES PUREFOY
The Following
Fox

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES

KATHY BATES
American Horror Story: Coven
FX

SARAH CARTER
Falling Skies
TNT

GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE
Game of Thrones
HBO

MICHELLE FAIRLEY
Game of Thrones
HBO

MELISSA MCBRIDE
The Walking Dead
AMC

ELIZABETH MITCHELL
Revolution
NBC

BEST GUEST STAR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

STEPHEN COLLINS
Falling Skies
TNT

ROBERT FORSTER
Breaking Bad
AMC

DANNY HUSTON
American Horror Story: Coven
FX

DAVID MORRISSEY
The Walking Dead
AMC

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING
Dexter
Showtime

GINA TORRES
Hannibal
NBC

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

COLIN FORD
Under the Dome
CBS

JARED GILMORE
Once Upon a Time
ABC

JACK GLEESON
Game of Thrones
HBO

CONNOR JESSUP
Falling Skies
TNT

MACKENZIE LINTZ
Under the Dome
CBS

CHANDLER RIGGS
The Walking Dead
AMC

H O M E
E N T E R T A I N M E N T

BEST DVD RELEASE

BAD ASS SPIDER
Epic Pictures

THE BRASS TEAPOT
Magnolia Home Entertainment

CURSE OF CHUCKY
Universal

MISCHIEF NIGHT
RLJ Entertainment

SOLOMON KANE
Anchor Bay Entertainment

TWIXT
Fox Home Entertainment

YOU’RE NEXT
Lionsgate

BEST DVD COLLECTION

BOWERY BOYS COLLECTION: Volumes 2 and 3
Warner Archives

CHUCKY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Universal

FRIDAY THE 13th : THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Warner

JAMES DEAN ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Warner

MAD MAX TRILOGY
Warner

ZATOICHI: THE BLIND SWORDSMAN
Criterion

BEST CLASSIC FILM RELEASE

FANTASTIC VOYAGE
Fox Home Entertainment

HALLOWEEN 35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Anchor Bay

THE HAUNTING
Warner

HOUSE OF WAX
Warner

NOSFERATU
Kino

THE WICKER MAN
Lionsgate

BEST TELEVISION RELEASE

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
Warner Archives

SEARCH: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Warner Archives

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 3, 4, 5
CBS Paramount

UNDER THE DOME: SEASON ONE
CBS Paramount

THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
Starz / Anchor Bay

THE WHITE QUEEN: SEASON ONE
Anchor Bay

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