THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Leads 39th Annual Saturn Award Nominations with 9, Followed by LIFE OF PI and SKYFALL

     February 19, 2013


You can keep your Oscars; I’ll take the 39th Annual Saturn Awards in which the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films recognizes achievements in genre films, television and home video.  The official announcement of this year’s nominations will occur tomorrow, but some of them have already been made available.  Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey leads the pack with nine nominations, followed by Ang Lee’s Life of Pi with eight and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall with seven.  Hit the jump to find out more.

New of the Saturn Award nominations comes courtesy of Heat Vision and reporter Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit).  Known for awarding works in genres such as science-fiction, fantasy, horror/thriller and action/adventure, the academy expanded their definitions a bit this year with the inclusion of films such as Life of Pi and Les Miserables.  Here’s a look at what we know so far:

the-avengers-robert-downey-jr-iron-man-posterBest Science Fiction Film:

The Avengers, ChronicleCloud Altas, The Hunger Games, Looper and Prometheus.

Best Fantasy Film:

The Amazing Spider-ManThe Hobbit, Life of PiSnow White and the Huntsman, Ruby Sparks and Ted.

Best Horror/Thriller Film:

Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible,The Cabin in the WoodsThe Woman in Black and Seven Psychopaths.

Best Action/Adventure Film:

The Bourne Legacy, The Dark Knight RisesDjango UnchainedSkyfall, Taken 2 and Les Miserables.

Best Director:

Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises), Joss Whedon (The Avengers), Rian Johnson (Looper), William Friedkin (Killer Joe) and Ang Lee (Life of Pi).

Nominations for Best Network TV:

Elementary, The Following, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Revolution and Supernatural.

Best syndicated cable series:

American Horror Story: Asylum, Dexter, Leverage, The Killing, True Blood, The Walking Dead.


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