Saturn Award Nominees Announced

34th Annual Saturn Awards Nominees AnnouncedIt's that time of year again: The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced the nominations for its 35th Annual Saturn Awards.

As you might expect, The Dark Knight leads the pack with 11 nominations, but horror holds its own fairly well thanks to three rather surprising nods to Let the Right One In in the Best International Film, Best Performance By a Younger Actor (Lina Leandersson), and Best Writing (John Ajvide Lindqvist) categories. The genre films nominated for Best Picture are The Happening, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Quarantine, Splinter, and The Strangers.

We also stand out among the TV show nominees with "Lost", "Heroes" (sigh), "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", "Supernatural", "Dexter", and "True Blood".

The Academy's membership is open to the public, and the presentation show will take place on June 25, 2009, at a site to be announced.

Click here for the Saturn Awards official site and a full list of all the nominees.

- Debi Moore

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Avid Fan's picture

How in the name of cinema did "The Happening" get to be a runner-up in the awards? This thing's rigged!

Submitted by Avid Fan on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 1:09pm.

OK, I am going to give this another watch and see if it hits me differently. Again, I didn't think it sucked at all. So a second viewing will be in the offing.

Submitted by The Butcher on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 12:45pm.

Sorry, but I don't get all the love for SPLINTER. Did it out and out suck? NOPE. Was it that memorable? NOPE Part 2.

Submitted by The Butcher on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 12:31am.
moderator I disagree. I loved
Steve Barton's picture

I disagree. I loved Splinter. It was very memorable to me. Different strokes, my brother!

Submitted by Steve Barton on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 1:07am.
gil mann's picture

Yeah, Splinter was great. Didn't reinvent the seige-horror flick, but a plot that hinges on problem-solving is a rare and wonderful thing.

Can't believe it got snatched up by the Sci-Fi channel. Their Department of Insulting the Audience's Intelligence really dropped the ball on that one.

Submitted by gil mann on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 9:13am.

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