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'Inception' Snags Nine Nominations for 37th Annual Saturn Awards

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February 24, 2011
Source: THR

Inception / Saturn Awards

With the 83rd Academy Awards gearing up for the star-studded ceremony this Sunday on ABC, what better time to highlight some awards that aim to honor the best in genre entertainment. That's what The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has done since 1972 with The Saturn Awards. After noted film historian Dr. Donald Reed decided to honor the best in genre entertainment, the SFFHF Academy has since expanded to include other movie genres as well. This year, Chris Nolan's Inception leads the pack with a whopping nine nominations including Best Science Fiction Film. See the full list of nominees below!

Here are all of the film nominations for this year's Saturn Awards. If you want to see the entire list that includes TV series nominations and DVD as well, head over to The Hollywood Reporter.

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM
Hereafter
Inception
Iron Man 2
Never Let Me Go
Splice
Tron: Legacy

BEST FANTASY FILM
Alice in Wonderland
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Clash of the Titans
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Twilight: Eclipse

BEST HORROR/THRILLER FILM
The American
Black Swan
Kick-Ass
Let Me In
Shutter Island
The Wolf Man

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM
The Expendables
The Green Hornet
Red
Robin Hood
Salt
True Grit
Unstoppable

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges - Tron: Legacy
George Clooney - The American
Leonardo DiCaprio - Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio - Shutter Island
Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man 2
Ryan Reynolds - Buried

BEST ACTRESS
Cecile De France -  Hereafter
Angelina Jolie - Salt
Carey Mulligan - Never Let Me Go
Ellen Page - Inception
Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Noomi Rapace - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale - The Fighter
Andrew Garfield - Never Let Me Go
Tom Hardy - Inception
Garrett Hedlund - Tron: Legacy
John Malkovich - Red
Mark Ruffalo -  Shutter Island

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Scarlett Johansson -  Iron Man 2
Keira Knightley - Never Let Me Go
Mila Kunis - Black Swan
Helen Mirren - Red
Vanessa Redgrave - Letters to Juliet
Jacki Weaver -  Animal Kingdom

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR
Logan Lerman - Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Frankie/George McLaren - Hereafter
Kodi Smit McPhee - Let Me In
Chloe Grace Moretz - Let Me In
Will Poulter - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit
Charlie Tahan - Charlie St. Cloud

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
Clint Eastwood - Hereafter
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Matt Reeves - Let Me In
Martin Scorsese - Shutter Island
David Yates - Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1

BEST WRITING
Michael Arndt - Toy Story 3
Alex Garland - Never Let Me Go
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin - Black Swan
Peter Morgan - Hereafter
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Matt Reeves - Let Me In

BEST MUSIC
Daft Punk - Tron: Legacy
Clint Eastwood - Hereafter
Michael Giacchino - Let Me In
Gottfried Huppertz (as Conducted by Frank Strobel) - The Complete Metropolis
John Powell - How to Train Your Dragon
Hans Zimmer - Inception

BEST COSTUME
Colleen Atwood - Alice in Wonderland
Milena Canonero - The Wolf Man
Isis Mussenden - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Jany Temime - Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Michael Wilkinson - Tron: Legacy
Janty Yates - Robin Hood

BEST MAKE-UP
Howard Berger, Gregory Nicotero - Splice
Andrew Clement, Donald J. Mowat - Repo Men
Andrew Clement, Jennifer McDaniel, Tarra Day - Let Me In
Mark Coulier, Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight - Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Rick Baker, Dave Elsey - The Wolf Man
Lindsay MacGowan, Shane Mahan - Alice in Wonderland

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Kathy Altieri - How to Train Your Dragon
Dante Ferretti - Shutter Island
Darren Gilford - Tron: Legacy
Rick Heinrichs - The Wolf Man
Guy Hendrix - Inception
Robert Stromberg - Alice in Wonderland

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Karl Denham, Nikos Kalaitzidis - Tron: Legacy
Angus Bickerton, Barrie Helmsley - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Tim Burke, John Richardson, Nicholas Ait’Hadi, Christian Manz - Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Begg - Inception
Ken Ralston, Tom Peitzman, David Schaub, Carey Villegas - Alice in Wonderland
Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright, Daniel Sudick - Iron Man 2

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
The Complete Metropolis
Centurion
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Monsters
Mother
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Shrek Forever After
Tangled
Toy Story 3

It seems kind of strange that films like Never Let Me Go and Black Swan are included in the Saturn Awards, but that doesn't mean they aren't deserving of some love. In addition it's great to see Tron: Legacy get some love for Daft Punk's stellar soundtrack and the amazing effects that made the film a visual feast, especially in IMAX theaters. Shutter Island also has a strong presence which is great considering the Oscars pretty much ignored the film. Personally, I wish Scott Pilgrim vs. the World got some more love since the film is pretty much made for these kinds of awards, but oh well. What do you think of the nominees?

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  • Anonymous
    Can't believe what I'm seeing! Did Splice get 2 noms? How incredible is that?!! The film is great and maybe (maybe!) a bit underrated.
  • Towaway
    True Grit? The Fighter? What are these movies doing being nominated for a Saturn Award?!!!!!
  • Gh
    BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM Hereafter and Never let me go? loll!!! subjects with death should not be put into the "Science fiction" category. loll! BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Andrew Garfield - Never Let Me Go loll! what other actor that stole the shine from him for Garfield to be put into the "supporting" category? These awards are ludacrous

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