34th Saturn Awards’ Noms, ‘300’ Dominates

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‘300′ Dominates 34th Saturn Awards’ Noms

As the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced the nomination for the 34th Annual Saturn Awards, it was revealed that the Greek epic “300” was leading the pack by garnering 10 nods. The action adventure drama based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel received gongs for almost all of the feature film categories, including for the action/adventure/thriller film.

In the action/adventure/thriller film’s category, “300” will be contending against acclaimed crime dramas, “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood” as well as other action films, “3:10 to Yuma”, “The Bourne Ultimatum”, “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Zodiac”. For the directing category, the film’s helmer Zack Snyder is going to be up against Tim Burton of “Sweeney Todd”, Frank Darabont of “The Mist”, Paul Greengrass of “Ultimatum”, Sam Raimi of “Spider-Man 3” and David Yates of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”.

Apart from the two categories, the Warner Bros. Pictures’ film also grabbed nods for special effect, make-up, best costume, music and writing. On the performers’ group, “300” landed Gerard Butler, David Wenham and Lena Headey for actor, supporting actor and supporting actress gongs respectively.

“300” was not the only movie that successfully gathered multiple nominations for Saturn Awards. The footsteps of Butler’s film was closely followed by “Harry Potter V” and “Sweeney” which got 9 and 8 nominations in respective order. Further, “The Golden Compass”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End” and “Spider-Man” also received 4 nominations each. The shocking twist coming from the announcement was that the movie critics’ favorite films “No Country” and “Blood” were only given three nomination slots along with “Ultimatum”, “Eastern Promises”, “Enchanted”, “Grindhouse”, “Mist” and “Stardust”

Aside from announcing the feature film’s nominees, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, which was founded in 1972 by film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed, is also recognizing works in the television. The awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 24, in Universal City, California. In the ceremony, renowned director Guillermo del Toro will be honored with the George Pal Memorial Award. The complete list of the nominees for Saturn Awards can be read at SaturnAwards.org, while the partial list can be read below.

The partial list of the 34th Annual Saturn Awards’ nominees:

Science Fiction Film

* “Cloverfield”
* “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”
* “I Am Legend”
* “The Last Mimzy”
* “Sunshine”
* “Transformers”

Fantasy Film

* “Enchanted”
* “The Golden Compass”
* “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
* “Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End”
* “Spider-Man 3”
* “Stardust”

Horror Film

* “30 Days of Night”
* “1408”
* “Ghost Rider”
* “Grindhouse”
* “The Mist”
* “Sweeney Todd”

Action / Adventure / Thriller Film

* “3:10 to Yuma”
* “300”
* “The Bourne Ultimatum”
* “Live Free or Die Hard”
* “No Country for Old Men”
* “There Will Be Blood”
* “Zodiac”

Animated Film

* “Beowulf”
* “Meet the Robinsons”
* “Ratatouille”
* “Shrek the Third”
* “The Simpsons Movie”
* “Surf’s Up”


* Gerard Butler, “300”
* John Cusack, “1408”
* Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”
* Johnny Depp, “Sweeney Todd”
* Viggo Mortensen, “Eastern Promises”
* Will Smith, “I Am Legend”


* Amy Adams, “Enchanted”
* Ashley Judd, “Bug”
* Helena Bonham Carter, “Sweeney Todd”
* Naomi Watts, “Eastern Promises”
* Belen Rueda, “The Orphanage”
* Carice van Houten, “Black Book”

Best Supporting Actor

* Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”
* Ben Foster, “3:10 to Yuma”
* James Franco, “Spider-Man 3”
* Justin Long, “Live Free or Die Hard”
* Alan Rickman, “Sweeney Todd”
* David Wenham, “300”

Supporting Actress

* Lizzy Caplan, “Cloverfield”
* Marcia Gay Harden, “The Mist”
* Lena Headey, “300”
* Rose McGowan, “Grindhouse” and “Planet Terror”
* Michelle Pfeiffer, “Stardust”
* Imelda Staunton, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

Performance by a Younger Actor

* Alex Etel, “The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep”
* Freddie Highmore, “August Rush”
* Josh Hutcherson, “Bridge to Terabithia”
* Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
* Dakota Blue Richards, “The Golden Compass”
* Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, “The Last Mimzy”


* Tim Burton, “Sweeney Todd”
* Frank Darabont, “The Mist”
* Paul Greengrass, “The Bourne Ultimatum”
* Sam Raimi, “Spider-Man 3”
* Zack Snyder, “300”
* David Yates, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

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