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35th Annual Saturn Awards: Nominees

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35th Annual Saturn Awards: Nominees

Saturn AwardThe Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced the nominations for their 35th Annual Saturn Awards. Leading the charge was Christopher Nolan’s super-hero crime thriller “The Dark Knight” with 11 nominations. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Iron Man” followed closely behind with 9 and 8 nominations, respectively. While “Valkyrie” spied 7 nominations, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and “Changeling” received 6 nominations each. In a showdown worthy of a company crossover, Batman and Iron Man will face off against each other in seven categories, including “Best Actor” (Christian Bale vs. Robert Downey Jr.), “Best Actress” (Maggie Gyllenhaal vs. Gwyneth Paltrow), “Best Supporting Actor” (Heath Ledger vs. Jeff Bridges), “Best Director” (Christopher Nolan vs. Jon Favreau), “Best Writing,” “Best Music” and “Best Special Effects.” Adding to the strong comic book showing at this year’s awards are nods for “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” (up for two awards, including “Best Horror Film”) and “Wanted” (nominated for “Best Fantasy Film”). The 35th Annual Saturn Awards will be announced on June 25, 2009 Here are the film nominees: Best Science Fiction Film The Day the Earth Stood Still Eagle Eye The Incredible Hulk Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Iron Man Jumper Best Fantasy Film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Hancock The Spiderwick Chronicles Twilight Wanted Best Horror Film The Happening Hellboy II: The Golden Army The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Quarantine Splinter The Strangers Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film Changeling The Dark Knight Gran Torino Quantum of Solace Traitor Valkyrie Best Actor Christian Bale – The Dark Knight Tom Cruise – Valkyrie Robert Downey, Jr. – Iron Man Harrison Ford – Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Will Smith – Hancock Best Actress Cate Blanchett – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Dark Knight Angelina Jolie – Changeling Julianne Moore – Blindness Emily Mortimer – Transsiberian Gwyneth Paltrow – Iron Man Best Supporting Actor Jeff Bridges – Iron Man Aaron Eckhart – The Dark Knight Woody Harrelson – Transsiberian Shia LaBeouf – Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight Bill Nighy – Valkyrie Best Supporting Actress Joan Allen – Death Race Judi Dench – Quantum of Solace Olga Kurylenko – Quantum of Solace Tilda Swinton – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Charlize Theron – Hancock Carice Van Houten – Valkyrie Best Performance by a Younger Actor Freddie Highmore – The Spiderwick Chronicles Lina Leandersson – Let the Right One In Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire Jaden Christopher Smith – The Day the Earth Stood Still Catinca Untaru – The Fall Brandon Walters – Australia Best Director Clint Eastwood – Changeling Jon Favreau – Iron Man David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight Bryan Singer – Valkyrie Steven Spielberg – Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skul Andrew Stanton – Wall-E Best Writing Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway – Iron Man David Koepp, John Kamps – Ghost Town John Ajvide Lindqvist – Let the Right One In Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight Eric Roth – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button J. Michael Straczynski – Changeling

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