‘Hobbit’ Tops Saturn Award Nominees List

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The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has revealed the list of nominees for the 39th annual Saturn Awards, with Peter Jackson’s vfx blockbuster The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey garnering the most nods with nine nominations. Other top contenders are Ang Lee’s Life of Pi and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall. In the TV category, Fringe, The Walking Dead and Revolution top the lists. The Saturn Awards will take place in June with exact date and location to be announced; below is a select listing of the key vfx and animation feature film categories. For a complete list of nominees, go to www.saturnawards.org.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

FILM NOMINATIONS

Best Science Fiction Film

  • Marvel’s The Avengers (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
  • Chronicle (20th Century Fox)
  • Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros.)
  • The Hunger Games (Summit / Lionsgate)
  • Looper (Sony Pictures)
  • Prometheus (20th Century Fox)

Best Fantasy Film

  • The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony Pictures)
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros.)
  • Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)
  • Ruby Sparks (Fox Searchlight)
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (Universal)
  • Ted (Universal)

Best Horror/Thriller Film

  • Argo (Warner Bros.)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (Lionsgate)
  • The Impossible (Summit / Lionsgate)
  • Seven Psychopaths (CBS Films)
  • The Woman in Black (CBS Films)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (Sony Pictures)

Best Action/Adventure Film

  • The Bourne Legacy (Universal)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.)
  • Django Unchained (The Weinstein Co.)
  • Les Miserables (Universal)
  • Skyfall (Sony Pictures)
  • Taken 2 (20th Century Fox)

Best Animated Film

  • Brave (Pixar / Walt Disney Studios)
  • Frankenweenie (Walt Disney Studios)
  • ParaNorman (Focus Features)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (Walt Disney Studios)

Best Special Effects

  • Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick – Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Grady Cofer, Pablo Helman, Jeanie King, Burt Dalton – Battleship
  • Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Chris Corbould, Peter Chiang, Scott R. Fisher, Sue Rowe – John Carter
  • Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer, Donald R. Elliott – Life of Pi
  • Cedric Nicholas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Courbould, Michael Dawson – Snow White and the Huntsman