'Dark Knight' leads Saturn Awards noms

'Lost' tops TV categories

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may have given "The Dark Knight" short shrift in the eyes of the movie's fans, but the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror fully endorsed the movie as it announced its nominations for the 35th annual Saturn Awards Tuesday.

The Batman saga led the pack with 11 noms, including one for best action/adventure/thriller film, where it will compete with "Changeling," "Gran Torino," "Quantum of Solace," "Traitor" and "Valkyrie."

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Iron Man" scored nine and eight nominations, respectively. Following close behind were "Valkyrie" with seven and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" with six noms each.

"Valkyrie's" Tom Cruise earned a nomination in the best film actor category, where he will face off against "Knight's" Christian Bale, "Iron Man's" Robert Downey, Jr., "Jones'" Harrison Ford, "Button's" Brad Pitt and "Hancock's" Will Smith.

In the television categories, "Lost" once again found its way to the top with 11 nominations, followed by "Heroes" with six and "Battlestar Galactica" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" with four each.

Founded in 1972 to recognize genre filmmaking, the Academy will host its annual awards show on June 25 at a site to be announced.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 35th ANNUAL SATURN AWARDS

FILM

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"

Fantasy Film
"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"Hancock"
"The Spiderwick Chronicles"
"Twilight"   
"Wanted"   

Horror Film

"The Happening"
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army"   
"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"           
"Quarantine"
"Splinter"   
"The Strangers"

Action / Adventure / Thriller Film

"Changeling"
"The Dark Knight"
"Gran Torino"   
"Quantum of Solace"
"Traitor"   
"Valkyrie"   

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"

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"   

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"

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"

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"

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 Skull"
Andrew Stanton, "Wall-E"

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, "Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
J. Michael Straczynski, "Changeling"   

TELEVISION

Network Television Series
"Fringe"
"Heroes"
"Life On Mars"
"Lost"   
"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"   
"Supernatural"   

Syndicated / Cable Television Series
"Battlestar Galactica"
"The Closer"
"Dexter"   
"Leverage"   
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars"   
"True Blood"   
 
Presentation on Television
"24: Redemption"
"The Andromeda Strain"
"Breaking Bad"   
"Jericho"
"The Last Templar"   
"The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice"

Actor in Television

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Matthew Fox, "Lost"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Timothy Hutton, "Leverage"   
Edward James Olmos, "Battlestar Galactica"
Noah Wiley, "The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice"       

Actress in Television
Lena Headey, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Jennifer Love Hewitt, "The Ghost Whisperer"
Evangeline Lilly, "Lost"   
Mary McDonnell, "Battlestar Galactica"
Anna Paquin, "True Blood"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
Anna Torv, "Fringe"

Supporting Actor in Television

Henry Ian Cusick, "Lost"
Thomas Dekker, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Michael Emerson, "Lost"
Josh Holloway, "Lost"
Adrian Pasdar, "Heroes"
Milo Ventimiglia, "Heroes"

Supporting Actress in Television
Jennifer Carpenter, "Dexter"
Summer Glau, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Yunjin Kim, "Lost"
Elizabeth Mitchell, "Lost"
Hayden Panettiere, "Heroes"
Katee Sackhoff, "Battlestar Galactica"

Guest Starring Role in a Television Series
Kristen Bell, "Heroes"   
Alan Dale, "Lost"
Kevin Durand, "Lost"
Robert Forster, "Heroes"
Jimmy Smits, "Dexter"   
Sonya Walger, "Lost"

For more nominations, see the Saturn Awards website.
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