Hero worship at Saturn nods

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"Superman Returns" and "Heroes" won top film and television honors, respectively, at the 33rd Saturn Awards, announced Thursday at the Universal Hilton. The awards are presented each year by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

"Superman" was named the best fantasy film as well as winning for best direction (Bryan Singer), writing (Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty), actor (Brandon Routh) and music (John Ottman).

"Heroes" won best network TV series, cast member Masi Oka was honored as best supporting actor, and Hayden Panettiere was named best supporting actress.

"Children of Men" received the award for best science fiction film. Additional winners included "The Descent", best horror film; "Casino Royale," best action-adventure-thriller; "Cars," best animated film; and "Pan's Labyrinth," best international film.

Natalie Portman was named best actress in a film for "V for Vendetta."

In television, Michael C. Hall was honored as best actor for "Dexter," and Jennifer Love Hewitt won best actress for "Ghost Whisperer."
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