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'Inception,' 'Walking Dead' Top Saturn Awards Nominations

"Let Me In," "Tron: Legacy," "Lost" and "Fringe" also earn multiple noms from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror.
by Kimberly Nordyke, published on February 24, 2011 - 2:18 AM

Inception dominated the Saturn Award nominations, announced Wednesday by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, with a total of nine mentions.

The films Let Me In and Tron: Legacy followed with seven nominations each.

On the TV side, The Walking Dead led with six noms, followed by Breaking Bad, Lost and Fringe with five noms apiece.

Inception was nominated for best-science fiction film alongside Hereafter, Iron Man 2, Never Let Me Go, Splice and Tron: Legacy.

The movie also earned noms for best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio, a double nominee, also for Shutter Island), best actress (Ellen Page) and best supporting actor (Tom Hardy).

Meanwhile, Walking Dead's nominations included best TV presentation, best actor (Andrew Lincoln) and best actress.

The best network series nominees are Fringe, Lost, Smallville, Supernatural, V and The Vampire Diaries.

Up for best syndicated/cable TV series are The Closer, Dexter, Eureka, Leverage, Spartacus: Blood and Sand and True Blood.

The 37th annual Saturn Awards take place in June in Burbank.


Best Science Fiction Film
Iron Man 2
Never Let Me Go
Tron: Legacy

Best Fantasy Film
Alice in Wonderland
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Clash of the Titans
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Horror/Thriller Film
The American
Black Swan
Let Me In
Shutter Island
The Wolfman

Best Action/Adventure Film
The Expendables
The Green Hornet
Robin Hood
True Grit

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, Tron: Legacy
George Clooney, The American
Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 2
Ryan Reynolds, Buried

Best Actress
Cecile De Francel, Hereafter
Angelina Jolie, Salt
Carey Mulligan, Never Let Me Go
Ellen Page, Inception
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Noomi Rapace, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, Never Let Me Go
Tom Hardy, Inception
Garrett Hedlund, Tron: Legacy
John Malkovich, Red
Mark Ruffalo, Shutter Island

Best Supporting Actress
Scarlett Johansson, Iron Man 2
Keira Knightley, Never Let Me Go
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Helen Mirren, Red
Vanessa Redgrave, Letters To Juliet
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Logan Lerman. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Frankie/George McLaren, Hereafter
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Let Me In
Chloe Moretz, Let Me In
Will Poulter, Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Charlie Tahan, Charlie St. Cloud

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Clint Eastwood, Hereafter
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Matt Reeves, Let Me In
Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island
David Yates, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Best Writing
Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3
Alex Garland, Never Let Me Go|
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin, Black Swan
Peter Morgan, Hereafter
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Matt Reeves, Let Me In

Best Music
Daft Punk, Tron: Legacy
Clint Eastwood, Hereafter
Michael Giacchino, Let Me In
Gottfried Huppertz (as conducted by Frank Strobel), The Complete Metropolis
John Powell, How to Train Your Dragon
Hans Zimmer, Inception

Best Costume
Alice in Wonderland
The Wolfman
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Harry Potter an The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Tron: Legacy
Robin Hood

Best Makeup
Repo Men
Let Me In
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
The Wolfman
Alice in Wonderland

Best Production Design
How to Train Your Dragon
Shutter Island
Tron: Legacy
The Wolfman
Alice in Wonderland

Best Special Effects
Tron: Legacy
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Alice in Wonderland
Iron Man 2

Best International Film
The Complete Metropolis
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Best Animated Film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Shrek Forever After
Toy Story 3


Best Network Series
The Vampire Diaries

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
Breaking Bad
The Closer
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
True Blood

Best Television Presentation
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special
The Pillars of the Earth
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
The Walking Dead

Best Actor in Television
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Matthew Fox, Lost
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Timothy Hutton, Leverage
Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead
Stephen Moyer, True Blood

Best Actress in Television
Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead
Erica Durance, Smallville
Elizabeth Mitchell, V
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Anna Torv, Fringe

Best Supporting Actor in Television
Michael Emerson, Lost
John Noble, Fringe
Dean Norris, Breaking Bad
Terry O’Quinn, Lost
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Lance Reddick, Fringe
Steven Yeun, The Walking Dead

Best Supporting Actress in Television
Morena Baccarin, V
Gina Bellman, Leverage
Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter
Laurie Holden, The Walking Dead
Lucy Lawless, Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Beth Riesgraf, Leverage

Best Guest Starring Role in Television
Richard Dreyfuss, Weeds
Noah Emmerich, The Walking Dead
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Joe Manganiello, True Blood
John Terry, Lost
Seth Gabel, Fringe


Best DVD Release
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
District 13: Ultimatum
The Good Heart
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
The New Daughter
The Square

Best DVD Special Edition
Avatar (Extended Collector’s Edition)
Monsters (Special Edition)
Red Cliff (International Version)
Robin Hood (Unrated Director’s Cut)
Salt (Deluxe Unrated Edition)
The Wolf Man (Unrated Director’s Cut)

Best DVD Classic Film Release
The Complete Metropolis
The Exorcist (Extended Director’s Cut)
King Kong
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (Deluxe Edition)
Psycho (50th Anniversary Edition)

Best DVD Movie Collection
Alien Anthology
Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy
Clint Eastwood 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros.
Fantomas: Five Film Collection
Film Noir Classic Collection, Volume 5
Vengeance Trilogy

Best DVD Television Release
Lost (The Complete Sixth and Final Season)
The Six Million Dollar Man (The Complete Collection)
Space 1999: The Complete Season One (Blu Ray)
Thriller: The Complete Series
The Twilight Zone (Season 1 & 2) (Blu Ray)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Season 4, Volume 2)


Best Local Stage Production: Musical
Beauty and the Beast, Orange County Performing Arts Center
Leap of Faith, Ahmanson Theatre
Young Frankenstein, Pantages Theatre

Best Local Stage Production: Drama or Comedy
The 39 Steps, Ahmanson Theatre
The Glass Menagerie, Mark Taper Forum
The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Mark Taper Forum

Best Local Stage Production: Small Theater
The Arsonists, Odyssey Theatre
U.S.S. Pinafore, Crown City Theatre Company
Watson, Sacred Fools Theatre

Source: www.hollywoodreporter.com