'Battlestar Galactica' Leads SyFy Genre Awards Nominations

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Article Date: July 9, 2007 | Publication: SyFy Portal | Author: STAFF WRITER
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The question is, however, will it finally win its first award?

Could the third time be the charm for "Battlestar Galactica"?

For the third year in a row, the critically acclaimed SciFi Channel series led a vast field of television shows in overall nominations, picking up 13 nods, as SyFy Portal releases the final nomination list for its eighth annual SyFy Genre Awards.

The series which is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, held off a charging "Heroes" from NBC, which picked up 10 nominations while "Lost" and "Doctor Who" earned six and five respectively.

"We had a very diverse nominating committee from all over the world who had to narrow down a list of thousands to just under 70 picks," said Michael Hinman, founder of SyFy Portal who created the SyFy Genre Awards back in 1999. "I know I personally have been involved in this since the beginning of the year, so to finally get to this point is quite relieving. I just feel bad for all of our readers who will have some very difficult choices at the ballot box this year."

Besides picking up the main categories such as BEST ACTOR/Television, BEST ACTRESS/Television and BEST SERIES/Television, "Battlestar Galactica" also garnered a lot of nominations for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/Television and BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS/Television as well as three of the five slots available for BEST EPISODE/Television.

"I make it no secret that 'Battlestar' is my favorite show, but it is starting to get embarrassing that the committee is picking and picking the show, but there are not enough votes for it," Hinman said with a laugh.

Those actors with multiple nods are Christopher Eccleston and Edward James Olmos. Eccleston is nominated for BEST ACTOR/Television for his work on "Doctor Who," and received two more nominations for his guest work on "Heroes" this past season. Olmos is up for BEST ACTOR/Television for his work as Adm. William Adama in "Battlestar Galactica," as well as for the Gene Roddenberry Lifetime Achievement Award.

The SyFy Genre Awards honor the best in television and the silver screen that premiered to American audiences between June 1, 2006 and May 31, 2007. Readers can visit SyFy Portal beginning July 25 to vote once per day per e-mail address on the complete ballot, with the poll closing Aug. 25. In the past seven years, more than 2 million ballots have been cast.

Leading up to the first day of voting, SyFy Portal will release a series of stories highlighting the nominees in each category, which it will maintain on its message boards, the SyBoards to help voters cast informed votes.

A new category this year is Best Web Production, including two Webisodes from "Battlestar Galactica." One thing to note is that the video announcing the awards cite Webisode 12 and Webisode 13 as nominees, when in fact, it meant to announce Webisode 9 and Webisode 10 (there were only 10 Webisodes).

BEST ACTOR/Television
Christopher Eccleston, "Doctor Who"
Joe Flanigan, "Stargate: Atlantis"
Matthew Fox, "Lost"
Edward James Olmos, "Battlestar Galactica"
David Tennant, "Doctor Who"

BEST ACTRESS/Television
Evangeline Lilly, "Lost"
Mary McDonnell, "Battlestar Galactica"
Jacqueline McKenzie, "The 4400"
Billie Piper, "Doctor Who"
Amanda Tapping, "Stargate SG-1"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/Television
James Callis, "Battlestar Galactica"
Michael Hogan, "Battlestar Galactica"
Lennie James, "Jericho"
Masi Oka, "Heroes"
Terry O'Quinn, "Lost"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS/Television
Tricia Helfer, "Battlestar Galactica"
Ali Larter, "Heroes"
Lucy Lawless, "Battlestar Galactica"
Elizabeth Mitchell, "Lost"
Katee Sackhoff, "Battlestar Galactica"

BEST ACTOR/Movie
Gerard Butler, "300"

Johnny Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End"
Doug Jones, "Pan's Labyrinth"
Clive Owen, "Children of Men"
Brandon Routh, "Superman Begins"

BEST ACTRESS/Movie

Ivana Baquero, "Pan's Labyrinth"
Kate Bosworth, "Superman Returns"
Lena Headey, "300"
Keira Knightley, "Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End"
Julianne Moore, "Children of Men"

BEST YOUNG ACTOR
Ivana Baquero, "Pan's Labyrinth"
Noah Gray-Cabey, "Heroes"
Conchita Campbell, "The 4400"
Thomas Dekker, "Heroes"
Hayden Panettiere, "Heroes"

BEST WEB PRODUCTION
Episode 1, "Sanctuary"
To Serve All My Days, "Star Trek: New Voyages"
Webisode 9, "Battlestar Galactica"
Webisode 10, "Battlestar Galactica"
World Enough and Time, "Star Trek: New Voyages"

BEST WEB SITE
Dark Horizons
GateWorld
Outpost Gallifrey
SciFi Wire
Whedonesque

BEST SPECIAL GUEST/Television
Richard Dean Anderson, "200," Stargate SG-1
Christopher Eccleston, "Distractions," Heroes
Christopher Eccleston, "The Fix," Heroes
Nathan Fillion, "I Do," Lost
George Takei, "Landslide," Heroes

BEST EPISODE/Television
"Company Man," Heroes
"Crossroads Part 2," Battlestar Galactica
"Exodus Part 2," Battlestar Galactica
"Maelstrom," Battlestar Galactica
"The Parting of the Ways," Doctor Who

BEST SERIES/Television
Battlestar Galactica
Doctor Who
Lost
Heroes
Jericho

BEST MOVIE
300

Children of Men
Pan's Labyrinth
Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End
The Prestige

GENE RODDENBERRY
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Gene Coon
Russell T. Davies
James Doohan
Ronald D. Moore
Edward James Olmos