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“300” battles “Harry Potter” and “Sweeney Todd” at the 34th Annual Saturn Awards

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Article Date: February 20, 2008 | Publication: 34th Annual Saturn Awards | Author: Press Release
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The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has announced the nominations for the 34th Annual Saturn Awards. Leading the nominations this year is the groundbreaking film, “300” with 10 nominations. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” follows close behind with 9 nominations and Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is represented with 8 nominations.

A trio of fantastic adventures: “The Golden Compass”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, and “Spider-Man 3” received 4 nominations each, while “The Bourne Ultimatum”, “Eastern Promises”, “Enchanted”, “Grindhouse”, “The Mist”, “No Country For Old Men”, “Stardust”, and “There Will Be Blood” each received 3 nominations.

Warner Bros. leads the nominations this year with a total of 23. Paramount follows closely behind with 22 nominations (combining the releases of Paramount, DreamWorks/Paramount, and Paramount Vantage). Buena Vista received a total of 10 nominations, with Sony Pictures capturing 9 nominations. The Weinstein Co. is represented this year with 8 nominations and New Line Cinema with 6 nominations.

In television, “Lost” dominated with 7 nominations. Showtime’s “Dexter” carved an impressive 5 nominations and “Heroes” soared with 4 nominations.

The organization also announced two special awards to be given this year: Guillermo del Toro will receive the coveted George Pal Memorial Award. Author Tim Lucas has been singled out to receive a Special Achievement Award for his 2007 book: Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark. This critical study of the film work of Director Mario Bava is a life long project and labor of love from author Lucas who spent over 20 years seeing the completion and eventual publication of the book, ably supported by his wife, Donna Lucas.

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films is a non-profit organization devoted to honoring, recognizing and promoting genre entertainment. The organization was founded in 1972 by film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed. It is currently headed by film enthusiast Robert Holguin. This year’s show will take place on Tuesday, June 24, in Universal City, California.

COMPLETE NOMINATION LIST:

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM:
CLOVERFIELD
FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
I AM LEGEND
THE LAST MIMZY
SUNSHINE
TRANSFORMERS

BEST FANTASY FILM:

ENCHANTED
THE GOLDEN COMPASS
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END
SPIDER-MAN 3
STARDUST

BEST HORROR FILM:
30 DAYS OF NIGHT
1408
GHOST RIDER
GRINDHOUSE
THE MIST
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE THRILLER FILM:
3:10 TO YUMA
300
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
ZODIAC

BEST ACTOR:

GERARD BUTLER - 300
JOHN CUSACK - 1408
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS - There Will Be Blood
JOHNNY DEPP - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
VIGGO MORTENSEN - Eastern Promises
WILL SMITH - I Am Legend

BEST ACTRESS:
AMY ADAMS - Enchanted
ASHLEY JUDD - Bug
HELENA BONHAM CARTER - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
NAOMI WATTS - Eastern Promises
BELEN RUEDA - The Orphanage
CARICE VAN HOUTEN - Black Book

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
JAVIER BARDEM - No Country for Old Men
BEN FOSTER - 3:10 to Yuma
JAMES FRANCO - Spider-Man 3
JUSTIN LONG - Live Free or Die Hard
ALAN RICKMAN - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
DAVID WENHAM - 300

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
LIZZY CAPLAN - Cloverfield
MARCIA GAY HARDEN - The Mist
LENA HEADEY - 300
ROSE MCGOWAN - Grindhouse – Planet Terror
MICHELLE PFEIFFER - Stardust
IMELDA STAUNTON - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR:
ALEX ETEL - The Water Horse
FREDDIE HIGHMORE - August Rush
JOSH HUTCHERSON - Bridge to Terabithia
DANIEL RADCLIFFE - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
DAKOTA BLUE RICHARDS - The Golden Compass
RHIANNON LEIGH WRYN - The Last Mimzy

BEST DIRECTION:
TIM BURTON
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

FRANK DARABONT
The Mist

PAUL GREENGRASS
The Bourne Ultimatum

SAM RAIMI
Spider-Man 3

ZACK SNYDER
300


DAVID YATES
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

BEST WRITING:

ROGER AVARY
NEIL GAIMAN
Beowulf

BRAD BIRD
Ratatouille

JOEL COEN
ETHAN COEN
No Country for Old Men

MICHAEL GOLDENBERG
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

MICHAEL GORDON
ZACK SNYDER
KURT JOHNSTAD
300


JOHN LOGAN
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

BEST MUSIC:

TYLER BATES
300


JONNY GREENWOOD
There Will Be Blood

NICHOLAS HOOPER
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

MARK MANCINA
August Rush

ALAN MENKEN
Enchanted

JOHN POWELL
The Bourne Ultimatum

BEST COSTUME:

COLLEEN ATWOOD
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

RUTH MYERS
The Golden Compass

PENNY ROSE
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

SAMMY SHELDON
Stardust

JANY TEMIME
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

MICHAEL WILKINSON
300


BEST MAKE-UP:

HOWARD BERGER
GREG NICOTERO
JAKE GARBER
Grindhouse – Planet Terror

NICK DUDMAN
AMANDA KNIGHT
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

DAVINA LAMONT
30 Days of Night

VE NEILL
MARTIN SAMUEL
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

PETER OWEN
IVANA PRIMORAC
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

SHAUN SMITH
MARK RAPPAPORT
300


BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS:

TIM BURKE
JOHN RICHARDSON
PAUL FRANKLIN
GREG BUTLER
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

SCOTT FARRAR
SCOTT BENZA
RUSSELL EARL
JOHN FRAZIER
Transformers

MICHAEL FINK
BILL WESTENHOFER
BEN MORRIS
TREVOR WOOD
The Golden Compass

JOHN KNOLL
HAL HICKEL
CHARLES GIBSON
JOHN FRAZIER
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

SCOTT STOKDYK
PETER NOFZ
SPENCER COOK
JOHN R. FRAZIER
Spider-Man 3

CHRIS WATTS
GRANT FRECKELTON
DEREK WENTWORTH
DANIEL LEDUC
300


BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM:

BLACK BOOK
DAY WATCH
EASTERN PROMISES
GOYA’S GHOSTS
THE ORPHANAGE
SLEUTH

BEST ANIMATED FILM:

BEOWULF
MEET THE ROBINSONS
RATATOUILLE
SHREK THE THIRD
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
SURF’S UP

 


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