The Saturn Awards nominations have been anounced. What are the Saturn Awards? Well, Joshua Tyler over at CinemaBlend describes it as “The Saturns award the best in genre entertainment every year. Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, and all the other things except comedy that the Academy Awards and their ilk tend to ignore.”
After the obvious and deliberate snub the Oscars gave Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in all the technical categories (especially in Best Visual Effects), it comes in quite strong in the Saturns. Here’s the nominee list:
BEST FANTASY FILM
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds
BEST HORROR FILM
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Land of the Dead
The Skeleton Key
BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE / THRILLER FILM
A History of Violence
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Howl’s Moving Castle
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Christian Bale Batman Begins
Pierce Brosnan The Matador
Hayden Christensen Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Tom Cruise War of the Worlds
Robert Downey Jr. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Viggo Mortensen A History of Violence
Jodie Foster Flightplan
Laura Linney The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Rachel McAdams Red Eye
Natalie Portman “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Tilda Swinton The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Naomi Watts King Kong
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
William Hurt A History of Violence
Val Kilmer Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Ian McDiarmid Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Cillian Murphy Red Eye
Liam Neeson Batman Begins
Mickey Rourke Sin City
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Alba Sin City
Jennifer Carpenter The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Summer Glau Serenity
Katie Holmes Batman Begins
Michelle Monaghan Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Gena Rowlands The Skeleton Key
Andrew Adamson The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Peter Jackson King Kong
George Lucas Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Mike Newell Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Christopher Nolan Batman Begins
Steven Spielberg War of the Worlds
6 thoughts on “The 2006 Saturn Awards Nominations”
Jody Foster is great in Flight Plan, a winner, barr none.
I’m glad to see Revenge of the Sith up there and Batman Begins. Batman Begins should have had more nominations in the oscars. I’m hoping Rachel McAdams wins best actress.
Best director, supporting actor, Visual effects, costume and musical score awards are deserved for Revenge of the Sith. I think George Lucas deserves a Best Movie award and overall he did a good job as director.
There’s nothing wrong with Hayden Christensen’s performance (I liked it) but probably not the best award winning performance for this particular movie.
Hayden Christensen Star Wars: Episode III √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú Revenge of the Sith?!?!?!
George Lucas Star Wars: Episode III √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú Revenge of the Sith
Well if these awards had any credibility its out the window now!
Hayden Christensen for best actor?
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Seriously now, these are no Oscars, but some of the nominations are pathetic.
It doesn’t make up for the Oscar snobbery, but I’m very happy for the Saturn nominations for Revenge of the Sith. I won’t be watching the Academy Awards. I wish the Saturn Awards would be televised. My favorites aren’t nominatied for Oscars and it doesn’t look like they will even be represented by any of the actor’s appearing at the Academy Awards.
I don’t think the absence of any loud protest on behalf of Star Wars should be misinterpreted. The Academy Awards have boxed themselves into a corner with this snub and their hipocrisy will be evident in years to come. I think real fans and movie fans in general are hurt or just left feeling helpless over the whole thing. I wish I knew how to let the Academy Awards people know just how I feel.