300 Conquers Saturn Award Nominations

The Spartans warriors of ancient Greece may have given their lives at the Battle Of Thermopile, but their story conquered this year’s Saturn Award nominations as the film 300 walked of 10 including Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film and a Best Director nod for Zack Snyder.

The movie also received nods for actors Gerard Butler (Best Actor), David Wenham, (Best Supporting Actor), Lena Headey (Best Supporting Actress) and Zack Snyder (directing and writing), as well as nominations for its music, costumes, makeup and special effects.

Director Tim Burton’s dark adaptation of the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street garnered seven nominations include those for Best Horror Film, Best Actor (Johnny Depp), Helena Bonham Carter (Best Actress), Alan Rickman (Best Supporting Actor) and director.

Other multiple nominee films include 1408, Cloverfield, Eastern Promises, The Golden Compass, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, I Am Legend, No Country For Old Men, The Orphanage, Spider-Man 3 and There Will Be Blood.

Video Watchdog publisher Tim Lucas will be receiving a Special Achievement Award for his mammoth biography Mario Bava: All The Colors Of The Dark.

The Academy of Science Fiction and Horror Films’ 34th annual Saturn Awards will be presented on June 24 in Universal City, California.

The complete nominees are:

Science Fiction Film
Cloverfield
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
I Am Legend
The Last Mimzy
Sunshine
Transformers

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

Horror Film
30 Days of Night
1408
Ghost Rider
Grindhouse
The Mist
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Film
Black Book
Day Watch
Eastern Promises
Goya’s Ghosts
The Orphanage
Sleuth

Animated Film
Beowulf
Meet the Robinsons
Ratatouille
Shrek the Third
The Simpsons Movie
Surf’s Up

DVD Nominations

DVD Release
Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (remix)
Driftwood
The Man From Earth
The Nines
White Noise 2

Special Edition DVD Release
Big, Extended Edition
Blade Runner, 5 Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 30th Anniversary — Blu Ray
Death Proof, Grindhouse Presentation: Extended & Unrated
Pan’s Labyrinth, Platinum Series
Troy: Director’s Cut: Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Classic Film DVD Release
Alligator
The Dark Crystal
Face/Off
Flash Gordon
The Monster Squad
Witchfinder General

Collection on DVD
The Godzilla Collection
The Mario Bava Collection, Vol. 1 & 2
The Sergio Leone Anthology
The Sonny Chiba Collection
Stanley Kubrick Warner Home Video Directors Series
Vincent Price MGM Scream Legends Collection

Special Award Recipents

George Pal Memorial Award
Guillermo del Toro

Special Achievement Award
Tim Lucas

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.
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