Source: Saturn Awards.org
â€œSuperman Returnsâ€ leads the 33rd Annual Saturn Awards with 10 nominations
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films has announced the nominations for the 33rd Annual Saturn Awards. Leading the pack is Bryan Singerâ€™s homage to the superhero mythos â€œSuperman Returnsâ€ with 10 nominations. Garnering 6 nominations each, are â€œX-Men: The Last Standâ€ and Guillermo del Toroâ€™s â€œPanâ€™s Labyrinth,â€ which received its nod in the restored category of Best International Film. Following closely behind are an eclectic mix: â€œCasino Royale,â€ â€œMission Impossible III,â€ â€œPerfume: The Story of a Murderer,â€ â€œPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Manâ€™s Chest,â€ and â€œStranger Than Fiction,â€ receiving 5 nominations each.
Warner Bros. Pictures flexed its muscles and led all film studios with a total of 21 nominations. Also with strong showings were Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox with 15 and 13 nominations, respectively. Buena Vista plundered 11 nominations and MGM had a new license to kill with 8, followed closely by Picturehouse with 6 nominations and Lionsgate and Universal with 5 nominations each.
In the television categories, â€œLostâ€ continued to find nominations, receiving a total of 6. NBCâ€™s newcomer â€œHeroesâ€ burst onto the scene, earning 5 nominations, followed closely by Sci Fiâ€™s â€œBattlestar Galacticaâ€ and Showtimeâ€™s â€œDexter,â€ each garnering 4 nominations, while TNTâ€™s â€œThe Librarian: Return to King Solomonâ€™s Minesâ€ discovered 3 nominations.
A Special Recognition Award will be presented to the imaginative childrenâ€™s book â€œAlien Xmasâ€ written by Stephen Chiodo & Jim Strain, and published by Baby Tattoo Books.
This year marks the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Filmsâ€™ 35th Anniversary. The non-profit organization was founded in 1972 by film historian, Dr. Donald A. Reed. The Academy is currently headed by Robert Holguin, who serves as President of the Academy.
The winners will be announced at this yearâ€™s 33rd Annual Saturn Awards which takes place on Thursday, May 10, 2007 in Universal City. Hosting the event will be actor Greg Grunberg and comedian Jeffrey Ross. Grunberg is one of the stars of the highly popular NBC Universal television series, â€œHeroesâ€ (and is nominated for his work on the show). Jeffrey Ross is one of the leading stand-up comedians whose brand of humor shines in roasts. Special Award recipients will be announced shortly.