Superman to conquer Saturn

The Academy has recognized Superman Returns with ten nominations. No, not that Academy. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films hands out Saturn Awards each year. The Bryan Singer film, recently named the top entertainment news story of 2006 by The Film Frontier, leads this year’s field with the most nominations.

Other Superman projects, including Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, also fared well in the nominations. The recent DVD release of the animated Star Trek even garnered a nod. There were no nominations for Star Wars projects this year.

Below is a list of nominations involving Superman or Star Trek. For a complete list of nominations, see the official Saturn Awards site, linked at the end of this article. Winners will be announced on May 10.

Best Fantasy Film
Charlotte’s Web
Night At The Museum
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Stranger Than Fiction
Superman Returns

Best Actor
Daniel Craig (Casino Royale)
Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible III)
Will Farrell (Stranger Than Fiction)
Hugh Jackman (The Fountain)
Clive Owen (Children of Men)
Brandon Routh (Superman Returns)

Best Actress
Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns)
Judy Dench (Notes on a Scandal)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (Stranger Than Fiction)
Shauna MacDonald (The Descent)
Natalie Portman (V For Vendetta)
Renee Zellweger (Miss Potter)

Best Supporting Actor
Ben Affleck (Hollywoodland)
Kelsey Grammer (X-Men: The Last Stand)
Philp Seymour Hoffman (Mission Impossible III)
Sergi Lopez (Pan’s Labyrinth)
James Marsden (Superman Returns)
Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest)

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett (Notes on a Scandal)
Eva Green (Casino Royale)
Rachel Hurd-Wood (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer)
Famke Janssen (X-Men: The Last Stand)
Parker Posey (Superman Returns)
Emma Thompson (Stranger Than Fiction)

Best Performance By A Younger Actor
Ko A-Sung (The Host)
Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth)
Jodelle Ferland (Tideland)
Tristan Lake Leabu (Superman Returns)
Mitchel Tate Musso (Monster House)
Edward Speleers (Eragon)

Best Director
J.J. Abrams (Mission Impossible III)
Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men)
Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth)
Mel Gibson (Apocalypto)
Bryan Singer (Superman Returns)
Tom Tykwer (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer)

Best Writing
Casino Royale
Pan’s Labyrinth
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Stranger Than Fiction
Superman Returns
V for Vendetta

Best Music
Casino Royale
Monster House
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Superman Returns
X-Men: The Last Stand

Best Special Effects
Charlotte’s Web
The Fountain
Mission Impossible III
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Superman Returns
X-Men: The Last Stand

Best DVD Special Edition Release
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (Extended Edition)
Final Destination 3 (Thrill Ride Edition)
King Kong (Deluxe Extended Edition)
Old Boy (Ultimate Collector’s Edition)
Saw II (Unrated – Special Edition)
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

Best DVD Collection
The Boris Karloff Collection
The Exorcist – The Complete Anthology
Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection
James Bond Ultimate Edition (Collections 1 – 4)
The Premiere Frank Capra Collection
Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Best DVD Retro Television Release
Adventures of Superman (The Complete Six Seasons)
Amazing Stories (The Complete First Season)
Saturday Night Live (The Complete First Season)
Star Trek: The Animated Series (The Complete Two Seasons)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Seasons 1 & 2)
The Wild Wild West (The Complete First Season)

Best Network Television Series


Best Supporting Actress In A Television Series
Gabrielle Anwar (The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines)
Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter)
Ali Larter (Heroes)
Allison Mack (Smallville)
Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost)
Hayden Panettiere (Heroes)

Information Source
The Official Saturn Awards Site