Fantasy films each draw 10 mentions
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “Hugo” both received 10 nominations for the 38th annual Saturn Awards, including noms for best fantasy film. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films will honor winners at a June 20 ceremony in Burbank.
J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8” received 8 nominations, while “Captain America: The First Avenger” drew mentions in seven categories. Paramount’s 46 nominations represented the most for any studio, followed by Warner Bros.’ 13.
Martin Scorsese will also receive the George Pal Memorial Award for his ode to the origins of cinema. Among the pic’s many nominations, Dante Ferretti is nommed for his production design, for which he won the art direction Oscar on Sunday.
Other Academy Award winners up for Saturn recognition include “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “Midnight in Paris,” “The Muppets” and “Rango.”
While big-budget genre fare dominated many of the categories, two arthouse favorites, Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” and Jeff Nichols’ “Take Shelter” each received four noms.
In the TV categories, AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and FX’s “American Horror Story” received the most noms with six and five, respectively.
The org’s qualifying period for the awards was Feb. 1, 2011, to Jan. 31, 2012.