‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

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"The Walking Dead" leads TV nominees

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and anthropomorphic-CGI-bear film “Paddington,” among others.

The action/adventure film race includes two biblical epics, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and “Noah,” as well as Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” and “Lucy,” which stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman with drug-induced superpowers.

Alexandre Desplat, who was Academy Award-nommed for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Imitation Game,” winning an Oscar for the former, competes at the Saturns with yet another 2014 score: “Godzilla.” Desplat’s monster music is up against the scores for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Interstellar” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” in the film music category.

The 2015 awards are adding the new Superhero Adaptation Television Series category to the mix. The race pits “Agent Carter” and “Agents of SHIELD,” shows based on Marvel Comics, against “Arrow,” “Constantine,” “The Flash” and “Gotham,” which belong to the DC Comics world.

The awards will be presented on June 25 in Burbank.

The complete list of nominees:

Best Comic Book-to-Film Release:
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier “
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Best Science Fiction Film Release:
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“Edge of Tomorrow”
“Godzilla”
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”
“Interstellar”
“The Zero Theorem”

Best Fantasy Film Release:
“Birdman”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
“Into the Woods”
“Maleficent”
“Paddington”

Best Horror Film Release:
“Annabelle”
“The Babadook”
“Dracula Untold”
“Horns”
“Only Lovers Left Alive”
“The Purge: Anarchy”

Best Thriller Film Release:
“American Sniper”
“The Equalizer”
“Gone Girl”
“The Guest”
“The Imitation Game”
“Nightcrawler”

Best Action/Adventure Film Release:
“Exodus: Gods and Kings”
“Inherent Vice”
“Lucy”
“Noah”
“Snowpiercer”
“Unbroken”

Best Actor In a Film:
Tom Cruise — “Edge of Tomorrow”
Chris Evans — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Jake Gyllenhaal — “Nightcrawler”
Michael Keaton — “Birdman”
Matthew McConaughey — “Interstellar”
Chris Pratt — “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Dan Stevens — “The Guest”

Best Actress In a Film:
Emily Blunt — “Edge of Tomorrow”
Essie Davis — “The Babadook”
Anne Hathaway — “Interstellar”
Angelina Jolie — “Maleficent”
Jennifer Lawrence — “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1”
Rosamund Pike — “Gone Girl”

Best Supporting Actor In a Film:
Richard Armitage — “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Josh Brolin — Inherent Vice
Samuel L. Jackson — Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie — Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Andy Serkis — Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
J.K. Simmons — Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress In a Film:
Jessica Chastain — “Interstellar”
Scarlett Johansson — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Evangeline Lily — “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
Rene Russo — “Nightcrawler”
Emma Stone — “Birdman”
Meryl Streep — “Into the Woods”

Best Performance By A Younger Actor In a Film:
Elle Fanning — Maleficent
MacKenzie Foy — Interstellar
Chloe Grace Moretz — The Equalizer
Tony Revolori — The Grand Budapest Hotel
Kodi Smit-McPhee — Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Noah Wiseman — The Babadook

Best Film Director:
Alejandro G. Innarritu — “Birdman”
James Gunn — “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Doug Liman — “Edge of Tomorrow”
Christopher Nolan — “Interstellar”
Matt Reeves — “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Joe Russo, Anthony Russo — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Bryan Singer — “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Best Film Writing:
Wes Anderson — “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Damien Chazelle — “Whiplash”
James Gunn, Nicole Perlman — “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth — “Edge of Tomorrow”
Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro — “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

Best Film Editing:
Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
William Goldenberg, Tim Squyres — “Unbroken”
James Herbert, Laura Jennings — “Edge of Tomorrow”
John Ottman — “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne, Craig Wood — “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Lee Smith — “Interstellar”

Best Film Production Design:
James Chinlund — “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Nathan Crowley — “Interstellar”
Dennis Gassner — “Into the Woods”
Adam Stockhausen — “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Peter Wenham — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Charles Wood — “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Best Film Music:
Alexandre Desplat — “Godzilla”
Michael Giacchino — “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Henry Jackman — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
John Powell — “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Howard Shore — “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
Hans Zimmer — “Interstellar”

Best Film Costume:
Colleen Atwood — “Into the Woods”
Alexandra Byrne — “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Ngila Dickson — “Dracula Untold”
Louise Mingenbach — “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Anna B. Sheppard — “Maleficent”
Janty Yates — “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

Best Film Make-Up:
Mark Coulier, Daniel Phillips — “Dracula Untold”
Peter King, Matthew Smith — “Into the Woods”
Peter King, Rick Findlater, Gino Acevedo — “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
Adrien Morot, Norma Hill-Patton — “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Bill Terezakis, Lisa Love — “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
David White, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou — “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Best Film Special/Visual Effects:
Gary Brozenich, Nick Davis, Jonathan Fawkner, Matthew Rouleau — “Edge of Tomorrow”
Stephane Ceretti, Nicholas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould — “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Dan Sudick — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher — “Interstellar”
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist — “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White — “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

Best Independent Film Release:
“Grand Piano”
“I, Origins”
“A Most Violent Year”
“The One I Love”
“The Two Faces of January”
“Whiplash”

Best International Film Release:
“Bird People”
“Calvary”
“Force Majeur”
“Mood Indigo”
“The Railway Man”
“The Theory of Everything”

Best Animated Film Release:
“Big Hero Six”
“The Boxtrolls”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“The Lego Movie”
“The Wind Rises”

TELEVISION NOMINATIONS:

Best Network Television Series:
“The Blacklist”
“The Following”
“Grimm”
“Hannibal”
“Person of Interest”
“Sleepy Hollow”

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series:
“12 Monkeys”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“Continuum”
“Falling Skies”
“Salem”
“The Strain”
“The Walking Dead”

Best Limited Run Television Series:
“Bates Motel”
“From Dusk Till Dawn”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Last Ship”
“The Librarians”
“Outlander”

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series:
“Agent Carter”
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“Arrow”
“Constantine”
“The Flash”
“Gotham”

Best Youth Oriented Television Series:
“The 100”
“Doctor Who”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“Supernatural”
“Teen Wolf”
“The Vampire Diaries”

Best Actor in a Television Series:
Hugh Dancy — “Hannibal”
Grant Gustin — “The Flash”
Andrew Lincoln — “The Walking Dead”
Tobias Menzies — “Outlander”
Mads Mikkelsen — “Hannibal”
Noah Wyle — “Falling Skies”

Best Actress in a Television Series:
Haley Atwell — “Agent Carter”
Caitrionia Balfe — “Outlander”
Vera Farmiga — “Bates Motel”
Jessica Lange — “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Rachel Nichols — “Continuum”
Rebecca Romijn — “The Librarians”

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series:
David Bradley — “The Strain”
Laurence Fishburne — “Hannibal”
Sam Heughan — “Outlander”
Erik Knudsen — “Continuum”
Norman Reedus — “The Walking Dead”
Richard Sammel — “The Strain”

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series:
Emilia Clarke — “Game of Thrones”
Jenna Coleman — “Doctor Who”
Caroline Dhavernas — “Hannibal”
Lexa Doig — “Continuum”
Emily Kinney — “The Walking Dead”
Melissa McBride — “The Walking Dead”

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series:
Camren Bicondova — “Gotham”
Maxim Knight — “Falling Skies”
Tyler Posey — “Teen Wolf”
Chandler Riggs — “The Walking Dead”
Holly Taylor — “The Americans”
Maisie Williams — “Game of Thrones”

Best Guest Performance in a Television Series:
Dominic Cooper — “Agent Carter”
Neil Patrick Harris — “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
John Larroquette — “The Librarians”
Wentworth Miller — “The Flash”
Michael Pitt — “Hannibal”
Andrew J. West — “The Walking Dead”

HOME ENTERTAINMENT NOMINATIONS:

Best DVD/BD Release:
“Beneath”
“Blue Ruin”
“Odd Thomas”
“Ragnarok”
“White Bird in a Blizzard”
“Wolf Creek 2”

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release:
“Alexander: The Ultimate Cut”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition”
“Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut”
“Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director’s Cut”
“Sorcerer”
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition”

Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release:
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
“The Horror at 37,000 Feet”
“The Ninth Configuration”
“The Picture of Dorian Gray”
“The Quatermass Experiment”
“The Time Machine”

Best DVD/BD Television Release:
“Batman: The Complete Television Series”
“Hannibal, Season 2”
“Merlin: The Complete Series”
“Spartacus: The Complete Series”
“Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 7”
“Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery”
“Wizards and Warriors: The Complete Series”

Best DVD/BD Collection Release:
“The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology”
“Halloween: The Complete Collection”
“Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection”
“Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection”
“Toho Godzilla Collection”
“Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30 Film Collection”

LIVE STAGE PRODUCTION NOMINATIONS:

Best Local Live Stage Production:
3-D Theatricals — “Damn Yankees”
Saban Theatre — “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County”
Ahmanson Theatre — “The Last Confession”
Segerstrom Center for the Arts — “Pippin”
3-D Theatricals — “Ragtime”
Pasadena Playhouse — “Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton”
Segerstrom Center for the Arts — “The Wizard of Oz”

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  1. maxwell says:

    go for it chloe my bae

  2. What the heck is The Boxtrolls doing on there?

  3. Rhonda Shalosky says:

    The nominations are definitely backwards. Sam Heughan is the lead actor in Outlander and Tobias Menzies is the supporting actor. They are both wonderful but there is no question as to which one is the lead actor. Get it right, people at the Saturn Awards.

  4. MC says:

    I too am shocked that whoever did nominations for the Saturn Awards would list Tobias Menzies as lead actor in Outlander and Sam Heughan as supporting actor, I guess they have never seen the show or read the books. They have it backwards, Sam is the lead actor and Tobias is the supporting actor in this show. Although Tobias did a great job as Jack Randal he definitely is not the main character or the lead as such I could never vote for him in this category.

  5. joanapolis says:

    I agree with what a few have already pointed out. Am super greatfull for all the nominations and to see Tobias Menzies recognized prominantly. His acting in the Garrison Commander episode was amazing. However it appears you have mixed up the categories and need to rectify. Sam Heughan is the co-star to Caitriona Balfe and I am in disbelief that he is listed as a supporting actor. I’m you know this concern is bouncing around all over twitter.

  6. janine says:

    Totally agree with Maria P

  7. Maria P says:

    Nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor are reversed for Outlander. It should be Sam Heughan for Best Actor, and Tobias Menzies for Best Supporting Actor. Although Menzies does play 2 characters (and he is amazing as both), he was very prominent in one episode only. Sam Heughan, is without question the character from the book series come to life. He could not be better in the role. Same goes for Caitriona Balfe- such a great actress and perfect in this role.

  8. Janine says:

    I am glad to see that Tobias Menzies was nominated but I believe it should have been for Best Supporting Actor. Sam Heughan’s nomination should have been for Best Actor.

  9. BH6sucks says:

    I hope HTTYD2 wins best animated feature and best film music.. It got snubbed hardcore at the oscars . Seriously… Big hero 6 won over HTTYD2? Wtf.. But sadly it will probably go to the lego movie (I still like the lego movie though) since it didn’t even get nominated for best animated feature for the oscars.. But it does have a chance for best film music since the score was fantastic and I can listen to it all day…

    But I swear to god if BH6 wins best animated feature… I’ll flip.

    • Coop says:

      Interstellar score was far better and that should have
      won the Oscars and win this. Everybody knows it was
      a crime that didn’t win.

  10. ianberg1 says:

    The Saturns are the Oscars for movies I actually watch.

  11. Pop Culture girl says:

    I wish Sebastian Stan had been included in the Best Supporting Actor category. He had virtually no dialogue in CATWS, but still managed to convey the wounded humanity behind the fearsome assassin he had been forced to become. It was exceptional work and should have been acknowledged.

  12. glock26 says:

    GO Person of Interest !!! No Amy Acker as Root ? that’s an ‘outrage’!!!

    • chase says:

      I do agree about Amy Acker, one of the most underrated actresses on television, such a cold and calculated performer when she turns it on.

      • Machine Parts says:

        This times eleventy jillion. Amy Acker kills it as Root. The lack of pub/critical acclaim for POI in general is a travesty.

  13. Ken Puck says:

    Alas, Hollywood is afflicted with SMS — stupid-movie syndrome. No cure.

    • Better by far, farther and farthest than the piss-poor Oscar lineup we got, where the arthouse niche ruled the roost. And congratulations to Continuum; 4 nominations for a better season than season 3. No Tatiana Maslany. Even better.

      • Coop says:

        Interstellar was the best, and almost half a million people on IMDB agree, making it their #1 movie of 2014. :)

      • PETER says:

        Paul, absolutely correct. This is why they changed to a possible 10 Best Picture nominations, to include five block busters, not just artsy/fartsy film festival favorites that the public doesn’t care about nor see. AMERICAN SNIPER was the best nominated this year.

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