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Top sci-fi, horror pix vie for Saturn awards

Nominees for the Saturn Awards, which honor achievement in sci-fi, horror and fantasy for both film and television, will be announced today.

The winners in 21 categories will be honored at the 25th annual Saturn Awards ceremony June 9 in Los Angeles.

Several special awards will also be presented, including the George Pal Memorial Award and the Life Career Award. Recipients of these awards will be announced May 3.

Among the most prominent categories, the nominees are:

  • Best Actor — Jim Carrey (“The Truman Show”), David Duchovny (“The X Files: Fight the Future”), Anthony Hopkins (“Meet Joe Black”), Edward Norton (“American History X”), Bruce Willis (“Armageddon”) and James Wood (“John Carpenter’s Vampires”).

  • Best actress — Gillian Anderson (“The X Files: Fight the Future”), Drew Barrymore (“Ever After”), Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween: H20”), Meg Ryan (“City of Angels”), Jennifer Tilly (“Bride of Chucky”) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (“The Mask of Zorro”).

  • Best science fiction film — “Armageddon,” “Dark City,” “Deep Impact,” Lost in Space,” “Star Trek: Insurrection” and “The X-Files: Fight the Future.”

  • Best director — Michael Bay (“Armageddon”), Rob Bowman (“The X Files: Fight the Future”), Roland Emmerich (“Godzilla”), Alex Proyas (“Dark City”), Bryan Singer (“Apt Pupil”) and Peter Weir (“The Truman Show”).

  • Best new series on network television — “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Charmed,” “Seven Days,” “The Simpsons,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “The X-Files.”

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