WB, Paramount dominate Saturns

'300,' 'Harry Potter' lead the way

Warner Bros. and Paramount dominated feature film nominations for the 34th annual Saturn Awards.

Warners scored 23 noms, the most of any studio, and its Frank Miller sword-and-sandal epic “300” led all films with 10. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” also from Warner, had nine.

Par drew 22 mentions, among them eight for “Sweeney Todd” and three for “There Will Be Blood,” including an actor nom for Daniel Day-Lewis. “Cloverfield” grabbed two and “Transformers” received a pair.

Kudos, from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, recognize projects in those genres as well as actioners and thrillers.

The Golden Compass,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Spider-Man 3” each received four noms.

In TV, “Lost” led with seven mentions, “Dexter” nabbed five and “Heroes” had four.

As usual, the nom lineups are eccentric, reflecting the selective groups of projects eligible, especially in the acting categories.

Day-Lewis will compete with Gerard Butler of “300” and Johnny Depp for “Sweeney Todd,” among others.

Lead actress race features Amy Adams of “Enchanted” against Belen Rueda of “The Orphanage” and Carice van Houten of “Black Book,” both foreign-language pics.

Guillermo del Toro will receive the George Pal Memorial Award and author Tim Lucas gets a special achievement award for his 2007 book on Italian horror auteur Mario Bava.

And the nominees are:


Science Fiction Film
“Cloverfield” (Paramount)
“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” (20th Century Fox)
“I Am Legend” (Warner Bros.)
“The Last Mimzy” (New Line Cinema)
“Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
“Transformers” (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)

Fantasy Film
“Enchanted” (Buena Vista)
“The Golden Compass” (New Line Cinema)
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (Warner Bros.)
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (Buena Vista)
“Spider-Man 3” (Sony)
“Stardust” (Paramount)

Horror Film
“30 Days of Night” (Sony)
“1408” (The Weinstein Co.)
“Ghost Rider” (Sony)
“Grindhouse” (The Weinstein Co.)
The Mist” (The Weinstein Co.)
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)

Action / Adventure / Thriller Film

“3:10 to Yuma” (Lionsgate)
“300” (Warner Bros.)
“The Bourne Ultimatum” (Universal)
“Live Free or Die Hard” (20th Century Fox)
“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax)
“There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage)
“Zodiac” (Paramount)

Gerard Butler (“300”) (Warner Bros.)
John Cusack (“1408”) (The Weinstein Co.)
Daniel Day-Lewis (“There Will Be Blood”) (Paramount Vantage)
Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Viggo Mortensen (“Eastern Promises”) (Focus Features)
Will Smith (“I Am Legend”) (Warner Bros.)


Amy Adams (“Enchanted”) (Buena Vista)
Ashley Judd (“Bug”) (Lionsgate)
Helena Bonham Carter (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Naomi Watts (“Eastern Promises”) (Focus Features)
Belen Rueda (“The Orphanage”) (Picturehouse)
Carice van Houten (“Black Book”) (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men”) (Miramax)
Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”) (Lionsgate)
James Franco (“Spider-Man 3”) (Sony)
Justin Long (“Live Free or Die Hard”) (20th Century Fox)
Alan Rickman (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
David Wenham (“300”) (Warner Bros.)

Supporting Actress
Lizzy Caplan (“Cloverfield”) (Paramount)
Marcia Gay Harden (“The Mist”) (The Weinstein Co.)
Lena Headey (“300”) (Warner Bros.)
Rose McGowan (“Grindhouse” – “Planet Terror”) (The Weinstein Co.)
Michelle Pfeiffer (“Stardust”) (Paramount)
Imelda Staunton (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) (Warner Bros.)

Performance by a Younger Actor
Alex Etel (“The Water Horse”) (Sony)
Freddie Highmore (“August Rush”) (Warner Bros.)
Josh Hutcherson (“Bridge to Terabithia”) (Buena Vista)
Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) (Warner Bros.)
Dakota Blue Richards (“The Golden Compass”) (New Line Cinema)
Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (“The Last Mimzy”) (New Line Cinema)

Tim Burton (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Frank Darabont (“The Mist”) (The Weinstein Co.)
Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) (Universal)
Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man 3”) (Sony)
Zack Snyder (“300”) (Warner Bros.)
David Yates (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) (Warner Bros.)

Roger Avary, Neil Gaiman (“Beowulf”) (Paramount)
Brad Bird (“Ratatouille”) (Buena Vista)
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (“No Country for Old Men”) (Miramax)
Michael Goldenberg (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) (Warner Bros.)
Michael Gordon, Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad (“300”) (Warner Bros.)
John Logan (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)

Tyler Bates (“300”) (Warner Bros.)
Jonny Greenwood (“There Will Be Blood”) (Paramount Vantage)
Nicholas Hooper (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) (Warner Bros.)
Mark Mancina (“August Rush”) (Warner Bros.)
Alan Menken (“Enchanted”) (Buena Vista)
John Powell (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) (Universal)

Best Costume
Colleen Atwood (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Ruth Myers (“The Golden Compass”) (New Line Cinema)
Penny Rose (“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”) (Buena Vista)
Sammy Sheldon (“Stardust”) (Paramount)
Jany Temime (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) (Warner Bros.)
Michael Wilkinson (“300”) (Warner Bros.)

Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber – (“Grindhouse” – “Planet Terror”) (The Weinstein Co.)
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight – (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) (Warner Bros.)
Davina Lamont – (“30 Days of Night”) (Sony)
Ve Neill, Martin Samuel – (“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”) (Buena Vista)
Peter Owen, Ivana Primorac – (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Shaun Smith, Mark Rappaport – (“300”) (Warner Bros.)

Special Effects
Tim Burke, John Richardson, Paul Franklin, Greg Butler – (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) (Warner Bros.)
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl, John Frazier – (“Transformers”) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris, Trevor Wood – (“The Golden Compass”) (New Line Cinema)
John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson, John Frazier – (“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”) (Buena Vista)
Scott Stokdyk, Peter Nofz, Spencer Cook, John R. Frazier – (“Spider-Man 3”) (Sony)
Chris Watts, Grant Freckelton, Derek Wentworth, Daniel Leduc – (“300”) (Warner Bros.)

International Film
“Black Book” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“Day Watch” (Fox Searchlight)
“Eastern Promises” (Focus Features)
“Goya’s Ghosts” (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
“The Orphanage” (Picturehouse)
“Sleuth” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Animated Film
“Beowulf” (Paramount)
“Meet the Robinsons” (Buena Vista)
“Ratatouille” (Buena Vista)
“Shrek the Third” (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
“The Simpsons Movie” (20th Century Fox)
“Surf’s Up” (Sony)


Network Television Series
“Heroes” (NBC)
“Journeyman” (NBC)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Pushing Daisies” (ABC)
“Supernatural” (CW)
“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (Fox)

Syndicated / Cable Television Series
“Battlestar Galactica” (Sci Fi Channel)
“The Closer” (TNT)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
“Kyle XY” (ABC Family)
“Saving Grace” (TNT)
“Stargate SG-1” (Sci Fi Channel / MGM)

Presentation on Television
“Battlestar Galactica: Razor” (Sci Fi Channel)
“The Company” (TNT)
“Fallen” (ABC Family)
“The Family Guy” – “Blue Harvest” (Fox)
“Masters of Science Fiction” (ABC)
“Shrek the Halls” (ABC)
“Tin Man” (Sci Fi Channel)

International Series
“Doctor Who” (Sci Fi Channel)
“Jekyll” (BBC America)
“Life On Mars” (BBC America)
“Meadowlands” (aka “Cape Wrath”) (Showtime)
“Robin Hood” (BBC America)
“Torchwood” (BBC America)

Actor on Television
Matt Dallas (“Kyle XY”) (ABC Family)
Matthew Fox (“Lost”) (ABC)
Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”) (Showtime)
Kevin McKidd (“Journeyman”) (NBC)
Edward James Olmos (“Battlestar Galactica”) (Sci Fi Channel)
Lee Pace (“Pushing Daisies”) (ABC)

Best Actress on Television
Anna Friel (“Pushing Daisies”) (ABC)
Lena Headey (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) (Fox)
Jennifer Love Hewitt(“Ghost Whisperer”) (CBS)
Holly Hunter (“Saving Grace”) (TNT)
Evangeline Lily (“Lost”) (ABC)
Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) (TNT)

Supporting Actor on Television
Michael Emerson (“Lost”) (ABC)
Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”) (NBC)
Josh Holloway (“Lost”) (ABC)
Erik King (“Dexter”) (Showtime)
Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”) (ABC)
Masi Oka (“Heroes”) (NBC)

Supporting Actress on Television
Jaime Alexander (“Kyle XY”) (ABC Family)
Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”) (Showtime)
Summer Glau (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) (Fox)
Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) (ABC)
Jaime Murray (“Dexter”) (Showtime)
Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”) (NBC)


Best DVD Release
“Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon” (Starz / Anchor Bay)
“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (remix) (Image)
“Driftwood” (Image)
“The Man From Earth” (Anchor Bay)
“The Nines” (Sony)
“White Noise 2” (Universal)

Best Special Edition DVD Release
“Big” (Extended Edition) (Fox)
“Blade Runner” (5 Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition) (Warner)
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (30th Anniversary – Blu Ray) (Sony)
“Death Proof” (Grindhouse Presentation: Extended & Unrated) (Genius)
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Platinum Series) (New Line)
“Troy: Director’s Cut” (Ultimate Collector’s Edition) (Warner)

Classic Film DVD Release
“Alligator” (Lionsgate)
“The Dark Crystal” (Sony)
“Face/Off” (Paramount)
“Flash Gordon” (Universal)
“The Monster Squad” (Lionsgate)
“Witchfinder General” (MGM)

Collection on DVD
“The Godzilla Collection” (Classic Media)
“The Mario Bava Collection” (Vol. 1 & 2) (Anchor Bay)
“The Sergio Leone Anthology” (MGM)
“The Sonny Chiba Collection” (BCI / Eclipse)
“Stanley Kubrick” (Warner Home Video Directors Series) (Warner)
“Vincent Price” (MGM Scream Legends Collection) (MGM)

Best Television Series on DVD
“Eureka” (Season 1) (Universal)
“Heroes” (Season 1) (Universal)
“Hustle” (Complete Seasons 2 and 3) (BBC Warner)
“Lost” (The Complete Third Season) (Buena Vista)
“MI:5” (Volumes 4 & 5) (BBC Warner)
“Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series” (BBC Warner)

Retro Television Series on DVD
“The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones” (Volume 1: The Early Years) (Paramount)
“Count Dracula” (BBC Mini-series 1977) (BBC Warner)
“Land of the Giants” (The Full Series) (Fox)
“Mission Impossible” (The Second and Third Seasons) (Paramount)
“Twin Peaks” (The Definitive Gold Box Edition) (Paramount)
“The Wild Wild West” (The Second and Third Seasons) (Paramount)


Guillermo del Toro

Tim Lucas