'The Hobbit,' 'Life of Pi,' and 'Fringe' lead the Saturn Award nominations

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Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit movie may not have gotten much love from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films saw things differently, lavishing the fantasy epic with nine Saturn Award nominations today. The awards, now in their 39th year, honor the best genre films, TV shows, and home entertainment. They’ll be presented in June, though the ceremony’s exact date and location have yet to be announced.

Here’s a partial rundown of this year’s Saturn nominees, including the movies honored in its new independent film category. Visit the awards show’s website for a full list.

Best Science Fiction Film
Marvel’s The Avengers
Chronicle
Cloud Atlas
The Hunger Games
Looper
Prometheus

Best Fantasy Film
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Ruby Sparks
Snow White and the Huntsman
Ted

Best Horror/Thriller Film
Argo
The Cabin in the Woods
The Impossible
Seven Psychopaths
The Woman in Black
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Action/Adventure Film
The Bourne Legacy
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Skyfall
Taken 2

Best Independent Film Release
Compliance
Hitchcock
Killer Joe
The Paperboy
Robot and Frank
Safety Not Guaranteed
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Best Animated Film
Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Actor
Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig, Skyfall
Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper
Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Ann Dowd, Compliance
Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Direction
Willian Friedkin, Killer Joe
Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Rian Johnson, Looper
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises
Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers

Best Writing
Tracy Letts, Killer Joe
David Magee, Life of Pi
Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers
Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods

Best Network Television Series
Elementary
The Following
Fringe
Once Upon a Time
Revolution
Supernatural

Best Syndicated Cable Television Series
American Horror Story: Asylum
Dexter
Leverage
The Killing
True Blood
The Walking Dead

Best Television Presentation
Breaking Bad
Continuum
Falling Skies
Game of Thrones
Ken Follett’s World Without End
Mockingbird Lane
Spartacus: War of the Damned

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