200802201430300 the movie may have spawned a dozen catch phrases and its own little pop culture cult, but it’s been shut out of the awards season frenzy — until the Saturn noms came out today, honoring the best in SF, fantasy and horror films:

Leading the nominations this year is the groundbreaking film, “300” with 10 nominations. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” follows close behind with 9 nominations and Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is represented with 8 nominations.
A trio of fantastic adventures: “The Golden Compass”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, and “Spider-Man 3” received 4 nominations each, while “The Bourne Ultimatum”, “Eastern Promises”, “Enchanted”, “Grindhouse”, “The Mist”, “No Country For Old Men”, “Stardust”, and “There Will Be Blood” each received 3 nominations.

Some of those films kind of make us scratch our heads. We’re always for honoring Vigg, but was EASTERN PROMISES really a “horror” film? Oh well.

HT: ComicMix.


  1. I used to work at Warner Bros with two members of the committee on this board – they probably voted it in just because Croeneberg is a horror director in general – whether the movie he made is horror genre based or not.

    When you’re a member of this Sci Fi club – they screen all genres of movies for the members on this committee every weekend – so practically anything goes.