Saturn Awards Nominations: The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug & Gravity Lead Sci-Fi Salute

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The 40th annual Saturn Awards have announced their nominations and leading the pack with eight each is Gravity and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

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The awards are given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films -- who salute great achievements in genre films. Some of the nominees on this list may surprise, such as Now You See Me and Jack the Giant Slayer, but it is the business of this awards show to salute mainly blockbusters -- although you will notice a fair share of salutes to independent films such as Her, Stoker and 12 Years a Slave.

Here are the Saturn Award nominations... the winners will be announced in June:

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture

  • Iron Man 3
  • Man of Steel
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • The Wolverine

Best Science Fiction Film

Best Fantasy Film

Best Horror Film

  • Carrie
  • The Conjuring
  • Mama
  • The Purge
  • The is the End

Best Thriller Film

  • The Call
  • The East
  • Now You See Me
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Prisoners
  • World War Z
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Best Action/Adventure Film

  • The Book Thief
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Lone Survivor
  • Rush

Best Actor

  • Robert Downey, Jr. Iron Man 3
  • Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Simon Pegg, The World’s End
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Her
  • Brad Pitt, World War Z
  • Ben Stiller, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Beet Actress

  • Halle Berry, The Call
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Martina Gedeck, The Wall
  • Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
  • Mia Wasikowska, Stoker

Best Supporting Actor

  • Daniel Bruhl, Rush
  • George Clooney, Gravity
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Harrison Ford, Ender’s Game
  • Tom Hiddleston, Thor: The Dark World
  • Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3
  • Bill Nighy, About Time

Best Supporting Actress

  • Scarlett Johansson, Her
  • Nicole Kidman, Stoker
  • Melissa Leo, Prisoners
  • Evangeline Lily, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Jena Malone, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Emily Watson, The Book Thief

Best Director

  • J.J. Abrams, Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Peter Berg, Lone Survivor
  • Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
  • Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Francis Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim
J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Independent Film

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Great Expectations
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Invisible Woman
  • Out of the Furnace

Best International Film

  • Big Bad Wolves
  • Blancanieves
  • A Hijacking
  • How I Live Now
  • Stoker
  • The World’s End

Best Animated Film

  • Despicable Me 2
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Frozen
  • Monsters University

Several of these nominees you can watch now, like right now! Watch Gravity online, watch Thor: The Dark World online or watch Riddick online!

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