'The Hobbit' leads Saturn Award nominations with nine; 'Dark Knight Rises' snubbed

Written by Sharon Eberson on .

DarkKnightBeamIt's to be expected that "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" leads the nominees for the 38th annual Saturn Awards, bestowed by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films. Nominations include best fantasy film and best special effects for Joe Letteri's team at Weta Digital.

What films like "Les Miserables," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Argo" are doing among the sci-fi, fantasy and horror crowd is beyond me. Also odd is the continued lack of love for "The Dark Knight Rises" among award-givers. Christopher Nolan has a director's nod; Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Anne Hathaway are nominated in the acting categories for the film, along with Hans Zimmer's music. But "Cloud Atlas" a better adventure film? Really? I don't get it.


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