Contrary to popular belief, awards season is NOT over. Sure, the bald-headed gold statuettes have been handed out, those globes were distributed a ways back, and the Puppy Bowl already named its M.V.P., but it's time for the geeks to dish out some hardware via the annual Saturn Awards.
Recognizing the best in science-fiction, horror, and fantasy, the Saturn Awards announced its list of nominees today, and there's a fairly good chance that ABC's Lost will take home a trophy this year. Lost was honored with 11 nominations this year, almost doubling the second-highest total in the television category.
Best network television series nominations went to Lost, Heroes, Fringe, Life on Mars, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Supernatural. On the cable side of things, Battlestar Galactica, The Closer, Dexter, Leverage, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and True Blood will battle it out.
Lost also dominated the acting categories with Matthew Fox (Jack), Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond, brotha), Michael Emerson (Ben), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet), Alan Dale (Widmore), Kevin Durand (Keamy), and Sonya Walger (Penny) all getting nominations in actor, supporting actor, and guest actor categories. No love for Terry O'Quinn?
Heroes also fared well with a total of six nominations, followed by Battlestar Galactica and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles with four each.
On the film side of things, The Dark Knight grabbed 11 nominations, with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Iron Man right behind with nine and eight, respectively.
For a full list of nominees, head over to the Saturn Awards Web site.