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Saturn Awards 2006 nominees

24/02/2006. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith leads the nomination list for The 32nd Annual Saturn Awards from The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films has announced the nominations for the 32nd Annual Saturn Awards. Leading the pack is George Lucas' genre epic "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" with 10 nominations. "Batman Begins" follows closely behind with 9 nominations while "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe" and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" receive 8 nominations each.

Warner Bros. Pictures leads all film studios with an astounding total of 29 nominations. Both 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures received 13 nominations each. Buena Vista follows up with 12 nominations. Paramount receives 7 nominations.

In the television categories, "Lost" and "Smallville" received a total of 6 nominations each. "Battlestar Galactica" garnered 4 nominations while "Stargate SG-1" and "The Triangle" received 3 nominations each.

This year The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has established categories to honor and recognize video game releases. Some of the titles which received nominations include Psychonauts, Timesplitters: Future Perfect, Guild Wars, F.E.A.R., Indigo Prophecy, Star Wars Battlefront II and Peter Jackson's King Kong.

The Academy was founded in 1972 to honor and recognize genre filmmaking. Over the years, the Academy has expanded their reach to include other film genres. The organization also honors television, home entertainment and video games. Robert Holguin currently serves as President of the 34 year old organization.

The Saturn Awards honor the most popular and successful film releases of the year. The genre film continues to dominate and control the box office with its' imaginative and creative stories. These films are the crowd pleasers.

This year's show will be hosted by top comedian Jeffrey Ross. The show will take place on May 2 in Universal City. More over at www.saturnawards.org

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