The two sci-fi works dominate in movie categories, while 'The Walking Dead' leads the pack of TV nominees.
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror has announced the nominees for the 37th Annual Saturn Awards. Dominating the list is Christopher Nolan's "Inception" with nine, including for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director and Best Writing.
"Tron Legacy" and "Let Me In" follow "Inception" 's domination in movie categories with seven nods each. The "Tron" sequel is up against "Inception", "Hereafter (2010)", "Iron Man 2", "Never Let Me Go" and "Splice" for best sci-fi flick title. The remake to the Swedish film, meanwhile, is up for Best Horror/Thriller Film which is also eyed by "The American", "Black Swan", "Kick-Ass", "Shutter Island" and "The Wolfman".
"Tron Legacy" additionally puts its star Jeff Bridges in a contention for Best Actor with Leonardo DiCaprio. The "Titanic" actor gets double nods for his roles in "Inception" and "Shutter Island", with the other spots belonging to George Clooney ("The American"), Robert Downey Jr. ("Iron Man 2") and Ryan Reynolds ("Buried").
In Best Actress category, "Black Swan" beauty Natalie Portman will be a tough rival to beat by other contenders: Cecile De France ("Hereafter"), Angelina Jolie ("Salt"), Carey Mulligan ("Never Let Me Go"), Ellen Page ("Inception") and Noomi Rapace ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"). Portman's co-star Mila Kunis, meanwhile, will fight off Scarlett Johansson ("Iron Man 2"), Keira Knightley ("Never Let Me Go"), Helen Mirren ("Red"), Vanessa Redgrave ("Letters to Juliet") and Jacki Weaver ("Animal Kingdom") for Best Supporting Actress kudo.
"Alice in Wonderland", "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", "Clash of the Titans", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I", "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" are the nominees for Best Fantasy Film. The first three films also score multiple nominations, while the last two mentioned movies only bag one each.
In TV categories, 2011 Saturn Awards see dominations of "The Walking Dead", "Breaking Bad", "Fringe" and "Lost". The horror show which was just premiered last year nabs six nods, while the other shows get five each.
Winners of the 2011 Saturn Awards will be announced in a ceremony taking place in June in Burbank. The full nominations list can be seen here.