February 27, 2014 07:49:11 GMT
'Bad', 'Thrones' and 'Falling Skies' lead the pack with five each, followed by 'American Horror Story: Coven', 'Hannibal', 'Under the Dome' and 'The Walking Dead' with four apiece.
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced the nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards. In TV field, "Breaking Bad" still shows its domination despite having ended its run last year.
The AMC series leads the other nominees with five nods, the same number collected by "Game of Thrones" and "Falling Skies". The three shows are vying for Best Television Presentation of a Limited Run Series, also fighting against relatively newcomers "Bates Motel", "Black Sails" and "Vikings".
"Bad" has its lead actor Bryan Cranston in contention for Best Actor against Kevin Bacon of "The Following", Freddie Highmore of "Bates Motel", Mads Mikkelsen of "Hannibal", James Spader of "The Blacklist"and Noah Wyle of "Falling Skies".
Cranston's co-stars Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul also earn an acting nod each, in Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor categories respectively. Robert Forster additionally is nominated for Best Guest Star for his role as Ed on the crime drama.
"Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is also up for Best Supporting Actor alongside Paul, Erik Knudsen of "Continuum", David Lyons of "Revolution", Dean Norris of "Under the Dome" and James Purefoy of "The Following".
The HBO hit drama pits Gwendoline Christie against Michelle Fairley for Best Supporting Actress, while Jack Gleeson is nominated for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. Meanwhile, TNT's "Skies" earns its three other nominations in Best Supporting Actress (Sarah Carter), Best Guest Star (Stephen Collins) and Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Connor Jessup).
Other shows with multiple nominations include "American Horror Story: Coven", "Hannibal", "Under the Dome" and "The Walking Dead", which trail behind "Bad" with four noms.
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", "The Blacklist", "The Following", "Hannibal", "Revolution", "Sleepy Hollow" and "Under the Dome" are vying for the title of best new TV series, while "Arrow", "Pretty Little Liars", "Supernatural", "Teen Wolf", "The Tomorrow People" and "The Vampire Diaries" are possible Best Youth-Oriented Television Series.
The movie and TV winners of the 2014 Saturn Awards will be presented with the trophies in a ceremony in June in Burbank in California.
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