February 20, 2013

NEWS: 'The Hunger Games' & Jennifer Lawrence nominated for Saturn Awards

Nominees for the Saturn Awards by the award-giving Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, have now been released and The Hunger Games, as well as our Jennifer Lawrence, are nominated for Best Science Fiction Film Award and for the Best Actress Award for her performance in The Hunger Games, respectively.

The Saturns give props to so-called “genre” movies, a term that encompasses sci-fi, fantasy, comic-book adaptations and horror films. In the Hollywood days of yore, these types of movies were given second-class status, but in the geekified pop culture of the 21st century, they are the films that often receive the most lavish attention. 
Interestingly, this year saw the Saturns stretch the definition of genre to encompass prestige films like Pi, but also awards-season favorites such as Argo and Les Miserables.
“From the grand adventure of Les Miserables to the visionary fantasy of Life of Pi and the magical realism of Beasts of the Southern Wild, this year’s films transcended the notion of genre filmmaking and brought us extraordinary visions of exaggerated or enhanced reality, making this one of the most intriguing lists of Saturn Awards nominees in a long time,” said Academy president Robert Holguin. 
The nominations for best science fiction films included Marvel’s The Avengers, Fox’s Chronicle, Warners’ Cloud Atlas, Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games, Sony’s Looper and Fox’s Prometheus.


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