The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has announced the nominations for the 34th Annual Saturn Awards. Leading the nominations this year is the groundbreaking film, 300 with 10 nominations. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix follows close behind with 9 nominations and Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd is represented with 8 nominations.
A trio of fantastic adventures: The Golden Compass, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and Spider-Man 3 received 4 nominations each, while The Bourne Ultimatum, Eastern Promises, Enchanted, Grindhouse, Stephen King's The Mist, No Country for Old Men, Stardust, and There Will Be Blood each received 3 nominations.
The organization also announced two special awards to be given this year: Guillermo del Toro will receive the coveted George Pal Memorial Award. Author Tim Lucas has been singled out to receive a Special Achievement Award for his 2007 book: Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark. This critical study of the film work of Director Mario Bava is a life long project and labor of love from author Lucas who spent over 20 years seeing the completion and eventual publication of the book, ably supported by his wife, Donna Lucas.
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