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    #269997

    39th Annual Saturn Awards nominations
    were announced overnight. This is from the Academy of Science
    Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films (which also has a TV branch as
    well). Here are the nominees, winners in June, including one
    ginormous, blockbuster surprise in Best TV Presentation (more later):

    Best Network TV Series:
    ELEMENTARY
    THE FOLLOWING
    FRINGE
    ONCE UPON A TIME
    REVOLUTION
    SUPERNATURAL

    Best Cable TV Series
    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
    DEXTER
    LEVERAGE
    THE KILLING
    TRUE BLOOD
    THE WALKING DEAD

    Best Television Presentation
    BREAKING BAD
    CONTINUUM  
    FALLING SKIES
    GAME OF THRONES
    KEN FOLLETT’S WORLD WITHOUT END
    MOCKINGBIRD LANE
    SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED

    Best Youth-Oriented Series
    ARROW
    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
    DOCTOR WHO
    MERLIN
    TEEN WOLF
    THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

    Best Actor
    KEVIN BACON, THE FOLLOWING
    BILLY BURKE, REVOLUTION
    BRYAN CRANSTON, BREAKING BAD
    MICHAEL C. HALL, DEXTER
    JOSHUA JACKSON, FRINGE
    TIMOTHY HUTTON, LEVERAGE
    ANDREW LINCOLN, THE WALKING DEAD

    Best Actress:
    MOON BLOODGOOD, FALLING SKIES
    MIREILLE ENOS, THE KILLING
    SARAH PAULSON, AMERICAN HORROR STORY:
    ASYLUM
    CHARLOTTE RILEY, KEN FOLLETT’S WORLD
    WITHOUT END
    TRACY SPIRIDAKOS, REVOLUTION
    ANNA TORV, FRINGE

    Best Supporting Actor
    JONATHAN BANKS, BREAKING BAD
    GIANCARLO ESPOSITO, REVOLUTION
    TODD LASANCE, SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE
    DAMNED
    COLM MEANEY, HELL ON WHEELS
    DAVID MORRISSEY, THE WALKING DEAD
    JOHN NOBLE, FRINGE

    Best Supporting Actress:
    JENNIFER CARPENTER, DEXTER
    SARAH CARTER, FALLING SKIES
    ANNA GUNN, BREAKING BAD
    LAURIE HOLDEN, THE WALKING DEAD
    JESSICA LANGE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY:
    ASYLUM
    BETH RIESGRAF, LEVERAGE

    Best Guest Appearance
    BLAIR BROWN, FRINGE
    TERRY O’QUINN, FALLING SKIES
    LANCE REDDICK, FRINGE
    MARK SHEPPARD, LEVERAGE
    RAY STEVENSON and YVONNE STRAHOVSKI,
    DEXTER

    Generally, the eligibility period for TV
    is the calendar year (1/1 to 12/31). Key word, “generally”.
    Since Continuum did not debut in the United States until 1/14/13, an
    exception was made to nominate it in Best TV Presentation. Its
    strong run in Canada last summer, plus extraordinary demand for
    fans south of the 49th parallel to see it… before its
    official SyFy unveiling, along with its obvious quality, were likely
    factors in granting this waiver.

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    #269999

    Nominee breakdown
    6 Fringe
    5 Dexter
    4 Breaking Bad, Falling Skies,
    Leverage, Revolution, The Walking Dead
    3 American Horror Story: Asylum
    2 The Following, Ken Follett’s World
    Without End, The Killing, Spartacus: War of the Damned
    1 Arrow, Beauty & the Beast,
    Continuum, Doctor Who, Elementary, Game of Thrones, Hell On Wheels,
    Merlin, Mockingbird Lane, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Teen Wolf,
    True Blood, Vampire Diaries

    Breakdown by Studio
    11 AMC
    8 Fox, TNT
    5 NBC, Showtime
    4 The CW
    3 FX
    2 HBO, Reelz, Starz, SyFy
    1 ABC, BBC America, CBS, MTV

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    Profile photo of Andrew EngAndrew Eng
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    #270000

    Good to see the love for Breaking Bad and Dexter, and getting the correct nominees for each show (e.g. Banks and not Paul for BB). Although no love for Game of Thrones actors is disappointing (this is one of the few groups that hasn’t nominated Peter Dinklage, yet they nominated his costars last year)

    My picks

    Network TV Series: No preference
    Cable TV Series: Dexter
    Television Presentation: Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones
    Fantasy Series: No preference
    Actor: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (runner-up: Michael C. Hall, Dexter)
    Actress: No preference
    Supporting Actor: Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
    Supporting Actress: Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter (runner-up: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad)
    Guest Appearance: Yvonne Strahovski, Dexter (runner-up: Ray Stevenson, Dexter) 

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    Profile photo of Alijah PurdyAlijah Purdy
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    #270001

    Why did they nominate Jessica Lange in Supporting Actress instead of Lead Actress. Her and Sarah Paulson are in the wrong categories.

    I can’t believe they nominated Elementary for series, but snubbed the AMAZING performance by Johnny Lee Miller.

    Overall, some pretty good nominations.

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    #270002

    The Saturn Awards are so messed up. They had Jessica Lange in lead for the first season and they nominate her in supporting for the second season.

    Jonny Lee Miller really deserved a nomination for “Elementary”. I’m really disappointed he was left out in a category with seven nominees.

    “The Following” has only aired a few episodes. How can it be eligible and even if it is, why didn’t they put it in “Television Presentation” with the other shows that aired 10 episodes or less?

    They’ve really liked “Leverage” over the years.

    According to their website, that “Fantasy Series” category is actually called “Youth-Oriented Series”.

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    Nice to see an underdog show like Leverage get parting gifts for yeoman service on TNT’s watch.  One of the more underrated, underrespected shows out there.  Edit:  My bad; Fantasy Series is in fact Youth-Oriented Series.  Apologies for the misinterpretation on my end.

    It has no chance of winning, of course (Breaking Bad will), but for the Saturns to give a Best TV Presentation nomination to Continuum should end all doubt as to the legitimacy of that show in future Emmy discussion.  It has submission tapes in Drama Series, Actress (Rachel Nichols), Supporting Actor (Tony Amendola, Erik Knudsen), Supporting Actress (Lexa Doig), direction and writing (the pilot), and who knows what else.  It’s time for the snubbing of this show’s GoldDerby thread to end and a legitimate discussion begin about what’s good and bad, about the actors, writing and content.  Episodes can be re-watched via the SyFy website. 

    How many more nominations from award-giving orgs does Continuum have to get to spark a discussion about it on here? 

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    #270004

    Jonathan Banks is going to win now since Aaron Paul isn’t even nominated!

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    #270005

    We can all agree that John Noble is the deserving winner of supporting actor, right?

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    #270006

    The Saturn Awards are always a joke with their very-flexible eligibility.  EDIT: Nevermind, got these confused with the Satellite Awards.

    That twenty-five live-action dramas can say that they were nominated for best series is also ridiculous.

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    #270007

    I’m confused…What is Best Television Presentation??

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    #270008

    Television Presentation is for shows that aired 10 episodes or less, I believe.

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    #270009

    The Killing was nominated for Television Presentation last year and they aired thirteen episodes.

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    #270010

    I checked IMDb and they have The Killing in cable series for last year.

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    #270011

    When the nominations were announced last year, “The Killing” was nominated in the Television Presentation category. They later realized their mistake and ultimately placed it in the appropriate category.

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    #270012

    We finally have a date for the award-handing-out:  “This year’s Saturn Awards will be presented Wednesday, June 26, at the Castaway Event Center in Burbank.”

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