CATEGORIES Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Awards, Newsstand, George Lucas, Trophy Hysteric, Movie News, Awards, CinematicalOk, so Revenge of the Sith has been totally ignored by pretty much all of the world's award-giving bodies (apart from the trophies for geeks), and George Lucas is probably sort of bummed out about the total lack of recognition for his CGI-fest, which he doubtless believes to be utterly brilliant. He'll be thrilled, then, the see the list of nominations for the Saturn Awards, because his film is finally getting the recognition it so richly deserves. Yes, it's true: The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror loves Revenge of the Sith. Shocking, huh?
Sith has 10 nominations, including those for best sci-fi fiilm, best actor, and best actress. Batman Begins is close behind with nine noms, while The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe received a total of eight. Also appearing on the list of nominees are unexpected names like Oldboy (best action/adventure/thriller), Hoodwinked (nominated for best animated film - seriously), and our lady and mistress, Dakota Fanning (best performance by a young actor).
The trophies will be handed out on May 2, at an LA ceremony hosted by Jeffery Ross, a man the press release insists on calling a "top commedian." Look out, people - it's going to be quite a night.