The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films has released their list of nominations for the annual Saturn Awards! Gracing the list of nominees are some familiar faces and some of our favorite shows, including Teen Wolf, Arrow, and The Vampire Diaries!
Those three, plus Supernatural, The Tomorrow People, and Pretty Little Liars, are all up for “Best Youth-Oriented Television Series”. (Teen Wolf has won this honor two years running.)
Sleepy Hollow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Under the Dome are nominated for “Best Network Television Series”. Game of Thrones is up for “Best Presentation of a Limited Run Series”.
On the movies side, Catching Fire is up for “Best Science Fiction Film”, along with Pacific Rim and Star Trek: Into Darkness, while Jennifer Lawrence is up for “Best Actress” and Jena Malone for “Best Supporting Actress”. Warm Bodies and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug are nominated in “Horror” and “Fantasy”, respectively.
Click here for a full list of all of the categories and nominees.
Benedict Cumberbatch should be riding high, because that man is everywhere right now and in every blooming franchise. And I’m not complaining, seriously… no complaints about his face, his voice… Nothing of the sort. Just making an observation, especially since rumor has it, he does indeed have a role waiting for him in the new Star Wars film. (A rumor NOT verified from what I can tell, but geesh, it does seem to constantly seem a given when people attached to the project start talking.)
Anyways… he’s a darling and here you can listen to him speak for about an hour about his rise to popularity, the fannish ways of franchises, doing impersonations of his fellow peers, and the very delightful revelation that his debut role was of Queen Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (a fact which devoted fans are well aware of already).
Well worth your time, Cumberbatch fans. Do enjoy! And if you feel so inclined, leave us a comment letting us know what your favorite tidbit from this interview was. CHEERS!
Fans who attended the December 13 midnight showing of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the IMAX theater at Lincoln Center in New York City were treated to a surprise special guest: Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen! Ian is in New York starring in Waiting for Godot with his good friend Sir Patrick Stewart and wanted to surprise Hobbit fans at the premiere.
One of my friends happened to be at that showing and said that we shouldn’t be jealous — 15 minutes into the movie something went wrong and it took them half an hour to fix it.
If you haven’t read our review of Desolation of Smaug, you should check it out!