No surprise given its overall position in this year's film awards season that "Gravity" would dominated a list of genre award nominations, in this case those for the 40th annual Saturn Awards. The film picked up eight nods, as did Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." On the TV side, it was "Breaking Bad," "Falling Skies" and "Game of Thrones" leading the way with five nominations each. Only question: How the hell did "Gravity" miss out in the music category? Oh well. Check out the full list of nominations below and keep track of the rest of the season at The Circuit.


Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture
"Iron Man 3"
"Man of Steel"
"Thor: The Dark World"
"The Wolverine"

Best Science Fiction Film
"Ender's Game"
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
"Pacific Rim"
"Star Trek Into Darkness"

Best Fantasy Film
"About Time"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Jack the Giant Slayer"
"Oz the Great and Powerful"
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Best Horror Film
"The Conjuring"
"The Purge"
"This is the End"
"Warm Bodies"

Best Thriller Film
"The Call"
"The East"
"Now You See Me"
"The Place Beyond the Pines"
"World War Z"

Best Action/Adventure Film
"The Book Thief"
"Fast & Furious 6"
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit"
"The Lone Ranger"
"Lone Survivor"

Best Actor
Robert Downey Jr., "Iron Man 3"
Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Simon Pegg, "The World's End"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Her"
Brad Pitt, "World War Z"
Ben Stiller, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Best Actress
Halle Berry, "The Call"
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Martina Gedeck, "The Wall"
Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"
Mia Wasikowska, "Stoker"

Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Brühl, "Rush"
George Clooney, "Gravity"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Harrison Ford, "Ender's Game"
Tom Hiddleston, "Thor: The Dark World"
Ben Kingsley, "Iron Man 3"
Bill Nighy, "About Time"

Best Supporting Actress
Scarlett Johansson, "Her"
Nicole Kidman, "Stoker"
Melissa Leo, "Prisoners"
Evangeline Lilly, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
Jena Malone, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Emily Watson, "The Book Thief"

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Asa Butterfield, "Ender's Game"
Chloe Grace Moretz, "Carrie"
Sophie Nelisse, "The Book Thief"
Saoirse Ronan, "How I Live Now"
Ty Simpkins, "Iron Man 3"
Dylan Sprayberry, "Man of Steel"

Best Director
J.J. Abrams, "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Peter Berg, "Lone Survivor"
Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"
Peter Jackson, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
Francis Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Guillermo Del Toro, "Pacific Rim"

Best Writing
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"The World's End"

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.