Greek tale of "300" brings Saturn smile

Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:48am EST
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By Gregg Kilday

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With 10 nominations, the ancient Greek adventure tale "300" led the list of nominees announced Wednesday for the Academy of Science Fiction and Horror Films' 34th annual Saturn Awards.

"300" was nominated in the best action/adventure/thriller category along with "3:10 to Yuma," "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Live Free or Die Hard," "No Country for Old Men," "There Will Be Blood" and "Zodiac."

Nominated for best science fiction film were "Cloverfield," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," "I Am Legend," "The Last Mimzy," "Sunshine" and "Transformers."

The nominees for best fantasy film were "Enchanted," "The Golden Compass," "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," "Spider-Man 3" and "Stardust."

The contenders for horror film were "30 Days of Night," "1408," "Ghost Rider," "Grindhouse," "The Mist" and "Sweeney Todd."

On the TV side, ABC's "Lost" led the list with seven nominations.

This year's awards ceremony, which will take place June 24 in Universal City, will honor Guillermo del Toro with its George Pal Memorial Award and author Tim Lucas with a Special Achievement Award for his 2007 book "Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Hollywood actor Gerard Butler smiles during a news conference for his new movie "300" in Tokyo June 7, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>