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Peter Jackson’s film snagged nine noms, while “Life of Pi” and “Skyfall” received eight and seven respectively.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The “Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Warner Bros./New Line’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey topped the Saturn Award nominations, nabbing nine of the precious slots for recognition given out by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Fox’s Life of Pi and Sony/MGM’s Skyfall were also leading contenders, with eight and seven respectively.

On the TV side, Fox TV‘s Fringe led the nominations with six, elbowing out Showtime’s Dexter, which nabbed five. Also receiving Saturn love were AMC’s Breaking Bad, TNT’sFalling SkiesLeverage, NBC’s Revolution and AMC’s The Walking Dead.

The Saturns give props to so-called “genre” movies, which encompass sci-fi, fantasy, comic book adaptations and horror films. In the Hollywood of yore, the movies were given second class status, but now the geekified pop culture of the 21st century are the films that often receive the most lavish of attention.

But interestingly, this year saw the Saturns stretch the definition of genre to encompass prestige films of not only just Pi, but also awards season favorites such as Argo and Les Miserables.

“From the grand adventure of Les Miserables to the visionary fantasy of Life of Pi and the magical realism of Beasts of the Southern Wild, this year’s films transcended the notion of genre filmmaking and brought us extraordinary visions of exaggerated or enhanced reality, making this one of the most intriguing list of Saturn Awards nominees in a long time,” said Academy president Robert Holguin.

The nominations for best science fiction films included Marvel’s The Avengers, Fox’s Chronicle, Warners’ Cloud Altas, Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games, Sony’s Looper and Fox’s Prometheus.

The best fantasy category included Sony’s The Amazing Spider-ManThe HobbitPiSnow White and the Huntsman, and category-stretching Ruby Sparks, from Fox Searchlight, and Universal’s Ted.

Read more nominees here: http://bit.ly/VHikiA

The Saturns are awarded in 20 film categories, nine TV categories and four in home entertainment.

 

Which Movie Was Googled The Most In 2012?

The Hunger Games” might not have been the top grossing or most acclaimed movie of the year, but it was the film that people cared about the most.

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Google has released a list of its top trends for 2012, and “The Hunger Games” came out on top of the movies category. It makes sense, too: There was plenty of hype leading up to the March release of “The Hunger Games,” with many positing that it could be the next “Twilight.” It remains to be seen if the film series will have the same sort of staying power that “The Twilight Saga” did, but we’d argue that it has lived up to its expectations thus far.

We would have assumed that “The Avengers” would have placed higher on the list, but it actually was “Skyfall” that came in second in the top movie trends. Considering how successful that movie has been, it shouldn’t come as much of a shock. Another movie that generated a lot of hype and discussion, “Prometheus,” placed third on the list, and then “The Avengers” came in at number four.

The rest of the movies read off somewhat predictably — “Magic Mike,” “John Carter” — but the seventh highest trending movie of 2012 caught us off guard. Taking that spot is “Ek Tha Tiger,” an Indian action movie directed by Kabir Khan and starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. It’s nice to see that this list wasn’t just dominated by Hollywood blockbusters, though the films “Paranormal Activity 4,” “Taken 2” and “Dark Shadows” did round it out.

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The trends lists include other subjects like airlines, TV shows and images. Interestingly enough, it was two of the saddest celebrity deaths this year that led off the trending performing artists. Whitney Houston and Michael Clarke Duncan passed away in 2012, and they got a lot of Internet love after their deaths. It should come as no surprise, though, that One Direction placed third on the list, followed by Lana Del Ray at number five, Carly Rae Jepsen and number eight and LMFAO at number 10.

(by:  for moviesblog.mtv.com)

 

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