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12:00pm ET, 5-March-03

 Rings, Minority Top Saturn Nods

Minority Report and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers received the most nominations for the 29th Annual Saturn Awards, organizers announced. The awards, from Cinescape magazine and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, will also honor director James Cameron with the Dr. Donald A. Reed Award in ceremonies on May 18 in Hollywood, Calif.

Special awards will also go to Kurt Russell, Sid and Marty Krofft, Bob and Harvey Weinstein and Bill Paxton for their contributions to the genre, organizers said.

The Two Towers and Minority Report each garnered 10 nominations, including best picture for fantasy and science fiction, respectively. On the television side, UPN's Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The WB's Smallville received the most nominations, with five each.

The SCI FI Channel's original miniseries Steven Spielberg Presents Taken got four nominations, including best single program presentation, best actress (Emily Bergl) and two best supporting actress nods, for Heather Donahue and Dakota Fanning, organizers said. Two SCI FI original series also received nominations: Farscape got three nods, and Stargate SG-1 two.

A full list of nominees follows.

Film

Best Science Fiction Film

Men in Black II
Minority Report
Signs
Solaris
Star Trek Nemesis
Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones

Best Fantasy Film

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Reign of Fire
The Santa Clause 2
The Scorpion King
Spider-Man

Best Horror Film

Blade II
Eight Legged Freaks
Frailty
Queen of the Damned
Resident Evil
The Ring

Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film

The Bourne Identity
Die Another Day
One Hour Photo
Red Dragon
Road to Perdition
XXX

Best Animated Film

Ice Age
Lilo & Stitch
Spirited Away
Treasure Planet

Best Actor

•Pierce Brosnan, Die Another Day
•George Clooney, Solaris
•Tom Cruise, Minority Report
•Tobey Maguire, Spider-Man
•Viggo Mortensen, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Best Actress

•Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man
•Jodie Foster, Panic Room
•Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil
•Natascha McElhone, Solaris
•Natalie Portman, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones
•Naomi Watts, The Ring

Best Supporting Actor

•Ralph Fiennes, Red Dragon
•Tom Hardy, Star Trek Nemesis
•Andy Serkis, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
•Toby Stephens, Die Another Day
•Max Von Sydow, Minority Report
•Robin Williams, Insomnia

Best Supporting Actress

•Halle Berry, Die Another Day
•Samantha Morton, Minority Report
•Connie Nielsen, One Hour Photo
•Rachel Roberts, Simone
•Sissy Spacek, Tuck Everlasting
•Emily Watson, Red Dragon

Best Performance by a Younger Actor

•Alexis Bledel, Tuck Everlasting
•Hayden Christensen, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones
•Tyler Hoechlin, Road to Perdition
•Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
•Jeremy Sumpter, Frailty
•Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Best Direction

•Chris Columbus, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
•Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
•George Lucas, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones
•Bill Paxton, Frailty
•Sam Raimi, Spider-Man
•Steven Spielberg, Minority Report

Best Writing

•Scott Frank and Jon Cohen, Minority Report
•Brent Hanley, Frailty
•Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis Hewitt and Donald H. Hewitt, Spirited Away (English version)
•Mark Romanek, One Hour Photo
•Hillary Seitz, Insomnia
•Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair and Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Best Music

•Danny Elfman, Spider-Man
•Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek, One Hour Photo
•Jo Hisaishi, Spirited Away
•Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
•John Williams, Minority Report
•John Williams, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones

Best Costume

•Deena Appel, Austin Powers in Goldmember
•Trisha Biggar, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones
•Ngila Dickson, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
•Lindy Hemming, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
•Bob Ringwood, Star Trek Nemesis
•Deborah L. Scott, Minority Report

Best Makeup

•Michelle Taylor, Gary Matanky, Bob Newton and Mark Boley, Blade II
•Nick Dudman and Amanda Knight, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
•Peter Owen and Peter King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
•Michele Burke-Winter, Camille Calvet and KNB Effects Group Inc., Minority Report
•Rick Baker, Jean A. Black and Bill Sturgeon, The Ring
•Michael Westmore, Star Trek Nemesis

Best Special Effects

•John Mitchell, Nick Davis, John Richardson and Bill George, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
•Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
•Scott Farrar, Henry La Bounta, Michael Lantieri and Nathan McGuiness, Minority Report
•John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara and John Frazier, Spider-Man
•Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones
•John Hynek, Matthew Butler, Sean Andrew Faden and John Frazier, XXX

Cinescape's Face of the Future, Female

•Monica Bellucci
•Emma Caulfield
•Kristanna Loken
•Rosamund Pike
•Sarah Wynter

Cinescape's Face of the Future, Male

•Sean Ashmore
•Eric Balfour
•Eric Bana
•Nathan Fillion
•Shane West

Television

Best Network Television Series

Alias
Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Enterprise
Smallville
The Twilight Zone

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series

Andromeda
The Dead Zone
Farscape
Jeremiah
Mutant X
Stargate SG-1

Best Single Program Presentation

Carrie
Dinotopia
Lathe of Heaven
Snow Queen
Stephen King's Rose Red
Steven Spielberg Presents Taken

Best TV Actor

•Richard Dean Anderson, Stargate SG-1
•Scott Bakula, Enterprise
•David Boreanaz, Angel
•Ben Browder, Farscape
•Anthony Michael Hall, The Dead Zone
•Tom Welling, Smallville

Best TV Actress

•Emily Bergl, Steven Spielberg Presents Taken
•Claudia Black, Farscape
•Charisma Carpenter, Angel
•Jennifer Garner, Alias
•Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
•Kristin Kreuk, Smallville

Best TV Supporting Actor

•Alexis Denisof, Angel
•Victor Garber, Alias
•John Glover, Smallville
•James Marsters, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
•Michael Rosenbaum, Smallville
•Connor Trinneer, Enterprise

Best TV Supporting Actress

•Amy Acker, Angel
•Jolene Blalock, Enterprise
•Heather Donahue, Steven Spielberg Presents Taken
•Dakota Fanning, Steven Spielberg Presents Taken
•Alyson Hannigan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
•Michelle Trachtenberg, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

DVD

Best DVD Release

Brother's Keeper
Dagon
Dog Soldiers
Hunchback of Notre Dame 2
Metropolis
Vampires: Los Muertos

Best DVD Special Edition Release

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Memento
Minority Report
Monsters, Inc.
Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones

Best DVD Classic Film Release

Back to the Future Trilogy
Beauty & The Beast
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
The Great Race
Near Dark
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Best DVD TV Programming Release

Babylon 5, season one
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, seasons one and two
Highlander, season one
The Outer Limits, the original series
Star Trek: The Next Generation, seasons one-seven
The X-Files, seasons five and six

Special Award Recipients

The Dr. Donald A. Reed Award

•James Cameron

Life Career Awards

•Kurt Russell
•Sid and Marty Krofft

Special Achievement Award

•Bob and Harvey Weinstein

Filmmaker's Showcase Award

•Bill Paxton



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