The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films’s Saturn Awards (founded in 1972) are always interesting, because they take their genre definitions very seriously. If your average genre fanboy were making his own awards, it is unlikely you would find both Splice and Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter nominated side-by-side. Of course, when one limits an awards show to a specific sector of cinema, you’ve kinda got to take what you can get (this is why the Golden Globes “Musical or Comedy” category is such a joke, because any musical that comes out has to get nominated). But whatever. I still think the Saturns are fun. The Hollywood Reporter has Hollywood reported the nominees, for film, television, DVD, and stage.

Inception leads the film pack with nine noms, with Let Me In and Tron: Legacy following with seven noms each. The Walking Dead leads in television with six noms, followed by Breaking Bad (huh?), Fringe and Lost with five noms.

Let’s look at some of the major categories:

Best Science Fiction Film
Iron Man 2
Never Let Me Go
Tron: Legacy

Best Fantasy Film
Alice in Wonderland
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Clash of the Titans
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Horror/Thriller Film
The American
Black Swan
Let Me In
Shutter Island
The Wolfman

Best Action/Adventure Film
The Expendables
The Green Hornet
Robin Hood
True Grit

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, Tron: Legacy
George Clooney, The American
Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 2
Ryan Reynolds, Buried

Best Actress
Cecile De Francel, Hereafter
Angelina Jolie, Salt
Carey Mulligan, Never Let Me Go
Ellen Page, Inception
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Noomi Rapace, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, Never Let Me Go
Tom Hardy, Inception
Garrett Hedlund, Tron: Legacy
John Malkovich, Red
Mark Ruffalo, Shutter Island

Best Supporting Actress
Scarlett Johansson, Iron Man 2
Keira Knightley, Never Let Me Go
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Helen Mirren, Red
Vanessa Redgrave, Letters To Juliet
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Logan Lerman. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Frankie/George McLaren, Hereafter
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Let Me In
Chloe Moretz, Let Me In
Will Poulter, Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Charlie Tahan, Charlie St. Cloud

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Clint Eastwood, Hereafter
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Matt Reeves, Let Me In
Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island
David Yates, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Best Writing
Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3
Alex Garland, Never Let Me Go|
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin, Black Swan
Peter Morgan, Hereafter
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Matt Reeves, Let Me In

Best Music
Daft Punk, Tron: Legacy
Clint Eastwood, Hereafter
Michael Giacchino, Let Me In
Gottfried Huppertz (as conducted by Frank Strobel), The Complete Metropolis
John Powell, How to Train Your Dragon
Hans Zimmer, Inception

Best International Film
The Complete Metropolis
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Best Animated Film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Shrek Forever After
Toy Story 3

Best Network Series
The Vampire Diaries

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
Breaking Bad
The Closer
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
True Blood

Best Television Presentation
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special
The Pillars of the Earth
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
The Walking Dead

Best Actor in Television
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Matthew Fox, Lost
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Timothy Hutton, Leverage
Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead
Stephen Moyer, True Blood

Best Actress in Television
Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead
Erica Durance, Smallville
Elizabeth Mitchell, V
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Anna Torv, Fringe

Best Supporting Actor in Television
Michael Emerson, Lost
John Noble, Fringe
Dean Norris, Breaking Bad
Terry O’Quinn, Lost
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Lance Reddick, Fringe
Steven Yeun, The Walking Dead

Best Supporting Actress in Television
Morena Baccarin, V
Gina Bellman, Leverage
Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter
Laurie Holden, The Walking Dead
Lucy Lawless, Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Beth Riesgraf, Leverage

Best DVD Release
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
District 13: Ultimatum
The Good Heart
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
The New Daughter
The Square

Are Breaking Bad and The Closer considered horror? I don’t get their presence here. Anyway, for a look at all the nominations pop over to THR.