February 20, 2013 at 03:10 PM EST

Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit movie may not have gotten much love from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films saw things differently, lavishing the fantasy epic with nine Saturn Award nominations today. The awards, now in their 39th year, honor the best genre films, TV shows, and home entertainment. They’ll be presented in June, though the ceremony’s exact date and location have yet to be announced.

Here’s a partial rundown of this year’s Saturn nominees, including the movies honored in its new independent film category. Visit the awards show’s website for a full list.

Best Science Fiction Film

Marvel’s The Avengers


Cloud Atlas

The Hunger Games



Best Fantasy Film

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi

Ruby Sparks

Snow White and the Huntsman


Best Horror/Thriller Film


The Cabin in the Woods

The Impossible

Seven Psychopaths

The Woman in Black

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Action/Adventure Film

The Bourne Legacy

The Dark Knight Rises

Django Unchained

Les Miserables


Taken 2

Best Independent Film Release



Killer Joe

The Paperboy

Robot and Frank

Safety Not Guaranteed

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Best Animated Film




Wreck-It Ralph

Best Actor

Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises

Daniel Craig, Skyfall

Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper

Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Ann Dowd, Compliance

Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games

Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Direction

Willian Friedkin, Killer Joe

Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Rian Johnson, Looper

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises

Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers

Best Writing

Tracy Letts, Killer Joe

David Magee, Life of Pi

Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers

Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods

Best Network Television Series


The Following


Once Upon a Time



Best Syndicated Cable Television Series

American Horror Story: Asylum



The Killing

True Blood

The Walking Dead

Best Television Presentation

Breaking Bad


Falling Skies

Game of Thrones

Ken Follett’s World Without End

Mockingbird Lane

Spartacus: War of the Damned

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