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VARIETY – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” leads this year’s Saturn Awards nominations with 15. Its next closest competitors, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Crimson Peak,” are far behind with nine noms each.

 

Box office smash “Jurassic World” followed with seven nominations. The Marvel films “Ant-Man” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” were up next, bringing in six and four nominations, respectively.

 

On the TV side, AMC stalwart “The Walking Dead” shambled off with seven nominations, while HBO’s “Game of Thrones” netted five. There was a four-way tie among “Daredevil,” “Hannibal,” “Supergirl” and “Wayward Pines,” each with four nominations.

 

The Saturn Awards — now in their 42nd year — are presented annually to films and television series by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

 

The award show is known for its eclectic groupings of films in unique categories. In the best action/adventure film category, Oscar favorite “The Revenant” will compete against Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and the Melissa McCarthy comedy “Spy.” Meanwhile, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” leading man Taron Egerton will square off against Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio for best actor.

 

This year’s Saturn Awards are adding a new category: best new-media television. The nominees include Netflix’s “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and “Sense8”; Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” and “Bosch”; and PlayStation/Crackle’s “Powers.”

 

The award ceremony will take place in June in Burbank.

Here are the TV nominations for The Walking Dead:

 

Best Horror TV Series

American Horror Story Hotel
Ash vs Evil Dead
Fear The Walking Dead
Salem
Teen Wolf
The Strain
The Walking Dead

 

Best Supporting TV Actress

Gillian Anderson – Hannibal
Toga Feldshuh – The Walking Dead
Calista Flockhart – Supergirl
Dana Gurira – The Walking Dead
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Melissa Leo – Wayward Pines
Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead

 

Best Guest Performance on TV
Laura Benanti – Supergirl
Steven Brand – Teen Wolf
Victor Garber – The Flash
Scott Glenn – Daredevil
Alex Kingston – Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song
John Carroll Lynch – The Walking Dead
William Shatner – Haven

 

Best Younger Actor on TV
Max Charles – The Strain
Frank Dillane – Fear The Walking Dead
Jodelle Ferland – Dark Matter
Brenock O’Connor – Game of Thrones
Chandler Riggs – The Walking Dead
Dylan Sprayberry – Teen Wolf
Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones

 

Best TV Actor

Bruce Campbell – Ash vs Evil Dead
Charlie Cox – Daredevil
Matt Dillon – Wayward Pines
David Duchovny – The X-Files
Grant Gustin – The Flash
Sam Heughan – Outlander
Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead
Mads Mikkelsen – Hannibal

 

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