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Super 8 Wins Spike Scream Awards’ Best Sci-Fi Movie

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Super 8The Spike Scream Awards are set to air tonight, but we already know which movies are the winners. The one that should matter to you most, if you’re a regular reader of this site, is their award for best Sci-Fi movie. That went to Super 8.

Super 8 was kind of a let down, but still a well enough made film, so I guess that awarding makes a certain kind of sense, particularly if you’re only looking at mainstream movies. A lot of critics probably would have lobbied for Attack the Block to win instead and personally I’d have gone with Paul, Rise of the Apes, or even Source Code ahead of Super 8 as the year’s best sci-fi so far (though I hope it’ll end up being John Carter before 2011’s said and done).

Other sci-fi centric winners include Milla Jovovich as Best Sci-Fi Actress for her work in Resident Evil: Afterlife, and Matt Smith as Best Sci-Fi Actor for being an awesome Doctor on Doctor Who.

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Saturn Award Nominees Announced, Sci Fi Takes It In The Rear

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saturn022008.jpgThis year’s batch of Saturn Award nominees have been announced, and they’re a little disappointing. In name they’re the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, but Science Fiction is very poorly represented this year. All of their most nominated films fit instead more comfortably into the Fantasy and Horror genres, which is perhaps a sad commentary on the waning popularity of genuine science fiction in modern pop culture. Nobody wants to think about the future, they want lame ass Harry Potter.

Still, a few movies like I Am Legend, Transformers, and Cloverfield did get their proper due, and in Television Lost scored big. Check out all their nominations below: