Ender's Game received three nominations for the 40th Saturn Awards, a ceremony honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film 2013, which will be held this June in Burbank, California. These are the most prestigious genre awards in the film industry, and last year's winners include The Avengers, Life Of Pi, Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew McConaughey.
Best Science Fiction Film (Nominations)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Star Trek Into Darkness
This will be a tough one to win for Ender's Game, as the award will most likely go to Gravity anyway. But it's good to see Gavin Hood and his work getting recognized with this nomination.
Best Supporting Actor (Nominations)
Daniel Brühl – Rush
George Clooney – Gravity
Benedict Cumberbatch – Star Trek Into Darkness
Harrison Ford – Ender's Game
Tom Hiddleston – Thor: The Dark World
Ben Kingsley – Iron Man 3
Bill Nighy – About Time
The chances for Ender to win this one are also quite slim here. If you have seen Daniel Brühl's performance in Rush, you know what I mean. But again, with so many genre films on the 2013 roster, it's nice to see Ender's Game getting a second nomination in this category.
Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Nominations)
Asa Butterfield – Ender's Game
Chloë Grace Moretz – Carrie
Sophie Nélisse – The Book Thief
Saoirse Ronan – How I Live Now
Ty Simpkins – Iron Man 3
Dylan Sprayberry – Man of Steel
This is where Ender's Game has the best chance to actually win the Saturn Award, and - having seen five of the six nominated films (missing How I Live Now) - I firmly believe that Asa Butterfield should deservedly win this one. Asa's performance was outstanding, and portraying such an iconic character, where most of the audience carried their own very personal image of Ender for years or even decades, was certainly not an easy task.
So fingers crossed for a positive outcome in June, and Asa, if you do not win this at the award ceremony, you know that you are our winner now already!