"Dark Knight" tops Saturn Awards

Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:09pm EDT

Warner Brothers unveils the Batcycle, called the Batpod in the film, for the upcoming movie ''The Dark Knight'' at the 2007 Licensing International Expo at New York's Javits Convention Center, June 19, 2007. REUTERS/Jamie Fine

Warner Brothers unveils the Batcycle, called the Batpod in the film, for the upcoming movie ''The Dark Knight'' at the 2007 Licensing International Expo at New York's Javits Convention Center, June 19, 2007.

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Awards season is not over yet for "The Dark Knight," which picked up five trophies Wednesday at the 35th annual Saturn Awards, an event that honors sci-fi, fantasy and horror movies.

The Batman sequel was named best action/adventure/thriller film, and also won awards for supporting actor (Heath Ledger), writing (Christopher & Jonathan Nolan), music (Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard), and special effects (Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin). Ledger won a posthumous Oscar earlier this year for his role as the Joker, while the special-effects crew was nominated.

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Iron Man" each won three awards, while Sci Fi's "Battlestar Galactica" was the big TV winner with three awards, including best syndicated/cable TV series.

The ceremony, held in a Burbank, Calif., restaurant, was organized by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

(Editing by Dean Gooodman at Reuters)

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