The 46th annual “Saturn Awards” unveiled nominations Thursday by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, the nonprofit that honors the year’s best in genre films, TV, home entertainment and theater.
Egor Abramenko’s sci-fi thriller “Sputnik” got the nomination in the “Best International Film Release” category — alongside “Jojo Rabbit” (Searchlight Pictures), “The Nightingale” (IFC Films), “Official Secrets”(IFC Films), “Parasite” (Neon) and “The Whistlers” (Magnolia Pictures).
The wide-ranging list of nominees were led by Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, which scored the most noms overall with 12 including for Best Science Fiction Release. Other top nom-getters included Warner Bros’ Christopher Nolan move Tenet with nine and Doctor Sleep with eight across genres that span comics, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thrillers and action-adventure.
Organizers are planning an awards ceremony for later this year.
"Sputnik"'s online Russian premiere took place in April 2020 on the more.tv streaming service (part of "National Media Group"). From the very beginning and up to now "Sputnik" has been the service's most viewed and successful movie release of the year.