Lucy is getting some much needed and often overlooked recognition for her work on Spartacus Blood and Sand and Gods of the Arena as Lucretia. Lucy has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress - the awards are to take place in June 2011.

Los Angeles, CA (February 24, 2011) - The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced the nominations for the 37th Annual Saturn Awards. The awards take place in Burbank, California in June 2011.

The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize genre entertainment. Over the years, the Academy has expanded their reach to include other film genres. The organization also recognizes excellence in television and home entertainment. Robert Holguin presently serves as President of the 39 year old organization.

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series:

Spartacus: Blood and Sand is nominated up against Breaking Bad, The Closer), Dexter, Eureka, Leverage and True Blood

Best Supporting Actress in Television:

Lucy Lawless is nominated up against Morena Baccarin (V), Gina Bellman (Leverage), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead and Beth Riesgraf (Leverage)

Best Television Presentation

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (Starz) is nominated against Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (BBC America), Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (NBC),
The Pillars of the Earth (Starz), Sherlock (PBS), The Walking Dead (AMC)

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-- AUSXIP Reporter: Klippart