SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR

“Resistance is futile” this October as Spike TV presents the fourth annual “SCREAM,” the first and only global event of its kind to honor the best in  sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres.  Taping on Saturday, October 17 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, “SCREAM 2009” celebrates the hottest films, tv shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry.  This year’s show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010.  The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).  Presenters and musical performers will be announced shortly.

 

“Eight out of the 10 highest grossing films of all time are in  the ‘SCREAM’ genres, which is due to the incredible passion and loyalty of these fans,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of “SCREAM 2009” and senior vice president of event production, talent development and studio relations for Spike TV.  “We’re thrilled to once again to present the only global event honoring their heroes.”

 

Some of the nominees’ reactions include:

 

“Without all of the fans, the claws would have been sheathed a long time ago!  Thank you so much,” said Hugh Jackman after hearing he was nominated for two “SCREAM” awards and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was nominated for 13.

 

“Everyone knows it’s the VILLAINS who have the most fun.  Thanks to the ‘SCREAM’ team and congrats to everyone at ‘True Blood.’  This is very exciting for the whole show,” said Best Villain nominee and star of  HBO’s “True Blood” Alexander Skarsgard.

 

“Thank you for the nomination and thank you for letting me frighten you.  I look forward to doing it again sometime soon,” said Ryan Kwanten after hearing he was nominated for Best Horror Actor for his role as Jason Stackhouse on “True Blood.”

 

“Getting nominated for kissing a Vulcan is a better fate than logic,” said “Star Trek’s” Zoe Saldana after getting word she received two “SCREAM” Awards nominations for Best Breakout Performance: Female and Best Science Fiction Actress.

 

J.J. Abrams’ Sci-Fi action-adventure “Star Trek” tops the list with 17 nominations including The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene of the Year and a nod in the all-new Fight-to-the-Death Scene of the Year category. Comic book-inspired blockbusters “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Watchmen” each nabbed 13 nominations, while HBO’s vampire-themed television series “True Blood” garnered nine nominations.  A full list of categories and nominations are included below.

 

Ballots were sent out to Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” advisory board, consisting of some of the most respected and well-known members of the horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic book worlds who were responsible for advising on categories and determining nominees in each category.  All films, television shows and comic books were deemed eligible for inclusion if they were released between August 9, 2008 and July 15, 2009 and were representative of the genres listed.  Winners will be determined by online voting at scream.spike.com.

 

Esteemed members of this year’s advisory board* include:

*A full list of Spike TV’s 2009 Advisory Board members can be found on spike.com.

Tim Burton, (writer/director/producer “Edward Scissorhands”)

Wes Craven (writer/director “A Nightmare on Elm Street”)

Roland Emmerich (writer/producer/director, “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “2012”)

Neil Gaiman (writer/producer “Beowulf,” “Stardust,” “Mirrormask”)

Frank Miller (writer/producer/director “Sin City,” “300,” writer/producer “The Spirit”)

Eli Roth (writer/producer/director, “Hostel,” “Cell”, “Cabin Fever”)

Zack Snyder (director, “300,” “Watchmen”)

 

 

Beginning today, Monday, August 31 and continuing until Saturday, October 17 fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event, by visiting scream.spike.com.

 

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Subaru and Taco Bell.

 

Following are several of the categories and nominees for Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009:”  For the full list fans can go to scream.spike.com.

 

THE ULTIMATE SCREAM BEST FANTASY MOVIE

-“Drag Me to Hell”                                                                                 -“Coraline”

-“Let the Right One In”                                                                          -“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

-“Star Trek”                                                                                            -“Twilight”

-“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”                                                 -“Up”

-“Twilight”                                                                                             -“Watchmen”

-“Up”                                                                                                      -“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

BEST HORROR MOVIE BEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE

-“Dead Snow”                                                                                         -“Knowing”

-“Drag Me to Hell”                                                                                 -“Moon”

-“Friday the 13th”                                                                                   -“Outlander”

-“Let the Right One In”                                                                          -“Star Trek”

-“My Bloody Valentine 3D”                                                                  -“Terminator Salvation”

-“Splinter”                                                                                              -“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

 

BEST ACTOR IN A FANTASY MOVIE OR TV SHOW BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR MOVIE OR TV SHOW

-Ed Asner; “Up”                                                                                     -Bruce Campbell; “My Name is Bruce”

-Hugh Jackman; “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”                                       -Michael C. Hall; “Dexter”

-Robert Pattinson; “Twilight”                                                                                -Kåre Hedebrant; “Let the Right One In”

-Brad Pitt; “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”                             -Justin Long; “Drag Me to Hell”

-Daniel Radcliffe; “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”                -Ryan Kwanten; “True Blood”

-Michael Sheen; “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”                              -Stephen Moyer; “True Blood”

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR MOVIE OR TV SHOW BEST ACTRESS IN A FANTASY MOVIE OR TV SHOW

– Jennifer Carpenter; “Quarantine”                                                         -Scarlett Johansson; “The Spirit”

– Jaime King; “My Bloody Valentine 3D”                                             -Jaime King; “The Spirit”

-Lina Leandersson; “Let the Right One In”                                            -Rhona Mitra; “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”

-Alison Lohman; “Drag Me to Hell”                                                      -Kristen Stewart; “Twilight”

-Anna Paquin; “True Blood”                                                                  -Emma Watson; “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

-Monica Potter; “The Last House on the Left”

 

BEST COMIC BOOK BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE

Green Lantern -“Dragonball Evolution”

Hack/Slash -“Punisher: War Zone”

Kick-Ass -“The Spirit”

Thor -“Watchmen”

The Walking Dead -“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

-Wolverine: Old Man Logan

BEST DIRECTOR BEST VILLAIN

-J.J. Abrams; “Star Trek”                                                                       -Eric Bana as Nero; “Star Trek”

-Tomas Alfredson; “Let the Right One In”                                            –Cam Gigandet as James; “Twilight”

Michael Bay; “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”                          -Lorna Raver as Mrs. Ganush; :Drag Me to Hell”

-Pete Doctor & Bob Peterson; “Up”                                                      -Liev Schrieber as Victor Creed/Sabretooth; “X-Men”

-Duncan Jones; “Moon”                                                                         -Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman; “True Blood”

-Sam Raimi; “Drag Me to Hell”                                                             

 

THE HOLY SHIT! SCENE OF THE YEAR MOST MEMORABLE MUTILATION

-The Death Eaters Attack London; “Harry Potter and the                    -The Arm Removal Surgery; “Splinter”

Half-Blood Prince”                                                                                 -Arms Cut Off by Rotary Saw; “Watchmen”

-The Destruction of Manhattan; “Watchmen”                                       -The Eyeball Cake; “Drag Me to Hell”

-Space Dive onto Orbital Drill; “Star Trek”                                           -Head Ripped Apart by Nazi Zombies; “Dead Snow”

-The Séance; “Drag Me to Hell”                                                             -The Pendulum; “Saw V”

-The Subway Crash; “Knowing”                                                            -The Swimming Pool Scene; “Let the Right One In”

-The Swimming Pool Scene; “Let the Right One In”

 

BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE

OR TV SHOW OR TV SHOW

-Nicolas Cage.; “Knowing”                                                                     -Moon Bloodgood; “Terminator Salvation”

-Josh Holloway; “Lost”                                                                         -Eliza Dushku; “dollhouse”

-Shia LaBeouf; “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”                          -Megan Fox; “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

-Chris Pine; “Star Trek”                                                                         –Lena Headey; “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”

-Zachary Quinto; “Star Trek”                                                                                -Katee Sackhoff; “Battlestar Galactica”

-Sam Rockwell; “Moon”                                                                        -Zoe Saldana; “Star Trek”

 

Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt,  and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.”  Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.

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