Spike TV’s Scream Awards Premiere Oct 27 at 10 PM ET/PT

Two vampire
sagas thrived at night at “SCREAM 2009,” the first and only event honoring the
best in fantasy, sci-fi, comics and horror.  “Twilight” sunk its teeth into four
trophies, including best Fantasy Movie, with Breakout Performance winner Taylor
Lautner on hand to unveil world premiere footage from the forthcoming “Twilight
Saga: New Moon.”  Not to be outdone, HBO smash hit “True Blood” garnered four
awards, with series creator Alan Ball and cast members Anna Paquin, Stephen
Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell and Rutina Wesley in attendance to
accept their honors.  The star-studded event was held at the Greek Theatre in
Los Angeles and
premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM – Midnight,
ET/PT).

One of the night’s highlights featured an on stage legend meeting
an on screen icon, as Keith Richards was presented the SCREAM Rock Immortal
award by Johnny Depp at Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009.”  The living legend, Rolling
Stones guitarist and songwriter was greeted by a standing ovation before
receiving his introduction to immortality from Depp, who famously patterned his
Academy Award-nominated turn as Captain Jack Sparrow in “The Pirates of the
Caribbean” movie trilogy after Richards.   

Also on hand was Megan Fox,
star of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” which captured five awards,
including one for Fox’s female lead performance.  She accepted the award and
reaffirmed her dedication to the franchise’s continued success.

Legendary
creator of some of the most famous comic book franchises in history, including
Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, Stan Lee left the audience with mouths agape
as the 86-year-old visionary arrived on stage via a giant spider to accept the
Comic-Con Icon award from Peter Parker himself, Tobey Maguire.

A
franchise that is certain to live long and prosper, the JJ Abrams reboot of
“Star Trek” led the way with six honors, including the night’s most prestigious,
The Ultimate Scream, accepted by the original Captain Kirk, William
Shatner.

The cast of the “Big Bang Theory” introduced a tribute to one of
the decade’s most influential science fiction series, “Battlestar Galactica.”  A
moving cast reunion for a farewell tribute took place, featuring Edward James
Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis, Kate Vernon, Katee Sackhoff,
Michael Trucco, Tahmoh Penikett and executive producer David Eick.  Olmos led
the crowd in a rousing rendition of “So Say We All” after thanking the
passionate “Battlestar Galactica” fanbase for its support over the
years.

Spike TV also debuted world premiere and exclusive
never-before-seen footage from highly anticipated theatrical releases, including
the upcoming Martin Scorsese directed “Shutter Island,” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio,
Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” starring Johnny Depp, and the upcoming “Star
Trek” sequel.  Also presented was an extensive preview of the forthcoming ABC
series, “V.”

The fourth annual “SCREAM” event featured appearances by the
industry’s biggest stars including Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Jennifer
Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, Harrison Ford, Megan Fox, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Earle
Haley, Hugh Jackman, Justin Long, Sam Raimi, John C. Reilly, Christina Ricci,
Eli Roth, Liv Tyler and Elijah Wood, among many others.

“For one night
only, The Greek Theatre became ‘The Geek Theatre’ as thousands of ravenous fans
came together to celebrate their heroes and the films, TV shows and comics they
love,” said “SCREAM 2009” co-executive producer Michael Levitt.

For a
complete list of winners and to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage
of this year’s “SCREAM,” visit scream.spike.com.

The official sponsors of
Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Taco Bell, Subaru, Geico and
FreeCreditReport.com.
 
Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt
served as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.”  Greg Sills was supervising
producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading were producers and Hamish Hamilton
directed.

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