Spike TV Announces Nominees for 'SCREAM 2009' - 'Star Trek' Tops List With 17 Nominations

Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:35pm EDT

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Spike TV Announces Nominees for 'SCREAM 2009' - 'Star Trek' Tops List With 17
Nominations
4th Annual Global Event Honoring The Blockbuster, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror and
Comic Book Genres of the Year Tapes Saturday, October 17 At The Greek Theater
In Los Angeles






NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- "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.

(Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060322/NYW096LOGO )

"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 "SinCity," "300," writer/producer "The
Spirit") 

Eli Roth (writer/producer/director, "Hostel," "Cell", "CabinFever")

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
    -----------------------------------------

    -Ed Asner; "Up"

    -Hugh Jackman; "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

    -Robert Pattinson; "Twilight"

    -Brad Pitt; "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

    -Daniel Radcliffe; "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

    -Michael Sheen; "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans"


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

    -Bruce Campbell; "My Name is Bruce"

    -Michael C. Hall; "Dexter"

    -Kare Hedebrant; "Let the Right One In"

    -Justin Long; "Drag Me to Hell"

    -Ryan Kwanten; "True Blood"

    -Stephen Moyer; "True Blood"


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

    -Jennifer Carpenter; "Quarantine"

    -Jaime King; "My Bloody Valentine 3D"

    -Lina Leandersson; "Let the Right One In"

    -Alison Lohman; "Drag Me to Hell"

    -Anna Paquin; "True Blood"

    -Monica Potter; "The Last House on the Left"


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

    -Scarlett Johansson; "The Spirit"

    -Jaime King; "The Spirit"

    -Rhona Mitra; "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans"

    -Kristen Stewart; "Twilight"

    -Emma Watson; "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"


    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
    -------------

    -J.J. Abrams; "Star Trek"

    -Tomas Alfredson; "Let the Right One In"

    -Michael Bay; "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

    -Pete Doctor & Bob Peterson; "Up"

    -Duncan Jones; "Moon"

    -Sam Raimi; "Drag Me to Hell"


    BEST VILLAIN
    ------------

    -Eric Bana as Nero; "Star Trek"

    -Cam Gigandet as James; "Twilight"

    -Lorna Raver as Mrs. Ganush; "Drag Me to Hell"

    -Liev Schrieber as Victor Creed/Sabretooth; "X-Men"

    -Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman; "True Blood"


    THE HOLY SH*T! SCENE OF THE YEAR
    --------------------------------

    -The Death Eaters Attack London; "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
     Prince"

    -The Destruction of Manhattan; "Watchmen"

    -Space Dive onto Orbital Drill; "Star Trek"

    -The Seance; "Drag Me to Hell"

    -The Subway Crash; "Knowing"

    -The Swimming Pool Scene; "Let the Right One In"


    MOST MEMORABLE MUTILATION
    -------------------------

    -The Arm Removal Surgery; "Splinter"

    -Arms Cut Off by Rotary Saw; "Watchmen"

    -The Eyeball Cake; "Drag Me to Hell"

    -Head Ripped Apart by Nazi Zombies; "Dead Snow"

    -The Pendulum; "Saw V"

    -The Swimming Pool Scene; "Let the Right One In"


    BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE OR TV SHOW
    ------------------------------------------------

    -Nicolas Cage; "Knowing"

    -Josh Holloway; "Lost"

    -Shia LaBeouf; "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

    -Chris Pine; "Star Trek"

    -Zachary Quinto; "Star Trek"

    -Sam Rockwell; "Moon"


    BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE OR TV SHOW
    --------------------------------------------------

    -Moon Bloodgood; "Terminator Salvation"

    -Eliza Dushku; "dollhouse"

    -Megan Fox; "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

    -Lena Headey; "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"

    -Katee Sackhoff; "Battlestar Galactica"

    -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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SOURCE  Spike TV

Shana Tepper of Spike TV, +1-212-767-4275, shana.tepper@spiketv.com; or Aileen
Budow of Spike TV, +1-212-767-3952, aileen.budow@spiketv.com
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