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Can Rejects Keep the Screams Comin’?

Devil's Rejects 2006 SCREAM AwardsJust like a proud papa, Rob Zombie has posted in his MySpace blog the news that The Devil’s Rejects was nominated for not one, but five, Scream Awards including nods to Zombie himself for both writing and directing the film. Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, and Leslie Easterbrook received a group nomination in the vilest villian category.

The nominees were announced today at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Scream Awards 2006, the first annual televised event which celebrates horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic books, airs on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 10 (10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET/PT). The show will tape at the historic Pantages Theater in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, October 7; the host, presenters, and musical acts have yet to be announced.

“We only need to look at the legacy and recent explosion of the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book genres to know that the time has come to honor the extraordinary creative talent from these worlds in an explosive way,” says Casey Patterson, Executive Producer and Senior Vice President Event Production for Spike TV. Wise man, indeed!

In addition, Spike TV has entered into a strategic partnership with Comic-Con International to create the Comic-Con Icon Award, which will be presented to an individual or group who has been instrumental in creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comic and related popular art forms and bringing them to wider recognition. The winner will be revealed sometime prior to the taping.

Below are just a few of the nominees. It’s very nice to see George A. Romero’s name in several places as well! And I know at least 15 guys personally who will definitely be tuned in on the off chance a certain Ms. Argento shows up to the Awards, although my vote’s going to Watts in the only performance of the year truly worthy of “scream queen” classification.

For the full list — and to vote on your favorites — visit SCREAM Awards 2006’s official site.

THE ULTIMATE SCREAM
BATMAN BEGINS
THE DEVIL’S REJECTS
THE HILLS HAVE EYES
LOST
SUPERMAN RETURNS

BEST HORROR MOVIE
THE DEVIL’S REJECTS
GEORGE A. ROMERO’S LAND OF THE DEAD
HIGH TENSION
THE HILLS HAVE EYES
HOSTEL

BEST SEQUEL
BATMAN BEGINS
GEORGE A. ROMERO’S LAND OF THE DEAD
PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST
SAW II
SUPERMAN RETURNS

MOST MEMORABLE MUTILATION
EATEN ALIVE, GEORGE A. ROMERO’S LAND OF THE DEAD
THE EYE REMOVAL, HOSTEL
STABBED IN A PIT OF SYRINGES, SAW II
SUICIDE BY SHOTGUN, THE HILLS HAVE EYES
VAPORIZED BY ALIENS, WAR OF THE WORLDS

SCREAM QUEEN
ASIA ARGENTO AS SLACK, GEORGE A. ROMERO’S LAND OF THE DEAD
KATE BECKINSALE AS SELENE, UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION
EVANGELINE LILLY AS KATE AUSTEN, LOST
NATALIE PORTMAN AS EVEY HAMMOND, V FOR VENDETTA
NAOMI WATTS AS ANN DARROW, KING KONG

MOST VILE VILLAIN
TOBIN BELL AS JIGSAW, SAW II
LESLIE EASTERBROOK, SID HAIG, BILL MOSELEY AND SHERI MOON ZOMBIE AS THE FIREFLY CLAN, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS
SIR IAN MCKELLEN AS MAGNETO, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND
CILLIAN MURPHY AS SCARECROW, BATMAN BEGINS
PHILIPPE NAHON AS THE KILLER, HIGH TENSION

BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE AS MR. EKO, LOST
JENNIFER CARPENTER AS EMILY ROSE, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE
TRICIA HELFER AS NUMBER SIX, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
BRANDON ROUTH AS SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN RETURNS
KATEE SACKHOFF AS STARBUCK, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

THE HOLY SHIT!/JUMP-FROM-YOUR-SEAT AWARD
ALIEN PODS EMERGE FROM THE EARTH, WAR OF THE WORLDS
THE DINER SHOOT-OUT, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
THE EYE REMOVAL, HOSTEL
THE SPACE SHUTTLE/777 RESCUE, SUPERMAN RETURNS
THE TRAIN SEQUENCE, BATMAN BEGINS

BEST DIRECTOR
ALEXANDER AJA, THE HILLS HAVE EYES
DAVID CRONENBERG, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, BATMAN BEGINS
BRYAN SINGER, SUPERMAN RETURNS
ROB ZOMBIE, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS

BEST SCREAMPLAY
BATMAN BEGINS, WRITTEN BY DAVID S. GOYER AND CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, WRITTEN BY ROB ZOMBIE
HOSTEL, WRITTEN BY ELI ROTH
PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST, WRITTEN BY TED ELLIOTT AND TERRY ROSSIO
V FOR VENDETTA, WRITTEN BY ANDY WACHOWSKI AND LARRY WACHOWSKI

BEST FOREIGN MOVIE
3 EXTREMES
2046
HIGH TENSION
NIGHT WATCH
SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE
SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE

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