Spike TV has released the nominees for its fifth annual Scream Awards, honoring the best in sci-fi, fantasy, comics, and horror. Taping on Saturday, October 16, at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, Scream 2010 celebrates the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons, and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry. Look for the televised version on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Ballots were sent out to Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2010” 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 July 16, 2009, and July 16, 2010, and were representative of the genres listed. Esteemed members of this year’s advisory board include Tim Burton, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Damon Lindelof, Ridley Scott, Quentin Tarantino, and Joss Whedon.
“SCREAM nominees comprise the top four grossing films of 2010, totaling a US box office of over 1 billion dollars among them, and that doesn’t even include 2009’s Avatar, the most successful film in history,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of “SCREAM 2010” and senior vice president of event production, talent development and studio relations for Spike TV. “This October the fans, whose reverence for these genres makes them the commercial successes that they are, will once again have their night on Spike dedicated to honoring their heroes.”
Directed by Christopher Nolan, Inception nabbed 15 nominations in 14 categories, one for every year the critically hailed project was in development, including nods for “The Ultimate Scream,” “Best Ensemble,” and “Fight Scene of the Year.” Kick-Ass was nominated in 13 categories for a total of 17 nominations, while Tony Stark’s adventures in Iron Man 2 garnered 13 nominations. HBO’s “True Blood” had the most nominations of any television series with 10.
Below are the main horror categories and nominees; for the full list and to cast your votes from now until Friday, October 15, click here.
BEST HORROR MOVIE
A Nightmare on Elm Street
BEST TV SHOW
BEST HORROR ACTRESS
Julie Benz, “Dexter”
Emily Blunt, The Wolfman
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist
Milla Jovovich, The Fourth Kind
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Emma Stone, Zombieland
BEST HORROR ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Woody Harrelson, Zombieland
Stephen Moyer, “True Blood”
Timothy Olyphant, The Crazies
Alexander Skarsgard, “True Blood”
Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street
Stephen Lang as Col. Miles Quaritch, Avatar
Dieter Laser as Dr. Joseph Heiter, The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
John Lithgow as the Trinity Killer, “Dexter”
Terry O’Quinn as John Locke/Smoke Monster, “Lost”
Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko, Iron Man 2
MOST MEMORABLE MUTILATION
Body Dissolved by Hydrofluoric Acid, Saw VI
Forced to Cut Off Own Flesh and Arm, Saw VI
Heart Cut Out of Chest, Cut Up into Souffle, and Fed to People, “True Blood”
Scalped With a Hunting Knife, Inglourious Basterds
Surgically Transformed into Human Centipede, The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Zombie Shot in the Mouth by Flare Gun, Survival of the Dead
In case you’re wondering where Bill and Lorena’s “True Blood” head-spinning sex scene is, it’s listed under “Holy Shit! Scene of the Year”.
There are a lot more categories and nominees, but to close things out, here are the ULTIMATE SCREAM nominees:
Alice in Wonderland
Iron Man 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
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