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[07/21/06 - 12:00 AM]
Get Yer Scream On! Categories and Nominees Announced for Spike TV's Scream Awards 2006

[via press release from Spike TV]

Get Yer Scream On! Categories and Nominees Announced for Spike TV's SCREAM Awards 2006

Premiering Tuesday, October 10

1st Annual Televised Event Celebrating Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy And Comic Books

Voting for Winners Begins Today at screamawards.spiketv.com Tapes at the Historic Pantages Theater in Hollywood, CA on October 7 Spike TV Partners with Comic-Con International to Present 'Icon Award'

SAN DIEGO, July 21 -- Bolt the doors, pull down the shades, and whatever you do, don't answer the phone! Categories and nominations were announced today at Comic-Con International in San Diego for Spike TV's SCREAM Awards 2006, the first annual televised event which celebrates horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic books, comes your way on Tuesday, October 10 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

Spike TV's SCREAM Awards 2006 will tape at the historic Pantages Theater in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, October 7 and feature a wide-range of award categories. Show host, celebrities and musical acts to be announced shortly.

"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.

To add to the excitement, Spike TV has entered into a strategic partnership with Comic-Con International to create the "Comic-Con Icon Award," the premiere comic book and pop culture event in North America. The "Comic-Con Icon Award" 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 this great medium to wider recognition. This year's winner will be revealed shortly.

"With innovative and diverse programming, it seemed a natural for Comic- Con to partner with Spike TV," said David Glanzer, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Comic-Con International.

Featuring distinctive categories, a diverse mixture of popular icons and outrageous creators, Spike TV's SCREAM Awards 2006 will honor the newest and hottest in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic books across a number of entertainment platforms including movies, television and comic books. The show will also recognize icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry.

BATMAN BEGINS leads the pack with 10 nominations including "The Ultimate Scream," "Best Fantasy Movie," "Best Superhero" and "Best Comic to Screen Adaptation" and a "Most Heroic Performance" nod for actor Christian Bale. SUPERMAN RETURNS is second with nine nominations and X-MEN: THE LAST STAND received seven. A full list of categories and nominations are included below. Starting today, Friday, July 21 thru Friday, October 6, fans can vote for their favorites by visiting http://www.screamawards.spiketv.com .

Ballots were sent out to Spike TV's SCREAM Awards 2006 Advisory Board, made up of respected and well-known members of the horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic book worlds, and 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 June 1, 2005 to July 8, 2006 and were representative of the genres listed. Winners will be determined by viewer voting.

Members of this year's advisory board included: Wes Craven (writer/director A Nightmare on Elm Street); David S. Goyer (screenwriter, Batman Begins); Geoff Johns (comic book writer, Green Lantern); R. Eric Lieb (Comic book writer, Saw: Rebirth); Brian Pulido ("Lady Death"); Judd Winick (executive producer/creator, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee); Jonathan Woods (Storyboard artist, Team America: World Police); and Rob Zombie (writer/director, House of 1,000 Corpses). Following are the categories and nominees for Spike TV's SCREAM Awards 2006:

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 FANTASY MOVIE

* BATMAN BEGINS

* HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

* KING KONG

* PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

* SUPERMAN RETURNS

* TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE

BEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE

* AEON FLUX

* A SCANNER DARKLY

* SERENITY

* V FOR VENDETTA

* WAR OF THE WORLDS

BEST TV SHOW

* BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

* DOCTOR WHO

* LOST

* MASTERS OF HORROR

* SMALLVILLE

BEST SEQUEL

* BATMAN BEGINS

* GEORGE A. ROMERO'S LAND OF THE DEAD

* PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

* SAW II

* SUPERMAN RETURNS

BEST REMAKE

* CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

* THE HILLS HAVE EYES

* KING KONG

* THE OMEN

* WAR OF THE WORLDS

BEST SUPERHERO

* CHRISTIAN BALE AS BATMAN, BATMAN BEGINS

* CHRIS EVANS AS THE HUMAN TORCH, FANTASTIC FOUR

* HUGH JACKMAN AS WOLVERINE, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND

* FAMKE JANSSEN, AS PHOENIX, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND

* BRANDON ROUTH AS SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN RETURNS

BEST COMIC-TO-SCREEN ADAPTATION

* BATMAN BEGINS

* A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

* SUPERMAN RETURNS

* V FOR VENDETTA

* X-MEN: THE LAST STAND

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

MOST HEROIC PERFORMANCE

* CHRISTIAN BALE AS BATMAN, BATMAN BEGINS

* JOHNNY DEPP AS CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

* VIGGO MORTENSEN AS TOM STALL, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

* EDWARD JAMES OLMOS AS COMMANDER WILLIAM ADAMA, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA * HUGO WEAVING AS V, V FOR VENDETTA

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 MAGENTO, 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 SH%T!"/JUMP-FROM-YOUR-SEAT"AWARD

* ALIEN PODS EMERGE FROM THE EARTH, WAR OF THE WORLDS

* THE DINER SHOOTOUT, 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 CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST, WRITTEN BY TED ELLIOTT AND TERRY ROSSIO

* V FOR VENDETTA, WRITTEN BY ANDY WACHOWSKI AND LARRY WACHOWSKI

BEST RACK ON THE RACK

* EMMA FROST

* LADY DEATH

* POWER GIRL

* VAMPIRELLA

* WONDER WOMAN

BEST FOREIGN MOVIE

* 3 EXTREMES

* 2046

* HIGH TENSION

* NIGHT WATCH

* SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE

* SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE

BEST FLESH SCENE

* JESSICA ALBA, FANTASTIC FOUR

* MARIA BELLO & VIGGO MORTENSEN, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

* FAMKE JANSSEN & HUGH JACKMAN, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND

* MILLA JOVOVICH, ULTRAVIOLET

* JAY HERNANDEZ, JANA KADERABKOVA, BARBARA NEDELJAKOVA & DEREK RICHARDSON, HOSTEL

* REBECCA ROMIJN, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND

BEST COMIC BOOK

* ALL-STAR SUPERMAN (DC COMICS)

* CIVIL WAR (MARVEL COMICS)

* EX-MACHINA (WILDSTORM PRODUCTIONS)

* MARVEL ZOMBIES (MARVEL COMICS)

* THE WALKING DEAD (IMAGE COMICS)

BEST SCREEN-TO-COMIC ADAPTATION

* ARMY OF DARKNESS

* THE FOUNTAIN

* MASTERS OF HORROR

* SAW

* SHAUN OF THE DEAD

* TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

BEST COMIC BOOK WRITER

* ROBERT KIRKMAN, THE WALKING DEAD/MARVEL ZOMBIES

* MARK MILLAR, CIVIL WAR/THE ULTIMATES

* FRANK MILLER, BATMAN & ROBIN

* PAUL POPE, BATMAN: YEAR 100

* BRIAN K. VAUGHN, EX MACHINA/RUNAWAYS/Y: THE LAST MAN

BEST COMIC BOOK ARTIST

* CHARLIE ADLARD, THE WALKING DEAD

* DOUG BRAITHWAITE & ALEX ROSS, JUSTICE

* SEAN PHILLIPS, MARVEL ZOMBIES

* PAUL POPE, BATMAN: YEAR 100

* FRANK QUITELY, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN

BEST F/X

* KING KONG

* PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

* SUPERMAN RETURNS

* WAR OF THE WORLDS

* X-MEN: THE LAST STAND

MOST SHOCKING COMIC BOOK TWIST

* BATWOMAN IS A LESBIAN

* DEAD ROBIN RETURNS AS THE RED HOOD

* GALACTUS IS EATEN BY ZOMBIES

* NITRO BLOWS UP A SCHOOLYARD FULL OF KIDS

* PETER PARKER OUTS HIMSELF AS SPIDERMAN

Official sponsors of Spike TV's SCREAM Awards 2006 are Captain Morgan and Taco Bell.

Michael Levitt, Casey Patterson and Cindy Levitt will serve as Executive Producers; Gary Sills as Supervising Producer and Gary Tellalian as Producer of Spike TV's SCREAM 2006 Awards.

Spike TV is available in 90 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

SOURCE Spike TV
http://www.spiketv.com http://www.screamawards.spiketv.com





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