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The World's Biggest Films Will Be Honored by Their Biggest Fans in Los Angeles This October as Spike TV Announces Nominees for "Scream Awards 2011"
TV nominees include "Doctor Who," "Fringe," "Game of Thrones," "True Blood" and "The Walking Dead."

[via press release from Spike TV]

The World's Biggest Films Will Be Honored by Their Biggest Fans in Los Angeles This October as Spike TV Announces Nominees for "SCREAM Awards 2011"


Sixth Annual Global Event Honoring The Year's Best In The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror And Comic Book Genres Tapes Saturday, October 15 At The Universal Studios Lot In Los Angeles

"SCREAM Awards 2011" Nominees Chosen By Advisory Board Of Hollywood And Genre Leaders Including Damon Lindelof, Eli Roth, George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Rob Zombie, Robert Rodriguez, Roland Emmerich, Tim Burton, Wes Craven And Many More

Voting Begins Today At Scream.Spike.com

NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2011 -- The reboot of one hallowed franchise and the thrilling final chapter of another are poised to lead the way at Spike TV's "SCREAM Awards 2011" (#ScreamAwards), which will be taped on Saturday, October 15 at the Universal Lot in Los Angeles, CA. "X-Men: First Class" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" each garnered 14 nominations and will vie for many of the night's top honors during Spike TV's sixth annual celebration of the sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book genres and the actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry over the past year.

This year's show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2012. The two-hour event will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 18 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Presenters will be announced shortly.

"SCREAM is a show for the most passionate fans on earth and beyond," said Casey Patterson, executive producer of "SCREAM Awards 2011" and executive vice president of event production, talent development and studio relations for Spike TV. "This is their night to celebrate the magical, mind-bending and super heroic year in movies and the TV shows that they love."

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, "X-Men: First Class" nabbed 14 nominations, among them "The Ultimate Scream," "Best Director," and "Best Fantasy Movie." Not to be outdone, the final installment in the saga of the Hogwarts Academy's prized pupil, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," also was nominated 14 times, and is up for "The Ultimate Scream," "Best Director" and "Best Scream-Play." Two other Marvel Comics franchises joined "X-Men: First Class" to round out the top four, with "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Thor" receiving 11 and nine nominations, respectively. Among television franchises, HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "True Blood" each tallied seven nominations, with AMC's "The Walking Dead" up for six "SCREAM" awards.

Following are several of the categories and nominees for Spike TV's "SCREAM Awards 2011". For the full list fans can go to scream.spike.com:

Black Swan
Captain America: The First Avenger
Game of Thrones
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Super 8
True Blood
The Walking Dead
X-Men: First Class

Captain America: The First Avenger
Super 8
Transformers: Dark of The Moon
Tron: Legacy

Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
X-Men: First Class

I Saw the Devil
Let Me In
Paranormal Activity 2
Piranha 3D

The Adjustment Bureau

Doctor Who
Game of Thrones
True Blood
The Walking Dead

J.J. Abrams, Super 8
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Matthew Vaughn, X-Men: First Class
Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
David Yates, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Super 8
X-Men: First Class

Some of the nominees' reactions include:

Kevin Bacon, nominated for Best Villain for his role in "X-Men: First Class," reacted by saying, "I have a long time love thing for movies that make me scream. This is a thrill!"

"I am absolutely thrilled and honored to have received this nomination," said Sean Bean, who is nominated for Best Fantasy Actor for his work on HBO's "Game of Thrones."

Industry titan J.J. Abrams said ""I'm honored to be nominated, and, currently, screaming," for the nods he received for Best Director of "Super 8."

Ballots were sent out to Spike TV's "SCREAM Awards 2011" 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 17, 2010 and July 29, 2011 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:

Damon Lindelof - (writer/producer, "Star Trek", "Lost", "Prometheus")

Eli Roth - (director/writer "The Last Exorcism", "Hostel")

George A. Romero - (director/writer, "Night Of The Living Dead", "Creepshow")

John Carpenter - (director/writer, "Halloween", "The Thing", "The Fog")

Rob Zombie- (director, "Halloween", "House Of 1,000 Corpses")

Robert Rodriguez - (director/producer, "Sin City", "Machete", "Grindhouse")

Roland Emmerich- (director/writer, "The Day After Tomorrow", "Independence Day", "2012")

Tim Burton- (director/producer, "Edward Scissorhands", "Alice In Wonderland", "Batman")

Wes Craven - (writer/director, "Scream", "A Nightmare On Elm Street")

A full list of Spike TV's 2011 Advisory Board members can be found at scream.spike.com.

Beginning today, Wednesday, September 7 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 Awards 2011" are GEICO, Subaru and Taco Bell.

Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for "SCREAM Awards 2011." Greg Sills is supervising producer, Austin Reading is producer and Hamish Hamilton will direct.

Spike TV is available in 99.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.

  [september 2011]  


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