The Dark Knight Dominates the Scream Awards

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Spike TV’s third annual “SCREAM” awards, honoring the best in fantasy, sci-fi, comics and horror, were presented Saturday night at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The show featured appearances by the industry’s biggest stars including Kate Beckinsale, Kristen Bell, Rosario Dawson, the cast of “Dexter,” Jon Favreau, the cast of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stan Lee, Gary Oldman, the Osbournes, Seth Rogen, Winona Ryder, Kevin Smith and Liv Tyler, among many others. The two-hour extravaganza also included musical performances by Grammy Award-winning band Smashing Pumpkins and up-and-coming pop sensation Kerli. “SCREAM 2008″ will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 21 (9:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

George Lucas shocked and thrilled the audience when he walked out on stage flanked by Stormtroopers to accept the Comic-Con Icon Award at SCREAM 2008. This rare appearance by one of the most iconic and influential filmmakers of all time brought the stunned crowd to its feet.

Additional honors for excellence were bestowed upon actor Sir Anthony Hopkins and filmmakers Tim Burton and Wes Craven. Sir Anthony Hopkins received the Legend Award for his tremendous contributions to films in the SCREAM genres while Wes Craven collected the SCREAM Mastermind Award for his terrifying and iconic work in the world of horror. Tim Burton received the SCREAM IMMORTAL Award for his remarkably unique interpretation of horror and fantasy.

Box office hit and critically acclaimed film, The Dark Knight dominated the competition collecting twelve awards including the nights’ most prestigious award, The Ultimate Scream, accepted by the films’ producers, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan. The Dark Knight co-stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Gary Oldman each scored awards, as Bale took home Best Superhero and Oldman Best Supporting Actor, while Ledger was named both Best Fantasy Actor and Best Villain for his portrayal of the Joker. Director Christopher Nolan scored the Best Director trophy and the Best Screamplay, along with Jonathon Nolan and David S. Goyer.

Iron Man and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street each took home two awards. Iron Man star Robert Downey, Jr. accepted the Best Actor in a Science Fiction Movie or TV Show award from the set of his new film Sherlock Holmes in London with director Guy Ritchie making a surprise cameo appearance.

Spike TV also debuted world premiere and exclusive never-before-seen footage from several highly anticipated theatrical releases including Watchmen, Friday The 13th (read footage description) and Twilight. ShockTillYouDrop.com talked to Friday The 13th star Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural”) at the awards, an interview which you can read here. The site also caught up with Jaime King, who talked about the upcoming My Bloody Valentine 3-D.

A full list of winners is included below:

THE ULTIMATE SCREAM
The Dark Knight

BEST FANTASY MOVIE
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

BEST HORROR MOVIE
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

BEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE
Iron Man

BEST TV SHOW
“Dexter”

BEST SUPERHERO
Christian Bale as Batman; The Dark Knight

BEST ACTOR IN A FANTASY MOVIE OR TV SHOW
Heath Ledger; The Dark Knight

BEST ACTRESS IN A FANTASY MOVIE OR TV SHOW
Angelina Jolie; Wanted

BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR MOVIE OR TV SHOW
Johnny Depp; Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR MOVIE OR TV SHOW
Liv Tyler; The Strangers

BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE OR TV SHOW
Robert Downey Jr.; Iron Man

BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE OR TV SHOW
Milla Jovovich; Resident Evil: Extinction

BEST VILLAIN
Heath Ledger as The Joker; The Dark Knight

BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE
WALL•E; WALL•E

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE
Gary Oldman; The Dark Knight

THE HOLY S***! SCENE OF THE YEAR
The Big Rig Flips Over; The Dark Knight

MOST MEMORABLE MUTILATION
Bitten By Vagina With Teeth; Teeth

BEST SCREAMPLAY
The Dark Knight; Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan & David S. Goyer

BEST SCREAM TO COMIC ADAPTATION
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Eight”

BEST SEQUEL
The Dark Knight

BEST DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan; The Dark Knight

BEST REMAKE
Halloween

BEST F/X
The Dark Knight

BEST LINE
“I believe whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stranger” (The Joker); The Dark Knight

BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE
The Dark Knight

BEST COMIC BOOK
“Y: The Last Man”

BEST COMIC BOOK ARTIST
Gabriel Ba; “The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite”

BEST COMIC BOOK WRITER
Grant Morrison; “Batman,” “Final Crisis”

MOST SHOCKING COMIC BOOK PLOT TWIST
The X-Men Disband After Professor X Is Shot In The Head By Bishop; “X-Men”

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