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
BEST FANTASY MOVIE
BEST HORROR MOVIE
BEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE
BEST TV SHOW
BEST ACTOR IN A FANTASY MOVIE OR TV SHOW
BEST ACTRESS IN A FANTASY MOVIE OR TV SHOW
BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR MOVIE OR TV SHOW
BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR MOVIE OR TV SHOW
BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE OR TV SHOW
BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE OR TV SHOW
BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE
THE HOLY S***! SCENE OF THE YEAR
MOST MEMORABLE MUTILATION
BEST SCREAM TO COMIC ADAPTATION
BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE
BEST COMIC BOOK
BEST COMIC BOOK ARTIST
BEST COMIC BOOK WRITER
MOST SHOCKING COMIC BOOK PLOT TWIST