CATEGORIES Action, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers, Awards, Mystery & Suspense, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Remakes and Sequels, Awards, CinematicalWell, this is weird. For the bulk of my 30+ years on this planet, there's been no such thing as a "televised horror awards" presentation, and now, not 15 minutes removed from geeking out over the newly-announced Fangoria Chainsaw Awards nominations -- I come across the Spike TV Scream Awards nominations! Cool!
Now, with all due respect to Spike TV and their cool new concept, I gotta say the Fango Chainsaw noms are just a little bit cooler. But hey, there's no law that says the horror freaks can't hang their hat on TWO new awards presentations. Frankly I think we could use a few more enthusiastic celebrations of juicy genre filmmaking.
Anyway, the Screams seem to run a lot like the Chainsaws do: Check out all the categories and nominees (after the jump) and then head on over to SpikeTV.com and cast your own votes! This is particularly amusing for the horror nuts -- because we're nothing if not passionately opinionated on which horror flicks rock and which ones suck the proverbial egg. Spike TV broadcasts their Scream Awards on the evening of October 10th.
Keep in mind that the Scream Awards are more of an all-encompassing "genre" affair, whereas Fango's Chainsaws are decidedly more horror-intensive. (My preferred winners are emboldened.) And with that ... the noms:
The Ultimate Scream Award -- Batman Begins, The Devil's Rejects, The Hills Have Eyes, Lost, Superman Returns
Best Horror Movie -- The Devil's Rejects, High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Hostel, Land of the Dead
Best Fantasy Movie -- Batman Begins, Corpse Bride, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, King Kong, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Superman Returns
Best Science Fiction Movie -- Aeon Flux, A Scanner Darkly, Serenity, V for Vendetta, War of the Worlds
Best TV Show -- Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who, Lost, Masters of Horror, Smallville
Best Sequel -- Batman Begins, Land of the Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Saw 2, Superman Returns
Best Remake -- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Hills Have Eyes, King Kong, The Omen, War of the Worlds
Best Superhero -- Christan Bale (Batman) in Batman Begins, Chris Evans (The Human Torch) in Fantastic Four, Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) in X-Men: The Last Stand, Famke Janssen (Phoenix) in X-Men: The Last Stand, Brandon Routh (Superman) in 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 -- "Shotgun Suicide" in The Hills Have Eyes, "Eye Removal" in Hostel, "Eaten Alive" in Land of the Dead, "Syringe Pit" in Saw 2, "Vaporized by Aliens" in War of the Worlds
Most Heroic Performance -- Christian Bale in Batman Begins, Edward James Olmos in Battlestar Galactica, Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence, Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Hugo Weaving in V for Vendetta
Scream Queen -- Naomi Watts in King Kong, Asia Argento in Land of the Dead, Evangeline Lilly in Lost, Kate Beckinsale in Underworld: Evolution, Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta
Most Vile Villain -- Cillian Murphy (Scarecrow) in Batman Begins, Haig & Co. (The Firefly Clan) in The Devil's Rejects, Philippe Nahon (The Killer) in High Tension, Tobin Bell (Jigsaw) in Saw 2, Ian McKellen (Magneto) in X-Men: The Last Stand
Breakout Performance -- Tricia Helfer (Number Six) in Battlestar Galactica, Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) in Battlestar Galactica, Jennifer Carpenter (Emily Rose) in The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko) in Lost, Brandon Routh in Superman Returns
The "Holy Sh%t! / Jump From Your Seat" Award -- "The Train Sequence" in Batman Begins, "The Diner Shootout" in A History of Violence, "The Eye Removal" in Hostel, "The Plane Rescue" in Superman Returns, "Pods Emergence" in War of the Worlds
Best Director -- Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins), Rob Zombie (The Devil's Rejects), Alexandre Aja (High Tension), David Cronenberg (A History of Violence), Bryan Singer (Superman Returns)
Best Screamplay -- Goyer & Nolan (Batman Begins), Rob Zombie (The Devil's Rejects), Eli Roth (Hostel), Elliott & Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Andy & Larry Wachowski (V for Vendetta)
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), Bello & Mortensen (A History of Violence), Hernandez, Kaderabkova, Richardson & Nedeljakova (Hostel), Milla Jovovich (Ultraviolet), Jackman & Janssen (X-Men: The Last Stand), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men: The Last Stand)
Best FX -- King Kong, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Superman Returns, War of the Worlds, X-Men: The Last Stand
...plus there are a bunch of rather cool categories for the comic book creators, but I know next to nothing about the modern state of comic-dom. Plus we're a movie blog. Quick reminders: You vote right here, and you watch (on Spike TV) on October 10th.
[Special thanks to genre queen Staci Layne Wilson at Horror.com for the heads-up.]