It’ll be one hell of a party this October at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Spike TV, division of VIACOM Inc.’s (NYSE:VIA)(NYSE:and)(NYSE:VIA.B) MTV Networks Entertainment Group, presents the second annual SCREAM, a celebration of the best in Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic genres. “SCREAM 2007,” a two-hour event, will tape on Friday, October 19 at the Greek Theatre and premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Show host, presenters and additional musical performances to be announced shortly.
Featuring distinctive categories and a diverse mixture of popular icons and outrageous creators, Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2007” will honor the newest and hottest in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres 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.
Beginning on Friday, September 7 thru Friday, October 19 fans can vote for their favorites by visiting scream.spiketv.com. Also online, fans can log-on to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event.
“SCREAM is unique in that it is the only show to honor the brilliant creative talent from the worlds of horror, sci fi, fantasy and comic books. It was important to us to have a balance of both fans and industry participation,” says Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event production for Spike TV & executive producer of “SCREAM 2007.” “We are thrilled to have such a prestigious group of genre experts guiding our nomination process and are looking forward to seeing how the fans vote beginning September 7th.”
Spike TV has partnered again with Comic-Con International to announce the Comic-Con Icon Award, 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 award will be presented to Neil Gaiman, one of the top writers of modern comics, short stories and novels.
The movie “300” tops the list with 12 nominations including The Ultimate Scream, Breakout Performance, Most Vile Villain, Most Memorable Mutilation, and Best Director. “Grindhouse” and “Spider-Man 3” tied for second with 11 nominations each. Warner Brothers leads all the studios with a total of 20 nominations, with Lionsgate next in line with 15 nominations. A full list of categories and nominations are included below.
Ballots were sent out to Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2007” Advisory Board, made up of respected and well-known members of the horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic book worlds, and 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 9, 2006 and August 10, 2007 and were representative of the genres listed. Winners will be determined by viewer voting.