This was my first time watching the Scream Awards, an annual event that celebrates the genres of horror, fantasy and science fiction.
Expecting a cheesy Nickelodeon-type event, I was surprised the show actually featured tons of huge-name actors and film directors.
Probably the most exciting aspect of the show were the “World Premiere” videos of upcoming films, although the only one that looked enticing was Scream 4; again directed by Wes Craven and starring familiar faces like Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, and semi-new faces like Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin. Paranormal Activity 2 and The Rite just seemed boring an unoriginal.
Other features included David Spade introducing the reunion of Back to the Future actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. The cast of Lost also came out on stage, a preview of the new Harry Potter film was featured, and M.I.A. performed a new song which was unbelievably short and hard to decipher.
Presenters included Megan Fox, Anthony Hopkins, Aaron Eckhart, James Cameron (honoring Sigourney Weaver,) Kelly Osbourne, Eli Roth, Don Cheadle, Marilyn Manson (whose introduction seemed to be cut short,) Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson and more.
And on to the awards…
Geoff Johns won “Best Comic Book Writer,” True Blood won “Holy Sh!t Scene of the Year” for Bill’s twisted sex scene, K-Stew won “Best Fantasy Actress” (looking cute and modest as always,) and Anna Paquin, sporting a British accent, won “Favorite Horror Actress.”
“Best Horror Actor” went to Alexander Skarsgard (who seemed to love the attention,) the “Comicon Icon Award” went to Ray Bradbury, “Best 3D Movie” went to Avatar, “Best TV Show” to True Blood, “Best Fantasy Movie” to Twilight: Eclipse and “Most Anticipated Movie” to The Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds.
“Best Horror Movie” went to Zombie Land, for which Bill Murray accepted in Ghostbusters attire. This was probably the highlight of the show, especially when the actor referenced those who’ve passed, like John Candy and Jim Belushi.
Overall, I was happy this awards show honored newer movies like Inception and including TV in the mix. Non-surprisingly, True Blood and Twilight took home the most awards.
This definitely beat any Oscar or Academy Awards show in terms of entertainment, although the constant screaming and shouting from the audience was almost too much.
Hopefully they’ll continue this awards show for a sixth year.
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