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[09/10/08 - 03:44 PM]
Spike TV Announces Prestigious Advisory Board and Nominees for 'Scream 2008'
Taping on Saturday, October 18 from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, "SCREAM 2008" will premiere on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Announces Prestigious Advisory Board and Nominees for 'Scream 2008'

The First Global Event To Honor The Comic Book, Horror, Sci-Fi And Fantasy Genres Will Tape October 18 At The Greek Theater In Los Angeles And Air October 21

'Scream' To Be Seen Internationally In Over 160 Territories Around The World

The Illustrious 'Scream 2008' Advisory Board Responsible For Selecting Nominees Announced Today Include Guillermo Del Toro, Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Kevin Smith, Stephenie Meyer, Wes Craven, Tim Kring And Many More

'The Dark Knight' Tops List With 21 Nominations. Other Multiple Nominees Include 'Iron Man' 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army,' 'Cloverfield,' 'The Incredible Hulk' and 'Wanted'

Voting Begins Friday, September 12 Only At Scream.Spike.com

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 -- It will be one "dark knight" this October as Spike TV presents the third annual "SCREAM," a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres. Taping on Saturday, October 18 from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA "SCREAM 2008" will premiere on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Show host, presenters and musical performers to be announced shortly.

"We're incredibly honored to have the support of such luminaries in the creative community to help determine the nominees for 'SCREAM 2008,'" says Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event production for Spike TV and TV Land and executive producer of 'Scream 2008.'" "This event, dedicated to honoring the incredible talent behind these genres has been long overdue, and we look forward to bringing the fans exactly what they want to see this year with big world premieres, rare performances and the superstars that made this year a record breaker at the box office. The world domination of comic book superheroes and the explosion of science fiction, fantasy and horror movies and television shows give us a lot to celebrate this year."

This summer's mega-blockbuster "The Dark Knight" tops the list with 21 nominations including The Ultimate Scream, Best Superhero, Best Villain, Best Director, Most Memorable Mutilation and Best Fantasy Movie, "Iron Man" came in second with 14 nominations and "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" is next in line with 13 nominations. A full list of categories and nominations are included below.

Ballots were sent out to Spike TV's "SCREAM 2008" advisory board, made up of respected and well-known members of the horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic book worlds 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 August 11, 2007 and August 8, 2008 and were representative of the genres listed. Winners will be determined by online voting at spike.com.

Esteemed members of this year's advisory board* include:

Wes Craven (writer/director "A Nightmare on Elm Street")

Neil Gaiman (writer/producer "Beowulf," "Stardust," "Mirrormask")

Geoff Johns (comic book writer, DC and Marvel, co-writer/ co-director/ co-producer "Naughty Or Nice")

Stephen King, acclaimed novelist

Tim Kring (executive producer/creator, "Heroes")

Stephenie Meyer (novelist "Twilight," "Eclipse," "Breaking Dawn")

Frank Miller (writer/producer/director "Sin City," "300," writer/producer "The Spirit")

Eli Roth (writer/producer/director, "Hostel," "Cell, "Cabin Fever")

Kevin Smith (writer/director "Clerks," "Dogma," "Reaper")

Guillermo Del Toro (director "Hellboy 1 & 2," "Pan's Labyrinth," the upcoming release, "The Hobbit")

Paula Wagner (partner CRUISE/WAGNER productions)

*A full list of Spike TV's 2008 Advisory Board members can be found on spike.com

Featuring distinctive categories and a diverse mixture of popular icons and outrageous creators, Spike TV's "SCREAM 2008" 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 12 through Friday, October 17 fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event there, by visiting scream.spike.com.

The official sponsors of Spike TV's "SCREAM 2008" are Captain Morgan, Subaru, Taco Bell and Lee Jeans.

Following are the categories and nominees for Spike TV's "SCREAM 2008:"

THE ULTIMATE SCREAM BEST FANTASY MOVIE -"Cloverfield" -"Beowulf" -"The Dark Knight" -"The Dark Knight" -"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" -"Hancock" -"Iron Man" -"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" -"LOST" -"The Incredible Hulk" -"The Mist" -"Wanted"

BEST HORROR MOVIE BEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE -"30 Days of Night" -"Cloverfield" -"The Mist" -"I Am Legend" -"The Orphanage" -"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" -"The Ruins" -"Iron Man" -"The Strangers" -"Southland Tales" -"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber -"WALL-E" of Fleet Street"

BEST TV SHOW BEST SUPERHERO -"Battlestar Galactica" -Christian Bale as Batman; "The Dark Knight" -"Dexter" -Will Smith as John Hancock; "Hancock" -"Heroes" -Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura; "Heroes" -"Lost" -Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man; "Iron Man" -"Reaper" -Edward Norton as The Hulk; "The Incredible Hulk" -"Terminator: The Sarah -Ron Perlman as Hellboy; "Hellboy Connor Chronicles" II: The Golden Army"

BEST ACTOR IN A FANTASY BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR MOVIE OR TV SHOW MOVIE OR TV SHOW -Christian Bale; "The Dark Knight" -Fernando Cayo; "The Orphanage" -Heath Ledger; "The Dark Knight" -Johnny Depp; "Sweeney Todd: -James McAvoy; "Wanted" The Demon Barber of Fleet Street -Edward Norton; "The Incredible Hulk" -Michael C. Hall; "Dexter" -Terry O'Quinn; "LOST" -Thomas Jane; "The Mist" -Ron Perlman; "Hellboy II: -Jared Padalecki; "Supernatural" The Golden Army" -Jonathan Tucker; "The Ruins"

BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR MOVIE OR TV SHOW -Anna Friel; "Pushing Daises" -Julie Benz; "Dexter" -Jessica Lucas; "Cloverfield" -Jena Malone; "The Ruins" -T.J. Miller; "Cloverfield" -Belen Rueda; "The Orphanage" -WALL-E; "WALL-E" -Liv Tyler; "The Strangers" -Anna Walton; "Hellboy II: -Naomi Watts; "Funny Games" The Golden Army" -Helena Bonham Carter; -Odette Yustman; "Cloverfield" Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

BEST VILLAIN BEST ACTRESS IN A FANTASY MOVIE OR TV SHOW -Tobin Bell as Jigsaw; "SAW IV" -Amy Adams; "Enchanted" -Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane; -Selma Blair; "Hellboy II: The "Iron Man" Golden Army" -Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent/Two-Face; -Maggie Gyllenhaal; "The Dark Knight" "The Dark Knight" -Zachary Quinto as Sylar; "Heroes" -Angelina Jolie; "Wanted" -Heath Ledger as The Joker; -Hayden Panettiere; "Heroes" "The Dark Knight" -Charlize Theron; "Hancock" -Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin; "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE THE HOLY S***! SCENE OF THE YEAR -Jason Bateman; "Hancock" -The Batmobile/Batpod Chase; "The -Michael Caine; "The Dark Knight" Dark Knight" -Terrence Howard; "Iron Man" -The Big Rig Flips Over; "The -Doug Jones; "Hellboy II: Dark Knight" The Golden Army" -Escape From Ten Rings Hideout; -Gary Oldman; "The Dark Knight" "Iron Man" -Shia LaBeouf; "Indiana Jones -Iron Man's First Flight; and the Kingdom of the "Iron Man" Crystal Skull" -The Reverse Kill Shot; "Wanted" -The Statue Of Liberty/Empire State Building Attack; "Cloverfield"

MOST MEMORABLE MUTILATION BEST SCREAMPLAY -Attacked By The Infected; -"Cloverfield;" Drew Goddard "I Am Legend" -The Autopsy; "Saw IV" -"The Mist;" Frank Darabont -The Pencil Trick; "The Dark Knight" -"The Orphanage;" Sergio G. Sanchez -Bitten By Vagina With Teeth; "Teeth" -"WALL-E;" Andrew Stanton, Peter Docter & Jim Reardon -The Leg Amputation; "The Ruins" -"The Dark Knight;" Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan & David S. Goyer -Attacked By The Flesh-Eating -"Iron Man;" Mark Fergus, Hawk Tooth Fairies; "Hellboy II: Ostby, Arthur Marcum & Matthew The Golden Army" Hollaway

BEST SCREAM TO COMIC ADAPTATION BEST SEQUEL -"Army of Darkness" -"The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian" -"Battlestar Galactica" -"The Dark Knight" -"Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Eight" -"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" -"Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash" -"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" -"A Nightmare on Elm Street" -"Resident Evil: Extinction" -"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" - "Saw IV"

BEST DIRECTOR BEST REMAKE -Tim Burton; "Sweeney Todd: -"The Eye" The Demon Barber of -"Funny Games" Fleet Street" -"Halloween" -Frank Darabont; "The Mist" -"The Incredible Hulk" -Guillermo Del Toro; "Hellboy II: -"Journey To The Center Of The The Golden Army" Earth" -Jon Favreau; "Iron Man" -"Prom Night" -Christopher Nolan; "The Dark Knight" -Rob Zombie; "Halloween"

BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION FICTION MOVIE OR TV SHOW MOVIE OR TV SHOW -Robert Downey Jr.; "Iron Man" -Summer Glau; "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" -Harrison Ford; "Indiana Jones -Tricia Helfer; "Battlestar and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Galactica" -Lena Headey; "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" -Dwayne Johnson; "Southland Tales" -Milla Jovovich; "Resident Evil: Extinction" -Edward James Olmos; -Gwyneth Paltrow; "Iron Man" "Battlestar Galactica" -Odette Yustman; "Cloverfield" -Will Smith; "I Am Legend" -David Tennant; "Doctor Who"

BEST F/X BEST COMIC BOOK -"Beowulf" -Astonishing X-Men -"Cloverfield" -Hack/Slash -"The Dark Knight" -League Of Extraordinary -"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" Gentlemen: The Black Dossier -"Iron Man" -The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse -"Wanted" Suite -The Walking Dead -Y: The Last Man

BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE BEST COMIC BOOK ARTIST -"30 Days of Night" -Gabriel Ba; The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite -"The Dark Knight" -Darwyn Cooke: The Spirit -"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" -Pia Guerra; Y: The Last Man -"The Incredible Hulk" -Jim Lee; All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder -"Iron Man" -Joe Quesada; Amazing Spider-man -"Wanted" -Alex Ross; Project Superpowers

BEST COMIC BOOK WRITER MOST SHOCKING COMIC BOOK PLOT TWIST -Warren Ellis; Anna Mercury, -The 70s Heroes Return!; Secret Black Summer, Doktor Sleepless, Invasion 1 Fell, No Hero -Buffy And Satsu In Best -Robert Kirkman; The Walking Dead Together!; Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Eight -Mike Mignola; Hellboy: -The Plague Is Revealed!; Y: The Darkness Calls, Lobster Johnson: Last Man The Iron Prometheus -Kitty Pride Sacrifices Herself -Alan Moore; League of Extraordinary To Save The World!; Giant Sized - Gentlemen: The Black Dossier Astonishing X-Men -Grant Morrison; Batman, Final Crisis -The Slaughter Of Woodbury Prison!; The Walking Dead -Brian K. Vaughan; Ex Machina, Y: -The X-Men Disband After The Last Man Professor X Is Shot In The Head By Bishop; X-Men

BEST LINE "Hulk Smash!" (The Hulk); "The Incredible Hulk" "I believe whatever doesn't kill you makes you stranger" (The Joker); "The Dark Knight" "I am Iron Man!" (Tony Stark); "Iron Man" "I'm not a baby... I'm a tumor" (The Tumor); "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" "I will now make this pencil disappear" (The Joker); "The Dark Knight" "Why so serious?" (The Joker); "The Dark Knight"

Michael Levitt, Casey Patterson and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for "Scream 2008." Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Ryan Polito will direct.

Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is http://www.spike.com.





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