You say you were too engrossed by tonight’s GOP presidential candidate debate in Vegas to DVR the Spike Scream Awards 2011? Fear not, my little political pundits, because FilmEdge has a complete recap of all the winners this year. Naturally a spoiler alert ensues for all of you behind on your TiVoing, so bail out now if you want to keep the surprises brewing a bit longer in your box!
Dark Lords of various movie franchises ruled the Scream Awards with an iron fist (or a magic wand) as the big screen’s baddest villains impaled their competition with Spike Awards:
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 made six awards disappear from the podium including The Ultimate Scream, Best Scream-Play, Best Fantasy Actor (Daniel Radcliffe), Best Villain (Ralph Fiennes), Best FX and the renowned Holy Shit Scene of the Year.
Not to be overshadowed by a bunch of punkass young wizards and witches, the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, George Lucas accepted the Ultimate Villain Award for Darth Vader. Wait, scratch that, reverse it. Or not. At any rate, Lucas playing keep-away with Vader’s Spike award still had more laughs than all of Episode One.
Robert Downey Jr. accepted the Hero Award for 2011, Nicholas Cage accepted the Maverick Award, and Paul Reubens (as Pee-Wee Herman) won the Visionary Award. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES earned honors as the Most Anticipated Movie, accepted by cast members Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Remaining awards winners are:
Best Science Fiction Movie SUPER 8
Best Fantasy Movie X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
Best Horror Movie LET ME IN
Best Thriller LIMITLESS
Best TV Show GAME OF THRONES
Best Director DARREN ARONOFSKY (BLACK SWAN)
Best Chase Scene PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
Best Fantasy Actress NATALIE PORTMAN (BLACK SWAN)
Best Science Fiction Actress MILLA JOVOVICH (RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE)
Best Science Fiction Actor MATT SMITH (DOCTOR WHO)
Best Horror Actress CHLOE GRACE MORETZ (LET ME IN)
Best Horror Actor ALEXANDER SKARSGARD (TRUE BLOOD)
Best Superhero CHRIS EVANS (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER)
Best Supporting Actress MILA KUNIS (BLACK SWAN)
Best Supporting Actor PETER DINKLAGE (GAME OF THRONES)
Breakout Performance Female EMILIA CLARKE (GAME OF THRONES)
Breakout Performance Male JOE MANGANIELLO (TRUE BLOOD)
Best Cameo HUGH JACKMAN (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS)
Best Ensemble TRUE BLOOD
Most Memorable Mutilation PIRANHA 3D
Fight Scene of the Year SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Best Independent Movie MONSTERS
Best 3D Movie TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Best Comic Book or Graphic Novel THE WALKING DEAD
Best Comic Book Writer ED BRUBAKER (Captain America)
Best Comic Book Artist JOHN ROMITA JR. (Avengers, Kick-Ass 2)
Best Comic Book Movie SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Celebrities attending, accepting and presenting awards included J.J. Abrams, Blake Anderson, Sean Bean, Kate Beckinsale, John Cho, Bradley Cooper, Colin Farrell, Amber Heard, Anders Holm, Bryce Johnson, Caity Lotz, Dylan McDermott, Kal Penn, Ron Perlman, Zoe Saldana, Quentin Tarantino, Anna Torv, Mark Wahlberg, Paul Wesley, Rainn Wilson and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.