SPIKE SCREAM AWARDS 2011
The SPIKE Scream Awards were on last night, and I have to say they were wicked and were about a zillion times better than last year. **Warning Spoilers Ahead**
The theme of a creepy carnival was stellar. The stage itself included a lake in the center, a giant clown mouth, and plenty of entertainment.
The night began with the Scream Hero award, presented to Robert Downey Jr. Granted when I think of horror, Scream awards don’t immediately come to mind but as always he was awesome. (It’s nice to see someone who went through the Charlie Sheen phase and actually came out the other side)
RDJ didn’t come without a purpose, we were given a sneak peak of his new movie Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. I have no doubt it will be a box office hit, and it will have to just to pay for the dozen or so explosions that were in the trailer alone.
Some of the other winners:
Best Thriller Award: Limitless (this movie could have been so much better, but I digress)
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Dinklage from Game Of Thrones. He IS awesome; however, I wanted the award to go to the amazing but often-ignored Alan Rickman as Professor Snape.
Breakout Male Performance: Pittsburgh born Werewolf, Joe Manganiello. He both growled for the audience, and upon thanking his cast mates included his alter ego, real life wolf, Thunder.
And there went the award for sweetest thing EVER.
Best Director: Black Swan (I’m not even going to go on one of my anti- Black Swan rampages)
Kate Beckinsale, who I’ve had a girl crush on for years presented, but I have to say did not look her best. I don’t think blonde works for her, and for the love of God eat a sandwich Kate.
Ultimate Villain: Darth Vader (can’t discuss that any further, I don’t do Star Wars, skipped that part)
We got a sneak peak at a clip from Paranormal Activity 3, which I am beyond excited about. The clip features one of the girls playing Bloody Mary in the bathroom. That never ends well kids. You’ll learn.
Best Sci-Fi Actor: Matt Smith Dr. Who
Harold and Kumar were blabbering on about something. Are they like 40 now? Please go away. You getting high isn’t funny anymore. Go home to your wives and kids. It’s almost as sad as when New Kids On The Block performed live last New Year’s Eve. I'm calling TOD on your careers, now begone.
On to my biggest upset of the night. Best Horror Movie winner Let Me In. This movie was absolute shit. Granted the girl vampire was decent, but the plot sucked and lacked any kind of climax. The whole time I just wanted it to be over, and the fact that it won over Paranormal Activity 2 is an abomination. I really could dissect everything I hate about this movie, but that is for another post.
Scream Maverick Award: Nic Cage. Should we really be encouraging this asshole to keep making movies? The easy answer is no. Unfortunately I still sat through the trailer for Ghostrider 2, furthermore proving that Nic Cage is an evil vampire (PROOF)
Ron Pearlman introduced the best Sci-Fi Horror movie. I love him, I don’t care if he is in his early 100’s. He is sexy as hell on Son’s Of Anarchy, and his voice is like music to me.
Oh….and Super 8 won.
Best Villain: Awarded to undeniably the most well known villain of our time, Lord Voldemort himself played by Ralph Fiennes. I know the movies are over, but I wish he had accepted his award in character.
Markie Mark made an appearance to present the award for Most Anticipated Film, after we were given a slew of options the winner turned out to be Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. Which I am excited to see since they filmed a lot of scenes in my hometown, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I'm a thousand times more psyched to see Breaking Dawn and baby Renesmee.
Finally we got to the Ultimate Scream of 2011.
THE HARRY POTTER SERIES
17 Hours and 4 Mins
Harry Potter was finally recognized and rewarded for being completely wonderful, and a series that defined an entire generation of readers. I was really happy that Harry Potter was given some props, and even happier that Daniel Radcliffe took the time to accept the award. His new movie The Woman In Black, looks excellent, but he will forever be our Harry.
It was a rocking note to end on this years awards. With Harry ended, and Twilight nearing an end, I will be curious to see what movie will be recognized next year. If they add any new awards, I wish they would add a few more TV ones. The Walking Dead should have absolutely won something. Also I think Ian Somerhalder is outstanding as Damon Salvatore on Vampire Diaries as is fellow cast mate Candice Accola.
I definitely look forward to the awards next year, until then, keep screaming!