It was a no doubt memorable and terrifying night at Spike TV’s third annual Scream Awards at the Greek Theatre, which honors the best in the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres, as Sir Anthony Hopkins, Wes Craven and Tim Burton were honored and Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Night,” swept 12 awards throughout the evening, including the the trophy for most coveted category, “Ultimate Scream.” Scenes from much anticipated releases “Friday the 13th,” “Watchmen” and “Twilight” saw their world premieres at the event as well.
Sir Anthony Hopkins received the “Legend Award,” while Tim Burton, who descended down to the stage in a hot-air balloon took home the “Scream Immortal Award” for his unique interpretation of horror and fantasy. Horror legend Wes Craven swept the “Scream Mastermind Award” for his contribution to the world of horror. The late Heath Ledger was also honored as he took away “Best Fantasy Actor” and “Best Villain.”
In perhaps the most surprising twist of the night, Star Wars creator George Lucas appeared at the awards to collect the “Comic-Con Icon Award” along with an entire army of Stormtroopers. The award, which is given in association with Comic-Con International, has previously been awarded to Frank Miller and “The Spirit” director Neil Gaiman.
In a world of run of the will award shows, the Scream Awards definitely win in the category of originality, presenting such awards as “Most Memorable Mutilation,” “Holy S*** Scene of the Year” and “Best Line.” This year, the mutilation honor went to “Teeth,” as The Dark Night owned the scene of the year and best line.
Though only in its third year, the show attracted such big names as Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Winona Ryder, Kate Beckinsale, Milla Jovovich, Kevin Smith and Liv Tyler. Comicbook legends Stan Lee and Frank Miller were also in attendance.
The two hour show featured performances by Smashing Pumpkins, who performed their single “G.L.O.W.,” and new and upcoming artist Kerli.
Also, some other fun highlights. Robert Downey Jr. accepts his award…
The Scream Awards air tonight on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET/PT
For a full list of the winners go here.