J.J. Abrams' big-screen reboot of the Star Trek franchise grabbed the most nominations of any sci-fi, fantasy or horror project this year as the Scream Awards finalists were announced, with nods in 17 categories.
The blockbuster film was recognized not only for Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director (J.J. Abrams) and both Best Breakout Performance: Female and Best Science Fiction Actress (Zoe Saldana), but also in such categories as the Fight to the Death Scene of the Year (for Kirk vs. Spock), and the Holy S--t! Scene of the Year (for the space dive onto orbital drill).
The finalists in the three Best Movie categories are:
Best Science Fiction Movie
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Best Fantasy Movie
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Best Horror Movie
Drag Me to Hell
Friday the 13th
Let the Right One In
My Bloody Valentine 3D
For a complete list of nominees, and to cast your votes, visit scream.spike.com.
Ballots were sent out to Spike TV's "SCREAM 2009" advisory board, consisting of some of the most respected and well-known members of the horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic-book worlds (including Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Roland Emmerich, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Eli Roth and Zack Snyder), 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 Aug. 9, 2008 and July 15, 2009.
The two-hour ceremony will be taped Saturday, Oct. 17, at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles and will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, Oct. 27 (10:00 p.m.-midnight, ET/PT).