The 2009 Spike TV Scream Awards are totally going to suck. And probably bite too.
That’s because there’s a decidedly vampiric feel to this year’s show, with “Twilight” and “True Blood” landing a combined 19 nominations, including nods for Best Fantasy Movie and Best TV Show. The two franchises will even go head-to-head in a handful of categories, including Best Ensemble and Best Villain, where Cam Gigandet faces off against Alexander Skarsgård.
don’t worry: Both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart got nominated too, for Best Fantasy Actor and Actress.
But the undead action doesn’t stop there. Not only will the cast of “True Blood” be on hand for the awards, but during the telecast, vampire fans will be treated to the world premiere of new footage from the hotly anticipated “New Moon” film. Seriously, we told you this was gonna bite.
Then again, it’s not all about the vampires. The Scream Awards honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic books, and this year is no different. J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster reboot of “Star Trek” leads everybody with 17 nominations — including the night’s biggest award, the Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, and, uh, Holy Sh–! Scene of the Year — followed by comic book blockbusters “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Watchmen,” with 13 nods apiece.
The awards will also honor horror legend George A. Romero with the Scream Mastermind Award and play host to a “Battlestar Galactica” reunion.
The 2009 Spike TV Scream Awards tape on Saturday, October 17, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and premiere Tuesday, October 27, at 10 p.m. ET. Voting is now under way in all categories at Scream.Spike.com and will close on the night of the show.