Big-screen adaptations of the ’80s cartoon Transformers and the graphic novel 300 raked in kudos at Spike TV’s 2007 Scream Awards over the weekend. Honoring the year’s best accomplishments in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic books, the evening also saw actor Harrison Ford (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark) get the first ever Hero Award, while novelist Neil Gaiman (Coraline, MirrorMask) received the Comic-Con Icon Award. The ceremony will be broadcast on Spike TV on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Michael Bay’s Transformers nabbed several honors, including Best Sci-Fi Movie and Best F/X, while star Shia LaBeouf was named Sci-Fi Star and co-star Megan Fox walked away with Sci-Fi Siren. In addition, the final battle between Megatron and Optimus Prime got the ‘Jump-From-Your-Seat” Scene of the Year vote. LaBeouf also earned the distinction of Scream King for his role in the summer hit Disturbia.
Director Zack Snyder’s adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel 300 took the evening’s top honor, Ultimate Scream, and was also named Best Comic-to-Screen Adaptation. In addition, Miller was awarded Best Comic Book Writer for his work on All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder and Frank Miller’s Robocop. The vampire thriller 30 Days of Night claimed Best Comic Book as the filmed version hit theaters over the weekend, while Best Screen-to-Comic Adaptation went to 28 Days Later: The Aftermath. John Cassady received the Best Comic Book Artist award for Astonishing X-Men, and the death of Captain America was voted Most Shocking Comic Book Twist.
Best Superhero and Sexiest Superhero went to Toby Maguire and Jessica Alba, respectively, for their work on Spider-Man 3 and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Meanwhile, the NBC series Heroes took home Best TV Show and earned star Hayden Panettiere the award for Breakout performance.
Other Spike TV 2007 Scream Award Winners:
Best Horror Movie
28 Weeks Later
Best Fantasy Movie
Kate Beckinsale, Vacancy
Johnny Depp, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
Keith Richards, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
Most Vile Villain
Ralph Fiennes, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Most Memorable Mutilation
Dismembered In Car Crash, Grindhouse
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez, Grindhouse
Grindhouse, Written by Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Jeff Rendell, Eli Roth, Edgar Wright and Rob Zombie
Best Foreign Movie
Pan’s Labyrinth (Spain)