We are many months away from finding out if the Oscars will be tapping the new Star Trek movie, but today Spike TV announced the nominees for their 4th Annual Scream Awards and Star Trek leads the way with a total of 17 nods.
Star Trek tops list of Spike Scream Awards Nominees
The Spike Scream Awards honors the best in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror and Comic Book Genres for the year. Nominees are chosen by an advisory board of Hollywood and genre leaders including Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Roland Emmerich, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Eli Roth, Zack Snyder And more.
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek tops the list with 17 nominations including The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene of the Year and a nod in the all-new Fight-to-the-Death Scene of the Year category. Zoe Saldana. Star Trek’s new Uhura who was nominated for Best Breakout Performance: Female and Best Science Fiction Actress, had this to say in a statement:
Getting nominated for kissing a Vulcan is a better fate than logic
Winners are based on online votes and voting begins today at Scream.Spike.com (and continues until Saturday, October 17).
The Scream Awards show tapes Saturday, October 17 At The Greek Theater In Los Angeles, and will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).
Star Trek categories
Here is a list of the categories that Star Trek is nominated in, with links directly to the voting
- The Ultimate Scream
- Best Science Fiction Movie
- Best Science Fiction Actress (Zoe Saldana)
- Best Science Fiction Actor (Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto)
- Best Supporting Actor (Simon Pegg & Leonard Nimoy)
- Breakout Performance Female (Zoe Saldana)
- Breakout Performance Male (Chris Pine)
- Best Cameo (Winona Ryder)
- Best Ensemble
- Best Director
- Best F/X
- Best Villain (Eric Bana)
- Best Scream-play (Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman)
- Fight-to-the-death scene of the year (Kirk vs Spock)
- Holy S***! Scene of the year (Space Dive Onto Orbital Drill)
More Star Trek vet nods
The Spike Scream Awards also acknowledged some Trek vets for non-Trek work, including Patrick Stewart for Best Cameo in Wolverine. Also JJ Abrams shows Lost and Fringe (which both share other Trek producers) were both nominated for Best TV show as well as picking up other actor nominations. Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica was also nominated for Best TV Show.
Spike Scream 2007 Star Trek reunion
Star Trek is no stranger to the Spike Scream Awards. In 2007 Spike honored Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan with a special award in honor of the 25th anniversary for that film. On hand to accept the award were all the living stars of the show: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and George Takei. They were introduced by the new Spock, Zachary Quinto.