Star Trek Takes Home Top Spike Scream Awards – Shatner Makes Surprise Appearance [UPDATED October 18, 2009by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Shatner,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback
The Spike Scream Awards were taped in Los Angeles Saturday night (to air Tuesday October 27th). The new Star Trek movie started the night with the most nominations and walked away with a few awards, including the top prize of "Ultimate Scream" as well as Best Sci-Fi Film. And in a surprise, William Shatner appeared on stage to pick up one of Trek’s awards. Details and photos below. [UPDATE: Full list of Trek's six wins]
JJ’s Ultimate Scream (with assist by Shatner)
Star Trek led the nominations at the Spike Scream Awards with a total of 17 nominations in 15 categories. We don’t have the full list of winners and losers, but a partial list is up at AP and DreadCentral. For the seven known categories that Star Trek was nominated, it lost four, and picked up three, including Best Science Fiction Film, and Best Director for JJ Abrams. Abrams was at the event and the director award was presented to him by Harrison Ford.
JJ Abrams giving acceptance speech forBest Director Spike Scream Award
One of the awards we know Star Trek didn’t pick up was for Best Actress. Zoe Saldana was outvoted by fans of Transformers star (and apparent Star Trek fan) Megan Fox.
Megan Fox beats Zoe Saldana for Best Actress at Spike Scream Awards 2009
The biggest award of the night was the "Ultimate Scream" and Star Trek was up against some stiff competition. Actor Morgan Freemen presented the award and after he announced Star Trek had won, the crowd got a surprise when William Shatner stepped onto the stage to accept the award. After taking the award, Shatner stated (via AP):
"J.J., I’ll handle this," Shatner said to J.J. Abrams, seated in the audience, who also won best director and best sci-fi movie for "Star Trek."
"This movie was big," Shatner said. "Imagine how big it could have been with me in it? … I’ll be waiting for your call."
Shatner nabs the Star Trek ‘Ultimate Scream’
UPDATE: Full list of Trek Wins – 6 total
Popdecay has the full list of Star Trek winners:
- Ultimate Scream
- Best Science Fiction Movie
- Best Director (JJ Abrams)
- Best Science Fiction Actor (Chris Pine)
- Best Cameo (Winona Ryder)
- Best Fight Scene (Kirk Spock bridge fight)
Only one Star Trek cast member walked the red carpet at the event. Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy Karl Urban was there.
Karl on the Red Carpet
Collider had a quick chat with Karl, where he talked about how he hoped the next Star Trek would go into production next year (apparently he hadn’t got the memo that the film release is now looking like 2012).
You can watch the the Scream Awards on Spike on October 27th at 10 PM. TrekMovie will have an update when we get the full list of winners.
Photos: Wire Image