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.
Friday is my birthday….and I get to see Star Trek on the big…gigantic…IMAX Screen….OH BOY>>>OH BOY>>>OH BOY!!!!
“Best Cameo” for Winona Ryder?
Boy, people are going to be complaining about that.
But I actually thought she was fine.
Stuff the ballot boxes!!!!
The choices between Best Actor and Supporting actor were tough
It’ll be interesting to see how ‘Trek fares in the actual awards. I’ll be rooting for it, though!
Rosario Dawson really geeks out in that clip , give her a role in the next movie already, will ya ?
aka the useless awards.
Great to see Star Trek being recognised again! 17 nods wow,even though i have no idea what Spike is.
@1: You lucky SOB! Happy birthday in advance. :D
@7: It’s just a bit of fun. You were expecting maybe a Nobel nomination instead?
Uh, yeah. At least people have heard of those.
#7 :: It’s something. And 17 nods is a lot if you ask me. And somewhere, someone will be watching them, so they’re not totally useless.
Already voted in the polls and Star Trek got most of my votes. Is it wrong that I voted for Simon Pegg as best supporting actor over Leonard Nimoy?
Spike is a US basic cable channel geared to male audiences. I used to have it on my cable system when I lived in the US. I now live in the UK.
I love the fact that Star Trek garnered 17 Spike Scream Award nominations. I hate that I won’t get to see the Spike Scream Awards this year. I hope they have it posted on You Tube.
The cast was fantastic! They all deserve to be nominated.
Yes it is. We can vote for Pegg next movie. Nimoy deserves everything he can receive.
Spike used to have the rights to TNG, DS9, and Voyager. They still show Voyager every now and then.
Winona Ryder? Really?
Fight-to-the-death? Really? Who died?
I just voted on the polls and Star Trek XI got the majority of my votes as well. I also voted for Simon Pegg as best supporting actor. Sorry Leonard!
Why do they pick Ryder instead of Nimoy?
The thing is will anyone outside Trek or Spike fans give the Scream awards any more ink than the 6 letters use in newspapers. Guess they will have to almost pay non fans to watch the awards show.
Maybe Spike could buy some main network TV AD time.
#7: “aka the useless awards.”
aren’t all awards (aside from the Hugo and the Saturn Awards) useless?
Nah, I think Saturn Awards are really nice paper weights.
Votes cast- all for our Team. Good luck gang. ;-)
I don’t think this awards are completely useless… I actually think it’s pretty cool! It may not be a prestigious awards show, but it gets a lot of views!
I’m happy to see the movie awardified or honor-just-to-be-nominatified or whatnot, but to echo post 16: when did Kirk and Spock fight to the death in ST09?
Eff this, we all know Twilight is gonna get all the awards.
doesnt seem right that Simon Pegg got nominated and not Karl Urban. Seriously, I thought he was so much better as McCoy than Pegg was at Scotty. I guess it doesnt come down to who was better, though, but who was the bigger name.
I think this is cool. It’s just another sign that Star Trek is popular again. And popular with a young demographic!
Spike and Trek are both owned by Viacom/MTV Networks.
So these nominations are nothing but self promotion.
I hope not twlight better not win tht movie sucks balls True blood is the true vampire love story
Star Trek For the Win but i hate when they put my favortie shows on the esnemble awards i hated it
Its Treu Blood And Star Trek
#29-why so much hate? Dude, I’m with you with True blood, it’s brilliant! I’m going with Quinto for leading male, he’s edgy and weird. I wish he could have a cameo on TB!
“Star Trek XI” Nominated for a “Spike Award?”
More like a “Spike through the HEAD award!”
Sorry bit of film making!
The Spike Scream awards is an amazingly fun show to watch, especially with it being so close to Halloween!
31…you just a hater.