Scream Awards: Vampires Rule Again
Horror, sci-fi, comic, fantasy fanatics and stars turned out in full regalia and even braved some drizzle for the 2010 Scream Awards that honored The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. Stars who took the gothic stage included Halle Berry, Sigourney Weaver, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, Nina Dobrev, Anna Paquin and Mickey Rourke.
Halloween isn't here yet, but Los Angeles' Greek Theater went totally goth for the fifth annual Scream Awards this weekend. X-Men alum Halle Berry kicked off the award show action, which included sneak peeks, reunions and performances from M.I.A. and a fire dancer who was literally flaming.
No surprise, the True Blood clan nabbed quite a few of the Scream Awards, including Best TV Show, Holy **it moment and Horror Actor and Actress, with Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell and creator Alan Ball on-hand to accept.
In other not-so-surprising news, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse racked up the Fantasy awards, including Best Fantasy Movie and Best Fantasy Actress and Actor for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. There were also Scream shout-outs for Taylor Lautner and Xavier Samuel.
Vampires ruled the night, and while The Vampire Diaries hotties Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder didn't nab awards, they did take the stage as presenters. They got a much better reception than the somewhat offensive and misogynistic Marilyn Manson.
Inception nabbed the award for The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie and Most Mind-Bending Film, while Avatar star Zoe Saldana and director James Cameron nabbed awards, including Best F/X, Director and 3-D Movie.
The night's big heroine was Sigourney Weaver, who emerged from a giant brain-shaped pod to be dubbed by James Cameron as the "Queen of Sci-Fi." Mickey Rourke got the Best Villain award from hottie Megan Fox.
Green Lantern earned the title of Most Anticipated flick, with Ryan Reynolds accepting the nod from Blake Lively, and the Scream Awards also had a few good sneak peeks of other upcoming films.
Wes Craven, Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts and David Arquette presented a glimpse of Scream 4; Sir Anthony Hopkins offered a peek at The Rite; and there was also a peek at the highly anticipated Harry Potter 7.
There was also a preview of AMC's post-apocalyptic series, The Walking Dead, which is based on the Best Comic Book or Graphic Novel winner of the same name.
In reunion news, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and their infamous time-traveling DeLorean took the stage together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future.
Jimmy Kimmel said an official goodbye to Lost, inviting Jorge Garcia, Henry Ian Cusick, Somerhalder, Francois Chau and former Lost showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse to the stage.
Bill Murray showed up in his old Ghostbusters uniform, respite with proton pack, and earned a standing ovation as he accepted the Best Horror Movie award for Zombieland.
To see the big moments and check out the gargoyle and ghouls onstage and off, tune in to watch 90-minutes of the Scream Awards Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Spike.