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Watchmen’s 13

In a few weeks, Spike TV will air the fourth annual “SCREAM,” the first and only global event of its kind to honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres.

Although Watchmen garnered an impressive 13 nominations along with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, J.J. Abrams’ Sci-Fi action-adventure Star Trek topped the list with 17 nominations. Some of Watchmen’s 13 nominations include Best Fantasy Movie, Carla Gugino for Best Supporting Actress, Malin Akerman for Breakout Performance - Female, Best Ensemble, Best F/X, My Chemical Romance’s “Desolation Row” for SCREAM Song of the Year, and Best Comic Book Movie.

In the category of Best Superhero, Watchmen took half of the nominations for Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, Billy Crudup Dr. Manhattan and Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre II. These three will likely have a tough time beating out Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, but I’d say Haley’s ink blot masked vigilante has an excellent chance in upsetting the adamantium clawed mutant.

Watchmen did make it into the Most Memorable Mutilation category alongside a bunch of horror movie scenes. And if you think the nomination went to the cleaver in the head scene — fat chance. The nomination actually went to the prisoner's arms getting cut off by the rotary saw.

In this year’s all-new Fight-to-the-Death Scene of the Year category, Watchmen got a well deserved nomination for Ozymandias vs. The Comedian - and if that doesn’t beat out the other nominations like Kirk vs. Spock (umm, who died in that scene?) and Optimus Prime vs. The Fallen — God help us all.

Finally, Watchmen was also nominated for Holy S***! Scene of the Year for the climactic destruction of Manhattan scene.

Watchmen's destruction of Manhattan scene

Taping on Saturday, October 17 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, “SCREAM 2009” celebrates the hottest films, tv shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry.

This year’s show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010. In fact, the cornerstone exclusive from last year’s SCREAM Awards happened to be footage from the Watchmen movie. The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT). Presenters and musical performers will be announced shortly.

Ballots were sent out to Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” advisory board, consisting of some of the most respected and well-known members of the horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic book worlds who were responsible for advising on categories and determining nominees in each category.

All films, television shows and comic books were deemed eligible for inclusion if they were released between August 9, 2008 and July 15, 2009 and were representative of the genres listed. Winners will be determined by online voting at scream.spike.com.

Now, I’m going to get all David Hayter on your asses and beg you to not only go to that site and vote for Watchmen, but to spread the word to all the fans of the film and other Watchmen friendly forums and online communities.

We know Watchmen is the underdog in most of these categories and we will need all the help we can to beat out Hollywood juggernauts like Star Trek, Wolverine and Harry Potter. Now go and vote, and spread the word!

8.31.09 Source: WatchmenComicMovie.com

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