‘Harry Potter,’ ‘X-Men: First Class’ lead Scream Awards

Sept. 07, 2011 | 9:30 a.m.

"X-Men: First Class," left, and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1." (20th Century Fox / Warner Bros.)

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2″ and “X-Men: First Class” lead the way with 14 nominations each for Spike TV’s Scream Awards 2011, the televised trophy franchise that has become the sci-fi, horror and fantasy universe’s equivalent of the MTV Video Music Awards.

The sixth annual Scream Awards will be taped Oct. 15 on the Universal lot and then air as a two-hour show on Oct. 18. Other notable nominees include “Captain America: The First Avenger” (11 nominations), “Thor” (nine), “True Blood” (seven), “Game of Thrones (seven) and AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (six). Voting is done by fans who visit the Spike TV website.

In the world of comic books, the nominees for best writer are Ed Brubaker, Joe Hill, Robert Kirkman, Grant Morrison and Mike Mignola, while the field for best artist — Charlie Adlard, Mark Buckingham, Duncan Fegredo, John Romita Jr. and Berni Wrightson — shows a strong tilt toward horror and fantasy work.  In the category of best comic book or graphic novel, there isn’t a superhero in sight: “American Vampire,” “Chew,” “Day Tripper, “Locke & Key” and “The Walking Dead” got the nods.

“Potter” and “X-Men” are two film brands that certainly speak to the past decade’s surge in special-effects entertainment in Hollywood; the two outsider epics, both centered around schools for more-than-human students, have combined for 13 films in 10 years and some staggering box office totals:  $7 billion for “Potter” and $1.9 billion for “X-Men.”  The chronicles of muggle and mutant melodrama have historically mixed results with critics, but these latest editions have been perhaps the strongest to date as far as reviews.

The monster category of the night is The Ultimate Scream, which mixes film and television into one big trophy derby. The nominees in that category: “Black Swan,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Game of Thrones,”   “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Super 8,” “Thor,”  “True Blood,” “The Walking Dead” and “X-Men: First Class.”

– Geoff Boucher

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8 Responses to ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘X-Men: First Class’ lead Scream Awards

  1. anonymous says:

    Harry potter is going to win it all! :D VOTE VOTE VOTE FOR HARRY POTTER!!! !!!!
    •BEST 3-D MOVIE
    •BEST FANTASY ACTOR – DANIEL RADCLIFFE
    •BEST FANTASY ACTRESS – EMMA WATSON
    •BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – RUPERT GRINT
    •BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – ALAN RICKMAN (he deserves it!!!)
    •BEST VILLIAN – RALPH FIENNES
    •FIGHT SCENE OF THE YEAR – THE BATTLE OF HOGWARTS
    •HOLY SH!T SCENE OF THE YEAR – ROOM OF REQUIREMENT, FIENDFYRE
    •BEST ENSEMBLE
    •BEST F/X
    •BEST DIRECTOR – DAVID YATES

  2. Linde says:

    Harry Potter HAVE to win it all!!!!!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE FOR HARRY!!!!!

  3. Caleb says:

    As good as Deathly Hallows 2 was, I liked First Class better. Go X-Men!

  4. Remy Lebeau says:

    X-MEN!!!

  5. Julie says:

    Go X-MEN, go X-MEN !!!!!

  6. Giery says:

    I must go with FirstClass on this one

  7. Christycard says:

    As much as I love Harry, I gotta go with Charles. X-Men!!!

  8. Cassandra says:

    HARRY POTTER FOR ULTIMATE SCREAM AND EVERY CATEGORY IT WAS IN! No, seriously. Not only did every single scene have loads of action in it compared to the formers which were more sedate and took time to explain things, but there were very emotional and touching parts also. The movie sent out beautiful messages and the ending was just perfect. As much as X-Men is amazing, this is the final ending to a WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON! It has to rake in as many awards as it can before the final nominations and awards are distributed!

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