After eight films, nine Academy Award nominations, and years of inspiring millions of fans worldwide, Spike TV will say goodbye to the “Harry Potter” films as it presents the ultimate farewell tribute to the blockbuster franchise at its “SCREAM Awards 2011.”
The sixth annual event, which honors all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic books, will tape at Universal Studios on Saturday, October 15 , and premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 18 (9:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT).
Two-time Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr. will attend to accept SCREAM’s prestigious Hero Award. With wildly successful films like “Sherlock Holmes” and “Iron Man,” Downey has captivated fans and critics alike with his daring and iconic interpretations of some of cinema’s most beloved characters.
Academy Award winner and star of “National Treasure,” “Kick-Ass,” and “Ghost Rider,” Nicolas Cage will be on hand to reveal an exclusive new footage from “Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance” and to accept the Maverick Award to recognize his fearless and intriguing body of work. Appearing in over 60 films, Cage has blazed his own path through Hollywood and created some of the most memorable, eccentric and indelible roles.
“The superstars and superheroes who are coming to SCREAM this year do it because they love and appreciate these fans for their unparalleled passion,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of “SCREAM Awards 2011″ and executive vice president of event production for Viacom Media Networks Entertainment Group. “We have a lot of Scream-worthy surprises for the fans this year.”
Spike TV’s “SCREAM Awards 2011″ will also feature world premiere footage from some of the biggest releases of the next 12 months. The show will include never-before-seen previews of “Total Recall,” “The Woman In Black,” “Paranormal Activity 3” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” with many more films to be announced shortly.
Fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event, by visiting scream.spike.com.
The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM Awards 2011″ are GEICO, Samsung, Subaru and Taco Bell.
Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM Awards 2011.” Greg Sills is supervising producer, Austin Reading is producer and Hamish Hamilton will direct.
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