Frank Miller To Be Honored At 2006 Spike TV Scream Awards

Official Press Release

New York, NY -- Pass the entrails, because Halloween is coming a little early this year when Rosario Dawson , Rose McGowan and Marley Shelton - the women of Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez's highly anticipated upcoming horror film "Grindhouse" - host Spike TV's SCREAM AWARDS 2006, airing Tuesday, October 10 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).   The event (taping at the historic Pantages Theater in Hollywood on October 7) will reach an estimated 750 million people from over 90 countries outside the U.S.

Fan favorites Dawson, ("Descent," "Sin City," "Men in Black II"), McGowan ("Scream," "Charmed," "The Black Dahlia") and Shelton ("Sin City," "American Dreamz," "The Last Kiss") appear together on Spike TV's first annual, televised event which celebrates Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic books, before they light up the screen with "Grindhouse" in 2007.

Spike TV's SCREAM AWARDS 2006 is the first and biggest event to honor the unique creative talent in the Horror, Sci Fi, Fantasy and Comics genres, all under one roof, said Casey Patterson, executive producer and senior vice president event production for Spike TV.   It doesn't get any cooler than the amazing women of 'Grindhouse' hosting.   Rosario, Rose and Marley are an incredible way to celebrate our first year. The show promises to shock and entertain the fans and bow down to the gods of the genres.

Recently named   as one of the best rock bands in America, by the New York Times , My Chemical Romance will be performing their smash, Welcome to the Black Parade, from their forthcoming album, "The Black Parade," due for release on Reprise Records October 24th.   Also setting the mood for the festivities will be metal gods Korn.

Big honors of the night include the first recipient of the "Comic-Con Icon Award," Frank Miller. The genius behind graphic novels turned into films, Sin City and the upcoming 300, Miller has been instrumental in creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comic and related popular art forms, and bringing this great medium to wider recognition.  

A tribute to the "Prince of Darkness" himself, Spike TV's SCREAM AWARDS 2006 will present a special honor to Ozzy Osbourne. Also honored will be Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. World premieres of their latest projects, "Death Proof" and "Planet Terror" will be included.

Spike TV's SCREAM AWARDS 2006 will also feature appearances by Fergie, Marilyn Manson, Eva Mendes, "Saw III"'s Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith, "Hostel"'s Jay Hernandez, Rob Zombie, the cast of Battlestar Galactica, Josh Duhamel, and more to be announced shortly.

Spiketv.com and Captain Morgan, a presenting sponsor of Spike TV's SCREAM AWARDS 2006, offer a backstage web cam covering behind-the-scenes talent interviews which will be posted to Spike TV's Web site.   Additional presenting sponsors include Taco Bell and Honda.   Promotional partner Hot Topic featured in-store displays to promote online voting. The youth-oriented retail clothing outlet also featured entry boxes in more than 700 stores for a "fly-away" contest to attend the awards show taping.

www.screamawards.spiketv.com is the official home to Spike TV's SCREAM AWARDS 2006 voting, contests, and news. On the Web site, fans can vote for their favorite nominees, enter to win a celebrity gift bag and chat in the forums. The site is also accepting user entries for the iScreams, an online contest for original artwork, videos and costumes -- with cash prizes for the best in show.   In addition to the Captain Morgan-sponsored backstage interviews posted on October 10, the Web site will also feature exclusive video footage of the event, including Red Carpet coverage.

Voting for Spike TV's SCREAM AWARDS 2006, which includes the categories "Best Internet Video," "Best Horror Movie," "Scream Queen," "Most Vile Villain" and "Most Memorable Mutilation," began on July 21 for fans, via the Web site screamawards.spiketv.com , and closes Friday, October 6.

Members of this year's advisory board included: Wes Craven (writer/director A Nightmare on Elm Street); David S. Goyer (screenwriter, Batman Begins); Geoff Johns (comic book writer, Green Lantern); R. Eric Lieb (Comic book writer, Saw: Rebirth); Brian Pulido ("Lady Death"); Judd Winick (executive producer/creator, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee); Jonathan Woods (Storyboard artist, Team America: World Police); and Rob Zombie (writer/director, House of 1,000 Corpses).

Michael Levitt, Casey Patterson and Cindy Levitt are executive producers; Greg Sills is supervising producer and Gary Tellalian is producer of Spike TV's SCREAM AWARDS 2006

Spike TV, available in 90 million homes, is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, is a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

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