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Twilight isn't Oscar material, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer never won an Emmy -- but now, finally, an awards ceremony has given vamps (and space travelers and robots) the accolades they deserve.
Spike TV's "Scream 2009" awards, "honoring the best in fantasy, sci-fi, comics and horror," took place on Saturday. Since most of the awards were decided by online vote, fan favorites scored big: True Blood and Twilight each received 4 awards, including Best TV Show and Best Fantasy Film, respectively. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen came close behind with 3 awards, including Megan Fox for Best Sci-Fi Actress (and given that she won over powerful actors Lena Headey and Katee Sackhoff we suspect the main criteria for that one is "hotness"). The acclaimed Star Trek film won the night's highest honor, Ultimate Scream -- and the award was accepted not by director J.J. Abrams, but by original series star William Shatner. His speech: "This movie was big. Imagine how big it could have been with me in it?"
Other notable award recipients included Taylor Lautner (Best Breakout Performance - Male), Alexander Skarsgard (Best Villain), Kristen Stewart (Best Fantasy Actress), and Anna Paquin (Best Horror Actress), as well as lifetime achievement honorees Stan Lee, George Romero and Keith Richards. The ceremony will be broadcast on October 27th, when swear words will be bleeped out, but other notable features will be included -- like an audience dressed as zombies and monsters, and "a giant snowglobe filled with murderous little girls." If you want more spoilers, a partial list of winners appears here.
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