Award shows are all the rage these days. When people get burned out on the big three, the Oscars, Emmy’s, Golden Globes, they turn to more fun and entertaining (albeit less important ones) award shows. One of the more fun ones is definitely Spike’s annual Scream Awards.
Starting off celebrating the world of horror, the award show has since become a haven for all things pop culture and geeky, giving awards to the likes of Frank Miller or Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd for Back to the Future. This year, two modern icons are finally getting some love.
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 a 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.
It will certainly be interesting to see how Cage acknowledges himself as being a bit of a loose canon, but we’ll have to wait until Tuesday, October 18th at 9pm ET on Spike TV to find out how it all goes down.