Spacey Awards Coverage – Superman Returns Wins Big!

Oh, how I wish we could get The Space Network down here in the States. If anyone has some kind of super-secret way to stream it online, I would be eternally grateful to hear about it. For those who haven’t heard of it, its comparable to Sci-Fi Network here, but the programming is considerably better. Every year, they give out The SPACEY AWARDS, Canada’s recognition of Genre entertainment.

The big winner tonight, interestingly enough, is one of my favorite super-hero films ever– SUPERMAN RETURNS. Now this is a film that was met with a pretty lukewarm response here in the U.S., but apparently the global markets enjoyed it very much. I can’t seem to figure out why that is. I thought the movie was pretty brilliant– I felt Brandon Routh captured the melancholy isolation of Kal-El perfectly, that Kevin Spacey was wickedly fun as Lex Luthor, and that the “Superman’s son” angle made perfect sense as a continuation of the original film’s themes of fatherhood and messianic destiny. The big criticism I heard was that there needed to be big, flashy supervillains, which isn’t, at least to me, what Superman (especially on film) is all about. There’s a reason this guy’s biggest enemy is just a human being.

Well, getting off my Superman soapbox, it appears they had a lot of fun up in Toronto tonight. In addition to Superman Returns garnering three awards (Best Heroic Performance, Best Villain, Best Comic Book Movie Adaptation), James Bond won “Favourite Kick-Ass Character” a viewer’s choice award that once agains show much Daniel Craig did to restore that franchise’s glory, and Pan’s Labyrinth won Best Movie.

Full list of nominees and winners after the break… I’ll try to find us some video shortly.

The winners of The 2007 SPACEY Awards are as follows:

FAVOURITE CHARACTER YOU LOVE TO HATE
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Nominees: Dr. Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Galactica), Caprica 6 (Battlestar
Galactica), Vala Mal Doran (Stargate SG-1), James “Sawyer” Ford (Lost),
Lex Luthor (Smallville)
Award Presenter: Jewel Staite and Joe Flanigan from Stargate Atlantis
Winner: Lex Luthor – Accepted by Michael Rosenbaum

FAVOURITE KICK-ASS CHARACTER
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Nominees: James Bond (Casino Royale), Chev (Crank), Selene (Underworld:
Evolution), V (V for Vendetta), Violet (Ultraviolet)
Award Presenter: Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica
Winner: James Bond – Accepted by Martin Campbell

BEST HEROIC PERFORMANCE
———————–
Nominees: Clark “Superman” Kent (Superman Returns), Ethan Hunt (Mission:
Impossible III), Neville Flynn (Snakes on a Plane), Ofelia (Pan’s
Labyrinth), Theo Faron (Children of Men)
Award Presenter: Masi Oka from Heroes
Winner: Clark “Superman” Kent (Superman Returns) – Accepted by Brandon
Routh

BEST HORROR MOVIE
—————–
Nominees: The Descent, The Hills Have Eyes, Saw III, Silent Hill, Slither
Award Presenter: Eli Roth from Hostel: Part II
Winner: Saw III – Accepted by Tobin Bell

FAVOURITE CLASSIC TV SHOW
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Nominees: Batman, Battlestar Galactica: The Classic Series, Buck Rogers
in the 25th Century, Star Trek: The Original Series, Twilight Zone
Award Presenter: Bruce Boxleitner from Babylon 5 Winner: Star Trek: The
Original Series – Accepted by George Takei

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Michael Westmore
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FAVOURITE TV CHARACTER
———————-
Nominees: Kate Austen (Lost), Jack Bauer (24), Dr. Rodney McKay (Stargate
Atlantis), Hiro Nakamura (Heroes), Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (Battlestar
Galactica)
Award Presenter: Terrence Mann from The Dresden Files
Winner: Dr. Rodney McKay – Accepted by David Hewlett

BEST ANIMATED MOVIE
——————-
Nominees: A Scanner Darkly, Cars, Happy Feet, Monster House, Over the
Hedge
Award Presenter: Artist/Illustrator Ken Lashley
Winner: Happy Feet – Accepted by George Miller

FAVOURITE TV SHOW
—————–
Nominees: Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, Lost, Stargate Atlantis, 24
Award Presenter: Kyle Schmid from Blood Ties
Winner: Stargate Atlantis – Accepted by the cast of Stargate Atlantis

FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME
——————–
Nominees: Company of Heroes, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Gears of War,
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas
Award Presenter: Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid
Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – Accepted by Ron Bertram
from Nintendo Canada

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Bob Burns
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BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE ADAPTATION
——————————–
Nominees: Superman Returns, V for Vendetta and X-Men: The Last Stand
Award Presenter: Tyler Mane from X:Men
Winner: Superman Returns – Accepted by Bryan Singer

BEST MOVIE VILLAIN
——————
Nominees: Owen Davian (Mission: Impossible III), Davy Jones (Pirates of
the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Le Chiffre (Casino Royale), Lex Luthor
(Superman Returns), Capitan Vidal (Pan’s Labyrinth)
Award Presenter: Bryan Singer from Superman Returns
Winner: Lex Luthor – Accepted by Kevin Spacey

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Cheeta
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BEST MOVIE ACTION SEQUENCE
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Nominees: “Construction Site Chase” (Casino Royale), “Refugee Camp
Invasion” (Children of Men), “Car Chase” (Crank), “Bridge Attack”
(Mission: Impossible III), “Saving the Plane” (Superman Returns)
Award Presenter: Natassia Malthe from Skinwalkers
Winner: “Construction Site Chase” (Casino Royale) – Accepted by Martin
Campbell

BEST MOVIE
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Nominees: Casino Royale, Children of Men, Mission: Impossible III, Pan’s
Labyrinth, Superman Returns
Award Presenter: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright from Hot Fuzz
Winner: Pan’s Labyrinth – Accepted by Guillermo del Toro

FAVOURITE MOVIE
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Nominees: Cars, Casino Royale, Children of Men, The Descent, Happy Feet,
Mission: Impossible III, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead
Man’s Chest, Superman Returns, V for Vendetta, X-Men: The Last Stand
Award Presenter: Beau Bridges from Stargate SG-1
Winner: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – Accepted by Gore
Verbinski

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One Response to Spacey Awards Coverage – Superman Returns Wins Big!

  1. Claire says:

    Does anyone know how I can get photos or video of the Spacey awards.

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