NOMINEES FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL “2012 FRIGHT NIGHT AWARDS” PRESENTED BY CANCER BITES ANNOUNCED NOMINEES INCLUDE: HALLE BERRY, JOHNNY DEPP, HONEY BOO BOO, KATE MIDDLETON, JACK NICHOLSON, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, KATY PERRY, BRAD PITT, ROBIN ROBERTS AND KRISTEN STEWART, AMONG OTHERS
THE FIRST-EVER “FRIGHT NIGHT AWARDS" ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO VOTE ONLINE FOR THEIR FAVORITE SCARY MOVIES, TV SHOWS, SUPERNATURAL CELEBRITIES AND MORE GOING INTO HALLOWEEN TO RAISE BLOOD CANCER AWARENESS
LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2012) – Cancer Bites, a national blood cancer awareness and education campaign launching on Halloween, announced the nominations for the first annual 2012 Fright Night Awards today – from Robert Pattinson to Lady Gaga – in which fans all around the world can vote for their favorite frights in 21 categories that encompass film, television, celebrity costumes and more. The Fright Night Awards is a virtual awards show held exclusively online. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 30. Fans can vote for their favorites at www.frightnightawards.com.
CANCER BITES has enlisted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) to help fuel its mission. As the nation's leading blood cancer patient advocacy organizations, LLS, LRF and MMRF will play an integral role in the campaign at every level: funding research to find effective new treatments and cures; connecting patients and their families to free educational information; and providing support services for patients at every stage of their cancer journey. The awareness campaign will encourage the public to support their efforts to beat cancer.
Despite the fact that every four minutes someone will be diagnosed with a blood cancer and that collectively blood cancers make up the fourth most common cancer type overall, blood cancer lags far behind other cancer education initiatives on the public awareness scale. Cancer Bites is aiming to change that.
Harnessing the Halloween season and the public's obsession around the mystique of vampires and the supernatural, Cancer Bites has assembled a powerful team of partners, experts and spokespeople to educate the public about the prevalence of blood cancers. Cancer Bites will focus on raising awareness around those most impacted by the disease and creating a broad national dialogue on the importance of funding life-saving research. Robert Pattinson introduced the concept at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards in his acceptance speech for his "Choice Celebrity Vampire" win by saying "Cancer Bites!"
For Cancer Bites and the Fright Night Awards, blood cancer survivor and creator/co-executive producer of the FOX Teen Choice Awards, Michael Burg saw a unique opportunity to raise awareness for blood cancer programs and generate broad national dialogue. "Bringing a touch of entertainment and fun together during a time that celebrates Halloween is really rewarding," said Burg. "Our ultimate goal is to rally the public to increase overall awareness of blood cancers."
The Fright Night Awards highlights nominees in fun and unique Halloween-related categories including:
1. Fright Night Favorite Scary Movie of the Year
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012), Scream 4 (2011), Silent House (2011), The Cabin in the Woods (2012), The Woman in Black (2012)
2. Fright Night Most Anticipated Movie of the Halloween Season
Frankenweenie, Hotel Transylvania, Paranormal Activity , Silent Hill Revelation 3D , Sinister
3. Fright Night Favorite Vampire Movie of the Year
Dark Shadows (2012), Fright Night (2011), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011), Underworld: Awakening (2012)
4. Fright Night Favorite Supernatural TV Show (2012)
Supernatural, Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, True Blood, Vampire Diaries
5. Fright Night Favorite Female TV or Movie Vampire
Ashley Greene- Twilight, Deborah Ann Woll- True Blood, Kate Beckinsale- Underworld, Kristen Stewart- Twilight, Nina Dobrev- Vampire Diaries
6. Fright Night Favorite Male TV or Movie Vampire
Alexander Skarsgard- True Blood, Ian Sommerhalder- Vampire Diaries, Johnny Depp- Dark Shadows, Robert Pattinson- Twilight, Stephen Moyer- True Blood
7. Fright Night Favorite Movie or TV Werewolf
Joe Manganiello as Alcide- True Blood, Joseph Morgan as Klaus- The Vampire Diaries, Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood- The Vampire Diaries, Taylor Lautner as Jacob- Twilight Series
8. Fright Night Favorite Actor in a Horror Film (2011-2012)
Chris Hemsworth- The Cabin in the Woods (2011), Colin Farrell- Fright Night (2011), Daniel Radcliffe- The Woman in Black (2012), David Arquette- Scream 4 (2011). Michael Ealy- Underworld: Awakening (2012)
9. Fright Night Favorite Actress in a Horror Film (2011-2012)
Ashley Greene- The Apparition (2012), Jennifer Lawrence- House at the End of the Street (2012), Kate Beckinsale- Underworld: Awakening (2012), Neve Campbell- Scream 4 (2011), Rose Byrne- Insidious (2011)
10. Fright Night Favorite Actor I would like to "Sink my Teeth Into"
Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Liam Hemsworth, Robert Pattinson, Ryan Gosling
11. Fright Night Favorite Actress I would like to "Sink my Teeth Into"
Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansson
12. Fright Night Favorite Male Celebrity who Dresses for Halloween Every Day
Johnny Weir, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Perez Hilton, Redfoo, LMFAO
13. Fright Night Favorite Female Celebrity who Dresses for Halloween Every Day
Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga , Nicki Minaj , Snooki
14. Fright Night Favorite Celebrity in Costume (2011)
Beyonce- "Bumble Bee", Heidi Klum- "Visible Woman", Katy Perry- "Skeleton", Kim Kardashian- "Poison Ivy", Lea Michele- "Black Swan"
15. Fright Night Favorite Talk Show Host Halloween Costume
Carrie Keagan as Jem from Jem & the Hollograms (VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live), Hoda Kotb as Yoda from Star Wars (TODAY - Kathie Lee & Hoda), Kelly Ripa as Kim Kardashian (Live with Kelly & Michael), Matt Lauer as Prince William (TODAY) , Robin Roberts as Nicki Minaj (GMA)
16. Fright Night Favorite Scream of All Time in a Horror Movie Scene
Halloween (Jamie Lee Curtis), Psycho (Janet Leigh), Scream (Drew Barrymore), The Shining (Shelley Duvall), The Blair Witch Project (Heather Donahue)
17. Fright Night Most Frightening Horror Movie Villain of All Time
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector (Hannibal), Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance (The Shining), Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th), Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Michael Meyers (Halloween Series)
18. Fright Night Favorite Series of Horror Movies of All Time
Friday The 13th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, SAW, Scream
19. Fright Night Favorite Male Halloween Costume for 2012
Big Bird, Christian Grey, Governor Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama, Psy (Gangnam Style)
20. Fright Night Favorite Female Halloween Costume for 2012
Anastasia Steele, Gabby Douglas (Fierce 5), Honey Boo Boo, Kate Middleton, Katniss Everdeen
21. Fright Night Favorite Halloween Candy of All Time
Butterfinger, Candy Corn, M&M's, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix
In addition to voting for their favorite “Fright Night” nominees, fans can show their support by spreading the word about Cancer Bites and blood cancer awareness. The official Cancer Bites website, www.cancerbites.tv will launch on Halloween. In the meantime, voters are encouraged to spread the word via their social networks to encourage friends and family to vote and to log on to get the latest updates about the campaign, blood cancers and of course, their favorite supernatural celebrities. Fans are encouraged to join the “Cancer Bites” community on Facebook and Twitter.
Edge Health: The creator of Cancer Bites, Edge Health, is an entertainment and branding entity that focuses on creating healthcare messaging for the consumer. To learn more, visit www.edgehealth.com.