Shudder and Fangoria announced presenters at 2021 today Fangoria Chainsaw AwardsPremiere on Sunday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT exclusively on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium horror, thriller, and supernatural streaming service. The ceremony, which honors excellence in horror film and television, will be hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Ant man and the wasp) and feature Jamie Lee Curtis ((Halloween), Keith David ((The thing), Gigi Saul Guerrero (director, culture shock), Issa Lopez (director, Tigers are not afraid), Kevin Smith (Employees), Tananarive Due (Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror), Founder and CEO of Blumhouse, Jason Blum, James Jude Courtney (Halloween), Doug Jones (The shape of the water) and Drag Artist and The Boulet Brothers ‘Dragula Season Two Winner Biqtch Puddin’ as presenters. This year’s nominated films include The invisible man, Freaky, The darkness and the bad guys, host and owner as well as the actors Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Clancy Brown and Elisabeth Moss.
“We’re excited to be working with our friends at Fangoria, a horror institution, to present their annual Chainsaw Awards, which will be televised for the first time in years. We hope Shudder members and horror fans alike become one bringing together vibrant celebration of the genre we love so much, “said Craig Engler, GM for Shudder.
“The Chainsaw Awards are an institution of horror that has been in the magazine since 1992. Bringing it back as a current event was a dream and showing it on Shudder has been something we’ve been working towards since we revived the magazine.” said Fangoria editor Phil Nobile Jr.
This year’s ceremony will be filmed and moderated virtually with pre- and post-show in social networks. The ceremony will be premiered exclusively on the “Shudder TV” feed, available only on Shudder’s TV and mobile apps and online at Shudder.com, and which will air concurrently in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand Chainsaw Awards televised worldwide. The ceremony will also be posted on Fangioria’s online and social platforms after the Shudder premiere.
Since 1992, the Chainsaw Awards have recognized top performance in the horror genre. Past recipients include Jonathan Demme, Sam Raimi, Robert Eggers, Toni Collette, and George Romero. The awards are produced by Tara Ansley, Abhi Goel, Phil Nobile Jr., and by Armen Aghaeian and Rebekah McKendry.
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