Zoë Saldana Nominated for Two Scream Awards

Zoë Saldana seems to be carving a niche for herself in the sci-fi film department, and hard-core fans of the genre couldn’t be happier. The Star Trek star was recently nominated for two Scream awards, which honor the best in the sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comedy genres. "Eight out of the ten highest grossing films of all time are in the Scream genres, which is due to the incredible passion and loyalty of these fans," said Casey Patterson, executive producer of the awards show.

"Getting nominated for kissing a Vulcan is a better fate than logic," said Saldana, who played Uhura in the smash hit 2009 Star Trek prequel. She received nominations for Best Breakout Performance: Female and Best Science Fiction Actress. Saldana also has a starring role alongside Michelle Rodriguez in James Cameron's highly anticipated film, Avatar, set to release Dec. 18, 2009.

The Scream Awards show is taping at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and will celebrate the hottest movies, TV shows, actors, comedians, icons and pioneers who have shaped these influential genres. This year's show will also feature exclusive world premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010. The Scream awards will air on Spike TV on Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. EST.

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