Shudder and Fangoria announced presenters today at the 2021 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, premiering Sunday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT exclusively on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. The ceremony, which recognizes an outstanding achievement in horror film and television, is hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and function Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween Keith David The thing), Gigi Saul Guerrero (director, Culture shock), Issa Lopez (director, Tigers are not afraid), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Tananarive Due (Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror), Blumhouse Founder and CEO Jason Blum, James Jude Courtney (Halloween), Doug Jones (The shape of water) and drag artist and The Boulet Brothers ‘Dragula season two winner Biqtch Puddin’ as presenters. Among this year’s nominated films are The invisible man Freaky The Dark and the Wicked Host and Owner as well as actors Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Clancy Brown and Elisabeth Moss.
“We are delighted to be partnering with our friends at Fangoria, a horror institution, to present their annual Chainsaw Awards, televised for the first time in years. We hope to bring Shudder members and horror fans together for a vibrant celebration of the genre we love so much, ”said Craig Engler, GM for Shudder.
“The Chainsaw Awards are an institution in disgust that has existed in the magazine since 1992. Bringing them back as a real event has been a dream, and broadcasting them on Shudder is something we’ve been working towards since we launched the magazine. brought back to life, ”said Fangoria editor Phil Nobile Jr.
This year’s ceremony will be filmed and hosted virtually with pre and post show on socials. The ceremony will premiere exclusively on the ‘Shudder TV’ feed – available only on Shudder’s TV and mobile apps and online at Shudder.com – and will air simultaneously in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand . Chainsaw Awards have been televised worldwide. The ceremony will also be released through Fangioria’s online and social platforms after Shudder’s premiere.
Since 1992, the Chainsaw Awards have been a tribute to excellence in the horror genre, with previous recipients including Jonathan Demme, Sam Raimi, Robert Eggers, Toni Collette and George Romero. The awards have been executive produced by Tara Ansley, Abhi Goel, Phil Nobile Jr. and produced by Armen Aghaeian and Rebekah McKendry.
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