Pee Wee, Potter, Vader honored at Scream Awards

By the Associated Press | October 17, 2011 | 6:33 PM EDT

Actor Robert Downey Jr. accept the Hero Award at the 2011 Scream Awards, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Los Angeles. The award show is dedicated to the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres of feature films, television and comic books. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — What do Harry Potter, Darth Vader, Pee Wee Herman, Nicolas Cage and Robert Downey, Jr. have in common?

All were honored at the Scream Awards, Spike TV's annual celebration of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and superheroes, held Saturday night on the Universal Studios backlot.

The eight-part "Potter" film franchise was named the Ultimate Scream, which awards presenter Chloe Grace Moretz described as "the most awesome, most rocking thing that the universe has ever seen."

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas presented Vader with the Ultimate Villain award and announced that fans could see the Sith Lord on screen in 3-D in February.

Herman, created by actor Paul Reubens, won the Visionary award. Cage accepted the Maverick award and Downey won the Hero award.

The Scream Awards will be shown Tuesday on Spike TV.