Greg Nicotero, producer and special effects make-up guy for AMC’s The Walking Dead, will receive an Eyegore award this year.
The Eyegore Awards are hosted by Universal Studios Hollywood. They are given for achievements in the horror genre. Similar to lifetime achievement awards, these are not a nomination/win system, but are just given out to anyone who is really, really awesome.
Chris Hardwick, comedian/geek and host of The Talking Dead, and Robert Kirkman will present the award to Nicotero.
Awards will also be presented to Robert Rodriguez (due to From Dusk Till Dawn, Machete, & Grindhouse), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Thriller), and for some reason Slash (perhaps due to the living horror of being affiliated with Axel Rose?).
The awards ceremony will be emceed by McKenzie Westmore, host of Syfy’s Face Off.