Nominations for the 2010 Golden Raspberry Awards, a.k.a. The Razzies, have been announced.
Michael Bay’s box office hit Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (above, top photo) and Brad Silberling’s box office dud Land of the Lost (above, lower photo) lead the pack with seven nominations apiece.
Among the nominations for the (as per The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation’s release) “over-loud, over-long, uber-stupid” Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were those for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actress (Megan Fox, also for Jennifer’s Body), Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, and Worst Supporting Actress (Julie White).
Among those for Land of the Lost are Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actor (Will Ferrell), Worst Screenplay, and Worst Supporting Actor (Jorma Taccone).
Other Worst Picture nominees were Old Dogs, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and All About Steve.
For Sandra Bullock, Worst Actress nominee for All About Steve, it’ll most likely be a Razzie today, an Oscar tomorrow. But if by some catastrophic twist of fate she fails to be shortlisted for The Blind Side, she’ll at least know deep in her heart that the Golden Raspberry folks didn’t forget her.
Nominees were determined by mailing ballots to 647 Foundation members in 46 U.S. states and 19 other countries. Winners will be announced at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood at 7:30pm Pacific Time on Saturday, March 6 – the night before the Oscars.
Individual Razzie 2010 dishonorees include Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Megan Fox (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Jennifer’s Body), Steve Martin (Pink Panther 2), Beyoncé and Ali Larter (Obsessed), and Eddie Murphy (Imagine That).
Also, Will Ferrell (Land of the Lost), husband & wife John Travolta and Kelly Preston (Old Dogs), Sarah Jessica Parker (Did You Hear About the Morgans?), daughter & father Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus (Hannah Montana: The Movie), Marlon Wayans and Sienna Miller (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Sandra Bullock (All About Steve), Hugh Hefner (Miss March), and Candice Bergen (Bride Wars).
Special dishonorees for Worst Actor and Worst Actress of the Decade include Ben Affleck, Rob Schneider, Mike Myers, Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy, Miley Cyrus, and John Travolta .
Battlefield Earth, Freddy Got Fingered, Gigli, I Know Who Killed Me, and Swept Away are the Worst Picture of the Decade nominees.
Worst Actress nominee Sandra Bullock is also up for the Worst Couple award (with Bradley Cooper), along with, among others, the Jonas Brothers (Jonas Bros. A 3-D Concert Experience), Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner (New Moon), and Shia LaBeouf (with any Transformers cast member, whether human or robot).
In the running for Worst Director are Michael Bay (Transformers), Brad Silberling (Land of the Lost), Phil Traill (All About Steve), Stephen Sommers (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), and Walt Becker (Old Dogs).
Melissa Rosenberg’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon screenplay was shortlisted, along with those for All About Steve, G.I. Joe, Land of the Lost, and Transformers.
New Moon, Transformers, Land of the Lost, Pink Panther 2, and G.I. Joe are the Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel nominees.
Robert Pattinson could well be chuckling at his Razzie nomination, but I wonder if he’ll be offended for being mentioned in the Worst Supporting Actor category.
Complete list of Razzie nominees can be found here.
Photos: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Kimberley French / Summit Entertainment); All About Steve (Suzanne Tenner / 20th Century Fox)
Photos: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (DreamWorks / Paramount); Land of the Lost (Universal)
If they put on a TV show for the 2010 Razzie Awards, I bet they’ll get better ratings than the Academy Awards – that is, if any of the nominees bother to show up. This year, the Razzies list may well include Robert Pattinson, Megan Fox, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Gerard Butler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Miley Cyrus, Sandra Bullock, Beyoncé Knowles, Will Ferrell, Katherine Heigl, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson,and Hannah Montana: The Movie, among its nominees and winners in some capacity or other.
Those poor Razzie voters usually have a much tougher time narrowing down their list of nominees than any academy or critics’ groups out there. Just think of the possibilities, from major box office hits to disastrous flops and everything in between: 2012, All About Steve, Gamer, Bride Wars, Nine, The Pink Panther 2, Year Zero, The Ugly Truth, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Fast and Furious, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Angels & Demons, Terminator Salvation, Land of the Lost, The Blind Side, Couples Retreat, Knowing, Race to Witch Mountain, Bruno, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, It’s Complicated, Ninja Assassin, Funny People, Saw VI. The list goes on and on. And on.
Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (Ron Batzdorff / Warner Bros.) (top); Nicolas Cage in Knowing (Summit Entertainment) (bottom)
Nicolas Cage, Michael Cera, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Matthew McConaughey, Steve Martin, Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman,Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Kevin James, Christian Bale could – some might say should – all be nominated as well. Tom Hanks could have his Angels & Demons hairdo nominated. They could even include Daniel Day-Lewis (an Italian ladies’ man in Nine?) to add a little class to the proceedings.
And who knows? If Razzie voters choose to be truly daring, James Cameron himself may get a nomination for worst screenplay, as Avatar relies much less on layered storytelling than on visual pyrotechnics. If so, the Razzies should definitely have a televised awards ceremony. Just compare the lists above to this small sample of potential Oscar nominees: Carey Mulligan, Gabourey Sidibe, Jeff Bridges, Jeremy Renner, Christopher Plummer, Anna Kendrick, Vera Farmiga, Christoph Waltz, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Yolande Moreau, Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci, Samantha Morton. Who are those people??
Oscar bashers are always complaining about the Academy Awards not matching the tastes of the general moviegoing public. Well, the Razzies, in a twisted sort of way, do. Among last year’s Razzie winners were Paris Hilton, Mike Myers, Pierce Brosnan (for Mamma Mia!, no less), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Make sure to tune in when their 2010 nominations are announced on Feb. 1.
Note: Sandra Bullock fans, don’t panic! If she gets all Razzied out, it should be for All About Steve.