Just as award season is being kicked off with the Golden Globes this Sunday, where they feed and give drinks to the Hollywood elite (oh, and praise the best of the best in movies and TV -- sometimes I forget that they do that, too), the rest of us get to enjoy a certain amount of schadenfreude with the announcement of The 29th Annual Razzies, highlighting the somewhat more prevalent worst of the worst in Hollywood. While I don't necessarily agree with every single movie The Razzies nominate, the awards do tend to validate my taste, particularly this year, when I can state with pride that I did not see a single one of the films nominated for Worst Picture. The list, after the jump.
Feeling no need to stick with those other awards shows set precedent of nominating only five films per category, The Razzies nominate whatever films or actors they feel deserve it. This year's nominees:
Worst Picture: Speed Racer, Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans, The Day the Earth Stood Still, High School Musical 3, The Hottie & The Nottie, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, The Love Guru, Postal, Rambo, The Happening, Meet Dave, Witless Protection
Worst Actor: Zac Efron, Dane Cook, Larry the Cable Guy, Eddie Murphy, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise (Valkyrie), Will Ferrell, Ashton Kutcher, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Mark Wahlberg
Worst Actress: Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba, The cast of "The Women," Camilla Belle, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Diane Keaton, Jennifer Connelly, Zooey Deschanel, Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria-Parker, Reese Witherspoon
Worst Screen Couple: Any couple from HSM 3, Cameron Diaz & Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton & Joel David Moore, Kate Hudson & Dane Cook, Kate Hudson & Matthew McConaughey, Larry the Cable Guy & Jenny McCarthy, any couple from Mamma Mia, Eddie Murphy & Eddie Murphy (Meet Dave), Al Pacino & His Hair, Mark Wahlberg & Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis, Sylvester Stallone & His Ego
Worst Director: Uwe Boll, Scott Derrickson, Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, Tom Putnam, Marco Schnabel, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Avnet, Diane English, Roland Emmerich, Brian Robbins, Kenny Ortega, M. Night Shyamalan
Worst Prequel, Sequel, Remake or Rip-Off: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Rambo, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, An American Carol, The Women, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Prom Night, Speed Racer, The X-Files: I Want To Believe
Worst Career Achievement: Uwe Boll, Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, Madonna, Keanu Reeves, Sylvester Stallone
Having actually attended the awards ceremony in 2002, when Swept Away won Worst Picture, I can tell you that A) the nominees rarely show up (though the exception, when Halle Berry accepted in person for Catwoman in 2004, was pretty rad) B) everyone in the audience is in jeans, and most of those people are press, and C) they love to hate on Madonna. They love to hate on Sly Stallone too, but poor Madonna wasn't even in a film this year and still she got a Worst Career Achievement nomination. [Sadly, she directed one. - Zach] The Razzies will be announced on February 21st, the day before the Oscars.