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January 2008
RAZZIE AWARD nominations

RAZZIE AWARD nominations
Eddie Murphy's Norbit lands 5 noms including Worst Picture of the Year.

Source: Razzies.com

January 21, 2008

In an awards season where the top-dollar ceremonies are all quaking in their boots wondering what stars (if any) will show up for their events, the one award show where the stars never show up is left wondering what all the fuss is about: As unaffected by the WGA writers’ strike as they are unconcerned about the massive star egos they poke fun at year-after-year, the Golden Raspberry Awards® plan to forge ahead with their annual insult-fest whether The 80th Annual Academy Awards® (aka The Giving Out of the Little Gold Naked Men) go on or not. Scheduled for 10am/PST on Saturday, February 23 at Magicopolis in Santa Monica (the day before this year’sOscars® might be held) The 28th Annual RAZZIE® Awards promise to be a real horse race. Voters for Hollywood’s least-coveted trophy wound up putting three of their five Worst Picture nominees within one nod of each other, meaning anyone on this year’s List of Berry Bad Movies could go home with the bulk of the gold-spray-painted, $4.89 statuettes that signify their “winners” stank.

Topping the field with 9 nominations is I KNOW WHO KILLED ME, a Lindsay Lohan “vehicle” that proved as dangerous for its star as any car she ever ran off the road. An oddball cross-breeding of the HOSTEL/SAW genre of “teen torture porn” with elements of the old PATTY DUKE SHOW, I KNOW stars Lohan as psychically connected twins. KILLED ME copped nominations as 2007’s Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Director and Worst Screen Couple (Lohan appearing opposite herself). It also pulled off the feat of the first ever double Worst Actress nod: Lohan is individually listed for each of the two characters she so lamely portrays. But last year’s Oscar® loser Eddie Murphy managed to steal Lohan’s thunder by garnering himself a record-setting FIVE nominations in a single year. The Latex-laden, nearly laugh-free “comedy” NORBIT, in which Murphy plays three distinct (and decidedly stinky) characters “won” Eddie a chance to take home trophies for Worst Supporting Actor (as the Asian character Mr. Wong) Worst Supporting Actress (as the hideous 400 pound harpy Rasputia) and Worst Actor (as the title character) as well as having Murphy compete alongside himself for Worst Screen Couple. For having co-written the misbegotten mess, Eddie is also a Worst Screenplay nominee. Tying with NORBIT’s total of 8 nominations, and rounding out the Trifecta of the Truly Terrible, is 1999 Worst Actor “winner” Adam Sandler’s gag-inducing “gay romp” I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY, the plot of which has Sandler and co-star Kevin James as New York firemen who pretend to be a married gay couple to scam medical benefits for James. In addition to Worst Picture, I NOW PRONOUNCE was pronounced a contender for Worst Actor (Sandler) Worst Supporting Actor (James) Worst Supporting Actress (Jessica Biel) and Worst Screen Couple (Sandler and EITHER James OR Biel). Rounding out the Worst Picture field are the BFF B.O. bomb BRATZ and the duddy sequel DADDY DAY CAMP. Other well-known names getting their share of blame in this year’s RAZZIE® competition include former Oscar winners Cuba Gooding Jr. (Worst Actor for both DADDY DAY CAMP and NORBIT) Diane Keaton (Worst Actress for BECAUSE I SAID SO) and Jon Voight (Worst Supporting Actor for 4 titles, including BRATZ). Links to the complete list of this year's RAZZIE® contenders appear in the left column of this page.

Nominations Per Picture

I KNOW WHO KILLED ME = 9 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Horror Movie, Screenplay, Director, Remake/Rip-Off,
Supporting Actress, Actress (2x), Picture

Worst Screen Couple, Screenplay, Director, Supporting Actor (2x) Supporting Actress, Actor, Picture

NORBIT = 8 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Screenplay, Director, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Actor (2x) Picture

BRATZ = 5 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Remake/Rip-Off, Supporting Actor, Actress, Picture

DADDY DAY CAMP = 5 Nominations
Worst Screenplay, Director, Prequel/Sequel, Actor, Picture

CAPTIVITY = 3 Nominations
Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie, Director, Actress



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