For over two decades now the Golden Razzie Award has been nominated the day of Academy Awards and the winners of this wonderful award are given the day before the Academy Award. If you don’t know, as if you’ve been living under a rock and just don’t care, The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has announced its nominees for The 26th Annual Razzies, which celebrates the Worst Achievements in Film Many movies have been nominated, and I’ll post a link to the Worst Films winners that I found from IMDB.com in a little bit.
But this year Dukes of Hazzard and Son of the Mask lead the pack, here it is from IMDB.com:
‘Hazzard’ and ‘Mask’ Lead Razzie Nominations
The Dukes Of Hazzard and Son Of The Mask are leading the nominations at this year’s Razzies, which celebrates the worst films of 2005. The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation’s 26th annual Razzie winners are traditionally announced the night before the Oscars, on March 3, at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood, California. Funnyman Jamie Kennedy’s turn in the sequel to the Jim Carrey 1994 hit movie has picked up eight nominations, including Worst Director for Lawrence Guterman, Worst Actor for Kennedy and Worst Picture. Following close behind is remake The Dukes Of Hazzard, with Jessica Simpson up for Worst Supporting Actress and Worst Screen Couple for her ‘Daisy Dukes’ hotpants. Other nominated films include Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Love with six nods; and Bewitched and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo with five each. Paris Hilton’s big screen debut in House Of Wax has also been nominated for Worst Supporting Actress. Meanwhile, last year’s most high-profile couple, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, are up for Worst Actor and Worst Supporting Actress respectively. Cruise has been nominated twice in a new category, entitled Most Tiresome Tabloid Targets, for his public displays of affection with Holmes and his war on psychiatry.
Comingsoon.net has this article up:
Among the most dis-honored titles nominated for The 26th Annual RAZZIES are: “The Dukes of Hazzard,” which took the Hollywood habit of exhuming old TV series to new lows in lowbrow entertainment; “Son of the Mask,” an 11-years-later sequel sans the star of the original film (or any of its charm); “House of Wax,” a horror remake whose most horrifying element was the “dramatic debut” of hotel heiress (and Worst Supporting Actress nominee) Paris Hilton; “Dirty Love,” a vanity project written by and starring a Playboy Playmate, with a total box office take of barely $58,000; and “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,” a “comedy” sequel that no one but its star and producers seemed to find funny. Each of these five is a Worst Picture nominee and, in a RAZZIE first which points out Hollywood’s total creative bankruptcy in 2005, four of them are also Worst Remake or Sequel nominees. The fifth contender for Worst Remake is the five-times-nominated “Bewitched,” yet another old TV show “re-imagined” (and ruined) on its way to the big screen. Worst Actor contenders include Will Ferrell for both “Bewitched” and “Kicking & Screaming,” Jamie Kennedy in “Son of the Mask,” Rob Schneider in the title role of “Deuce Bigalow 2,” The Rock in the video-game-to-movie adaptation “Doom” and box office behemoth Tom Cruise for “War of the Worlds”. Vying for dis-stink-tion as Worst Actress are vacuous vava-voom girl Jessica Alba in both “Fantastic Four” and “Into the Blue,” talent-challenged teen idol Hilary Duff in “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” and “The Perfect Man,” Jenny McCarthy for Worst Picture nominee “Dirty Love,” Tara Reid as a “genius anthropologist”(!) in “Alone in the Dark” and RAZZIE Repeat Offender Jennifer Lopez as a beleaguered bride-to-be in “Monster in Law”.
Nominees were determined by mailing ballots to more than 725 film professionals, film journalists and film fans from 41 U.S. states and 15 foreign countries. Often called Tinsel Town’s tackiest Trophy, the Razzie Award itself is an intentionally cheapjack tchotchke featuring a golf-ball-sized, handcrafted Razzberry atop a mangled Super 8 film reel that’s spray-painted gold and has an estimated street value of $4.97.
The Razzies were created in 1980 by John Wilson, author of “The Official RazzieÂ® Movie Guide”. This year’s Razzie ceremonies will be held the now-traditional 24 hours before the Oscars 7:30pm PST, Saturday, March 4 at the historic Ivar Theatre in Hollywood.
And for more information you can go to the Razzie’s main site at: http://www.razzies.com
Oh! and before I forget, here are the winners of the Razzie awards from last year going all the way back to 1981: