Awards Season | Celebrating the worst at the Razzies

While the Academy Awards celebrate the good, each year since 1981 on the day before Oscar night (that’s tonight folks!), The Golden Raspberry Awards ceremoniously laud the bad and the downright ugly of the film industry.

The awards are voted for by members of GRAF (Golden Raspberry Award Foundation), which is open to the public.

Not so surprisingly only three people have ever turned up on the night to accept their awards in person – a plastic US$4.89 raspberry on a reel of film.

Halle BerryHalle Berry collected hers in 2004 for Catwoman, director Paul Verhoeven got his in 1995 for Showgirls, and in 2002 Tom Green showed up (with his own length of red carpet) to accept five(!) awards and was promptly dragged off stage when his ‘speech’, consisting of a musical piece on the harmonica, just wouldn’t end.

My question is: why isn’t this show televised worldwide?

Here are the nominees:

Worst Picture
Disaster Movie & Meet the Spartans
The Happening
The Hottie and the Nottie
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
The Love Guru

Worst director
Uwe Boll – 1968: Tunnel Rats & In the Name of the King & Postal
Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer – Disaster Movie & Meet the Spartans
Tom Putnam – The Hottie and the Nottie
Marco Schnabel – The Love Guru
M Night Shyamalan – The Happening

Worst actor
Larry The Cable Guy – Witless Protection
Eddie Murphy – Meet Dave
Mike Myers – The Love Guru
Al Pacino – 88 Minutes & Righteous Kill
Mark Wahlberg – The Happening & Max Payne

Mike MyersWorst actress
Jessica Alba – The Eye & The Love Guru
Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Meg Ryan – The Women
Cameron Diaz – What Happens in Vegas
Paris Hilton – The Hottie and the Nottie
Kate Hudson – Fool’s Gold & My Best Friend’s Girl

The WomenWorst screen couple
Uwe Boll & any actor/camera/screenplay
Cameron Diaz & Ashton Kutcher – What Happens in Vegas
Paris Hilton & Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore – The Hottie and the Nottie
Larry the Cable Guy & Jenny McCarthy – Witless Protection
Eddie Murphy IN Eddie Murphy – Meet Dave

Worst career achievement (Special category!)
Uwe Boll – Germany’s answer to Ed Wood

Uwe Boll

For a full list of those suspected of heinous crimes against celluloid, click here! And if you decide to watch any of these movies, you have been warned….

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