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BO hits, remakes, sequels dominate Razzie noms

MUMBAI: Following a banner year for bad movies, voting members of The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation have shifted through the cinematic rubble and selected what they consider to be last year’s Berry Worst Achievements in Film.


In addition to 2009’s top under-achievers, The Gala 30th Annual Razzie Awards will dis-honour The Worst of the “Uh-Ohs,” with special awards for the worst picture, actor and actress of the decade in ceremonies scheduled on 6 March 2010.


In addition to being nominated for an Oscar for The Blindside, Sandra Bullock has been nominated for a Razzie for All About Steve. She could win both.


Leading the pack among this year’s Razzie contenders are one of the year’s biggest money-makers and the year’s biggest money-loser, each with seven nods. Repeat Offender Michael Bay helped lead the over-loud, over-long, uber-stupid Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen to a huge box office take...and to a huge haul of Razzie nominations as well. In addition to worst director and worst picture, the film is up for worst remake, rip-off or sequel, worst screenplay, worst supporting actress (Julie White as the stoned, screaming mother of Shia Le Bouf), worst screen couple (Le Bouf and either Megan Fox or Any Transformer) and worst actress (Fox again, dually nominated for this film and Jennifer‘s Body).


The biggest box office failure Land Of The Lost, also got seven shots at taking home spray-painted gold. The film‘s star Will Ferrell is listed in both worst actor and worst screen couple (Ferrell and any co-star, creature or “Comic Riff”) and the film itself is also nominated for worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay, worst remake, rip-off or sequel and worst supporting actor (the screaching Jorma Taccone as the monkeylike Cha-Ka). Rounding out the worst picture list are the Disney dud Old Dogs, the awful ‘action-figures-come-to-life‘ nine-year-old-boy-movie G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra and the previously mentioned "So-Good-It-Was-Held-Back-from-Release-for-two-Years comedy" All About Steve.


Other well-known names shamed as being last year’s worst include this year‘s Oscar co-host Steve Martin (worst actor for Pink Panther 2), Beyonce (worst actress for Obsessed), worst actor of the decade contenders Eddie Murphy (up for worst actor of 2009 in Imagine That) and John Travolta (worst actor of 2009 for Old Dogs) as well as the twitty Dizz-Knee ’tween idols Miley Cyrus (worst actress for Hannah Montana: The Movie) and any two or more of the Jonas Brothers, nominated jointly for worst actor and worst screen couple — for their documentary Jonas Bros. A 3-D Concert Experience.
 

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