Thread: 2007 Razzie Awards!
01-21-2008 01:31 PM #1
2007 Razzie Awards!
Lohan, Murphy lead Razzies for year's worst
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Advice for actors looking to get nominated for worst performance: multiple roles help.
Lindsay Lohan and Eddie Murphy scored multiple nominations Monday for the Razzies, which sort out the worst that Hollywood dredged up the previous year.
Lohan's thriller, "I Know Who Killed Me," in which she plays two characters who may or may not be the same person, received a leading nine Razzie nominations, among them worst picture of 2007.
Murphy's "Norbit," released amid a film-honors season that earned Murphy an Academy Awards nomination for "Dreamgirls" last year, received eight Razzie nominations, five of them for Murphy alone, more than anyone has ever gotten in a single year.
Besides worst picture, "Norbit" had nominations for Murphy as worst actor in the title role, supporting actress as Norbit's beefy wife, supporting actor as an Asian man and worst screen couple for Norbit opposite either of Murphy's other characters. Murphy also shared a screenplay nomination for co-writing "Norbit."
"We decided that each of his characters was so offensive that he deserved individual nominations," said Razzies founder John Wilson.
According to Wilson, Murphy's closest competition for worst screen couple is Lohan in "I Know Who Killed Me," in which she plays a small-town girl abducted by a psychopath and an alter-ego, a stripper who's missing body parts.
Lohan's movie played like a cross between the torture tale "Hostel" and "The Patty Duke Show," Wilson said.
For worst actress, Lohan polled more heavily than any actor since Sofia Coppola in "The Godfather Part III," Wilson said.
" 'I Know Who Killed Me' is the most fabulously brainless movie since 'Showgirls,' " which Razzie voters picked as the worst movie of the 1990s, Wilson said. "By the end of it, you still don't know what happened. Are they twins or aren't they? Did she imagine it? Can I please have my hour and 50 minutes back?"
The other worst-picture nominees were "Bratz," a live-action take on the cartoon about four chic young girls; "Daddy Day Camp," with Cuba Gooding Jr. starring in a sequel to Murphy's "Daddy Day Care"; and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry," Adam Sandler and Kevin James' comedy about firefighters posing as a gay couple.
Sandler and Gooding joined Murphy in the worst-actor category, along with Nicolas Cage for "Ghost Rider" and Jim Carrey for "The Number 23."
Lohan was cited twice as worst actress for "I Know Who Killed Me," while the four "Bratz" stars -- Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Nathalia Ramos and Skyler Shaye -- shared a nomination. Also nominated were Jessica Alba for three films, "Awake," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" and "Good Luck Chuck"; Elisha Cuthbert for "Captivity"; and Diane Keaton for "Because I Said So."
Along with Murphy, supporting actor included Orlando Bloom for "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," James and Rob Schneider for "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" and Jon Voight for "Bratz," "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," "September Dawn" and "Transformers."
Besides Murphy, supporting actress nominees were Jessica Biel for "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" and "Next," Carmen Electra for "Epic Movie," Julia Ormond for "I Know Who Killed Me" and Nicollette Sheridan for "Code Name: The Cleaner."
A spoof of Hollywood awards, the Razzies made their announcement the day before the Oscar nominations come out. Razzie "winners" will be announced February 23, a day before the Oscars.
The news wasn't all bad for Hollywood studios and film stars: "Ratatouille" and "Once" took top honors in the ninth annual Golden Tomato Awards, which pay tribute to the best-reviewed films of the previous year as determined by the Web site RottenTomatoes.com, which compiles reviews from print, online and broadcast film critics to measure the percentage of favorable critiques.
"Ratatouille," the animated gem about a rat with unexpected culinary skills, earned a 96 percent ranking on the site's Tomatometer. The Irish romance "Once," which won for best limited release film and best musical, scored 98 percent.
On the other end: "Because I Said So," which received the site's Moldy Tomato honor as the worst-reviewed film of the year. Perhaps it should consider itself lucky it didn't receive a Razzies' worst-film nomination.
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01-21-2008 01:41 PM #2
I'm happy to say that I have avoided (most of ) them. LOL Okay, I rented a few (not going to bother naming them) ONLY because it was in High-Def.
Lohan. I'm just speechless with what happened to her, very sad and disappointing. I don't think I can watch anything from her again.SHAOLIN'S FINEST
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01-21-2008 02:56 PM #3
01-21-2008 04:52 PM #4Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
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01-21-2008 06:05 PM #5
01-21-2008 06:11 PM #6
I think Lohan is one of those people who can bounce back if she stays focused. Remember Drew Barrymore? Her career sort of started the same way. Successful child actress, messed-up teenage years, and then she pulled it back together once she got older. Now her career is pretty solid again. Lohan may be heading down the path. She should get out of the spotlight for a while and do some low-key indie films and build up her credibility (and filmography!).
01-21-2008 06:17 PM #7
01-21-2008 06:43 PM #8Former Member
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I find it odd they nom'd Biel for worst supporting actress, and that they always feel they HAVE to have actors listed for every performance if they don't like ONE (see: Voigt). The razzie people really are a bunch of self indulgent pricks, trying to make a name for themselves by smearing others.
02-23-2008 09:23 PM #9Former Member
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And the "awards show that isn't" has come and gone.
Full list of this year's "winners"
There was a time, be it a very very brief window of time, when the razzies were a funny/neat thing. w/ this year's awards, it's kind of obvious the joke has run out. Having 74 categories, with only THREE movies winning (only one other movie won an award) is like asking a 3rd grader his likes and dislikes. He'll tell you Vin Diesel is the greatest actor, ever. Academy Award level awesome. Same thing applies, just someone so blinded by trying to make publicity, that they make things just stupid.
I would bet money IKWKM or Norbit would have won the only award they didn't, if they were a sequel/prequel. Shit, I'm 1/2 surprised they didn't win it despite NOT being one, as a "Surprise" considering how ridiculous it all is.
(please note, i'm not defending norbit or ikwkm. both sucked horrifically, but not to the epic proportions inferred here....well, maybe norbit did...)
02-23-2008 09:45 PM #10
Lohan's really desperate at this point. I am assuming that's why she did that recent nude shoot.
Norbit was on HBO HD recently, and I had it on in the background. For the little I did see, it was downright horrendous. Haven't seen Lohan's movie at all, and I don't plan to ever check it out.Did the primary buffer panel just fall off my gorram ship for no apparent reason?!
02-23-2008 10:04 PM #11
I hear all these bad things about "I know who killed me" that it makes want to see it lol Just to see how bad it is