Razzie Nominees announced

The Razzie nominations, as always, were announced the
day before the Oscar nominations. The list is below.

Again, science fiction and
fantasy are
marked.

Worst Screenplay

  • Bewitched
  • Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
  • Dirty Love
  • Dukes of Hazzard
  • Son of the Mask

Worst Director

  • John Asher – Dirty Love
  • Uwe Boll – Alone In The Dark
  • Jay Chandresekhar – Dukes of Hazzard
  • Nora Ephron – Bewitched
  • Lawrence Gutterman – Sone of the
    Mask

Worst Remake or Sequel

  • Bewitched
  • Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo
  • Dukes of Hazzard
  • House of Wax
  • Son of the Mask

Worst Screen Couple

  • Will Ferrell & Nicole Kidman –
    Bewitched
  • Jamie Kennedy & ANYBODY Stuck Sharing The
    Screen With Him –
    Son of the Mask
  • Jenny McCarthy & ANYONE Dumb Enough To Befriend or
    Date Her –
    Dirty Love
  • Rob Schneider & His Diapers – Deuce Bigalo:
    European Gigalo
  • Jessica Simpson and her “Daisy Dukes” – Dukes of
    Hazzard

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Carmen Electra – Dirty Love
  • Paris Hilton – House of Wax
  • Katie Holmes – Batman Begins
  • Ashlee Simpson – Undiscovered
  • Jessica Simpson – Dukes of Hazzard

Worst Supporting Actor

  • Hayden Christensen – Star Wars: Episode
    III Revenge of the
    Sith
  • Alan Cumming – Son of the Mask
  • Bob Hoskins – Son of the Mask
  • Eugene Levy – Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and The
    Man
  • Burt Reynolds – Dukes of Hazzard and The Longest
    Yard

Most Tiresome Tabloid Targets

  • Tom Cruise and his Anti-Psychiatry Rant
  • Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Oprah Winfrey’s Couch,
    the Eiffel Tower
    and “Tom’s Baby”
  • Paris Hilton and… Who-EVER!
  • Mr. & Mrs. Britney, Their Baby and Their
    Camcorder
  • The Simpsons: Ashlee, Jessica and Nick

Worst Actress

  • Jessica Alba – Fantastic Four and Into The
    Blue
  • Hilary Duff – Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and The
    Perfect Man
  • Jennifer Lopez – Monster-In-Law
  • Jenny McCarthy – Dirty Love
  • Tara Reid – Alone In The Dark

Worst Actor

  • Tom Cruise – War of the
    Worlds
  • Will Ferrell – Bewitched and Kicking and
    Screaming
  • Jamie Kennedy – Son of the Mask
  • The Rock – Doom
  • Rob Schneider – Deuce Bigalo: European Gigalo

Worst Picture

  • Deuce Bigalo: European Gigalo
  • Dirty Love
  • Dukes of Hazzard
  • House of Wax
  • Son of the Mask

5 replies on “Razzie Nominees announced”

  1. Dave says:

    Numbers
    I’ve noticed this for years, and have never come up with a good esplanation for it… Why is it that there are always more genre entries in the Razzies than the Oscars?

    There’s no shortage of good solid SF and fantasy out there. (Right now the canonical example would probably be Battlestar Galactica; I know it’s TV, not movie, but it’s still chock full of good acting, good stories, good effects, good music, good… hell, everything.)

    It just seems like there’s so much more bad genre material, for some reason. Doom wasn’t bad as an action flick, but it was, on every count except SFX, inferior to every other action flick I can think of from last year. Star Wars Episode III was in just about the same boat – very pretty, but the acting and writing were abysmal, as compared to the folks that actually got Oscar noms.

    I’ve never been able to figure this one out. Hopefully you folks that are smarter than I can help me out with this.

    • GrimSean says:

      Re: Numbers

      I’ve noticed this for years, and have never come up with a good esplanation for it… Why is it that there are always more genre entries in the Razzies than the Oscars?

      There’s no shortage of good solid SF and fantasy out there. (Right now the canonical example would probably be Battlestar Galactica; I know it’s TV, not movie, but it’s still chock full of good acting, good stories, good effects, good music, good… hell, everything.)

      It just seems like there’s so much more bad genre material, for some reason. Doom wasn’t bad as an action flick, but it was, on every count except SFX, inferior to every other action flick I can think of from last year. Star Wars Episode III was in just about the same boat – very pretty, but the acting and writing were abysmal, as compared to the folks that actually got Oscar noms.

      I’ve never been able to figure this one out. Hopefully you folks that are smarter than I can help me out with this.

      My money’s on the studios belief that SF and genre are pop culture ephemera, and thus do not need great scripts. In their minds, this stuff does not matter in the long run and, if given enough pretty visuals, will make money or break even quickly thanks to those silly Trekkies who go see everything with Shatner attached to it.

      I’ve been reading a lot of screen writers’ blogs (it’s a possible career path) and from what I’ve seen, those who do work in genre have a difficult time with the studios imposing their ‘beliefs’ as to what the script should be, simply because it’s SF or genre (my favourite example would be here at John Roger’s blog wherein he talks about Catwoman and Mage and having to explain to a studio executive the difference between ‘magic’ and ‘science’).

      The other problem is that, from a script standpoint, SF and genre are hell to plot and present – for every Battlestar Galactica or Doctor Who that we get, their’s its equivalent Threshold or Enterprise. In a book, two pages is nothing, yet it could be used to give enough backstory to bring the reader up to speed with the technology (or lack thereof) in that universe. In a script, however, two pages of exposition is something that just isn’t done. Characters who give unnecessary or expository information are boring at best. LOTR got away with ignoring its backstory because a large majority of people have read them, Star Trek has completely pervaded western culture – everyone knows who Kirk and Spock are – thus the movies can start fresh and not have to worry about giving the 400+ years of future history to the audience for them to understand.

      This is the true problem in my mind – popular SF and Fantasy are familiar and boring (which breeds contempt and bad scripts) instead of being strange and exciting (which is difficult to do correctly and thus not financed).

      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: Numbers

        My money’s on the studios belief that SF and genre are pop culture ephemera, and thus do not need great scripts. In their minds, this stuff does not matter in the long run and, if given enough pretty visuals, will make money or break even quickly thanks to those silly Trekkies who go see everything with Shatner attached to it.

        Apart from Hollywood’s frequent lack of understanding of some genres, most genres also have, in fact, a built-in audience who (especially in the pre-666-channel era) were starved for their genre, and would watch/read anything that approximated it.

        Then we have the special effects curve; in the past they were difficult to do well, so films involving effects were often aimed at children. Hollywood studios apparenty have more contempt for children than they have for the general audience.

        As for Grimsean’s final point, about plotting good SF in a movie: consider that nearly everything Dan Simmons has published has sold movie rights. Guess how many Simmons novels have made it to the big screen.

        • Timeshredder says:

          Re: Numbers
          On the plus side, bad SF and fantasy are usually far more fun to watch and make fun of than other types of bad movies.

          • GrimSean says:

            Re: Numbers

            On the plus side, bad SF and fantasy are usually far more fun to watch and make fun of than other types of bad movies.

            This is true, and I really wish Space would get the rights to MST3K for Canada.

            As to the Dan Simmons, as much as I would love to see a Hyperion movie, I can’t see it being done as anything other than animated and still work – there would be too many special effects for a regular budget with the Shrike alone (plus I can’t help but think it would end up looking like a slightly grittier version of the T-1000 with spikes).

            I am surprised that Song of Kali has not been made already, though I would assume that has more to do with the ending (dead baby = quite disturbing) than anything else.

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