While the world anxiously awaits tomorrow’s Oscar nomination announcements, the Razzies understand that the suspense is just too much for us to bear. And so they have announced their nominees for the worst movies of 2010. Battling it out in the the Worst Picture category are: “The Bounty Hunter,” “The Last Airbender,” “Sex and the City 2,” “Vampires Suck,” and “Twilight: Eclipse,” which, for the record, I think was significantly less terrible than the aforementioned four. For Worst Actor, Jack Black, Gerard Butler, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson all got headshakes. (I choose that word because it is basically the opposite of ‘nod.’) Worst Actress will go to Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, or the “SATC 2″ foursome. Also fascinating: Jessica Alba is quadruple nominated in the Worst Supporting Actress category.
The Razzie Awards will go down on February 26. So will Jessica, Jennifer, Gerard, or Robert make an appearance to accept their award in person? We can only hope. To encourage them to embrace this dishonor, a look at other stars who accepted their Razzies on camera.
Sandra Bullock graciously accepted her Razzie for Worst Actress in “All About Steve” the day before winning the Oscar for Best Actress in “The Blind Side.” She brought with her a wagon containing a DVD of “All About Steve” for everyone in the audience. “I will show up next year if you promise to watch the movie, I mean really watch it, and really consider if it was really and truly the worst performance,” she said. “If you are willing to watch it, I will come back next year and give back the Razzie. … Then we can actually go drink afterward.”
Halle Berry appeared in 2004 to accept her Razzie for Worst Actress in “Catwoman.” Her speech was amazing—she does a perfect rendition of that scream/cry/gasp/feign humility thing that actresses tend to do when they win Best Actress. (She would know it—she won the Oscar in 2001 for “Monster’s Ball.”) She ended her Razzie speech with these words: “I hope to god I never see you people ever again.”
In 2001, Tom Green accepted the Razzie for Worst Picture for “Freddie Got Fingered” in person. He brought his own red carpet that he rolled out for himself. “When I made this movie, I didn’t think I’d get this much praise and adulation,” he said. “My dream has come true.”
Sadly, the moment was not caught on tape, but in 1995, director Paul Verhoeven became the first “celebrity” to attend the Razzies when “Showgirls” was nominated for a record 13 awards. He graciously accepted the awards for both Worst Director and Worst Picture. “When I was making movies in Holland, they were blasted by critics as decadent, perverted and sleazy. Then I moved to the United States,” he said. “I had the worst thing happen to me today. I got seven awards for being the worst, and it was more fun.” [Razzies, Wikipedia]
Bill Cosby called BS when he won three Razzies (Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor) For “Leonard Part 6″ in 1988. He was not happy with the cheap $1.97 statue. He said, “I said to my publicist when I got the word, ‘I want my Golden Raspberry and if it isn’t golden, I’m going to the press.’ My publicist called back and said they were upset, that they said they were just a little outfit operating out of one room. They tried to cop out. But if you take a big name and you say ‘worst,’ you have to perform.” Fox’s “Late Show” came to the rescue, making statues out of gold and marble to the tune of $30,000. They then presented Cosby with his awards on the show. [Razzies, Wikipedia]