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Razzie Nominations ‘Honor’ Worst of 2009

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS —

On a day when Hollywood celebrates the best films of the previous year (ostensibly), the Razzies are around to make sure the worst of the year get their due as well.

Most of the nominees are what you would expect (the Razzies aren’t above jumping on the same bandwagons as everyone else, i.e.: if a teenager likes it, it can’t possibly be good), but I would like to single out one actress who was listed.

Obviously, Sandra Bullock is getting the press for her nomination in “All About Steve,” which arrives on the same day she got nominated for an Oscar for her role in “The Blind Side.” But I would like to congratulate the Razzies for singling out the worst performance of the year — if not the decade (and the Razzies did include nominations for the worst of the past 10 years).

In a movie that did so much wrong, it was quite an accomplishment for Julie White to stand out as much as she did in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” Her “performance” in the movie is so jaw-droppingly bad that I couldn’t believe what I was watching. To be sure, a fair amount of blame goes to the way the character was written, but still … this was a performance that is worthy of being dis-honored.

Here’s a small taste of a doped-up Judy Witwicky (played by White) via a deleted scene:



Best of luck to you, Judy. I truly hope you win.

Here is the rest of the list:

WORST PICTURE OF 2009

“All About Steve”
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Land of the Lost”
“Old Dogs”
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

WORST ACTOR OF 2009

All Three Jonas Brothers, “Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience”
Will Ferrell, “Land of the Lost”
Steve Martin, “Pink Panther 2”
Eddie Murphy, “Imagine That”
John Travolta, “Old Dogs”

WORST ACTRESS Of 2009

Beyonce, “Obsessed”
Sandra Bullock, “All About Steve”
Miley Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
Megan Fox, “Jennifer’s Body” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Sarah Jessica Parker, “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”

WORST SCREEN COUPLE OF 2009

Any Two (or More) Jonas Brothers, “The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience”
Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, “All About Steve”
Will Ferrell and any co-star, Creature or “Comic Riff,” “Land of the Lost”
Shia Lebouf & Either Megan Fox or Any Transformer, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Kristin Stewart and either Robert Pattinson or Taylor Lautner, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF 2009

Candice Bergen, “Bride Wars”
Ali Larter, “Obsessed”
Sienna Miller, “G.I. Joe”
Kelly Preston,”Old Dogs”
Julie White (as Mom), “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR OF 2009

Billy Ray Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
Hugh Hefner (as himself), “Miss March”
Robert Pattinson, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Jorma Taccone (as Cha-Ka), “Land of the Lost”
Marlon Wayans, “G.I. Joe”

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL

“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Land of the Lost”
“Pink Panther 2” (A Rip-Off of a Sequel to a Remake)
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
“Twilight Saga: New Moon”

WORST DIRECTOR OF 2009

Michael Bay, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Walt Becker, “Old Dogs”
Brad Silberling, “Land of the Lost”
Stephen Sommers, “G.I. Joe”
Phil Traill, “All About Steve”

WORST SCREENPLAY OF 2009

“All About Steve,” screenplay by Kim Barker
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” screenplay by Stuart Beattie and David Elliot & Paul Lovett, based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Characters.
“Land of the Lost,” written by Chris Henchy & Dennis McNicholas, based on Sid & Marty Krofft’s TV series
“Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen,” written By Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, based on Hasbro’s Transformers Action Figures
“Twilight Saga: New Moon,” screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer

WORST PICTURE OF THE DECADE

“Battlefield Earth” (2000) — Nominated for 10 Razzies, “winner” of 8 (including Worst Drama of Our First 25 Years)
“Freddy Got Fingered” (2001) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of five
“Gigli” (2003) — Nominated for 10 Razzies, winner of seven (including Worst Comedy of Our First 25 Years)
“I Know Who Killed Me” (2007) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of eight
“Swept Away” (2002) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of five

WORST ACTOR OF THE DECADE

Ben Affleck — (Nominated for nine “achievements,”winner” of two Razzies) “Daredevil,” “Gigli,” “Jersey Girl,” “Paycheck,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Surviving Christmas”
Eddie Murphy — (Nominated for 12 “achievements,” “winner” of three Razzies) “Adventures of Pluto Nash,” “I Spy,” “Imagine That,” “Meet Dave,” “Norbit,” “Showtime”
Mike Myers — (Nominated for four “achievements,” “winner” of two Razzies), “Cat in the Hat,” “The Love Guru”
Rob Schneider — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of one Razzie) “The Animal,” “Benchwarmers,” “Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo,” “Grandma’s Boy,” “The Hot Chick,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry,” “Little Man,” “Little Nicky”
John Travolta — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of the Razzies) “Battlefield Earth,” “Domestic Disturbance,” “Lucky Numbers,” “Old Dogs,” “Swordfish”

WORST ACTRESS OF THE DECADE

Mariah Carey – (The Single Biggest Individual Vote Getter of the Decade: 70+% Of ALL Votes For Worst Actress Of 2001), “Glitter”
Paris Hilton (Nominated for five “Achievements,” “Winner” of four Razzies) “The Hottie & The Nottie,” “House of Whacks,” “Repo: The Genetic Opera”
Lindsay Lohan — (Nominated for five “achievements,” “winner” of three Razzies) “Herbie Fully Loaded,” “I Know Who Killed Me,” “Just My Luck”
Jennifer Lopez — (Nominated for nine “achievements,” “winner” of two Razzies) “Angel Eyes,” “Enough,” “Gigli,” “Jersey Girl,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “Monster-in-Law,” “The Wedding Planner”
Madonna — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of four Razzies) “Die Another Day,” “The Next Best Thing,” “Swept Away”

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6 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. 1

    I am with you. That whole character was nails on a chalkboard.

  2. Josue #
    2

    Please god, let Megan Fox win every category. Even the the ones shes not nominated for. That beautiful horror is a terrible actress. Excelent clip. Wonderful article Kathleen.

  3. 3

    How terrible is it that I have seen more movies on this list than on the Oscar nominees list?

  4. Cam Smith #
    4

    I love how everyone in Transformers is tanned to the point of looking like a carrot…

  5. 5

    And I haven’t seen it yet, but from what I heard, “Year One” was a shoo-in.

  6. Darth Slater #
    6

    Man, there was some bad stuff out this year.


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