Lohan’s KILLED ME,
Sandler’s CHUCK & LARRY
Lead 28th RAZZIE® Awards Race
Eddie Sets a New Worst Achievement Record
with 5 Nods in a Single Year
In an awards season where the top-dollar ceremonies are all quaking in their
boots wondering what stars (if any) will show up for their events, the one award show where the stars
never show up is left wondering what all the fuss is about: As unaffected by the WGA writers’
strike as they are unconcerned about the massive star egos they poke fun at year-after-year,
the Golden Raspberry Awards®
plan to forge ahead with their annual insult-fest whether The 80th Annual Academy Awards® (aka The Giving
Out of the Little Gold Naked Men) go on or not. Scheduled for 10am/PST on Saturday,
February 23 at Magicopolis in
Santa Monica (the day before this year’sOscars® might be held) The
28th Annual RAZZIE® Awards
promise to be a real horse race. Voters for Hollywood’s least-coveted trophy wound up putting three of their
five Worst Picture nominees within one nod of each other, meaning anyone on this year’s List of Berry Bad Movies could go
home with the bulk of the
gold-spray-painted, $4.89 statuettes that signify their “winners” stank.
Topping the field with 9 nominations
is I KNOW WHO KILLED ME,
a Lindsay Lohan “vehicle” that proved as dangerous for its star as any car she ever ran off
the road. An oddball cross-breeding of the HOSTEL/SAW genre of “teen torture porn” with elements of the old
PATTY DUKE SHOW, I KNOW stars Lohan as psychically connected twins. KILLED ME copped nominations as 2007’s
Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Director and Worst Screen Couple (Lohan appearing opposite herself).
It also pulled off the feat of the first ever double Worst Actress nod: Lohan is individually listed for
each of the two characters she so lamely portrays. But last year’s Oscar® loser Eddie Murphy
managed to steal Lohan’s thunder by garnering himself a record-setting FIVE nominations in a single year.
The Latex-laden, nearly laugh-free “comedy” NORBIT,
in which Murphy plays three distinct (and decidedly stinky) characters “won” Eddie a chance to take home
trophies for Worst Supporting Actor (as the Asian character Mr. Wong) Worst Supporting Actress (as the hideous
400 pound harpy Rasputia) and Worst Actor (as the title character) as well as having Murphy compete
alongside himself for Worst Screen Couple. For having co-written the misbegotten mess, Eddie is also a Worst
Screenplay nominee. Tying with NORBIT’s total of 8 nominations, and rounding out the Trifecta of the Truly
Terrible, is 1999 Worst Actor “winner” Adam Sandler’s gag-inducing “gay romp”
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU
CHUCK & LARRY, the plot of which has Sandler and co-star Kevin James as New
York firemen who pretend to be a married gay couple to scam medical benefits for James. In addition to
Worst Picture, I NOW PRONOUNCE was pronounced a contender for Worst Actor (Sandler) Worst Supporting Actor
(James) Worst Supporting Actress (Jessica Biel) and Worst Screen Couple (Sandler and EITHER James OR Biel).
Rounding out the Worst Picture field are the BFF B.O. bomb BRATZ
and the duddy sequel DADDY DAY CAMP.
Other well-known names getting their share of blame in this year’s RAZZIE® competition include former Oscar winners Cuba Gooding Jr.
(Worst Actor for both DADDY DAY CAMP and NORBIT) Diane Keaton (Worst Actress for BECAUSE I SAID SO) and
Jon Voight (Worst Supporting Actor for 4 titles, including BRATZ).
Links to the complete list of this year's RAZZIE® contenders appear in the left column of this page.
Nominees were determined by mailing ballots to 747 voters in 44 U.S. states and 18
foreign countries. The RAZZIES® were created in 1980 as a logical antidote to Tinsel Town’s annual
glut of self-congratulations by
John Wilson, author of
I KNOW I LEARNED AT THE MOVIES and
RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. For more information on the awards’ history, or to arrange an interview with Wilson, please visit www.razzies.com or contact HeadRAZZberry@razzies.com
Nominations Per Picture
I KNOW WHO KILLED ME = 9 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Horror Movie, Screenplay, Director, Remake/Rip-Off,
Actress (2x), Picture
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY = 8 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Screenplay, Director, Supporting Actor (2x) Supporting Actress, Actor, Picture
NORBIT = 8 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Screenplay, Director, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Actor (2x) Picture
BRATZ = 5 Nominations
Worst Screen Couple, Remake/Rip-Off, Supporting Actor, Actress, Picture
DADDY DAY CAMP = 5 Nominations
Worst Screenplay, Director, Prequel/Sequel, Actor, Picture
CAPTIVITY = 3 Nominations
Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie, Director, Actress