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Here come the Razzies

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Stop press! Hold everything! The nominations for the 28th Annual Razzie Awards have been revealed. The full list of nominees is at the official web site, but I can tell you already that this year is going to be one to remember. I Know Who Killed Me, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Norbit are leading the race, with nine, eight and eight nominations respectively. Eddie Murphy, meanwhile, has set a new achievement with an impressive five nominations in a single year (one of the downsides to playing several characters in the same film, it would seem - not to mention taking a screenwriting credit).

For fans of bad cinema, the Razzies are surely the most important awards ceremony of the year, far more so than the Oscars (pfff!), since they allow buffs to plan their DVD rentals and viewings for the year ahead. I mean, just looking through the full list, there are several films that have somehow passed me by.

 
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 at 9:48 PM | Comments: 4
Categories: Cinema | DVD | Web

 
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1.

Captivity got three nominations, yes, ha-ha.

Posted by: Avanze, January 21, 2008 10:49 PM

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The Razzies are no better than the Oscars. Actually they are very similar to the Oscars in many ways.

Are you aware that THE SHINING got two Razzie nominations Whiggles?

Worst Actress and Worst Director.

Posted by: Marcus, January 22, 2008 6:13 AM

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I didn’t know that, Marcus. It baffles me but at the same time doesn’t really surprise me. I seem to remember reading that critical reaction to The Shining was very mixed at the time of its release.

I enjoy the concept behind the Razzies, when all said and done. The Oscars are so pompous and trumped up that an award “ceremony” that actually celebrates the other end of the spectrum feels like a welcome antidote.

Posted by: Whiggles, January 22, 2008 2:07 PM

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It is an antidote, it's fun alright, but I wish it took itself a bit more seriously at times. They often target overhyped stuff, such as giving "Star Wars Episode II" leading awards. OK, it wasn't a great movie by any stretch of imagination, but Razzies? Their sick obsession with Silvester Stallone, Bo Derek, and Madonna is no better than the Oscars' infatuation with Meryl Streep.

But what am I saying, I would've given all of the awards of that year to "Lord of the Rings". :D

Posted by: Marcus, January 22, 2008 9:20 PM

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