Forget The Oscars– Razzies Honor 2011′s Worst Movies
Hollywood is still basking in the glow of it’s golden night, but Oscar season has brought another tradition for over thirty years now: the Golden Raspberry (or Razzie) nominations for the worst movies and performances of the year. This year’s Razzie nominations were dominated by the Adam Sandler cross-dressing debacle Jack and Jill, which took home a record-setting twelve nods (despite only being eligible in ten categories).
The other films occupying almost every category were the star-studded New Year’s Eve; Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1; Transformers: Dark of the Moon; and Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star. Nicholas Cage also picked up several acting nods for his three films this year, and Martin Short‘s latest installment of the Big Momma franchise picked up several performance nominations as well.
While Jack and Jill is the heavy favorite to take home Worst Picture, it faces stiff competition, especially from Bucky Larson. That film has a rare 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. (Even Jack and Jill has 3%.) It’s worth noting that either would be a victory for Sandler, who has writing and producing credits on both. Even Nick Swardson, star of Bucky Larson, is also nominated for his supporting roles in Jack and Jill, and another Sandler movie, Just Go With It.
An interesting trend this year shows that female actresses are even being crowded out of the worst roles! Four of the the ten Actress nominations went to men in drag. Another went to Sarah Palin, who was arguably not playing a character in her documentary The Undefeated (or is playing it all the time, an unfair advantage over her competition). When, oh when, will Hollywood give the same equal, terrible opportunities to actors regardless of age, race, and gender?
What do you think of the nominations for this year’s worst films?