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At the Academy Awards Hollywood reccognized the best of the best of 2007. But what about the worst?
The 2008 Razzie Awards were announced earlier this weekend while we were typing like madmen in Hall A at WonderCon. I Know Who Killed Me, which starred Lindsay Lohan sweeped with seven wins. Eddie Murphy took home Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Actress for his performance in Norbit. Full results below:
Worst Picture: “I Know Who Killed Me”
Worst Actor: Eddie Murphy in “Norbit”
Worst Actress (tie): Lindsay Lohan as twin sisters Aubrey and Dakota in “I Know Who Killed Me”
Worst Supporting Actress (tie): EddieÂ Murphy in “Norbit”
Worst Supporting Actor: EddieÂ Murphy in “Norbit”
Worst Screen Couple: Lohan & Lohan in “I Know Who Killed Me”
Worst Remake or Rip-off: “I Know Who Killed Me,” based on several films
Worst Prequel or Sequel: “Daddy Day Camp”
Worst Director: Chris Siverston for “I Know Who Killed Me”
Worst Screenplay: Jeffrey Hammond for “I Know Who Killed Me”
Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie (New Category): “I Know Who Killed Me.”
Discuss: What was the WORST movie of 2007?
“Please, Oscar! Don’t!”
The Academy’s famously snide sib, The Razzies, announced its nominations for the worst movies, performances and direction of 2007 today. Leading the lepers is the already cultish Lindsay Lohan stripper-twin-Blue Velvet-for-Proactiv-set thriller I Know Who Killed Me with nine noms, including Worst Picture. And that seals it: I’m finally going to consider watching it stoned one day when I’m 70. Lohan actually scored two Worst Actress noms for playing twins. Cute. But there’s still no way it’s worse than The Number 23, which was excluded for Worst Picture. A travesty. Winners of the Little Naked Gold Man will be announced on February 23rd. Here are the major noms…where the hell is Who’s Your Caddy?
Bratz – Lionsgate
Daddy Day Camp – Sony/Tri-Star/Revolution
I Know Who Killed Me – Tri-Star
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry – Universal
Norbit – Dreamworks
Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider, Next and National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Jim Carrey – The Number 23
Cuba Gooding, Jr. – Daddy Day Camp and Norbit
Eddie Murphy (as Norbit) – Norbit
Adam Sandler – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Jessica Alba- Awake, Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck
Four No-name Actresses – Bratz
Elisha Cuthbert – Captivity
Diane Keaton – Because I Said So
Lindsay Lohan (as Aubrey) – I Know Who Killed Me
Lindsay Lohan (as Dakota) – I Know Who Killed Me, Too
Dennis Dugan – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Roland Joffe – Captivity
Brian Robbins – Norbit
Fred Savage (it’s come to this) – Daddy Day Camp
Chris Silverston – I Know Who Killed Me
Source Link: Razzies
Rotten Tomatoes have published their Mid-Year Report, which features a list of the best and worst reviewed movies of the first six months of 2007. You can see the top ten of each below.
Best Reviewed Movies
2. “Away From Her”
4. “Knocked Up”
5. “Hot Fuzz”
7. “The Host”
10. “The Lookout”
Worst Reviewed Movies
1. “Because I Said So”
2. “The Number 23”
4. “The Reaping”
6. “Perfect Stranger”
7. “Happily N’Ever After”
8. “Are We Done Yet? ”
9. “Code Name: The Cleaner”
10. “Hannibal Rising”
Not many surprises to be found. Ratatouille has wrestled the best reviewed wide release of 2007 title away from Knocked Up, which is still holding strong at #4.One unusual observation is that the best movies list features a lot of comedy/romantic comedy films (Ratatouille, Once, Knocked Up, Hot Fuzz, Waitress). In the past usually dramatic indie flicks have dominated the list. I’m also glad to see Zodiac as I’ve fielded negative comments about the film from most people I have spoken with. David Fincher’s film is one of my favorites of the year thus far.
Because I Said So and The Number 23 are the film’s I’ve least enjoyed this year so far. So I feel a little vindicated seeing them rank at the top of the worst reviewed films list. I am actually surprised to see Hannibal Rising make the worst list at #10. I didn’t enjoy the film, but at the same time, I didn’t hate it either. I wonder if there is a huge backlash on the film purely based on it’s comparison against Silence of the Lambs?