March 7, 2010 |
No matter what happens at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, lead actress nominee Sandra Bullock is a winner this weekend -- although not necessarily in the way aspiring young actors might dream of. Bullock, who drew raves for her performance in "The Blind Side," was honored twice Saturday for something very different at the 30th annual Razzie Awards, which tweak Hollywood in a good-natured way every Oscar weekend for the films it cranked out...
February 22, 2009 |
"The Love Guru," after bombing at the box office last summer, had insult added to those injuries Saturday as the Mike Myers comedy was crowned worst film of 2008 at the Golden Raspberry Awards, the annual tongue-in-cheek event that plays counterpoint to the Oscars by celebrating the cheesiest of what Hollywood has to offer. But wouldn't you know it? Myers couldn't even reign supreme there without professional celebrity Paris Hilton shouldering in on the action. While Myers was (dis)
February 18, 2009
THE MASTERMINDS SPEAK First-time Oscar show producers Laurence Mark and Bill Condon talk about their plans for the big night, including what surprises they have in store for viewers. See the video at the Gold Derby blog. -- A LOOK BACK AT RECENT HISTORY Scott Feinberg takes a quick jaunt into the Oscars' recent past with a retrospective of the last three years of the awards and what those wins look like now that some time has passed. (Hint: Not all Oscar winners have a happy ending.
January 22, 2009 |
Mike Myers' comedy flop "The Love Guru" led the field Wednesday for the Razzies with seven nominations, among them worst picture and worst-acting slots for Myers, Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley. The other worst-picture contenders were "Disaster Movie" and "Meet the Spartans," Hollywood spoofs that shared a nomination for a "badly beaten dead horse of a concept"; the fright flick "The Happening"; Paris Hilton's romantic comedy bomb "The Hottie & the Nottie"; and the sword-and-sorcery fantasy "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale."
July 5, 2008
AS THE founder-creator of the Razzie Awards, I rarely think any film critic is being too harsh, but in the case of Kenneth Turan's overly vicious (and often off-the-mark) review of "Hancock," I find myself thinking just that ["Self-Destructive," July 1]. Although "Hancock" is hardly a perfect picture, it does feature three top-billed actors, all giving terrific performances. It has a plot that is anything but predictable. And it manages the enviable feat of being both laugh-out-loud funny and eye-mistingly moving.
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February 25, 2007 |
Before Hollywood gets too carried away this weekend with self-congratulations for all the wonderful films produced in 2006, the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation stepped forward Saturday to remind everyone that there were some stinkers too. Chief among them: "Basic Instinct 2," named worst picture of the year in the 27th annual Razzie Awards.