Monday, January 24, 2011

The Razzies...And The Nominees Are...

With the Academy Award (Oscar) Nominations being due today.  I thought we should explore, the alternative. 

If you've never heard of the Razzies, they are the opposite of the Academy Awards.  They recognize the worst in movies of that given year.  The dubious award is officially called the Golden Raspberry.  I like them, because they don't take movies too seriously.  They basically call BS when Hollywood tries to pass off inferior films.  They call it what it is, crap. 

I love some of the nominations this year.  Not the movie itself, but the fact that they were nominated.  Twilight: Eclipse led in the nominations.  Someone wrote on a message board/forum, "Why did this get nominated, it made so much money?"  Just because, they sold a lot of tickets, doesn't mean it's good.  Teenagers have a lot of money to all that, plus the dreamy British 30 yr old, playing a teenager and the other dude, who wishes he was Teen Wolf, does not make for a good movie.  Kristen Stewart still looks like she's 12.

Tied for most nominations with Twilight was The Last Airbender.  I didn't see it, I have no idea what it's about, but I remember the commercials.  It's like they have been burned into my brain and won't leave.  Here's the thing, Twilight grossed a ton of cash and Airbender bombed worse than Xanadu or Battlefield Earth, if that is possible.  What do they have in common?  They both suck, although one franchise has managed to brain wash it's audience and the other potential franchise, failed.  Simple.

Here is the nomination website for the awards, which grows in popularity year by year.  Sandra Bullock actually showed up last year to claim her worst leading actress award, but they don't really have awards to be given out.  They should.  That award show would be worth watching.  It would be the one time where actors/actresses/directors wouldn't take themselves so seriously.  It would probably be like a less talented Independent Spirit Awards. 

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