Alexander among top nominees for Razzies
This could be the year in which Alexander the Great conquers Catwoman and President Bush wins a prize as worst actor. Nominations for the 25th annual Razzies, which honor the worst films of the year, were announced on Monday with Catwoman, the Halle Berry box office bomb, besting Alexander, Oliver Stone's much maligned tale of the bleached-blond conqueror, by seven nominations to six. In addition, the president made the list for worst actor for his film clip appearances in Fahrenheit 9/11, a movie he might well consider the worst of the year. Also nominated for their appearances in the politically charged film about the Iraq war were Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The Razzies are a traditional spoof award made at Oscar time by the nonprofit Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. The group's prizes are given out on February 26, the day before the Oscars. Never has one of its films gone on to win an Oscar.
Catwoman and Alexander were nominated for Worst Picture, a category that also drew SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, Ben Affleck's career-eroding Surviving Christmas, and White Chicks, the Wayans brothers' dress-up, gender-bending comedy that left critics cold. Bush was nominated for worst actor along with Affleck for Surviving Christmas and Jersey Girl, Vin Diesel for Chronicles of Riddick, and Colin Farrell for Alexander. Ben Stiller was nominated for Along Came Polly, Anchorman, Dodgeball, Envy, and Starsky & Hutch.
Halle Berry was nominated for worst actress for Catwoman, alongside Hilary Duff for Cinderella Story and Raise Your Voice, Angelina Jolie for Alexander and Taking Lives, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for New York Minute, and Shawn and Marlon Wayans in their incarnation as spoiled white sisters in White Chicks. The nominations for worst screen couple include: Ben Affleck and either Jennifer Lopez or Liv Tyler in Jersey Girl, Halle Berry and either Benjamin Bratt or Sharon Stone in Catwoman, George W. Bush and either Rice or the book My Pet Goat in Fahrenheit 9/11, the Olsen twins in New York Minute, and the Wayans brothers, in or out of drag, in White Chicks.
Worst supporting actress nominees were Carmen Electra for Starsky & Hutch, Jennifer Lopez for Jersey Girl, Rice for Fahrenheit 9/11, Britney Spears for her cameo role in the Michael Moore documentary, and Sharon Stone for Catwoman. Val Kilmer was nominated for worst supporting actor for Alexander. Also nominated were California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for Around the World in 80 Days, Rumsfeld for Fahrenheit 9/11, Jon Voight for SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, and Lambert Wilson for Catwoman. Leading the pack was Catwoman with seven nominations, followed by six for Alexander, five each for Fahrenheit 9/11 and White Chicks, and four for SuperBabies.