Advice for actors
looking to get nominated for worst performance:
Multiple roles help.
Lindsay Lohan and
Eddie Murphy scored multiple nominations Monday for the
Razzies, which sort out the worst that Hollywood dredged up
the previous year.
I Know Who Killed Me, in which she plays
two characters who may or may not be the same person,
received a leading nine Razzie nominations, among them Worst
Picture of 2007.
Norbit, released amid a film-honors season that
earned Murphy an Academy Award nomination for
Dreamgirls last year, received eight Razzie
nominations, five of them for Murphy alone -- more than
anyone has ever gotten in a single year.
Picture, Norbit had nominations for Murphy as
Worst Actor in a Title Role, Worst Supporting Actress as
Norbit's beefy wife, Worst Supporting Actor as an Asian man,
and Worst Screen Couple for Norbit opposite either of
Murphy's other characters. Murphy also shared a
screenplay nomination for cowriting Norbit.
''We decided that
each of his characters was so offensive that he
deserved individual nominations,'' said Razzies founder John
Wilson, Murphy's closest competition for Worst Screen Couple
is Lohan in I Know Who Killed Me, in which she
plays a small-town girl abducted by a psychopath and an
alter-ego, a stripper who's missing body parts.
Lohan's movie played like a cross between the torture
tale Hostel and The Patty Duke Show, Wilson
Actress, Lohan polled more heavily than any actor since
Sofia Coppola in The Godfather Part III, Wilson
''I Know Who
Killed Me is the most fabulously brainless
movie since Showgirls,'' which Razzie voters
picked as the worst movie of the 1990s, Wilson said. ''By
the end of it, you still don't know what happened. Are they
twins or aren't they? Did she imagine it? Can I please
have my hour and 50 minutes back?''
The other Worst
Picture nominees were Bratz, a live-action take
on the cartoon about four chic young girls; Daddy Day
Camp, with Cuba Gooding Jr. starring in a sequel
to Murphy's Daddy Day Care; and I Now Pronounce
You Chuck and Larry, Adam Sandler and Kevin
James's comedy about firefighters posing as a gay couple.
Gooding joined Murphy in the Worst Actor category, along
with Nicolas Cage for Ghost Rider and Jim
Carrey for The Number 23.
Lohan was cited
twice as Worst Actress for I Know Who Killed
Me, while the four Bratz stars
-- Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Nathalia Ramos, and
Skyler Shaye -- shared a nomination. Also
nominated were Jessica Alba for three films: Awake,
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and
Good Luck Chuck; Elisha Cuthbert for
Captivity; and Diane Keaton for Because I
Murphy, Worst Supporting Actor nominees included Orlando
Bloom for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's
End; KevinJames and Rob Schneider for
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry; and Jon
Voight for Bratz, National Treasure: Book of
Secrets, September Dawn, and Transformers.
the Worst Supporting Actress nominees were Jessica Biel
for I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and
Next, Carmen Electra for Epic Movie, Julia
Ormond for I Know Who Killed Me, and Nicollette
Sheridan for Code Name: The Cleaner.
A spoof of
Hollywood awards, the Razzies made their announcement the
day before the Oscar nominations come out. Razzie
''winners'' will be announced February 23, a day
before the Oscars. (AP)