Sometimes it's an honor just to be nominated – but not when it comes to the Razzies.
The nomination ballots for the awards celebrating the worst movies of 2010 have just been mailed out, and "Burlesque" leads the pack, with nods for worst actress (Christina Aguilera), worst supporting actress (Kristen Bell and Cher), worst supporting actor (Cam Gigandet), worst screenplay, and worst director.
The glitzy musical was not, however, considered for worst picture, reports the L.A. Times. That distinction went to "The Bounty Hunter,” “Clash of the Titans,” “The Expendables,” “Grown Ups,” “Jonah Hex,” “Killers,” “The Last Airbender,” “Little Fockers,” “Sex and the City 2,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” “Vampires Suck” and “Yogi Bear.”
While Angelina Jolie got a Golden Globe nomination for lead comedy actress in "The Tourist," the same film also got her onto the Razzies' worst actress list. Jessica Alba made the cut for worst supporting actress thanks to her work in “The Killer Inside Me,” “Little Fockers,” “Machete” and “Valentine’s Day," joined by Emily Blunt for "The Wolfman" and "Gulliver's Travels."
Worst supporting actor contenders include Mickey Rourke for "The Expendables" and "Iron Man 2," and triple threat George Lopez for "Marmaduke," "The Spy Next Door" and "Valentine's Day."
Thanks to the 3-D craze, a new category has been added to the Razzies this year: worst eye-gouging misuse of 3-D. Among the movies that made their way onto the ballots: “Piranha 3D,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife," and “The Nutcracker in 3D.”
The official Razzie Award nominations will be announced January 24.
The Tourist, The Expendables, The Last Airbender, Yogi Bear and Burlesque all sucked. They deserve to be the worst pictures.
Both Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie deserved Razzie nominatons for The Tourist, not only Angelina. He was flat and she walked around like a mannequin with no real emotion. Their performances and the movie were all terrible.
I saw Burlesque with my wife. It was pretty awful. One of the times I did agree with the critics. Christina Aguilera is a horrible actress. She's ok as a singer but her vocals turn into nothing but a screamfest eventually. I didn't see Yogi Bear, but one of my colleagues took his young children and they all didn't like it. The Other Guys should be nominated that was one of the unfunniest pictures I've seen in my life.
"In many ways, the work of a critic is easy..We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and theirselves to our judgement.We thrive on negative critisism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is propably more meaningful than our critisism designating itself."
This is a quote from a children's movie and I just thought it is fitting.
Killers really suck, the worst movie ever.
i don't understand why burlesque gets so much flack. everyone i've asked whose seen it, and i've watch it myself too, all enjoyed the music and the performances. sure it's not the strongest story-line with the best acting in the world, but i think certain movies need to be taken for what they are. when i went to go watch it, i kept my expectations relatively low, and i was, therefore, pleasantly surprised at how much i liked it.
The Razzies are a joke. What once started out as a jab against the giant corporate mega-movie-making machine has turned into a sick parody of itself.
Somebody put this meaningless drivel of an awards ceremony out of its misery.
I think they should have a razzie for movies that ruin themselves with awful endings. I nominate "inception". When you tell a story you should finish it.
any movie with sandra bullock should automatically be considered for a razzie.
My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed Burlesque – my wife is a ballet teacher and I met her when she was singing in a trio on stage. Both of us have college degrees. What's not to like about Burlesque? Great singing and dancer. Oh, you need a plot? Burlesque's plot was there to empower the singing and dancing.
Burlesque was a horrible movie people need to open their eyes
Burlesque is a horrible movie mournblade people need to open there eyes
I thought Joe vs The Volcano should have made the list. Wait, that was 20 years ago and I'm still haunted by it!
I'm stunned at how many of the general public liked Razzie level movies. What's happening to our societies quality and taste? Frightening that some actually attempt to defend Burlesque!
Probably satc2. i find it hard to belive, after making such a consistently good and funny show, and an ok first movie, that this was the best they could do. i mean, cmon, it satc, they can take a chance and actualy write a movie. as they proved people will go see it no matter how many sequels they make. oh and grown ups definatly.
IF YOU WANT A HORRIFIC STUPID MOVIE THAT WOULD BE SAW 3D. AFTER THE FIRST 2 THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN SMART AND STOPPED. GROWN-UPS IS THE WORST MOVIE BY FAR IN 2010.
How did MacGruber not make this list, or worst movie EVER!!!! I like the SNL skit but this movie was BAD! And not in a fun type of bad either.
When I go to a movie, I am going to be entertained, not to critique the movie. So there are people that hate this and hate that, they are screwing themselves out of a good time. They probably suck in bed too. Enjoy what you do, whatever you're doing, and it is awesome!!!!
Eat pray love was horrendous absolutely.
Cher and crew were great. We loved the movie. Never cared what the critics like or dislike. I care about what I like.
Cher and crew were great. We loved the movie. Never cared what the critics live or dislike. I care about what I like.
I loved this movie. The music and costumes were great and I thought Cher looked beautiful.
so i thought killers was great, watched grown ups with a group of 70 people and we all liked it. I think tron, the town, and the american were some of the worst movies of the year.
Hey Chris I am a white straight guy in my 30's and I loved Burlesque! It was fun and I never expected to walk in and see a deep movie. I just wanted to see CHER do what she does best. Entertain. Great Movie.
I thought grown ups was pretty funny. Adam sandler does some great movies
Twilight should have been first on any bad list as for the other guys at least that one was funny the expendables well it was an action movie it was never an oscar contender.
Let's face it – there were worse movies and worse peformers than listed here – these might even be movies which barely saw the light of day they were so bad. Movies which made $20, etc. However, of the major release movies, SATC2 definitely should rank up there in the top 20 or perhaps top 10 major released bad films of the year. As a mega-fan of the series, that movie was just PAINFUL to sit through. I could just imagine what it was like for people who didn't know or didn't like the series.
The Killers was the worst piece of garbage I've been forced to see. If the movie studio wanted to spend money on a disaster they should have donated all production costs to help the Haitians rebuild.
Everytime my sister in law told me that movie is good, I felt like finding Ashton Kutcher and kicking his ASS!!! That wasn't a movie, it was the stuff you leave out of a movie!!
Burlesque is a musical and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Of course I wasnt dumb enought to expect a riveting plot like Schindler's List or Saving Private Ryan. The choreo, songs, and costumes were amazing and better than I expect them to be.
White straight men in their late 50 should NOT be allowed to review this film. It's not made for them. Plain and simple.
White. Straight. 50's. Loved it. Can't stop playing the songs on DVD.
How come TRON 2 didn't make the list. Ho-Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
lol Rick – you let an opinion go without serving up more of your abusive garbage? You "don
t mean to sound snobbish"?? That's as much of a joke as the rest of your self-serving comments.
Last Airbender was a steaming pile of doo. Worst movie of 2010 with nothing else even a close second.
How could The Other Guys get overlooked for worst picture?
Because the other guys was good. Troll dun getsed trolled.
You people need to get off the burleque and tron bandwagons. Both films were absolute garbage. I didnt see most of the movies on that list but i'd say airbender has to be the frontrunner for worst pic.
Burlesque...Fabulous...music, dancing,costumes, and drama. Beautiful performance. Magnificant men. And the voices, singing. Hurray to Cher, she can sing and so does Christina. YAHOOO!
Icould not stop dancing as I was leaving the theatre. Praise the music. forever...dancing, Kathy
The American is the worst movie I've seen in a long time.
I think big mistake the critics are making. Actually busrlesque had plot, good storyline and a bit sentimentally raunchy on the classy side. (His movie deserves recognition but which critic has the pants to say so? Most try to please the crowd. THis time they judged badly, shame on you Christina more than looks n booty showed singing talent and cher sang with gusto for her age.HELLO!
When I saw the preview, I thought, oh no, "Showgirls" all over again!
The Last Airbender should take all the razzies. WORST MOVIE EVER.
It's a horrifically bad movie that managed to completely suck the life out of a wildly popular and award winning anime series.... but worst movie of all time? Not even close. – If you are a sucker for punishment, try watching "Battlefield Earth", "Gigli" or "Meet the Spartans"...
Whatever. The Razzie's are crap. Used to be funny but they've overpopulated the categories. They really should be "Worst Of The Best" because you can't tell me any of those (maybe SATC2 just for SJP's horseface) are worse than the straight to DVD and made for TV shlock that get's put out weekly.
The Razzies are only for movies that have been played at the theater. Stop complaining and get a clue about what you're talking about.
Lol well what else do u expect from the razzies? I watch a movie cos i want to, not because a critic advises me to. All critics are opinionated; so are the movie goers who watch the films but without predetermined critique.
Wow you spend money on movie tickets without even knowing if it's good or not? Then don't complain to the theater if you see a bad movie. Research is good for outside the university too. If a great majority of movie critics call a movie great, then there's good probability that it is great. If a majority of them say a movie sucks, then it most likely sucks. It's the common population that spent millions of dollars on tripe like Vampire's Suck and Disaster Movie. I don't mean to sound snobbish, but most people don't know what a good movie is.
Tron Legacy was bomb. Anyone who didn't like that movie either didn't watch it or is an idiot and watched it in 3D. Pretty good for a Disney movie
Lol yeah right. If you liked Tron Legacy you are easily amused and have low standards. Learn a thing or two about what a great movie is, then maybe get some freaking taste while you're at it please.
Tron Legacy failed in many ways, but it certainly wasn't Razzie quality.
Oh, I don't know - I found Tron Legacy to be pretty entertaining. The key issue, in my opinion, is your expectations going in. Personally, when I entered the theater, I wasn't expecting high cinema - I was expecting a sci-fi plot (with holes) and strong special effects. In that respect, the film delivered. If you go in thinking it's going to rank up there with Macbeth, the problem isn't with the movie - it's with you.
While i haven't seen most of the noms for worst pic, the last airbender was disappointing crap, the expendables was overrated just by lookin at the cover of the dvd, and grown ups made my sister leave the room b4 it ended, made me fall asleep halfway thru, and made my mother want to go to bed!!!
Piranha 3D was actually suprisingly good if you like horror films and creature features. It even got a "Fresh" rating by the majority of critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
I dunno... was anyone expecting the women in Burlesque to deliver Meryl Streep caliber performances? OK, sure, it was campy and lightweight but the point was the bombastic show numbers, not the acting, and so (for me) it was not a trainwreck.
Where is "Legion" on this list? YOUR BABY'S GONNA BURRRN!!!
Tron Legacy was horrible.What a piece of trash.Please acknowledge this.
The worst movie I almost finished watching was The Back Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez. Any movie that has a woman having a bm while giving birth to twins in a pool, deserves one big Razzie.
Eeww! Glad I missed that one!
Spoken like a man . . . and I haven't even seen the movie.
Obviously you have never seen a live birth.
Skyline wasn't mentioned??? That thing went down faster than a fat lady on thin ice....
I agree! Not about the fat lady part, but Skyline was so aweful I walked out.
I agree about Skyline...so disappointed. And it was far worse than The Expendables and Killers.
I saw Burlesque and I loved it and if you look at any poll of movie goers you'll see that audiences gave it a very favorable rating. Box Office Mojo audience rating for Burlesque was an A-, Yahoo audience rating A-, even the Rotten Tomatoes audience rating was a B. So regardless of the critics, the audiences who saw the movie loved it.
I agree with you, William. I saw the movie twice and loved it. The second time is because I physically dragged my sisters into the theater because I knew they'd love it, too–and they did. It was a fun, uplifting movie with good music (and Cher! Stanley Tucci! Christina!). It was nice to go to the theater and just be taken away from my worries and entertained. I stopped caring years ago about what most critics think.
I thought Burlesque was awesome...I recommended it to everyone and those that did go to see it love it...What do critics know anyway....anyone could be a critic, all they do is give their opinion of a movie and usually if they hate a movie I love it...
I'm right there with ya. If the critics hate it then I usually love it. Burlesque was great!!
I totally loved it too. The story was a little on the weak side, but the musical production numbers were totally awesome! Man, Christina Aguilera can belt out a song like no one else!
"What do critics know anyway."
Quite a bit, actually.
I'm fascinated by people that determine a movie's quality by "what the people think" and use that as an excuse to dismiss what trained professionals think.
I find it similar to people that dismiss the surgeon general's warning on a pack of cigarettes because so many people smoke.
Just because a lot of people fail to recognize that something is terrible, that doesn't mean that that thing is good.
Burlesque had some great musical numbers which were performed wonderfully. However, this was not a Christina Aguillara concert, it was a movie and on THAT note, it sucked majorly. See Chicago, Hairspray or Moulin Rouge for reference of how a musical movie should be made. The only thing keeping me in that theatre was that I hoped it would redeem itself, but alas, I was disappointed. The audience was suckered in by the concert portion, the critics hated the movie part. Hence the divide.
Tyler, that is the worst analogy I've ever heard. Appreciation of a film is completely subjective. It doesn't matter what any so-called "expert" says - it's just their opinion and means no more than the opinion of any random person you pulled off the street. If a movie was objectively good or bad, all these professional critics would agree. They don't.
"I'm fascinated by people that determine a movie's quality by "what the people think" and use that as an excuse to dismiss what trained professionals think."
You seem to be under the mistaken belief that movie critics are "trained profressionals" - at BEST, they are trained journalists (and that is by no means a requirement). The ONLY qualification to be a movie critic is an opinion, and from the reviews I read (and disagree with) the reviewers seem to me to generally be intellectual snobs in love with the idea that sheer entertainment has no value, when, in fact, that is EXACTLY what the movies are all about - ENTERTAINMENT!.
Burlesque was, IMNSHO, a delightful pure-entertainment movie that I thoroughly enjoyed and recommended highly to all my friends.
I saw "Burlesque," too – and I thought it was dreadful, but maybe that's because I'm in the business (burlesque).
But for my money, the prize for the worst should definitely go to "Yogi Bear." Seriously – what dipstick in Hollywood thought, "gee, that would be box office gold!" I didn't even like the cartoon all that much when I was a kid.
You just gotta love the razzies and yes berlasque was trash
It's spelled bur-les-que, moron.
SATC 2 DEFNITELY deserves Worst Picture – and I am a big fan of the series so I dont say that lightly.
I agree. I wish they wouldn't have made either movie. I feel like the movies tarnished the series.
Hmm... only movie I saw on this list was Iron Man 2, and indeed Mickey Rourke was garbage in it. I almost can't believe anybody was stupid enough to watch these other movies.
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