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    Razzies Light in Lohan

    Good thing Britney Spears didn't star in a movie last year.

    The Golden Raspberry Awards showed no mercy to another troubled young star, bestowing three of its "worst" nominations Monday on Lindsay Lohan.

    Eddie Murphy, one year removed from his Oscar nomination for Dreamgirls, was nominated for five unwanted Razzies—more than any other star—for his box-office hit (but critical miss) Norbit.

    Lohan, whose 2007 was marred by rehab stints and arrests, as well as a string of box-office bombs, was dinged for her thriller I Know Who Killed Me, which led all films with nine nominations, a total padded by the dual-role-playing Lohan's two Worst Actress nods.

    According to the Razzies, Lohan is the first actor to compete against herself for Worst Actress, something that could be viewed as an accomplishment...but probably won't be.

    In any case, it could have been worse for Lohan. But fortunately, Georgia Rule, her other 2007 big-screen credit, rated zero nominations.

    Proving the Razzies pick on the high and mighty, as well as the down and out, I Now You Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Adam Sandler's latest $100 million-grossing comedy, tied with Norbit with eight nominations.

    Bratz, the doll-spawned teen comedy Paula Abdul had the good fortune to be disassociated from, and Daddy Day Camp, the sequel to the Murphy hit that didn't star Murphy, were two other big targets, with five nominations each.

    The two films will compete, if that's the word, with I Know Who Killed Me, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and Norbit for Worst Picture.

    The Worst Actor category finds Murphy and Sandler squaring off against Jim Carrey, razzed for The Number 23, and two former Oscar winners, Cuba Gooding Jr., who sat in for Murphy in Daddy Day Camp and costarred opposite Murphy in Norbit, and Nicolas Cage, who found his box-office mojo in 2007 but found himself dishonored for all three of his starring roles in Ghost Rider, Next and National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

    Like Cage, Jessica Alba rated a Worst Actress nod on the strength of her '07 body of work: Awake, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck. Her competition: Elisha Cuthbert, taking a bullet for the controversial torture flick Captivity; Because I Said So's Diane Keaton; the four young leading ladies of Bratz; Lohan; and Lohan.

    The supporting categories were used to further besmirch Murphy, who was nominated as both Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Supporting Actress for two more characters he played in Norbit. Murphy also turned up again in the Worst Screen Couple category, where he was dinged for playing opposite himself—and himself. To top things off, he pulled in a Worst Screenplay nomination for helping write North by Northwest—er, sorry, Norbit.

    Other nomination highlights, if that's the word:

    • Nicollette Sheridan, often overlooked at the Emmys and the Golden Globes for her work in Desperate Housewives, was pounced on by Razzie voters for her supporting turn in the Cedric the Entertainment comedy Code Name: The Cleaner.
    • Diving in to the show's weakness for bad puns, the Razzies retitled Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Pirates of the Carob-bean: At Wit's End—all in the name of a single nomination for Orlando Bloom as Worst Supporting Actor.
    • Jessica Biel gave Jessica Alba a run for her Razzies, pulling in a Worst Supporting Actress nod for Chuck & Larry and Next, as well as competing against Alba for the Worst Screen Couple dishonor.
    • The releases of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Captivity, Hannibal Rising, Hostel: Part II and I Know Who Killed Me inspired a new Razzie category: Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie.
    • Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, who penned Oscar winner Sideways, drew Razzie nods for having their names attached to Chuck & Larry.
    • Former child star Fred Savage earned his first big-screen directing credit on Daddy Day Camp—and his first Razzie nod, for Worst Director.

    The 28th annual Razzie Awards are to be presented, per usual, on the day before the Oscars: Feb. 23.

    Writers' strike or no, actors' boycott or no, the Razzies sounded confident that the show will go on, noting in its press release that it was "the one awards show where the stars never show up" anyway.

    Hollywood reasserts itself and its good-film-promoting agenda Tuesday morning, with the announcement of the nominations for the 80th annual Academy Awards.

    In the meantime, here's a complete look at the field for the Razzies:

    Worst Picture

    • Bratz
    • Daddy Day Camp
    • I Know Who Killed Me
    • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
    • Norbit

    Worst Actor

    • Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider, National Treasure: Book of Secrets
      and Next
    • Jim Carrey, The Number 23
    • Cuba Gooding Jr., Daddy Day Camp and Norbit
    • Eddie Murphy, Norbit
    • Adam Sandler, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

    Worst Actress

    • Jessica Alba, Awake, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
      and Good Luck Chuck
    • Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Nathalia Ramos and Skyler Shaye, Bratz
    • Elisha Cuthbert, Captivity
    • Diane Keaton, Because I Said So
    • Lindsay Lohan (as Aubrey), I Know Who Killed Me
    • Lindsay Lohan (as Dakota), I Know Who Killed Me

    Worst Supporting Actor

    • Orlando Bloom, "Pirates of the Carob-Bean: At Wit's End"
    • Kevin James, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
    • Eddie Murphy, Norbit
    • Rob Schneider, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
    • Jon Voight, Bratz, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, September Dawn
      and Transformers

    Worst Supporting Actress

    • Jessica Biel, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and Next
    • Carmen Electra, Epic Movie
    • Eddie Murphy, Norbit
    • Julia Ormond, I Know Who Killed Me
    • Nicollette Sheridan, Code Name: The Cleaner

    Worst Screen Couple

    • Jessica Alba & either Hayden Christensen (Awake) or Dane Cook
      (Good Luck Chuck) or Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
    • "Any Combination of Two Totally Air-Headed Characters," Bratz
    • Lindsay Lohan & Lindsay Lohan, I Know Who Killed Me
    • Eddie Murphy (as Norbit) & either Eddie Murphy (as Mr. Wong) or Eddie Murphy (as Rasputia), all from Norbit
    • Adam Sandler & either Kevin James or Jessica Biel, all from I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

    Worst Remake or Rip-Off

    • Are We Done Yet? ("Remake/Rip-off of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House")
    • Bratz ("A rip-off if ever there was one!")
    • Epic Movie ("Rip-off of every movie it rips off")
    • I Know Who Killed Me ("Rip-off of Hostel, Saw and The Patty Duke Show")
    • Who's Your Caddy? ("Rip-off of Caddyshack")

    Worst Prequel or Sequel

    • Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
    • Daddy Day Camp
    • Evan Almighty
    • Hannibal Rising
    • Hostel: Part II

    Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie

    • Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
    • Captivity
    • Hannibal Rising
    • Hostel: Part II
    • I Know Who Killed Me

    Worst Director

    • Dennis Dugan, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
    • Roland Joffe, Captivity
    • Brian Robbins, Norbit
    • Fred Savage, Daddy Day Camp
    • Chris Siverston, I Know Who Killed Me


    Worst Screenplay

    • Daddy Day Camp
    • Epic Movie
    • I Know Who Killed Me
    • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
    • Norbit

     

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