Freddy Got Fingered, Tom Green's gross-out directorial debut (which featured references to sexually molested children, disabled nurses and various animal genitalia) picked up a field-best eight nominations Monday for the 22nd Annual Razzie Awards, which single out the most gawdawful movies of the year.
All told, Freddy gave Green nominations for Worst Actor, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst On-Screen Couple ("Tom Green and any animal he abuses").
Green's "film" will compete for Worst Picture dis-honors against Mariah Carey's breakdown-inducing Glitter, Sylvester Stallone's race-car lemon Driven, Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell's ultra-violent Elvis caper 3000 Miles to Graceland and the not-quite-epic war flick Pearl Harbor.
Carey seems a shoo-in for the Worst Actress category, as her big-screen debut in Glitter was probably the most-publicized clunker of the year. But she can take heart that she only appeared in one movie--After all, Penélope Cruz picked up a nomination for her performances in three films (Blow, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Vanilla Sky), while Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie were nominated for their roles in two movies (J.Lo's Angel Eyes and The Wedding Planner, and Jolie's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Original Sin).
Charlize Theron also picked up a nomination for her work opposite Worst Actor nominee Keanu Reeves in Sweet November. Reeves, Green and Costner will face off for Worst Actor against Ben Affleck for his role as a heroic flyboy in Pearl Harbor. John Travolta, meanwhile, can't seem to get a break: After tying a Razzie record last year with his ode to L. Ron Hubbard, Battlefield Earth, the actor scored another nomination for Worst Actor for both Domestic Disturbance and Swordfish.
Aside from Freddy's big haul, Driven followed with seven nominations Monday, including Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actor (Stallone and Burt Reynolds) and Worst Screen Couple (Stallone and Reynolds). Glitter and Pearl Harbor tied for six nominations apiece.
The Razzies, handed out by John Wilson's Golden Raspberry Foundation, are not seen as an Oscar prognosticator at all. Actors nominated have a snowball's chance in hell of getting any award from the Motion Picture Academy this year. Unless, of course, someone has been smoking crack.
Per tradition, the Razzie winners are announced one day before that other awards show. The handmade, gold-spray-painted raspberry trophies (estimated street value: $4.29) will be handed out March 23.
Here's a rundown of the nominees:
Worst Picture: Freddy Got Fingered, Driven, Glitter, Pearl Harbor, 3000 Miles to Graceland
Worst Actor: Ben Affleck (Pearl Harbor), Kevin Costner (3000 Miles to Graceland), Tom Green (Freddy Got Fingered), Keanu Reeves (Hardball, Sweet November), John Travolta (Domestic Disturbance, Swordfish)
Worst Actress: Mariah Carey (Glitter), Penelopé Cruz (Blow, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Vanilla Sky), Angelina Jolie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Original Sin), Jennifer Lopez (Angel Eyes, The Wedding Planner), Charlize Theron (Sweet November)
Worst Screen Couple: Ben Affleck and either Kate Beckinsale or Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor), Mariah Carey's cleavage (Glitter), Tom Green and any animal he abuses (Freddy Got Fingered), Burt Reynolds and Sylvester Stallone (Driven), Kurt Russell and either Kevin Costner or Courteney Cox Arquette (3000 Miles to Graceland)
Worst Supporting Actor: Max Beesley (Glitter), Charlton Heston (Cats & Dogs, Planet of the Apes), Burt Reynolds (Driven), Sylvester Stallone (Driven), Rip Torn (Freddy Got Fingered)
Worst Supporting Actress: Drew Barrymore (Freddy Got Fingered), Courteney Cox Arquette (3000 Miles to Graceland), Julie Hagerty (Freddy Got Fingered), Goldie Hawn (Town & Country), Estella Warren (Driven, Planet of the Apes)
Worst Remake or Sequel: Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Jurassic Park III, Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes, Sweet November
Worst Director: Michael Bay (Pearl Harbor) Peter Chelsom with Warren Beatty (Town & Country), Tom Green (Freddy Got Fingered), Vondie Curtis Hall (Glitter), Renny Harlin (Driven)
Worst Screenplay: Driven, Freddy Got Fingered, Glitter, Pearl Harbor, 3000 Miles to Graceland