Not too surprisingly, given my love of film Iâ€™m stoked about the upcoming Oscar awards taking place February 27.Â Nominations were recently announced and predicting winners is not going to be easy this year.Â Stay tuned for mine.Â I wonder how theyâ€™ll compare to yours?
Perhaps less difficult to predict will be the â€œwinnersâ€ of that other â€œhonorâ€ bestowed upon films around this time of the year, the Golden Raspberry Awardsâ€¦better know as the Razzies.Â February 24 is the big day for those awards.Â
Bad film is to be celebrated.Â Accordingly, curiosity got the best (worst?) of me and (once I was able to tear myself away from the Falcon Studios site) I checked out the list of nominees in order to get an idea of how stiff the competition was where the best of the worst cinema from 2006 is concerned.Â I have to say, I was thrilled to discover that out of all of the categories and films nominated, I had only seen oneâ€”and that was Superman Returns, for which Kate Bosworth received a nod for her supporting role as Lois Lane.
It wasnâ€™t a huge shock to discover that the majority of nominated films and performances was a cinematic dogâ€™s breakfastâ€”or perhaps one more suited for turkeyâ€”based on reviews and in most cases, box office.
So without further a doâ€”and proudly without having seen pretty much all of the filmsâ€”here are my predictions for this yearâ€™s Razzies:
Worst Picture â€“ Basic Instinct 2
Worst Actor â€“ Tim Allen (The Santa Clause 3; Shaggy Dog; AND Zoom)
Worst Actress â€“ Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct 2)
Worst Supporting Actor â€“ David Thewlis (Basic Instinct 2)
Worst Supporting Actress â€“ Carmen Electra (Date Move AND Scary Movie 4)
Worst Screen Couple â€“ Hilary & Haylie Duff (Material Girls)
Worst Remake or Rip-off â€“ Little Man (remember the Bugs Bunny cartoon â€œBaby Buggy Bunny?â€)
Worst Prequel or Sequel â€“ Basic Instinct 2
Worst Director â€“ Michael Caton-Jones (Basic Instinct 2)
Good luck to all the nominees.Â