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05 October 2023

Transformers and Bullock among top contenders for Razzies

Land of the Lost was one of the year's biggest disappointments. (AP)

By Reuters

Box-office blockbuster Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the Will Ferrell flop Land of the Lost lead nominations for the annual Razzies, a tongue-in-cheek commemoration of the year's worst movies.

Actress Sandra Bullock could be on her way to being crowned both worst and best actress of 2009 after picking up a Razzie, or Golden Raspberry, nomination for her role in 2009 comedy All About Steve. The film was also among the worst picture nominees.

But Bullock, 45, has swept the major Hollywood awards this season for her performance in the drama The Blind Side.

Teen star Miley Cyrus joined Bullock in the worst actress nominations for Hannah Montana: The Movie.

But the Disney actress and singer found herself in familiar company with all three of the popular Jonas Brothers band being nominated for worst actor for their Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience.

Nominations were announced, as is tradition, the day before yesterday's Oscar nominations – the movie industry's highest honours.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen picked up seven Razzie nominations, including worst film, worst director for Michael Bay, worst screen couple for Shia LeBouf and Megan Fox, worst screenplay, and worst remake, rip-off or sequel.

The latest in the Transformers movie series was one of 2009's most commercially successful films, taking $835.2 million (Dh3.06 billion) at the worldwide box-office.

Comedy Land of the Lost, however, was one of the year's biggest disappointments with global ticket sales of $69m. It also got seven Razzie nominations including worst actor for Ferrell, worst picture and worst director.

The Golden Raspberry Awards will also honour the worst movies and performances of the past decade. Previous winners include Gigli (2003) starring Jennifer Lopez, Madonna's 2002 movie Swept Away and 2000 sci-fi movie Battlefield Earth.

The Razzies, created in 1980 as an antidote to Hollywood's glitzy awards season, are determined by 647 paying voters in the US and overseas. Winners will be announced in an appropriately tacky ceremony in Hollywood on March 6.


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