Razzie Predictions 2007 (The Reckoning)

Razzie Predictions 2007

I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The official Razzie nominations were announced this morning, and it’s time to see just how close I came with my predictions from last time around.

What should be immediately obvious from this list is that I totally suck at this. After much handwringing over the past couple of months, here’s the summary of just how well I did.

Total predictions made: 65
Total correct predictions made: 24

So, all totaled, I only guessed correctly slightly more than one-third of the time. I suppose it could have been worse, but I got tripped up by a lot of that “outside the box” Razzie thinking. How was I supposed to know you could nominate four girls as a group to win Worst Actress? How could I have known that Eddie Murphy, by playing a female character, was eligible for Worst Actress? (I was frankly taking the whole Linda Hunt thing to heart in my decision-making process.) And “any two actors from Bratz” for Worst Screen Couple? How is that even allowed?

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And now, the big letdown. Joel Schumacher has never won a Razzie, and this year will not change that fact, because he’s not even nominated.

As I’ve already said, I plan to watch every Razzie-nominated movie over the course of one weekend. I surely have my work cut out for me. Anyway, I’ll have more to say about these movies very soon, when it’s not 2AM, and I’m better able to string together a coherent thought.

Here are my original picks, along with whether or not it was a hit or a miss. Anything that’s not crossed out is an official Razzie nominee.

 

WORST PICTURE

 

WORST ACTOR

  • Eddie Murphy, NorbitHIT!
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr., Daddy Day Camp and What Love IsHIT! (but Cuba was nominated for Norbit and not What Love Is)
  • Robin Williams, License to WedMISS!
  • Adam Sandler, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & LarryHIT!
  • Larry the Cable Guy, Delta FarceMISS!
  • Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, NextMISS!
  • Jim Carrey, The Number 23MISS!

 

WORST ACTRESS

  • Lindsay Lohan, Georgia Rule, I Know Who Killed MeHIT! (but Lindsay was not nominated for Georgia Rule)
  • Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man 3MISS!
  • Jessica Alba, Awake, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Good Luck ChuckHIT!
  • Halle Berry, Perfect StrangerMISS!
  • Sandra Bullock, PremonitionMISS!
  • Elisha Cuthbert, CaptivityMISS!
  • Diane Keaton, Because I Said SoMISS!
  • Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Nathalia Ramos & Skyler Shaye, BratzMISS!
  • Lindsay Lohan, nominated for her other role in I Know Who Killed MeMISS!

 

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Jon Voight, Bratz, Transformers, September Dawn, National Treasure: Book of SecretsHIT!
  • Julian McMahon, Premonition, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferMISS!
  • John Travolta, Hairspray, Wild HogsMISS!
  • Martin Lawrence, Wild HogsMISS!
  • Tim Allen, Wild HogsMISS!
  • Orlando Bloom, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndMISS!
  • Kevin James, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & LarryMISS!
  • Eddie Murphy (as Mr. Wong), NorbitMISS!
  • Rob Schneider, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & LarryMISS!

 

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Keira Knightley, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndMISS!
  • Mandy Moore, Because I Said So, License to WedMISS!
  • Jessica Biel, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, NextHIT!
  • Lauren Graham, Because I Said So, Evan AlmightyMISS!
  • Julianne Moore, Next
  • MISS!

  • Carmen Electra, Epic MovieMISS!
  • Eddie Murphy (as Rasputia), NorbitMISS!
  • Julia Ormond, I Know Who Killed MeMISS!
  • Nicolette Sheridan, Code Name: The CleanerMISS!

 

WORST DIRECTOR

  • Joel Schumacher, The Number 23MISS!
  • Fred Savage, Daddy Day CampHIT!
  • Oliver Hirschbiegel, with an unasked-for assist from the Wachowski Brothers, The InvasionMISS!
  • Michael Lehmann, Because I Said SoMISS!
  • Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, Epic MovieMISS!
  • Dennis Dugan, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & LarryMISS!
  • Roland Joffé, CaptivityMISS!
  • Brian Robbins, NorbitMISS!
  • Chris Siverston, I Know Who Killed MeMISS!

 

WORST SCREENPLAY

  • Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, Epic MovieHIT!
  • Jeff Hammond, I Know Who Killed MeHIT!
  • Eddie Murphy & Charles Murphy and Jay Sherick & David Ronn, NorbitHIT!
  • Todd Komarnicki & Jon Bokenkamp, Perfect StrangerMISS!
  • Fernley Phillips, The Number 23MISS!
  • Barry Fanaro and Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & LarryMISS!
  • Geoff Rodkey and David J. Stem & David N. Weiss, Daddy Day CampMISS!

 

WORST SCREEN COUPLE

  • Eddie Murphy and EITHER Eddie Murphy OR Eddie Murphy, NorbitHIT!
  • Lindsay Lohan and Lindsay Lohan, I Know Who Killed MeHIT!
  • Adam Sandler and Kevin James, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & LarryHIT! (Sandler is also nominated for acting opposite Jessica Biel)
  • Dane Cook and Jessica Alba, Good Luck ChuckHIT! (Alba is also nominated for acting opposite Hayden Christensen and Ioan Gruffudd)
  • Cedric the Entertainer and Nicollette Sheridan, Code Name: The CleanerMISS!
  • Any Combination of Two Totally Air-Headed Characters, BratzMISS!

 

WORST REMAKE OR RIP-OFF

 

WORST PREQUEL OR SEQUEL

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndMISS!
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferMISS!
  • Hannibal RisingHIT!
  • Daddy Day CampHIT!
  • Elizabeth: The Golden AgeMISS!
  • Aliens vs. Predator: RequiemMISS!
  • Evan AlmightyMISS!
  • Hostel: Part IIMISS!

 

WORST EXCUSE FOR A HORROR MOVIE

So, for those playing along at home, here are all the films that you’ll have to see to make an informed opinion about who should take home the Razzies this year:

  1. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
  2. Are We Done Yet?
  3. Awake
  4. Because I Said So
  5. Bratz
  6. Captivity
  7. Code Name: The Cleaner
  8. Daddy Day Camp
  9. Epic Movie
  10. Evan Almighty
  11. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  12. Ghost Rider
  13. Good Luck Chuck
  14. Hannibal Rising
  15. Hostel: Part II
  16. I Know Who Killed Me
  17. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  18. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  19. Next
  20. Norbit
  21. The Number 23
  22. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  23. September Dawn
  24. Transformers
  25. Who’s Your Caddy?

Wow… 25 films. Perhaps the whole idea of a “Razzie Weekend” this year is a little too ambitious. But the good news is, that means there will probably be multiple Razzie Weekends leading up to the big ceremony. Stay tuned!

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