The 2009 Razzie Nominations: Nerd Core
Some would say it’s been a banner year for us nerds, eh? Star Trek
rebooted with hot and sexy actors. Avatar changed the way people think about 3D technology in use for film, and did it by packaging it in a nougaty nerd-a-plenty environment. District 9 combined great effects work with a great social commentary. Heck, even Iron Man debuted another possible franchise in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes! And let us not forget other gems this past year, the Watchmen, another decent Harry Potter sequel, Zombieland… I could go on. Feel pretty good there, don’t you nerdlinger?
Well, sit back down, and find some tape for those horned-rimmed glasses… cause the 2009 Razzie list this year might remind you of some of sci-fi / fantasy / comic movie mishaps that keep us just shy of the cool kids parties. Let’s look at some of the nominations:
In the Worst Picture category, painfully acted dreck like Disney’s Old Dogs is joined by the “Joes Before Hoes” cringe-inducing G.I. Joe, the “it should have stayed a rancid TV show” Land of the Lost, and the 2 hour toy commercial, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
In the worst Actor category, Land of the Lost‘s Will Ferrell grabs a nomination. Megan Fox grabs a nomination for worst Actress for her attempt at acting like she loved Shia LaBeouf. Nerds get a triple dose of the ‘Holy-Craps’ in the supporting roles as well. Robert “Dry Wall” Pattinson gets nod head-shake for his angsty vampire in Twilight Saga: Werewolves with Six Packs. Jorma “I swear Andy Samburg is my friend!” Taccone is reprimanded for his Cha-Ka in the aforementioned Land of the Lost… and Marlon Wayans rounds out the bunch for his portrayal of… Marlon Wayans in G.I. Joe. Sienna Miller gets her Razzie nomination for her role in G.I. Joe as well. Truth be told, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Land of the Lost, and Twilight 2: Werewolf Boogaloo, garnered nominations in almost every category. No need to rub their faces in the fruit any further.
To take advantage of the “decade of dubious cinema”, this year’s Razzies also include some “Worst of the Decade” awards. Suffice to say nerds didn’t leave unscathed here either. Scientologists’ treasured talkie Battlefield Earth gets a nomination for Worst Picture of the Decade. Ben Affleck gets a Worst Actor of the Decade nomination for his performances in the geektacular hits Daredevil and Paycheck (amongst others), alongside Eddie Murphy for Pluto Nash, and John Travolta for titular duo of Battlefield Earth and Swordfish.
For a complete listing of nominations be sure to check out the Razzie homepage. The awards will be given out on their traditional date, 1 day prior to the Academy Awards ( 7:30 PM / PST on Saturday, March 6th).