|2003 Golden Razzie Nominees
|The Worst of the Worst - Dateline: February 10, 2003
Big budget box office bombs, big name embarrassments and one of 2002's biggest box office hits are featured among nominations for The 23rd Annual Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE) Awards, dis-honoring the year's Worst Achievements in Film. "Winners" (if that's the right term here!) will be announced in ultra-low-budget ceremonies scheduled for 11am PST Saturday, March 22, 2003 at the Four-Points Sheraton Hotel in Santa Monica, the now traditional 24 hours BEFORE That Other Award Show, a.k.a. "The Giving Out of the Little Gold Naked Men".
Competing as 2002's Worst Picture are Eddie Murphy's "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" (which cost over $85 million and grossed under $5 million), the first joint effort from Mr. and Mrs. Madonna "Swept Away," Madonna-Wannabe Britney Spears' less-than-auspicious screen debut "Crossroads," former Oscar® winner Roberto Benigni's wooden-headed (and horribly-dubbed) remake of "Pinocchio," and George Lucas' disappointing 5th entry from a galaxy far, far too long, "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones."
Joining Murphy and Benigni for Worst Actor are Adriano Giannini for "Swept Away," Steven Seagal in "Half Past Dead" and 1999 Worst Actor "Winner" Adam Sandler with two titles, "Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights" and his wretched remake of "Mr. Deeds." Alongside Britney and Madonna vying for Worst Actress will be former Oscar® darlings Angelina Jolie ("Life or Something Like It") and Winona Ryder ("Mr. Deeds") as well as RAZZIE Repeat Offender Jennifer Lopez ("Enough" and "Maid in Manhattan"). Lopez was also a Worst Actress nominee with 2 titles last year, but lost out to Mariah Carey in "Glitter." Madonna, with 4 previous Worst Actress "wins" and 4 nominations this year alone, plus a Worst Actress of the Century award, is now the undisputed Female RAZZIE Champion. Other familiar names listed among contenders for Tinsel Town's Tackiest Trophy include former Female RAZZIE Champion Bo Derek ("Master of Disguise") 2001's biggest RAZZIE "winner" Tom Green ("Stealing Harvard") and Oscar® winners Robin Williams ("Death to Smoochy") and Christopher Walken ("The Country Bears").
Nominees were determined by mailing ballots to 537 Golden Raspberry Award Foundation members throughout 38 U.S. states and a dozen foreign countries. The award itself is a handcrafted golf-ball-sized raspberry atop a mangled reel of Super 8 film, spray-painted gold. It has an estimated street value of $4.89.
Here's a list of all the nominees:
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SOURCE: The Golden Raspberry Foundation