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Gigli leads the way at annual Razzies nominations



Story by: Jack Foley

THERE would appear to be no let up in the bad news surrounding Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the moment.

No sooner had the couple confirmed they have split, than the annual Golden Raspberries promptly served up some more unwanted publicity, by lavishing Gigli, the film on which they met, with nine Razzie nominations.

Martin Brest's critically-mauled landed nods for worst film, worst actor (Affleck), worst actress (Lopez), worst supporting actress, worst screen couple, worst director, worst screenplay and worst supporting actor, for both screen legends Al Pacino and Christopher Walken, who appear in the film.

Gigli was closely followed by Mike Myers’ The Cat In The Hat, which landed eight nominations, and which met with near universal derision after it was released prior to Christmas. The film is based on another of Dr Seuss’ acclaimed children’s classics.

Charlie's Angels 2 also came in for some flack, with both Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz competing against each other for the dubious honour of worst actress, while Demi Moore, who played the villain of the piece, is also in line for best supporting actress.

In what is proving to be a torrid time for Affleck, however, his worst actor nomination was split between all three films he appeared in last year, including Daredevil and Paycheck - although he was not alone, as both teen idol, Ashton Kutcher, and former Oscar winner, Cuba Gooding Jnr, both shared nominations for a trio of bad performances.

And there was no let up for all-time Razzie champion, Sylvester Stallone, who received his thirtieth nomination, gaining recognition for five appalling performances in the same film, namely Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids 3-D!

Commenting on the nominations haul for Gigli, which could well sweep the board, Razzies founder, John Wilson, described the film as ‘an embarrassingly bad movie, and, unfortunately, it's not a fun bad movie’.

The awards will be handed out the day before the Oscars.

The nominees in full:

Worst picture
The Cat in the Hat
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
From Justin to Kelly
Gigli
The Real Cancun

Worst actor
Ben Affleck / Daredevil, Gigli and Paycheck
Cuba Gooding, Jr. / Boat Trip, The Fighting Temptations and Radio
Justin Guarini / From Justin to Kelly
Ashton Kutcher / Cheaper by the Dozen, Just Married and My Boss’s Daughter
Mike Myers / The Cat in the Hat

Worst actress
Drew Barrymore / Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and Duplex
Cameron Diaz / Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Kelly Clarkson / From Justin to Kelly
Angelina Jolie / Beyond Borders
and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Jennifer Lopez / Gigli

Worst supporting actor
Anthony Anderson / Kangaroo Jack
Alec Baldwin / The Cat in the Hat
Al Pacino / Gigli
Sylvester Stallone / Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Christopher Walken / Gigli and Kangaroo Jack

Worst supporting actress
Lanie Kazan / Gigli
Demi Moore / Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Kelly Preston / The Cat in the Hat
Brittany Murphy / Just Married
Tara Reid / My Boss’s Daughter

Worst Screen Couple
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez / Gigli
Eric Christian Olsen & Derek Richardson / Dumb & Dumberer
Justin Guarini & Kelly Clarkson / From Justin to Kelly
Ashton Kutcher and either Hilary Duff (Cheaper by the Dozen) or Brittany Murphy (Just Married)
and/or Tara Reid (My Boss's Daughter)
Mike Myers and either Thing One or Thing Two / The Cat in the Hat

Worst excuse for an actual movie (New category)
2 Fast, 2 Furious
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
The Cat in the Hat
From Justin to Kelly
The Real Cancun

Worst remake or sequel
2 Fast, 2 Furious
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
From Justin to Kelly
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Worst director
Martin Brest / Gigli
Robert Iscove / From Justin to Kelly
Mort Nathan / Boat Trip
The Wachowski Brothers / Both Matrix sequels
Bo Welch / The Cat in the Hat

Worst screenplay
The Cat in the Hat
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Dumb & Dumberer
From Justin to Kelly
Gigli

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