Murphy & Lohan All But Shut Out Competition at 28th Worst Film Awards
Many a RAZZIE® record was broken at this weekend’s 28th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, which dis-honor Worst Achievements in Film. Lindsay Lohan and Eddie Murphy, each starring in one of 2007’s Worst Picture nominees, both managed the unenviable feat of securing three of the gold spray-painted, $4.89 trophies apiece. Murphy became the first performer ever to win three of the four Worst Acting trophies in a single year — all for his multiple roles in the film everyone assumes cost him last year’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar® for DREAMGIRLS. As the nerdy title character in NORBIT, Eddie was named Worst Actor. Painted orange and sporting about four pounds of Latex, Murphy was also chosen Worst Supporting Actor for his ethnically insensitive portrayal of “Mr. Wong.” And, in a wig and sporting about 400-pounds of Latex, Murphy took the trophy as Worst Supporting Actress for his portrayal of the foul-mouthed, ill-tempered harpy Rasputia in the same film. Playing two characters who may (or may not) have been twins in I KNOW WHO KILLED ME, Lohan equaled Eddie’s triple “achievement.” Nominated individually for each of her characters, Lindsay “won” a pair of Worst Actress statuettes when she received the same number of votes for both roles. And, for a scene in which she appears opposite herself at the film’s finale, Lohan was also RAZZed as the year’s Worst Screen Couple. The film itself, with a less-than-grand total of 8 “wins” from its 9 nominations, broke the long-standing record for most RAZZIES® “won” by a single film. SHOWGIRLS and BATTLEFIELD EARTH, each with 7 “wins,” had previously been the champions. In addition to Lindsay’s twinsy “wins,” KILLED ME copped the awards as Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie and Worst Remake or Rip-Off (where it competed as both a rip-off of the HOSTEL and SAW teen-torture-porn movies and an oddball remake of the 1960s sitcom THE PATTY DUKE SHOW).
The lone “winner” not associated with either KILLED ME or NORBIT still had something to do with Eddie Murphy. An Eddie-Murphy-Sequel-without-Eddie-Murphy, the pooping, belching, vomiting, cacophonous kiddy “comedy” DADDY DAY CAMP was crowned Worst Prequel or Sequel. A complete list of “winners” is included with this release.
The ceremonies were held at the Abracadabra Theatre at Magicopolis in Santa Monica. “Winners” were determined by mailing ballots to more than 750 voters in 44 U.S. states and 18 foreign countries. The RAZZIES® were created in 1980 as a logical antidote to Tinsel Town’s annual glut of self-congratulations by John Wilson, author of EVERYTHING I KNOW I LEARNED AT THE MOVIES and THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE.