‘Transformers,’ Bullock make Razzies worst list
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was picked as last year’s worst picture at Saturday’s Razzies, and Sandra Bullock won worst actress for “All About Steve” — on the eve of her expected Academy Awards triumph for another film.
Voters at the Razzies, which poke fun at the Oscars by giving out prizes for Hollywood’s critical misfires, chose Bullock for her romantic comedy flop. “All About Steve” came and quickly vanished at theaters in between her 2009 hits, “The Proposal” and “The Blind Side,” the latter expected to win Bullock the best-actress Oscar on Sunday.
If Bullock takes best-actress for “The Blind Side,” she will be the first person ever to win an Oscar and a Razzie over the same weekend.
“She’s in the unprecedented position, Saturday she’s the worst, and the very next night, she’s back on her feet, and she’s the best,” said Razzies founder John Wilson. “We certainly don’t wish her ill at that other awards show.”
Throughout awards season, Bullock has been good-natured about it, joking about the Razzies attention she has gotten along with the Oscar esteem.
Bullock and “All About Steve” co-star Bradley Cooper also shared the Razzie for worst screen couple.
Bay and his team probably will not lose any asleep over it, though. Though reviled by critics, “Transformers” took in $402.1 million domestically, No. 2 on the 2009 box-office chart behind “Avatar.”
The worst-actor Razzie went to siblings Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas for “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.”
The Jonas’ pal Miley Cyrus, star of “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” lost the worst-actress category to Bullock. But her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, was named worst supporting actor for the big-screen “Hannah Montana.”
Sienna Miller received the worst supporting-actress Razzie for the action tale “G.I. Joe.”
Once ballots had been counted from the roughly 650 Razzies voters, “Land of the Lost” was tied for the group’s worst remake, rip-off or sequel prize. Razzies founder Wilson, who always votes last, gave the tie-breaking vote to “Land of the Lost.”
“It really did stink and I thought, well, it ought to get something, because it is a very bad movie,” Wilson said.
Among all-time Hollywood dreck, “Battlefield Earth” is “like the 800-pound mongrel gorilla in the room,” Wilson said. “It’s one of my favorite type of bad movies. It’s so bad, it’s entertaining, in ways that the people who made it had no idea it would be.”
Paris Hilton was chosen as the decade’s worst actress for movies such as “The Hottie and the Nottie” and “Repo: The Genetic Opera.” Eddie Murphy, a 2009 Razzie nominee for “Imagine That,” was named the decade’s worst actor for such bombs as “The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” “I Spy” and “Meet Dave.”