‘All About Steve’ lead the ‘winners’ at the 30th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, which were held March 6, the night before the Oscars, at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles. Sandra Bullock, who was dis-honored for her role in the summer comedic flop, was the first actress to pick up her award in person since Halle Berry attended the ceremony in 2005 to collect her trophy for ‘Catwoman.’
Bullock, like Berry, is part of a select group of actors who have been nominated for both Academy Awards and Razzies. Bullock was the favorite to win an Oscar for her role in the box office number-one hit ‘The Blind Side,’ while Berry won an Academy Award in 2003 for her role in ‘Monster’s Ball.’
The ‘All About Steve’ star brought with her a wagon full of DVDs for the crowd, hoping they would actually watch the movie, which was her only tarnishing professional moment of the past year. Bullock achieved success with her other summer comedy, ‘The Proposal,’ her first number-one hit in a decade. While on-stage, she also accepted the Razzie for worst on-screen couple with co-star Bradley Cooper.
Other Razzie ‘winners’ included the box-office hit ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,’ the sequel to the 2007 hit, which starred Shia LaBouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese. Not only did the movie win worst director for Michael Bay, it also won worst screenplay and worst picture.
Worst actor went jointly to The Jonas Brothers, who portrayed themselves in ‘Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience.’ Billy Ray Cyrus won the worst supporting actor Razzie for playing the father in ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie,’ while Siena Miller won worst supporting actress for playing the nemesis in ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.’
The Will Farrell vehicle ‘Land of the Lost,’ which was based on the television series and one of the year’s biggest flops, went into the ceremony with seven nominations. Even though it only grossed $49 million in the U.S. against a $150 million budget, it only won worst remake/rip-off or sequel.
To celebrate the third decade of the Razzies, worst of the decade awards were also given out. ‘Battlefield Earth’ won worst picture of the decade by a landslide, while Eddie Murphy won worst actor of the decade for his roles in ‘Adventures of Pluto Nash,’ ‘I Spy,’ ‘Imagine That,’ ‘Meet Dave,’ ‘Norbit’ and ‘Showtime.’ Paris Hilton won worst actress won for ‘The Hottie & The Nottie,’ ‘House Of Wax’ and ‘Repo: The Genetic Opera.’
Written by: Karen Benardello