If you’re following the Awards ceremony, you know that two major events are coming up next week. On Tuesday, the Oscar nominations will be announced. But before that, on Monday, the Golden Raspberry Award nominations will be announced. For 32 years, the Golden Raspberries have been honoring the worst films of the year and they’ve always served as a nice counterpoint to the self-congratulatory nature of the Academy Awards.
Now, on Monday night, I’ll be posting what I would nominate if I was in charge of the Oscars but first, I’d like to show you what I’d nominate if I was solely responsible for making the Golden Raspberry nominations.
Now before anyone leaves me any pissy comments, these are not predictions. I know that these are not the actual nominations. I know that the actual Golden Raspberry nominations will probably look a lot different. These are just my individual picks.
(My “winners” are listed in bold print.)
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
The Rum Diary
Daniel Craig in Dream House, Cowboys and Aliens, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Aaron Eckhardt in Battle: Los Angeles
James Marsden in Straw Dogs
James McAvoy in The Conspirator
Brandon Routh in Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Kate Bosworth in Straw Dogs
Anita Briem in Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Claire Foy in Season of the Witch
Brit Marling in Another Earth
Sara Paxton in Shark Night: 3-D
Worst Supporting Actor
Paul Giamatti in The Ides of March
Mel Gibson (as the Beaver) in The Beaver
Sir Derek Jacobi in Anonymous
Giovanni Ribisi in The Rum Diary
James Woods in Straw Dogs
Worst Supporting Actress
Jennifer Ehle in Contagion
Amber Heard in The Rum Diary
Willa Holland in Straw Dogs
Vanessa Redgrave in Anonymous
Oliva Wilde in Cowboys and Aliens
Roland Emmerich for Anonymous
Rod Lurie for Straw Dogs
Kevin Munroe for Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Robert Redford for The Conspirator
Bruce Robinson for The Rum Diary
Anonymous, written by John Orloff.
Another Earth, written by Mike Cahill and Brit Marling
The Beaver, written by Kyle Killen
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
Straw Dogs, written by Rod Lurie.
(That’s right, it’s a tie.)
Worst Screen Couple
Rhys Ifans and Joeley Richardson in Anonymous
Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave in Anonymous
Brit Marling and any breathing creature in Another Earth
Mel Gibson and The Beaver in The Beaver
James Marsden and Kate Bosworth in Straw Dogs
Worst Prequel, Sequel, or Remake
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo