The 300 Somehow Manages to Avoid “Worst Picture” Razzie Nomination

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Them's some bad movies

Now this is an awards ceremony I can appreciate. The Razzies have been honoring the worst films and performances for 27 years now, and the 2007 nominees were just announced today. While the Lindsay Lohan vehicle I Know Who Killed Me led the pack with nine nominations including Worst Picture, Eddie Murphy’s Norbit received eight, with Murphy getting five of those on his own: four for performances and one for his screenplay. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry also received eight nominations including “Worst Screen Couple;” it’s nice to see people come around on this one since the producers really seemed to bamboozle gay rights organizations into acceptance when it came out. Feature-length commercial Bratz and Fred Savage-directed Daddy Day Camp rounded out the Worst Picture nominees, and as I said, neo-fascist paean to pectorals The 300 slipped by without a single nod—you’d think it’d get its own special achievement category or something.

The Razzies will be awarded at a lavish ceremony on February 23rd at, um, Magicopolis in Santa Monica. Full list of nominees after the jump.

Worst Picture

Bratz
Daddy Day Camp
I Know Who Killed Me
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Norbit

Worst Actor

Nicholas Cage – Ghost Rider, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and Next
Jim Carrey – The Number 23
Cuba Gooding, Jr. – Daddy Day Camp and Norbit
Eddie Murphy (as Norbit) – Norbit
Adam Sandler – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Worst Actress

Jessica Alba – Awake, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Good Luck Chuck
Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Nathalia Ramos, and Skyler Shaye – Bratz
Elisha Cuthbert – Captivity
Diane Keaton – Because I Said So
Lindsay Lohan (as Aubrey) – I Know Who Killed Me
Lindsay Lohan (as Dakota) – I Know Who Killed Me

Worst Supporting Actor

Orlando Bloom – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Kevin James – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Eddie Murphy (as Mr. Wong) – Norbit
Rob Schneider – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Jon Voight – Bratz, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, September Dawn, and Transformers

Worst Supporting Actress

Jessica Biel – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and Next
Carmen Electra – Epic Movie
Eddie Murphy (as Rasputia) – Norbit
Julia Ormond – I Know Who Killed Me
Nicolette Sheridan – Code Name: The Cleaner

Worst Screen Couple

Jessica Alba & Either: Hayden Christiansen (Awake), Dane Cook (Good Luck Chuck), or Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
Any Combination of Two Totally Air-Headed Characters – Bratz
Lindsay Lohan & Lindsay Lohan – I Know Who Killed Me
Eddie Murphy (as Norbit) & Either: Eddie Murphy (as Mr. Wong) or Eddie Murphy (as Rasputia) – Norbit
Adam Sandler & Either: Kevin James or Jessica Biel – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Worst Remake or Rip-Off

Are We Done Yet? – Remake/Rip-Off of Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House
Bratz – “A rip-off if ever there was one!”
Epic Movie – “Of every movie it rips off.”
I Know Who Killed Me – Rip-Off of Hostel, Saw, and The Patty Duke Show
Who’s Your Caddy – Rip-Off of Caddyshack

Worst Prequel or Sequel

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
Daddy Day Camp
Evan Almighty
Hannibal Rising
Hostel: Part II

Worst Director

Dennis Dugan – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Roland Joffe – Captivity
Brian Robbins – Norbit
Fred Savage – Daddy Day Camp
Chris Siverston – I Know Who Killed Me

Worst Screenplay

Daddy Day Camp – Geoff Rodkey, David J. Stem, and David N. Weiss
Epic Movie – Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
I Know Who Killed Me – Jeffrey Hammond
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry – Barry Fanaro, Alexander Payne, and Jim Taylor
Norbit – Eddie Murphy, Charles Murphy, Jay Sherick, and David Ronn

Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie – New Category

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
Captivity
Hannibal Rising
Hostel: Part II
I Know Who Killed Me

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