Thursday, January 04, 2007

Razzies Ballots Out

The ballots for this year's Razzies have been delivered, and if you hurry, there's still time to join the academy, get yours and vote in time for the January 13th deadline.

Amongst the films getting the most nominations are Basic Instinct 2, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, The DaVinci Code, Eragon, Bloodrayne, All the King's Men and The Lady in the Water.

Hang on... The Lady in the Water? Oh don't be so daft. Not a great film, not by any stretch of the imagination, but not actually a bad one either, let alone Razzie-worthy. Indeed, M. Night Shyamalan is one of the nominated Worst Directors alongside Ron Howard, Wolfgang Petersen, Barry Sonnenfeld - all awful - and Brian De Palma and Neil Labute who, actually, made any number of sensible (if not in fact rather commendable) directorial choices in their 2006 films.


Uruloki said...

I don't know why Uwe Boll's Bloodrayne is in the list of candidates. The film is not really extremely bad... Alone in the dark yes, but Bloodrayne?

Lady in the Water is one on the best films of the year... The Razzies Awards only want to be on the top page of the news columns.

Ingus said...

The Razzies have always been political.
Didn't they give Tom Cruise last year a Razzie for War Of The World?