Well it’s that time of year again, and It’s a sigh of relief to find that the shortlist of nominees for the 2011 Golden Raspberry Awards have been announced! For those a little less knowledgeable the Razzies are an anti-Oscar’s show of sorts, which celebrates the years worst films.
And It looks like I’m not the only one that hated every dreaded second of Twilight : Eclipse
and Sex And The City 2!
However, don’t get to excited because the full list of nominees are a little way of and won’t be released until January 24. Thanks to the LA Times we have a the short list of nominees, and to be honest there’s no surprises amongst them — I mean Twilight is just asking for it…
Anyway, on to the nominees – leading the pack of rag-tag failures is Christina Aguliera‘s last-years bomb Burlesque, having already received a whopping five notches on the preliminary ballot. With several (soul-crushing) slightes against its name with nominations including Worst Screenplay, Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actor for Cam Gigandet, Worst Supporting Actress for both Kristen Bell and Cher and Worst Actress for Aguilera. Hmmm they might be on to something there…
Other actors potentially up for the panwagon of worst actor include Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Emily Blunt, George Lopez and Angelina Jolie, who ironically could be nominated for ‘The Tourist,’ in spite of her Golden Globe nomination for the same role. Which seems a bit odd, don’t you think?
Although (to there delight) Burlesque is not eligebable for worst picture, leaving it with it’s last a scrap of dignity — titles that are however up for the dishouners are;
Also this year ther Razzies have added a 3D section in honor of the 3D fad – which has spawned mostly crappy films…in 3D dimentions – that has hit the movie community the last year or so. This category has become neccasery because when movies added 3D in their name to justify a higher-priced ticket. A masterfull plan by the movie man! Nominees look to include Piranha 3D, Resident Evil: Afterlife, The Nutcracker in 3D and most likely even The Last Airbender and the box office success Clash of the Titans.
So that’s it from me for the moment, I will be on holiday for the coming week or so — and when I return the full list of nominees should be released. So catch ya later, and I hope to be getting back in the swing of things soon!
Follow the editor, Mr. Bruce on Twitter @CinemaSharks for more news!
I think it’s fairly certain that the Oscar for best visual effects has its work cut out for it, with no clear cut as to a winner. Christopher Nolan‘s mind-bending heist flick Inception and Joseph Kosinski‘s yet-to-be released visual wonder Tron: Legacy are all amongst the mix of brilliantly styled effects driven films of this year!
It’s always great when finalists are announced for the hotly debated award, as it gives us movie-geeks time to decide amongst ourselves whether a Polar Bear can really trump a 32foot tall robot. Or whether the U.S.S Enterprise can dominate Pandora. These amongst the hotly debated topics on the Oscars agenda, before the final announcement of nominees in February. And thats only one award!!
Well its time to get your movie face on people, as the top 15 finalists for the Best Visual Effect’s Oscar have been announced by The Academy! And the finalists are…..
1 ~ Alice In Wonderland
2 ~ Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
3 ~ Clash of the Titans
4 ~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
5 ~ Hereafter
6 ~ Inception
7 ~ Iron Man 2
8 ~ The Last Airbender
9 ~ Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
10 ~ Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
11 ~ Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
12 ~ Shutter Island
13 ~ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
14 ~ Tron: Legacy
15 ~ Unstoppable
In the end only three nominees will remain, with the list being narrowed down to just 7 in January next year — with the final three being announced January 25 at 5:30 A.M. PT, live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. So we can all look forward to hearing a hell of a lot more Oscar buzz before the 83rd Academy Awards, which is to be held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on February 27, 2011. I can anticipate at least a few high hopes for the awards, with my top three being:
My Oscar Pick #1 ~ Tron: Legacy
My Oscar Pick #2 ~ Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
My Oscar Pick #3 ~ Inception
Because of the large amount of CG and visual effects used in the majority of all three I think that at least two of the three will make it through to the final round, the two I’m fairly certain about are Nolan’s Inception and the yet to be released Tron: Legacy. Nolan’s Inception because it had some of most mind-boggling and sheer fantastic effects of the year, and Tron simply because of the hype generated by the technology available today being used for the film which has the capacity to make a young Jeff Bridges! So really theres no definitive winner here, in some ways where going to lose because of the close call that is having to be made.
So for now, heading into Christmas we have two months or so to get out of the way before we have any results, so stick around for more updates on the road to the Oscar’s! Stay tuned for more as it comes!
Posted in announcement, Awards, CGI, Finalists, Inception, Iron Man 2, Oscar, Oscars, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, the Academy, Tron, Tron Legacy, Visual Effects