Start rooting for your favorite bad movie of 2010, because the Golden Raspberry Award (aka Razzie) nominations will be announced January 24th. A shortlist of possible Worst Picture nominees has just been released, and according to the Los Angeles Times Awards Tracker blog, the 12 finalists include 'Little Fockers,' 'Sex and the City 2,' 'The Expendables,' 'Grown Ups,' 'Clash of the Titans,' 'Killers,' 'The Bounty Hunter,' 'Yogi Bear,' 'Jonah Hex,' 'The Last Airbender,' 'Vampires Suck,' and 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.'
Compare this crop with Cinematical's own choices for the worst of 2010 and it looks like they've left out the rom-coms 'The Back-Up Plan,' 'Valentine's Day,' 'Leap Year' and 'When in Rome,' as well as horror remakes 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'The Wolfman,' though these could end up nominated for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel. Meanwhile, Kevin Smith may have dodged a bullet, unless the Razzies name his 'Cop Out' leads as the Worst Screen Couple.
You may be surprised to see that 'Burlesque' did not make the cut. Often compared to the campy 'Showgirls,' one of the most infamous Razzie-winners, 'Burlesque' is at least shortlisted for six other categories, including potential acting (dis)honors for Cher, Christina Aguilera, Cam Gigandet and Kristen Bell. Other possible names to be nominated 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.
The Razzies are introducing a much-needed new category this year for Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3-D. Look for 'Piranha 3-D,' 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' and 'The Nutcracker in 3-D' as likely nominees. But will terribly converted titles like 'Clash of the Titans' and 'The Last Airbender' be eligible?
What do you think deserves to be nominated?