2009 Razzie Awards: Transformers and G.I. Joe Fight for Inferiority


Oscar’s ugly little stepbrother Razzie announced his nominations this week for the worst movies and performances of 2009, and let’s just say there’s no shortage of stuff to choose from. The Golden Raspberry Awards are, of course, the annual awards that mock and ridicule all of the terrible blockbusters that we are forced to sit through in a year, and among the biggest offenders this year we have Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Land of the Lost, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Twilight Saga: New Moon. Transformers and Land of the Lost lead the pack with seven nominations each.

In an interesting twist, it seems that Sandra Bullock is nominated for Worst Actress for her performance in All About Steve, which means she might actually have a shot at winning both Best Actress at the Oscars and Worst Actress at the Razzies in the same year. Now that’s an achievement! This year the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation also decided to create categories for the worst of the decade as well. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump, and let us know if you agree with them, or if you think there were other far worse flicks that deserve to be recognized for their ineptitude.

Worst Picture of 2009

  • “All About Steve”
  • “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
  • “Land of the Lost”
  • “Old Dogs””
  • “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (a.k.a. “Trannies, Too”)

Worst Actor of 2009

  • All Three Jonas Brothers, “Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience”
  • Will Ferrell, “Land of the Lost”
  • Steve Martin, “Pink Panther 2″
  • Eddie Murphy, “Imagine That”
  • John Travolta, “Old Dogs”

Worst Actress of 2009

  • Beyonce, “Obsessed”
  • Sandra Bullock, “All About Steve”
  • Myley Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
  • Megan Fox, “Jennifer’s Body” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”

Worst Screen Couple of 2009

  • Any Two (or More) Jonas Brothers, “The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience”
  • Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, “All About Steve”
  • Will Ferrell and any co-star, Creature or “Comic Riff,” “Land of the Lost”
  • Shia Lebouf & Either Megan Fox or Any Transformer, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
  • Kristin Stewart and either Robert Pattinson or Taylor Whatz-His-Fang, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Worst Supporting Actress of 2009

  • Candice Bergen, “Bride Wars”
  • Ali Larter, “Obsessed”
  • Sienna Miller, “G.I. Joe”
  • Kelly Preston,”Old Dogs”
  • Julie White (as Mom), “Trannies, Too”

Worst Supporting Actor of 2009

  • Billy Ray Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
  • Hugh Hefner (as himself), “Miss March”
  • Robert Pattinson, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”
  • Jorma Taccone (as Cha-Ka), “Land of the Lost”
  • Marlon Wayans, “G.I. Joe”

Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel (Combined Category for 2009)

  • “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
  • “Land of the Lost”
  • “Pink Panther 2″ (A Rip-Off of a Sequel to a Remake)
  • “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
  • “Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Worst Director of 2009

  • Michael Bay, “Trannies, Too”
  • Walt Becker, “Old Dogs”
  • Brad Silberling, “Land of the Lost”
  • Stephen Sommers, “G.I. Joe”
  • Phil Traill, “All About Steve”

Worst Screenplay of 2009

  • “All About Steve,” screenplay by Kim Barker
  • “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” screenplay by Stuart Beattie and David Elliot & Paul Lovett, based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Characters.
  • “Land of the Lost,” written by Chris Henchy & Dennis McNicholas, based on Sid & Marty Krofft’s TV series
  • “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen,” written By Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, based on Hasbro’s Transformers Action Figures
  • “Twilight Saga: New Moon,” screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer

Worst Picture of the Decade

  • “Battlefield Earth” (2000) — Nominated for 10 Razzies, “winner” of 8 (including Worst Drama of Our First 25 Years)
  • “Freddy Got Fingered” (2001) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of five
  • “Gigli” (2003) — Nominated for 10 Razzies, winner of seven (including Worst Comedy of Our First 25 Years)
  • “I Know Who Killed Me” (2007) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of eight
  • “Swept Away” (2002) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of five

Worst Actor of the Decade

  • Ben Affleck — (Nominated for nine “achievements,”winner” of two Razzies) “Daredevil,” “Gigli,” “Jersey Girl,” “Paycheck,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Surviving Christmas”
  • Eddie Murphy — (Nominated for 12 “achievements,” “winner” of three Razzies) “Adventures of Pluto Nash,” “I Spy,” “Imagine That,” “Meet Dave,” “Norbit,” “Showtime”
  • Mike Myers — (Nominated for four “achievements,” “winner” of two Razzies), “Cat in the Hat,” “The Love Guru”
  • Rob Schneider — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of one Razzie) “The Animal,” “Benchwarmers,” “Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo,” “Grandma’s Boy,” “The Hot Chick,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry,” “Little Man,” “Little Nicky”
  • John Travolta — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of the Razzies) “Battlefield Earth,” “Domestic Disturbance,” “Lucky Numbers,” “Old Dogs,” “Swordfish”

Worst Actress of the Decade

  • Mariah Carey – (The Single Biggest Individual Vote Getter of the Decade: 70+% Of ALL Votes For Worst Actress Of 2001), “Glitter”
  • Paris Hilton (Nominated for five “Achievements,” “Winner” of four Razzies) “The Hottie & The Nottie,” “House of Whacks,” “Repo: The Genetic Opera”
  • Lindsay Lohan — (Nominated for five “achievements,” “winner” of three Razzies) “Herbie Fully Loaded,” “I Know Who Killed Me,” “Just My Luck”
  • Jennifer Lopez — (Nominated for nine “achievements,” “winner” of two Razzies) “Angel Eyes,” “Enough,” “Gigli,” “Jersey Girl,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “Monster-in-Law,” “The Wedding Planner”
  • Madonna — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of four Razzies) “Die Another Day,” “The Next Best Thing,” “Swept Away”

  • whatawaste

    razzies are always so boring and predictable.
    they need to be controversial if they want things to be interesting … why not dig deep for some bad films

    hehe .. but i like “trannies too” i thought it was a real movie and was surprised i missed it .. sounds pretty fun .. then i saw it was short for transformers two and felt let down

  • AlexG

    if they want a controversial move, the avatar screenplay could have been nominated. the film’s great special effects couldn’t distract me from the ham-fisted exposition, barely sketched-out characters and plot contrivances (two words: red dragon). plus, i was always going to be rooting for the humans over the giant blue cats anyway.

  • Razzieman

    Agree, it is getting a little boring. I like the idea of the Razzies, but finding bad movies is too easy. I think they need to spice it up a bit. Really rip into the movie industry for wasting our time and cash. Getting a Colbert or someone to “Flame” these movies? More categories? Worst kiss? Worst dialogue? Worst use of slow motion?

  • Jonathan

    I’m ticked that Rob Zombie didn’t get nominated for his abortion of a Halloween sequel, but Transformers 2 is definitely well deserved. I actually kind of liked GI Joe though because of how bad it was, but I understand why it was nominated.

  • Dexter

    Seriously, missing “Year One” from any category was a crime, it was the worst thing ever to come out of 2009.

    And yes, death to Avatar. They’re p*ssies for not nominating The Hangover or The Proposal which I loved but thought they were easy targets for these awards, same goes to Wolverine.

    And yes Razzies WE GET IT, you hate Jlo, Lohan and Paris Hilton but get over them please.

  • pcch7

    I´m actually a little bit disappointed that they have Sienna Miller on the worst actress list

  • blah

    nominate “bad leiutenant 2″ or “antichrist” for worst films of the year
    i love both herzog and von trier (even have his tshirt) … but these movies were the real dissapointments of the year to me

    c’mon … everyone knew transformers and gijoe were gonna suck before they bought their tickets

  • blah

    and maybe im a kenny powers & a stepbrothers fanboy which makes me forgive alot … but land of the lost was alot of fun