by Amos Semien
The Golden Raspberry Award or, as it is best known, the Razzie Award, is basically the opposite of the Academy Awards (the Oscars). This award honors the worst achievements in film in a calendar year, as determined by the paid membership of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation.
And now… the haters. The winners (or losers, if you will) of the 2014 Razzie Awards were announced Saturday, March 1, 2014, one day before the Academy Awards ceremony (or “Oscar eve”) – the traditional date for the Razzies.
After Earth and Movie 43 each won three awards. Movie 43, an anthology comedy film, was named “Worst Picture” of 2013. Grown Up 2, the Adam Sandler and pals film that was a sequel to an earlier Adam Sandler and pals film, had received nine nominations, but did not win any – apparently the biggest shutout in Razzie Award history.
2014 / 34th Annual Razzie Awards winners (for the year in film, 2013):
Movie 43 – Relativity Media
Jaden Smith: After Earth
Tyler Perry: A Madea Christmas
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kim Kardashian: Tyler Perry’s Temptation
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Will Smith: After Earth
The 13 People Who Directed Movie 43 (Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, and Jonathan van Tulleken)
WORST SCREEN COMBO
Jaden Smith & Will Smith on Planet Nepotism: After Earth
Movie 43: Written by 19 “Screenwriters” (Steve Baker, Ricky Blitt, Will Carlough, Tobias Carlson, Jacob Fleisher, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Claes Kjellstrom, Jack Kukoda, Bob Odenkirk, Bill O'Malley, Matthew Alec Portenoy, Greg Pritikin, Rocky Russo, Olle Sarri, Elizabeth Wright Shapiro, Jeremy Sosenko, Jonathan van Tulleken and Jonas Wittenmark)
WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
The Lone Ranger – Walt Disney Pictures