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10 Worst Actress RAZZIE Nominees
Whether or not you're a fan of Halle Berry, you have to give her credit at poking fun of herself in 2005 when she showed up at The Golden Raspberry (Razzie) ceremony.
Berry "won" the dishonor or Worst Actress for Catwoman and has been the only actress (thus far) to accept her award. It was a very classy move on her part.
Since then, Berry hasn't been immune to additional nominations. She was nominated in 2014 as Worst Actress for both The Call and Movie 43. While she didn't "win" there have been many leading ladies that have come before and after her.
This year, the Razzie's celebrate 35 years of making fun at Hollywood and the award season. The event was founded on March 31, 1981 during an Oscar party held by founder John Wilson. Since then, the Razzie's have been "dishonoring" Hollywood's worst as determined by its voting members.
As the "bastard cousin" to the little gold man, the Razzie's have become a staple in pop culture during awards season. The day before the official Oscar nominations the Razzie's are announced. "Winners" are announced the day before the Oscar ceremony.
Membership is open to anyone and a link can be found following the list.
10) Cameron Diaz (2004)
Always a bridesmaid and never a bride (well until she married earlier this year) Diaz has been nominated as Worst Actress three times but this year she stands a chance at "winning" one of three Razzie's. She's nominated as Worst Actress (The Other Woman and Sex Tape) Worst Supporting Actress (Annie) and Worst Screen Combo (shared with Jason Segel for Sex Tape).
She's been nominated for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and What Happens in Vegas. In the latter film she was also nominated with Ashton Kutcher as Worst Screen Couple.
While people perceive the Razzie's to be harsh, Diaz won the Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Special Mention Award as Actress Most in Need of a New Agent in 2013 and 2014.
That's pretty low, even from a Razzie standpoint.
9) Bo Derek (1982)
Since 1982, Bo Derek has been churning out some of the worst performances by an actress according to the Razzie voters. She has "won" three times (Tarzan, the Ape Man, Bolero and Ghosts Can't Do It) and has been nominated twice for Worst Supporting Actress (Tommy Boy and The Master of Disguise). In 1990 Derek "won" Worst Actress of the Decade and was nominated as Worst Actress of the Century in 2000.
8) Angelina Jolie (2002)
After taking home the little gold man in 2000, Jolie's brush with Raspberry came after Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Original Sin. Over the next three years she would keep dodging the $4.95 trophy for a total of five more nominations, including Worst Razzie Loser of Our First 25 Years.
7) Faye Dunaway (1981)
The first Razzie nom Dunaway received for Worst Actress was 1980s The First Deadly Sin and would "win" the next year for Mommie Dearest (tying with Bo Derek).
Dunaway would end the decadent '80's with two more Worst Actress nominations along with a Worst Actress of the Decade nomination in 1990.
In the years to follow, Dunaway's leading actress roles would go by the wayside and she would find work as a supporting actress. She received two Worst Supporting Actress nominations (in 1997 and 1998) following a Worst Supporting Actress "win" in 1994.
6) Jennifer Lopez (2002)
Lopez could easily join the consecutive club of Razzie nominees.
She first received Worst Actress nominations for The Wedding Planner and Angel Eyes in 2002 and again pulled off two nominations in 2003 with Made in Manhattan and Enough. However, 2004 was her year to "shine" by nabbing the Worst Actress award for Gigli and Worst Screen Couple (with Ben Affleck for the same movie).
The former romantic duo received the exact nominations the following year for Jersey Girl, but after their much hyped break up, she would go on to get another nomination for Worst Actress and Worst Actress of the Decade. Most recently she received a Worst Supporting Actress nomination in 2013.
5) Kim Basinger (1987)
Another bridesmaid at the Razzie's, Basinger has acted below the radar as she's been nominated a humbling seven times and has never "won." In 2005 she received a nomination for Worst Razzie Loser of Our First 25 Years.
4) Sharon Stone (1988)
Long before Stone became a household name in 1992, she had worked in the past with other Razzie nominees and she too probably thought it would never happen to her.
Well, it did and her first nomination comes courtesy of Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold. She again turned up on the ballot for Sliver (1994) and took her place in Razzie history with a "win" for Intersection and The Specialist. As an added bonus, she won alongside Sylvester Stallone for Worst Screen Couple (The Specialist).
Stone would "win" again in 2007 for Basic Instinct 2 and prior to that "win," she had received an additional four Worst Actress nominations along with Worst Screen Couple (shared with Halle Berry and Benjamin Bratt for Catwoman).
3) Melanie Griffith (1991)
If there's one thing Griffith needs to do, its pick projects sparingly.
She's been a Golden Globe favorite and jumped onto the Razzie bandwagon following her first Worst Actress nomination for The Bonfire of the Vanities.
In 1993 she "won" Worst Actress accolades for A Stranger Among Us and Shining Through. Griffith pulled double duty in 1997 when she was nominated as Worst Actress for Two Much, yet "won" Worst Supporting Actress for Mulholland Falls. Her last two Worst Actress nominations were in 2000 and 2001.
2) Demi Moore (1992)
While some of the other Brat Packers have been nominated in the past, Demi took the fast lane to Razzie fame when she was nominated for Nothing But Trouble and The Butcher's Wife.
Three more Worst Actress nominations would follow for film's such as The Scarlet Letter, Indecent Proposal and Passion of Mind. But for every "loss" there would be a win and Moore picked up "wins" left and right for The Juror, Striptease and G.I. Jane. She also "won" Worst Supporting Actress in 2004 for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
1) Madonna (1987)
Madonna is pure Razzie Royalty "winning" a boatload of both Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actress accolades. The Razzie voters love her!
It all began with Shanghai Surprise in 1987 and continued the following year with Who's That Girl? Although nominated in 1990 for multiple Razzie's, she made a comeback with Body of Evidence (1994) then started racking up Worst Supporting Actress Razzie's with Four Rooms (1995).
In 2000 she "won" Worst Actress of the Century and has continued to receive some type of nomination from eligible Razzie voters.
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