10 Worst Supporting Actors Nominated for a RAZZIE
It doesn't matter if they're Academy Award winners or have been leading men. These supporting actors have one thing in common:
At some point during the last 35 years they've all been nominated or "won" a Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Award.
Founded during a potluck Oscar party on March 31, 1981, John Wilson has been skewering award season with close to 800 voting members. These are the top 10 Worst Supporting Actors as voted by the members.
"If you're going to satirize something it helps if you know the source material. And I do have sort of a perverse and twisted sense of humor," Wilson told me in a 2005 interview. His core audience are "ordinary folks who go to the mall every weekend, while the demographic who love the Razzies the most are teenage and college aged males."
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10) Billy Barty (1982)
Maybe luck was on Barty's side after receiving only three Razzie nominations throughout a career that began in 1927.
His first nomination came in 1981's Under the Rainbow and was followed by 1987's Masters of the Universe and 1988's Willow.
While he never "won" a Razzie, he did get a star on Hollywood Boulevard (at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard) on July 1, 1981. Maybe that's better than a Razzie.
9) Danny DeVito (1982)
Like Billy Barty, DeVito has been nominated (four times) but has never brought home a Raspberry.
He was first nominated for 1981's Going Ape! then pulled a double for Worst Director and Worst Supporting Actor in 1992's Hoffa.
Even though his performance in the 2007 comedy Deck the Halls earned him his third Worst Supporting Actor nomination, he did receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture (shared with Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher) for 2000s Erin Brokovich.
8) Jon Voight (1998)
It took nearly 20 years for this Oscar winner to garner a Razzie nomination.
Voight received three nominations in 1998 for Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Actor and Worst Screen Couple. The Razzie nominations piled up again in 2005 and 2008 for Worst Supporting Actor.
His Razzie nominations have beaten out his total Academy Award nominations by one.
7) Nick Swardson (2012)
It's a rare Razzie feat, but Swardson has been nominated continuously since his first nomination in 2012 (in which he received three for Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Actor and Worst Screenplay sharing the latter with Adam Sandler and Allen Covert).
In 2013 and 2014 he received Worst Supporting Actor nominations and managed to break free of the "curse" at least for this year. However, with Body High set to open on April 20, 2015 he just might hear his name being called next year.
6) Rob Schneider (2000)
The 21st Century didn't start off good for Schneider after receiving his first Worst Supporting Actor nomination for Big Daddy. Two more Worst Supporting Actor nominations came in 2008 and 2011, but he did "win" the Worst Actor award for Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo in 2006 and has garned a slew of Razzie nominations including Worst Actor of the Decade in 2010.
5) Sylvester Stallone (1999) tie
Stallone hasn't been a stranger to the Razzie's since his first nomination and win back in 1985.
As Worst Supporting Actor, his first nomination came in 1997's An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn. He also received a Worst Supporting Actor nomination for Driven and "won" in 2003 for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.
4) Marlon Brando (1981)
With six Academy Award nominations and two wins to his credit, it appeared as though Brando was daring the Academy to repossess his Oscars.
His first Worst Supporting Actor nomination came in 1980s The Formula with the second coming 12 years later for Christopher Columbus: The Discovery. In 1997 he finally "won" Worst Supporting Actor for The Island of Dr. Moreau and was also nominated as Worst Screen Couple the same year for the same movie.
3) Dan Aykroyd (1989)
A double Razzie Worst Supporting Actor "winner" for Caddyshack II (1989) and Nothing But Trouble (for which he received nominations for Worst Director and Worst Screenplay-shared with Peter Aykroyd) he wouldn't be nominated again until 1994 for Exit to Eden.
Not only was this his third Worst Supporting Actor nomination, but he also shared Worst Screen Couple with co-star Rosie O'Donnell.
In 1990, Aykroyd was an Oscar nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Driving Miss Daisy.
2) Burt Reynolds (1997)
Even though the Cosmopolitan centerfold had been nominated previously in the Worst Actor category, Reynolds, like many, started working in supporting roles.
It began with 1996's Striptease and continued with Driven, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Longest Yard, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale and Deal.
While he didn't "win" any Worst Supporting Actor Razzie's, Reynolds did receive an Oscar nomination in 1998 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 1997's Boogie Nights. He did win a Golden Globe that year for his performance.
1) Arnold Schwarzenegger (1998)
As the actor with the most nominations for Worst Supporting Actor, Arnold has been racking them up since Batman & Robin.
While he hasn't "won" a Worst Supporting Actor Razzie (he's nominated this year for The Expendables 3) Schwarzenegger did win the Worst Razzie Loser of Our First 25 Years in 2005.
Maybe it's a good thing that he's only been nominated thus far because isn't it always humbling just to be nominated?