The Oscars attempt (emphasis on the word, “attempt”) to recognize cinemas greatest achievements each year. The Razzies, on the other hand,  recognize cinema’s greatest underachievements each year.

After seeing the nominees for this year’s Razzie Awards, I’m beginning to think that the Razzie judges need to be given jobs on the Oscar selection committee. Maybe then the Oscar noms would be a little bit more spot-on.

Here are the 2008 Razzie Award nominees for your viewing displeasure.

WORST PICTURE

  • Disaster Movie & Meet The Spartans (Two bad movies, one tired-ass concept)
  • The Happening (Ouch, M. Night that’s gotta hurt!)
  • The Hottie and The Nottie
  • In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
  • The Love Guru (Like no one saw that one coming.)

WORST ACTOR

  • Larry The Cable Guy, Witless Protection
  • Eddie Murphy, Meet Dave
  • Mike Myers, The Love Guru
  • Al Pacino, 88 Minutes & Righteous Kill (double ouch!)
  • Mark Wahlberg, The Happening & Max Payne

WORST ACTRESS

  • Jessica Alba, The Eye & The Love Guru
  • The cast of The Women, (Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Meg Ryan)
  • Cameron Diaz, What Happens In Vegas
  • Paris Hilton, The Hottie and The Nottie
  • Kate Hudson, Fools Gold & My Best Friend’s Girl

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Uwe Boll, Uwe Boll’s Postal
  • Pierce Brosnan, Mama Mia!
  • Ben Kingsley, The Love Guru & The Wackness
  • Burt Reynolds, Deal & In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
  • Verne Troyer, The Love Guru & Uwe Boll’s Postal

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Carmen Electra, Meet The Spartans & Disaster Movie
  • Paris Hilton, Repo: The Genetic Opera
  • Kim Kardashian, Disaster Movie
  • Jenny McCarthy, Witless Protection
  • Leelee Sobieski, 88 Minutes & In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

WORST SCREEN COUPLE

  • Uwe Boll and any actor, camera or screenplay
  • Cameron Diaz & Ashton Kutcher, What Happens in Vegas
  • Paris Hilton and either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore, The Hottie and The Nottie
  • Larry The Cable Guy & Jenny McCarthy, Witless Protection
  • Eddie Murphy IN Eddie Murphy, Meet Dave

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL

  • The Day The Earth Blowed Up Real Good
  • Disaster Movie & Meet The Spartans
  • Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull
  • Speed Racer
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars

WORST DIRECTOR

  • Uwe Boll, 1968: Tunnel Rats, In The Name of The King & Postal
  • Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, Meet The Spartans & Disaster Movie
  • Tom Putnam, The Hottie and The Nottie
  • Marco Schnabel, The Love Guru
  • M. Night Shyamalan, The Happening

WORST SCREENPLAY

  • Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, Meet The Spartans & Disaster Movie
  • M. Night Shyamalan, The Happening
  • Heidi Ferrer, The Hottie and The Nottie
  • Doug Taylor, In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
  • Mike Myers & Graham Gordy, The Love Guru

WORST CAREER ACHIEVEMENT (SPECIAL CATEGORY)

  • Uwe Boll (“Germany’s answer to Ed Wood”)

Personally I’m just happy that I didn’t see most of the movies on this list. The Happening caught me off guard, though; if I could get my time and money back for that one, I would. And poor Uwe Boll–The Razzies are really raking him over the coals, creating a special category just to highlight his failures.

On a side note, I’m glad to see that the debacle that was Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull is also getting the recognition it deserves: as a steaming pile of…well, you know.

Do the 2008 Razzie Award Nominations seem about right to you? Let us know.

Source: The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation Official Website