2008 Razzie Award Nominees Anounced

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razzie 2008 Razzie Award Nominees Anounced

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.


  • 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.)


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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  1. I thought Indy was watchable- it was cheesy and strange but it was ok. I never saw “The happening” though i am a shyamalan fan. I read some reviews that scared me away. I didnt know it was THAT bad!

  2. I don’t think Speed Racer should be on there, I really liked it. Not gonna win Oscars, but had some of the craziest action and some of the best CGI I’ve ever seen. It literally was a cartoon coming to life.

  3. I second that! Indy 4 was pure garbage! I really hope it wins that Worst Sequel award.

  4. I wonder if Uwe Boll will box everyone that voted for (or is it against?) him?


  5. Indiana Jones does not deserve to be on the list. It the only Indy movie I liked. (But that’s just my opinion)

  6. And a terrible opinion it is, Joaquinfan. The movie was one of the worst I’ve seen. Not Indiana Jones’ movies, just one of the worst I’ve seen in general.

  7. @Alex

    Be nice. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, if they’re wrong. :-P







    Um…Thanks for letting me vent…

  9. @nowhereman

    Holy cow… good point!


  10. I think someone would’ve had to see the Spirit to actually nominate it.

  11. “I think someone would’ve had to see the Spirit to actually nominate it.”

    ROFLAMO!!! :-D


  12. kudos ppknof!!! I haven’t even seen it, but the force is trong with this one! :)

    P.S. The ScreenRant review saved my $ and my sanity regarding this (cough,cough…) “film”.

  13. Anything and anyone who was even rumored to be with “The Happening” should win this award hands down. There shouldn’t even be anymore nominees. Compared to “The Happening”, “The Spirit” was a cinematic masterpiece.

  14. Ben Kingsley does NOT deserve to be here for The Whackness! In fact, he should have been nominated for an Academy or Golden Globe FOR The Whackness, which is a great movie by the way!
    Now, for The Love Guru, that’s fine! I have not seen that movie and I do not plan to, but, just from seeing Sir Ben’s 8 seconds in the trailer is enough for me to know how terrible he is in that movie!
    Mike Myers you suck for what you did to Ghandi! Do not EVER say you are from Scarborough again! We are ashamed of you!

  15. You guys are great! I love this thread! ppnkof, you get the award for funniest comment. :-)

    As bad as Indy 4 was, I don’t know if it deserves to be on this list. Come on! It’s not in the same league of corniness as The Happening. And Speed Racer; while I did like some of the special effects, the movie was bad but should not win a Razzie. Love Guru: Come on! Did anyone think, after looking at the trailer, that this was a movie you would spend $8 dollars at the matinee on?

  16. What is wrong with people? Speed Racer was one of the most badass movies of the year! Just because most people are too slow to recognize everything that’s happening does not make the movie bad.

  17. @Doomsday
    OK, I’ll just mention one thing: A fat guy beating the snot out of a fully trained ninja. The prosecution rests. :-D

  18. I was a bit surprised on ‘Indy 4′ being on one of the worst sequels list, I didn’t think it stands up the previous three- but it’s not a terrible picture. I liked the ‘X-Files II’ an awful lot but I know of hordes, armies of people who did not.

    But since the category is WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL then I know what should be in Indy’s place, hand down.

    Prom Night
    (although I was almost tempted to say ‘Punisher Warzone’)
    But I’d personally give the razzie award to ‘Star Wars The Clone Wars’ anyway.

    But at least this year they tried to go after tougher targets (although I’m sure Stallone almost made the cut- guess they liked ‘Rambo’ eh?) …but I would have liked them to go after Patrick Demspey in Made Of Honor myself.

    As for Jessica Alba: I thought she was okay in The Eye, but that’s ‘just okay’. I could not get past fifteen minutes into the Love Guru.

    As for not giving The Spirit its just undo? They had time to see Hottie and The Nottie, so let’s not let ‘em off the hook just yet.

  19. I think that’s almost a compliment for Uwe Boll, I mean the german version of Ed Wood, thats kind of trash cult ;o) And aren’t trash movies the new comedies for cineasts (at least they don’t claim to be funny and are just lame like most of the regular labelled “comedies” ;o))

  20. Hey, listen, i’m a bit concerned that Indiana was nominated, i thought it was a great spin on the franchise, plus we’ ve all wondered whats on the other side of our galaxy. And why not make it supernatural, all of them have been supernatural. I mean the power of the sankara stones, in Temple of Doom, The ark and the demonic spirits from lost ark, and of course the holy grail from crusades