As the ball dropped in Times Square and people everywhere sang inebriated versions of “Auld Lang Syne”, it marked the end of a lukewarm movie year. With 557 movies released in 2010, some of them were truly good and others were excruciatingly bad. People could argue all day about what makes a movie truly bad, but thankfully we have the 31st annual Golden Raspberry Awards to help us sort the chaff from the wheat.

Although the official list of nominees won’t release until January 24th, the L.A. Times Award Tracker blog has released the shortlist of nominees for the coveted “Razzie” or Golden Raspberry Award.

The categories this year are pretty much the same as last year – Worst Screenplay, Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actor/Actress, Worst Actor/Actress, Worst Screen Couple, Worst Original Song, Worst Prequel/Remake/Sequel and of course, Worst Picture.

This year, however, Razzie founder John Wilson has added the much need category of Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D – this category is going to be a very tight race! The final list contains 55 films available for a Razzie vote that either have actors and/or directors and writers associated with them. Each will show up in some form on the final Golden Raspberry ballot. Here is the complete list:

· The Back Up Plan· Marmaduke
· Black Water of Echo’s Pond· Nightmare on Elm Street
· The Bounty Hunter· The Nutcracker 3D
· Burlesque· Our Family Wedding
· Case 39· Paranormal Activity 2
· Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore· Piranha 3D
· Clash of the Titans· Predators
· Cop Out· Remember Me
· Crazy on the Outside· Repo Men
· Devil· Resident Evil: Afterlife
· The Expendables· Salt
· From Paris with Love· Saw 3D
· Furry Vengeance· Sex and the City 2
· Grown Ups· She’s Out of My League
· Gulliver’s Travels· Shrek 4-Ever After
· Jack-Ass 3D· Skyline
· Jonah Hex· The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
· Just Wright· The Spy Next Door
· The Karate Kid· Standing Ovation
· Killers· The Tooth Fairy
· The Last Airbender· The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
· The Last Song· Valentine’s Day
· Leap Year· Vampires Suck!
· Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga Hoole· When in Rome
· Legion· The Wolfman
· Letters to Juliet· Yogi Bear
· Life as We Know It· You Again
· Love Ranch

While every nominee for every category hasn’t been released yet, the nominees for Worst Picture have and I’m surprised to see a few stinkers didn’t make the cut (Furry Vengeance I’m looking at you!). Also, you may notice the Razzie list for worst movies closely mimics our own list of The 10 Worst Movies of 2010. Just goes to show that we here at Screen Rant truly have our fingers on the pulse:

· Clash of the Titans· The Bounty Hunter
· Grown Ups· The Expendables
· Jonah hex· The Last Airbender
· Killers· The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
· Little Fockers· Vampires Suck
· Sex and the City 2· Yogi Bear

While the singing, dancing, stripper performer movie Burlesque didn’t get nominated for Worst Picture, it did gather votes for Worst Screenplay, Worst Director (Steve Antin), Worst Actress (Christina Aguilera), Worst Supporting Actress (Cher, Kristin Bell), and Worst Supporting Actor (Cam Gigandet). Other noteworthy nominees were:

Worst Supporting Actress – Jessica Alba in The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete, Valentine’s Day; Emily Blunt in The Wolfman and Gulliver’s Travels.

Worst Supporting Actor – George Lopez in Marmaduke, The Spy Next Door, Valentine’s Day; Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2 and The Expendables.

Angelina Jolie continues to receive undeserved attention as she now has both a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress and Golden Raspberry nomination as Worst Actress for her very bland role in The Tourist.

In the brand new and sure to be most popular category, Worst Eye-gouging Misuse of 3D, only three films were listed – although the final list is sure to have many others: Piranha 3D, The Nutcracker 3D and Resident Evil: Afterlife.

Check back on January 24th for the complete list of 2011 Razzie nominees.

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Source: LA Times Blog