Bennifer flop Gigli tops Razzie nominations
The pair starred together in critically derided uber-flop Gigli. The film has received a whopping nine nominations at this year's Razzie awards.
Nominations for the spoof Oscars saw Mike Myers' storybook adaptation of Dr Seuss' the Cat in the Hat and From Justin to Kelly, featuring American Idol stars Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini receive eight nominations each.
Nominations for worst picture went to Gigli, action flick Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and the reality-TV adaptation The Real Cancun.
Gigli is also in the running for worst actor (Ben Affleck) and actress (Jennifer Lopez), supporting actor (Al Pacino and Christopher Walken), supporting actress (Lainie Kazan), and worst director and screenplay (Martin Brest).
Nominations for the 24th annual Razzies, organised by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, are announced a day before the Oscar nominations.
Razzie "winners" will be announced on February 28th, a day before the Oscar ceremony.
Affleck was also nominated as worst actor for his performances in Daredevil and Paycheck, while Walken was nominated a second time for his role in comedy Kangaroo Jack.
Myers and Guarini are also nominated in the worst actor category, along with Cuba Gooding Jr (Boat Trip, The Fighting Temptations and Radio) and Ashton Kutcher (Cheaper by the Dozen, Just Married and My Boss's Daughter).
Lopez faces worst actress competition from Clarkson, Angelina Jolie (Beyond Borders and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle Of Life) and Charlie's Angels co-stars Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, who was also cited for her role in Duplex.
Children's flick Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over gave all-time Razzie champion Sylvester Stallone another nomination for worst supporting actor. Stallone has a record 30 Razzie nominations and nine wins, including worst actor of the 20th century.
Besides Stallone, Pacino and Walken, worst supporting actor nominees were Anthony Anderson (Kangaroo Jack) and Alec Baldwin (The Cat in the Hat). Alongside Kazan in the worst supporting actress category were Demi Moore (Charlie's Angels), Kelly Preston (The Cat in the Hat), Brittany Murphy (Just Married) and Tara Reid (My Boss's Daughter).
Commenting on Affleck and Lopez's nominations, Razzies founder John Wilson said: "Ostensibly, we're talking about their on-screen performances, but I'm sure all the endless twaddle about their personal lives played into their being nominated. But it is an embarrassingly bad movie, and unfortunately, it's not a fun bad movie."
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