It’s official – the folks over at the “Golden Raspberry Award Foundation” (or “Razzies”) have just announced their nominations for the worst movies of 2013.
On the list for “Worst Picture” are Will Smith’s “After Earth,” the star-studded “Movie 43,” and one of ITM’s favorite films of the year, “The Lone Ranger.”
“The Lone Ranger” picked up 5 nominations in all, including “Worst Actor” for Johnny Depp and “Worst Director” for Gore Verbinski.
But ITM disagrees!
When we caught up with “Lone Ranger” star Helena Bonham Carter at the Hamptons International Film Festival she was quick to defend Depp’s performance.
“I think he did a good job, I loved the film!” she said.
However, audiences didn’t agree.
“He [Depp] wasn’t happy with the reception,” she said. “I just thought “What’s everyone got- What’s wrong with them? We just try our best, that’s the thing.”
The satirical awards, which are traditionally presented the day before the Academy Awards, are now in their 34th year. According to the Foundation, “the RAZZIES were created in 1980 as a logical antidote to Tinsel Town’s annual glut of self-congratulatory awards” by John Wilson.
Most nominees don’t bother to show up, although in 2010 Sandra Bullock made a now legendary appearance at the ceremony.
Winning the award for “Worst On-Screen Couple” for her performance with Bradley Cooper in “All About Steve,” Bullock dragged a cart of DVDs of the film on-stage with her – enough for everyone in the audience. She went on to suggest that clearly none of the voters had actually seen the offending film, because it centers around a stalker and her victim!
The very next night, Bullock won an Oscar for her performance in “The Blind Side.”
Perhaps Depp could make a similar “winning” appearance this year!
The best thing about the Razzie announcement is that it means that this year’s Oscar noms are only a day away!
“The Lone Ranger” may not have made it onto ITM’s list of “Movies You’re Gonna Wanna Watch,” but we’re heading to the Sundance Film Festival to seek out some that you will!
That’s your latest In The Mixx Fixx!