2008 Razzie Nominating Ballot Calls Into Question Seriousness of Awards

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The esteemed membership of the Razzie voting committee received their 2008 nominating ballots in the mail yesterday afternoon — and controversy abounds! While the official list of nominees for the year's worst movies and acting won't be released until January 21, the names on the ballot from which serious-minded voters are expected to choose are laughable at best.

Never mind egregious omissions like Seven Pounds, the winner of Vulture's Critics' Poll for 2008's crappiest film, and The Spirit, which last week spawned a grassroots For Your Consideration campaign — do High School Musical 3's Zac Efron and Valkyrie's Tom Cruise really deserve to be among the candidates for Worst Actor? Please! Also, it pains us to see Vulture buddy Uwe Boll being pushed for Worst Director and Worst Career Achievement in a year in which he made Postal (also on the ballot for Worst Film), widely hailed as his best-ever movie. For shame, Razzies. See the full list of names on the nominating ballot below.

Never mind egregious omissions like Seven Pounds, the winner of Vulture's Critics' Poll for 2008's crappiest film, and The Spirit, which last week spawned a grassroots For Your Consideration campaign — do High School Musical 3's Zac Efron and Valkyrie's Tom Cruise really deserve to be among the candidates for Worst Actor? Please! Also, it pains us to see Vulture buddy Uwe Boll being pushed for Worst Director and Worst Career Achievement in a year in which he made Postal (also on the ballot for Worst Film), widely hailed as his best-ever movie. For shame, Razzies. See the full list of names on the nominating ballot below.

Worst Actor:
Zac Efron, Dane Cook, Larry the Cable Guy, Eddie Murphy, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise (for Valkyrie), Will Ferrell, Ashton Kutcher, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Mark Wahlberg

Worst Actress:
Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba, The cast of The Women, Camilla Belle, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Diane Keaton, Jennifer Connelly, Zooey Deschanel, Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria-Parker, Reese Witherspoon

Worst Screen Couple:
Any couple from High School Musical 3, Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton and Joel David Moore, Kate Hudson and Dane Cook, Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, Larry the Cable Guy and Jenny McCarthy, Any couple from Mamma Mia, Eddie Murphy and Eddie Murphy (Meet Dave), Al Pacino and His Hair, Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, Sylvester Stallone and His Ego

Worst Director:
Uwe Boll, Scott Derrickson, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, Tom Putnam, Marco Schnabel, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Avnet, Diane English, Roland Emmerich, Brian Robbins, Kenny Ortega, M. Night Shyamalan

Worst Prequel, Sequel, Remake or Rip-Off:
Indiana Jones 4, High School Musical 3, Rambo, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, An American Carol, The Women, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Prom Night, Speed Racer, X-Files: I Want to Believe

Never mind egregious omissions like Seven Pounds, the winner of Vulture's Critics' Poll for 2008's crappiest film, and The Spirit, which last week spawned a grassroots For Your Consideration campaign — do High School Musical 3's Zac Efron and Valkyrie's Tom Cruise really deserve to be among the candidates for Worst Actor? Please! Also, it pains us to see Vulture buddy Uwe Boll being pushed for Worst Director and Worst Career Achievement in a year in which he made Postal (also on the ballot for Worst Film), widely hailed as his best-ever movie. For shame, Razzies. See the full list of names on the nominating ballot below.

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