Sandra Bullock Named Worst Actress of the Year at 30th Annual Razzie Awards!! "Transformers 2" Worst Picture! 


Like a true champ, Sandra Bullock stopped at the Razzies and collected her worst-actress trophy for her romantic comedy "All About Steve." The actress also took home the worst screen couple award with her "All About Steve" co-star Bradley Cooper.

Bullock was the first acting winner to show up at the Razzies since Halle Berry won worst-actress for her pounce-perfect role as "Catwoman" five years ago.

"The Blind Side" star is being predicted to take home the Best Actress Oscar award tonight, so it's the best of both worlds for Bullock, the good and the bad, and she's taking everything in stride.

The actress was heard saying: "I think this is an extraordinary award...and I didn't realize that, in Hollywood, all you had to do was say you'd show up, and then you'd get the award. If I'd known that, I would have said I was appearing at the Oscars a long time ago."

Meanwhile, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" won the dubious worst picture of the year award, worst director for Michael Bay, and worst screenplay for Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

The poor Jonas Brothers were given the worst actors of the year award for their masterpiece, "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience" and they weren't even acting in that concert special! :happy

In a special 30th Razzie-versary Awards categories, "Battlefield Earth" won worst picture of the decade, while Eddie Murphy was named worst actor and Paris Hilton worst actress.

Here's a complete winners list at the 30th Annual Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards (For nominations, click here):

Worst Picture of 2009:
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
(Aka Trannies, Too)
(DREAMWORKS/PARAMOUNT)

Worst Actress of 2009:
Sandra Bullock
ALL ABOUT STEVE

Worst Actor(s) of 2009:
All Three Jonas Brothers
JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3-D CONCERT EXPERIENCE

Worst Screen Couple:
Sandra Bullock & Bradley Cooper
ALL ABOUT STEVE

Worst Supporting Actress:
Sienna Miller
G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA

Worst Supporting Actor:
Billy Ray Cyrus
HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel
(Combined Category for 2009):

Land of The Lost
(UNIVERSAL PICTURES)

Worst Director:
Michael Bay
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (AKA TRANNIES, TOO)

Worst Screenplay:
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
WRITTEN BY EHREN KRUGER & ROBERTO ORCI & ALEX KURTZMAN,
BASED ON HASBRO’S TRANSFORMERS ACTION FIGURES

Special 30th RAZZIE®-versary Awardz


Worst Picture of the Decade:
Battlefield Earth
NOMINATED FOR 10 RAZZIES® / "WINNER" OF 8
(INCLUDING WORST DRAMA OF OUR FIRST 25 YRS)

Worst Actor of the Decade:
Eddie Murphy
NOMINATED FOR 12 "ACHIEVEMENTS" / "WINNER" OF 3 RAZZIES®
ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH, I SPY, IMAGINE THAT,
MEET DAVE, NORBIT, SHOWTIME

Worst Actress of the decade
Paris Hilton
NOMINATED FOR 5 "ACHIEVEMENTS," "WINNER" OF 4 RAZZIES®
THE HOTTIE & THE NOTTIE, HOUSE OF WHACKS,
REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA

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A "Precious" Spirit Awards Evening! 


"Precious" topped the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards, giving its distributor, Lionsgate 5 trophies including Best Feature, Best Director for Lee Daniels, Best First Screenplay for Geoffrey Fletcher, Best Female Lead for Gabourey Sidibe, and Best Supporting Female for Mo'Nique, considered the Oscar frontrunner.

Here's the complete list of winners of the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards (to see the nominees, click here):

Best Feature
Precious Producers: Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness
Lionsgate

Best Director
Lee Daniels
Precious
Lionsgate

Best First Feature
Crazy Heart
Director: Scott Cooper
Producers: T Bone Burnett, Judy Cairo, Rob Carliner, Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall
Fox Searchlight

Best Screenplay
Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
(500) Days of Summer
Fox Searchlight

Best First Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher Precious
Lionsgate

John Cassavetes Award
(For the best feature made under $500,000)

Writer/Director/Producer: Lynn Shelton
Humpday
Magnolia Pictures

Best Supporting Female
Mo’Nique
Precious
Lionsgate

Best Supporting Male
Woody Harrelson
The Messenger
Oscilloscope Laboratories

Best Female
Gabourey Sidibe
Precious
Lionsgate

Best Male
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart
Fox Searchlight

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins
A Serious Man
Focus Features

Best Foreign Film
An Education
Director: Lone Scherfig
Sony Pictures Classics

Best Documentary
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Abramaorama Films

2010 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNERS BY DISTRIBUTOR
Lionsgate 5
Fox Searchlight 3
Abramaorama Films 1
Focus Features 1
Magnolia Pictures 1
Oscilloscope Laboratories 1
Sony Pictures Classics 1

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My Complete, Fearless 2010 Oscar Predictions! From Best Short Film to Best Picture,Who Will Win at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards? 


It’s shaping up to be a battle between “The Hurt Locker” and “Avatar” at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards! Both films lead the pack with 9 nominations each including Best Picture, but only one will remain victorious.

From Best Short Film to Best Actor, here are my complete, humble but truly fearless Oscar predictions.

BEST PICTURE

* “Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
* “The Blind Side” Nominees to be determined
* “District 9” Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
* “An Education” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
* “The Hurt Locker” Nominees to be determined
* “Inglourious Basterds” Lawrence Bender, Producer
* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
* “A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
* “Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer
* “Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“The Hurt Locker”
– The thrilling Iraq War drama from director Kathryn Bigelow not only topped all the major guild awards including the Directors Guild, but it was also voted the Best Film at the 2010 British Academy Awards (BAFTA).

Oscar frontrunner “Avatar” will win all the technical awards including best visual effects, best sound editing, and best sound mixing.

BEST DIRECTOR

* “Avatar” James Cameron
* “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow
* “Inglourious Basterds” Quentin Tarantino
* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels
* “Up in the Air” Jason Reitman

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

Kathryn Bigelow
for “The Hurt Locker” – Bigelow created one of the most thought-provoking films of 2009 with a very weighty Iraq War subject. After Lina Wertmuller in 1975’s “Seven Beauties,” Jane Campion in 1993’s “The Piano,” and Sofia Coppola in 2003’s “Lost in Translation,” Bigelow is only the fourth woman director to ever be nominated. And guess what? She will make history as the first ever woman director to win the award!

BEST ACTOR

* Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”

* George Clooney in “Up in the Air”
* Colin Firth in “A Single Man”
* Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”
* Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker”

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

Jeff Bridges
will nab the award for his Oscar-ready performance as a down-and-out country singer in “Crazy Heart.” My heart belongs to Clooney, but it’s Bridges’ time and the actor already won the Screen Actors Guild award. Plus, the Academy loves hard drinking country singer performances. Case in point is Robert Duvall’s 1984 Best Actor win for “Tender Mercies” where he played, you guessed it, a hard drinking country singer.

BEST ACTRESS

* Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”

* Helen Mirren in “The Last Station”
* Carey Mulligan in “An Education”
* Gabourey Sidibe in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
* Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia”

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

Sandra Bullock
will win for her do-gooder performance in “The Blind Side.” I’m not joining the Sandra Bullock for Oscar bandwagon but the actress already won support from her peers with a Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actress.

With “The Blind Side” and “The Proposal,” 2009 was Bullock’s year, and her possible Oscar win signifies that the actress is being honored for her body of work, “All About Steve” notwithstanding.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

* Matt Damon in “Invictus”
* Woody Harrelson in “The Messenger”
* Christopher Plummer in “The Last Station”
* Stanley Tucci in “The Lovely Bones”
* Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

Christoph Waltz
– He simply gave the year’s most memorable performance as the ruthless Col. Hans Landa in “Inglourious Basterds.” Waltz has also been winning kudos from all the award-giving bodies including the Screen Actors Guild.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

* Penélope Cruz in “Nine”
* Vera Farmiga in “Up in the Air”
* Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart”
* Anna Kendrick in “Up in the Air”
* Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

Mo’Nique
for her unforgettable role as an abusive mother in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.” Like Waltz, Mo’Nique has been winning all the acting awards including one from the Screen Actors Guild.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

* “District 9” Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
* “An Education” Screenplay by Nick Hornby
* “In the Loop” Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
* “Up in the Air” Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“Up in the Air”
– Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner already won this category at the Writers Guild Award and that’s a great sign! Plus, the script is so well-written that we connected with Clooney’s character as the man who couldn’t connect.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

* “The Hurt Locker” Written by Mark Boal

* “Inglourious Basterds” Written by Quentin Tarantino
* “The Messenger” Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
* “A Serious Man” Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
* “Up” Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“The Hurt Locker”
– Scriptwriter Mark Boal wrote from experience as he was a freelance writer who was embedded with a bomb squad. With “Avatar’s” script not even considered good enough for a nomination, this category belongs to Boal’s “The Hurt Locker.” And like “Up in the Air,” Boal already won the Writers Guild Award.

BEST ANIMATED FILM

* “Coraline” Henry Selick
* “Fantastic Mr. Fox” Wes Anderson
* “The Princess and the Frog” John Musker and Ron Clements
* “The Secret of Kells” Tomm Moore
* “Up” Pete Docter

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“Up”
– The Academy loves Pixar, you love Pixar, and I love Pixar! Besides, of all the films nominated, “Up” is the only one that truly made me cry, twice!

BEST ART DIRECTION

* “Avatar”
Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
* “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; Set Decoration: Caroline Smith
* “Nine” Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
* “Sherlock Holmes” Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
* “The Young Victoria” Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“Avatar”
hands down! It’s the most beautiful film of 2009!

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

* “Avatar” Mauro Fiore

* “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Bruno Delbonnel
* “The Hurt Locker” Barry Ackroyd
* “Inglourious Basterds” Robert Richardson
* “The White Ribbon” Christian Berger

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

This is a tough one. “The White Ribbon” beat “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” in the American Society of Cinematographers Awards. But the Academy has to honor “Avatar” somehow, so I think it will win this category. Plus, like what I said earlier, it’s simply the most beautiful film of 2009, even though it’s mostly made using computer-generated images.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

* “Bright Star” Janet Patterson
* “Coco before Chanel” Catherine Leterrier
* “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” Monique Prudhomme
* “Nine” Colleen Atwood
* “The Young Victoria” Sandy Powell

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“The Young Victoria”
– Oh those period costumes! The ornate outfits that Emily Blunt wore in the film beats the raggedy but original costumes in “Bright Star.”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

* “Burma VJ” Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
* “The Cove” Nominees to be determined
* “Food, Inc.” Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
* “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
* “Which Way Home” Rebecca Cammisa

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“The Cove”
– it’s a tense-filled documentary about the shameless, unnecessary killings of dolphins in a little cove in Japan. While I love “Food, Inc.” as well, “The Cove” will stay with you for years to come.

BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

* “China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province” Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
* “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner” Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
* “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
* “Music by Prudence” Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
* “Rabbit à la Berlin” Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant”
– I’m so glad to have caught this film on HBO. It’s timely, it’s emotional, it’s riveting, the kind of recipe that makes Academy voters cry and vote!

BEST FILM EDITING

* “Avatar” Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
* “District 9” Julian Clarke
* “The Hurt Locker” Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
* “Inglourious Basterds” Sally Menke
* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Joe Klotz

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

Once again, “The Hurt Locker” was chosen by the American Cinema Editors for their ACE Eddie Awards. But then, “Avatar” has a bigger chance in the Academy, because, like I’ve said, they must honor “Avatar” somehow. But I’ll side with the ACE folks here and choose “The Hurt Locker” as the winner! Those tense-filled scenes were mostly done in the editing room.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

* “Ajami” Israel
* “El Secreto de Sus Ojos” Argentina
* “The Milk of Sorrow” Peru
* “Un Prophète” France
* “The White Ribbon” Germany

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“Un Prophète”
– Of all the films nominated in this category, the French “Un Prophete” is the best movie of the bunch!

BEST MAKEUP

* “Il Divo” Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
* “Star Trek” Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
* “The Young Victoria” Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“Star Trek”
– Are we even going to argue about this?

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

* “Avatar” James Horner
* “Fantastic Mr. Fox” Alexandre Desplat
* “The Hurt Locker” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
* “Sherlock Holmes” Hans Zimmer
* “Up” Michael Giacchino

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:
“Up”
– The music montage early in the film is one of the most profound, touching scenes I saw last year. Yes, I cried!

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

* “Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
* “Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
* “Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36” Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
* “Take It All” from “Nine” Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
* “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart” Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)”
– this song captures Bridges’ character in the film, and so it goes, Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett will take home the Oscar!

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

* “French Roast” Fabrice O. Joubert
* “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell
* “The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)” Javier Recio Gracia
* “Logorama” Nicolas Schmerkin
* “A Matter of Loaf and Death” Nick Park

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“A Matter of Loaf and Death”
– Working for Nick Park – the Academy loves him, he already collected three Oscars for his “Wallace & Gromit” films. Working Against Nick Park – he already collected three Oscars! The Academy may say it’s an embarrassment of riches! So, look for “Logorama,” a brilliant f-you to corporate America for an upset.

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

* “The Door” Juanita Wilson and James Flynn
* “Instead of Abracadabra” Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström
* “Kavi” Gregg Helvey
* “Miracle Fish” Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
* “The New Tenants” Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“Kavi”
– this touching slave trade film set in India has remnants of “Slumdog Millionaire.” And you know, that little movie stole Academy voters’ hearts last year. So this film will win, even though I enjoyed the quirkiness of “Abracadabra,” the suspense of “Miracle Fish,” the isolation of “The Door,” and the banter bent of “The New Tenants.” I just love short film, period.

BEST SOUND EDITING

* “Avatar”
Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
* “The Hurt Locker” Paul N.J. Ottosson
* “Inglourious Basterds” Wylie Stateman
* “Star Trek” Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin
* “Up” Michael Silvers and Tom Myers

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“Avatar”
– Motion Pictures Sound Editors honored Cameron’s masterpiece already at the Golden Reel Awards, BUT, and here’s a big but, “The Hurt Locker” was also honored by the Cinema Audio Society. See? They’re all torn as well, so when everything else fails, especially in the technical department, look for “Avatar” to take home the gold!

BEST SOUND MIXING

* “Avatar” Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson

* “The Hurt Locker” Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
* “Inglourious Basterds” Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano
* “Star Trek” Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin
* “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey Patterson

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“Avatar”
– it’s usually a pair, whichever film wins Best Sound Editing usually wins Sound Mixing. And “Avatar” sounds gorgeous, doesn’t it?

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

* “Avatar”
Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
* “District 9” Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken
* “Star Trek” Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton

AND THE OSCAR WILL GO TO:

“Avatar” – definitely! The film will be remembered for years to come as the movie that changed special effects forever!



Come back here to join my live, minute-by-minute Oscar blog on Sunday, March 7 starting at 4:30pm Pacific. Grab your drinks and finger foods, we'll blog the Oscars until we're all drunk :happy

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Watch My "Alice in Wonderland" Movie Review! 


Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" is set to dominate the box-office this Oscar weekend! If you want to read my full review of the film, click here, or, you can watch my review of "Alice in Wonderland" below. Have fun!



Here's more info on "Alice in Wonderland" from Yahoo Movies:

19-year-old Alice returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 49 min.
Release Date: March 5th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar.
Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Distribution

Cast and Credits
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Johnny Depp, Michael Sheen, Christopher Lee
Directed by: Tim Burton
Produced by: Joe Roth, Richard D. Zanuck, Jennifer Todd

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As if Seven, yes Seven "Police Academy" Movies are Not Enough, Get Ready for a Reboot! 


New Line Cinema wants to make a new "Police Academy" movie! Like other franchises ran to the ground because of multiple sequels, the solution to reinvigorate a tired property is to make a reboot aka remake the darn thing!

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that original producer Paul Maslansky is back for the new iteration, which has no writer or director attached.

The first film released in 1984 starred Steve Guttenberg as Mahoney, a repeat offender who becomes the group's leader when he enters the academy. We also met other characters such as Moses Hightower (Bubba Smith), Tackleberry (David Graf), Hooks (Marion Ramsey), and my favorite, Larvell Jones (Michael Winslow), the sound effects, beat boxing dude.

Other notables: Bobcat Goldthwait joined for the second film released in 1985, and both hot blondes, Kim Cattrall and Sharon Stone, were recruited as romantic leads. The last "Police Academy" film was released in 1994 called "Mission to Moscow."

Maslansky told THR that:

"It's going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV...It's going to be a new class. We hope to discover new talent and season it with great comedians. It'll be anything but another movie with a numeral next to it. And we'll most probably retain the wonderful musical theme."

Hey, if it worked for "Star Trek" it certainly will work for "Police Academy" too, right? For now, let's relive 1984 with this original trailer of "Police Academy!"



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