Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Will Smith sci-fi flop �After Earth� crowned at Razzies  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 08/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) LOS ANGELES: Sci-fi flop ?After Earth? starring Will Smith and son Jaden earned three Golden Raspberries on Saturday at the annual Razzie worst-of film awards, Hollywood?s hall of shame

A day before the Oscars, spoof comedy compilation ?Movie 43? won worst picture, while Adam Sandler, a perennial Razzie favorite, went home empty-handed despite being nominated in seven categories

Jaden Smith won worst actor, while his Hollywood A-list dad Will earned worst supporting actor, and the father-and-son team were named the Worst Screen Combo

The duo was ?stranded on Planet Nepotism,? Razzies founder John Wilson said at the award ceremony

Another of last year?s big box office duds, ?The Lone Ranger? starring Johnny Depp ? on which Disney took a 200 million write-off ? was named ?Worst Re-Make/Rip Off or Sequel

?Movie 43,? an anthology of short films featuring stars including Richard Gere, Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet, took the top prize of the night, as well as worst director and worst screenplay

Tyler Perry was named worst actress for his cross-dressing title role in ?A Madea Christmas,? while US reality TV star Kim Kardashian won worst supporting actress for ?Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

But Sandler failed to make it three worst actor awards in a row, despite earning seven nods for his latest film, ?Grown Ups 2.? The actor won in 2012 for his cross-dressing romp ?Jack and Jill,? and last year for the lowbrow comedy ?That?s My Boy.

Other nominated actors were Johnny Depp for ?The Lone Ranger,? Ashton Kutcher for his role as Apple founder Steve Jobs in ?Jobs,? and tough guy Sylvester Stallone for three films: cop action flick ?Bullet to the Head,? prison escape flick ?Escape Plan? with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and ?Grudge Match? about a rematch of ageing boxers with Robert De Niro

Also left empty handed were previous winner ? and Oscar laureate ? Halle Berry, who is one of the few to have actually shown up to claim her prize. She was nominated this year for both ?The Call? and ?Movie 43.

Others shortlisted included troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan, singers Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga, and Naomi Watts for her less-than-loved work in ?Diana? and ?Movie 43.

Nominees very rarely attend the Razzies, usually held in small venues somewhere in Los Angeles or nearby

Sandra Bullock turned up to accept worst actress in 2010 for ?All About Steve,? a day before winning best actress Oscar for ?The Blind Side.? Bullock is nominated for best actress on Sunday, for space drama ?Gravity.

The Razzies were created in 1980 as an antidote to Hollywood?s star-studded back-slapping annual awards season, which climaxed Sunday with the 86th Academy Awards

Eight of the nine Razzie categories are chosen by the 800 or so members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, who earn voting rights by paying an 40 membership fee, with a 25 annual renewal

The ninth category, Worst Screen Combo, is voted determined by ratings from more than 80,000 users of the Rotten Tomatoes movie review website.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 5 2015 - Saudi, South Korea consider trade expansionMENAFN
(MENAFN) South Korean President announced that Korea and Saudi must try to diversify commercial cooperation with an emphasis on nuclear energy, renewable energy, education and health care, Arab News ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Etisalat plans to invest USD1.08b in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, also known as etisalat, is planning to invest USD952.7 to USD1.08 billion this year on its infrastructure, fiber optic and 4G networks as well as to ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Qatar seeks 7 percent growth in 2015 despite oil plungeMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's economy is expected to grow 7 percent in 2015, as it forges ahead with huge infrastructure investment despite the drop in oil prices, leading economist said.The figure compares with ...

 Mar 5 2015 - French Assystem acquires 75 percent in Saudi RadiconMENAFN
(MENAFN) Assystem completed the acquisition of 75 percent stake in the Saudi Radicon Gulf Consult (Radicon) to create a new engineering offer in the Saudi market nominated Assystem Radicon, Saudi ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Dutch Vopak to expand Fujairah oil storage capacity in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Dutch Vopak is set to build five crude oil storage tanks with total capacity of 478,000 cubic meters at the port of Fujairah in the UAE, Reuters reported.Vopak is already in a partnership ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Saudi Kingdom Holding signs MoU with Korean Investment CorporationMENAFN
(MENAFN) Riyadh-based Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), signed an MoU with Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), Saudi Gazette reported.The MoU is set at producing more opportunities in private equity ...

 Mar 5 2015 - UAE to grant USD2b loan to CroatiaMENAFN
(MENAFN) Croatia is considering a USD2 billion loan from the UAE to help financing its current debt and reestablishing its collapsed economy, Arabian Business reported.Successive governments have ...

 Mar 5 2015 - UAE's Etisalat launches local search engine in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) UAE's Etisalat launched a UAE-specific search engine, nominated Connect.ae, which is the first in the country and it is labelled as a fully-digital and multiplatform search service, Emirates ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Bahraini Bapco, EMC sign agreementMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bapco and US-based EMC signed an agreement through which the Bahraini company gets a centralized, tapeless backup environment using EMC's 'next generation data protection solutions', Gulf ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Bahraini Batelco Group, Canadian Star Solutions sign partnership agreementMENAFN
(MENAFM) Batelco Group signed an agreement with Star Solutions in which the Canadian company is set to implement GSM/LTE mobile networks for Batelco Group's operations in the South Atlantic region, ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help