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Monday, January 24, 2005

IT'S NOT QUITE A GRAMMY FOR BILL AND HILL, BUT IT'LL DO!

At last, Dubya and his advisors have been nominated for something more appropriate than the Nobel Peace Prize: Razzies!:
The Razzies, which mock the worst in film, gave "Catwoman" a leading seven nominations Monday, among them worst picture, worst actress for Berry and worst supporting players for Sharon Stone and Lambert Wilson. "Catwoman" also was nominated for worst screen couple for Berry with either Stone or co-star Benjamin Bratt.

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President Bush and some of his advisers received worst-acting nominations for their appearances in news and archival footage in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," which assails Bush for his actions surrounding the September 11 attacks.

Bush was nominated for worst actor, while Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice got a nomination for worst supporting actress and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for worst supporting actor.

Wilson said that while "Fahrenheit 9/11" was a piece of anti-Bush propaganda, the president and his associates earned their Razzie nominations on their own.

"It wasn't Mr. Moore's editing," Wilson said. "It's the raw footage of these people just making fools of themselves."
I would have also nominated Wolfowitz for his demonstrating how he keeps his hair in place during the opening credits. But you can't say no to Condi and good old "I believe it was titled 'Bin Laden determined to strike in America'".

I'm sure that Moore's usual suspect detractors will be ready for their counter-Razzies and nominate Lila Lipscomb.

But rest assured, the administration isn't alone among the nominees:
Just a few seconds of screen time in "Fahrenheit 9/11" brought a nomination as worst supporting actress for Britney Spears, who sits for a moment blank-faced and chewing gum in the film before saying she thinks people should support the president in all decisions he makes.
Hehe.

(By the way, if the Razzies has a "Most Jarring Cameo" category, it will be a horserace between Jodie Foster in A Very Long Engagement and Brent Spiner in The Aviator. Sorry, Lance Armstrong.)

Thanks to Alex for the link.

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