This weekend isn’t all about the Oscars. Tonight the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation held their 30th Annual Razzie Awards, which honor the worst in films for the previous year. Amongst the ‘winners’ were Star Trek co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman for their Transformers Revenge of the Fallen screenplay. They were not able to attend but have sent TrekMovie their acceptance speech.
Transformers 2 Writing Team Acceptance Speech
Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen was honored with ‘worst screenplay’ of 2009 at the Razzie Awards event held tonight in Hollywood. The writing team of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Ehren Kruger did not attend the Razzie event, apparently no on thought of inviting them. Writer Roberto Orci tells TrekMovie they would have been happy to attend. So TrekMovie has asked the team to provide us with their Razzie acceptance comments, and here they are:
Bob: I’d like to thank my partners Alex and Ehren who really lead the way on this one.
Alex: I wouldn’t be in a position to receive this award without Ehren and Bob. They really deserve most of the credit.
Ehren: As you know, Bob and Alex were the experts on this movie having written the first one, and I was just lucky to be able to be a part of this award winning team.
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen was the big ‘winner’ of the night, also picking up Worst Film of 2009, and Worst Director, for Michael Bay. Of course they are all laughing their way to the bank. The film earned over $836M worldwide, which is about 20% more than their better-reviewed Transformers in 2007. Orci and Kurtzman may also have a unique distinction, as they were nominated for both a Razzie (for Transformers 2) and a WGA Award (for Star Trek) in the same year. Orci and Kurtzman aren’t the only members of Star Trek’s ‘Supreme Court’ to get the notice of the Razzies. In 1999 Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams got a Razzie nomination as one of the writers of Armageddon.
Orci and Kurtzman, nominees at WGA Awards in February
– now winners of the Razzie
More Razzie Winners – Bullock shows up
Tonight Sandra Bullock picked up two awards for her work in All About Steve (Worst Actress and Worst Couple, shared with Bradley Cooper). Bullock, who is the favorite to pick up an Oscar tomorrow for her performance in The Blind Side, also showed good humor by attending the event. In the six degrees of separation department, Orci and Kurtzman executive produced Bullock in her other Summer movie, The Proposal.
Here is the full list of Razzies:
WORST PICTURE– "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
WORST DIRECTOR– Michael Bay, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
WORST ACTOR– All Three Jonas Brothers, "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience"
WORST ACTRESS– Sandra Bullock, "All About Steve"
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR– Billy Ray Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie"
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS– Sienna Miller, " G.I. Joe"
WORST SCREEN COUPLE– Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, "All About Steve"
WORST REMAKE RIP-OFF SEQUEL– "Land of the Lost"
WORST PICTURE OF THE DECADE– "Battlefield Earth"
WORST ACTOR OF THE DECADE– Eddie Murphy, "Adventures of Pluto Nash," "I Spy," "Imagine That," " Meet Dave," "Norbit," and "Showtime"
WORST ACTRESS OF THE DECADE– Paris Hilton "The Hottie & the Nottie," "House of Wax," and "Repo: The Genetic Opera"
Here is some local TV news coverage from from the event.
Star Trek at the Razzies – Shatner is no stranger
JJ Abrams Star Trek movie was not nominated for any Razzies, but Trek has represented in the pat. In 1989 Star Trek V dominated the Razzies with six nominations and three wins (Worst Actor and Worst Director for William Shatner, and Worst Film of the year). And in 1995 Shatner was nominated again for Worst Actor for Star Trek Generations, but he was beat out by OJ Simpson for Naked Gun 33 1/3. And in 2000 William Shatner was nominated again for Worst Actor of the Century for his entire Star Trek film career, but he lost out to Sylvester Stallone.
William Shatner directing Star Trek V – The Razzies took notice