Any honest Academy member will admit that Oscar voters are dealing with slim pickings for 2006. But at the other end of the quality scale, voters for this year's 27th Annual RAZZIE® Awards had literally dozens of deserving contenders to choose from. And choose they have...and RAZZ the nominees they will, in ceremonies to be held at 7:30pm/PST on Oscar eve, Saturday, February 24 at Hollywood's Ivar Theatre.

Heading the dis-honor roll of Worst Achievements in Film this year are a lascivious murder mystery that turned out to be a laugh riot, and a comedy nearly as devoid of laughs as Schindler's List: Sharon Stone as a "femme fatale" The L.A. Times called "footloose and panty-free" in Basic Instinct 2 and Shawn and Marlon Wayans in their brother Keenan Ivory Wayans' blatant knock-off of a 1954 Bugs Bunny cartoon, Little Man. Each racked up 7 shots at the spray-painted gold statuettes no one in Hollywood really wants to "win." Joining these films in the final circle as Worst Picture nominees are M. Night Shyamalan's brain-dead bedtime story (and box office dud) Lady in the Water, Oscar winner Nicolas Cage donning an unconvincing bear suit in the laugh-out-loud funny remake of the Australian thriller The Wicker Man, and a film helmed by the man many Internet users consider the worst director alive today, Uwe Boll's Bloodrayne.

The Wayans brothers and Cage will be competing for Worst Actor of 2006 against last year's "winner" Rob Schneider in The Benchwarmers, former TV funnyman Tim Allen, with a trio of terrible titles (The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The Shaggy Dog and Zoom) and Larry the Cable Guy (Dan Whitney) as Larry the Cable Guy in Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. Vying with Stone for Worst Actress will be repeat offender Jessica Simpson (nominated this year for Employee of the Month), teen-idol (and terrible role model) Lindsay Lohan in Just My Luck, newcomer Kristanna Loken in Bloodrayne and spelling-challenged risible siblings Hilary and Haylie Duff in Material Girls. Other well-known names and former Oscar darlings getting dinged with Golden Raspberry nods for 2006 include Ben Kingsley, Martin Short and Danny DeVito competing as Worst Supporting Actor, and RAZZIE® regulars Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra competing with LOST star Michelle Rodriguez, Kristin Chenoweth and Kate Bosworth (as an ultra-lame Lois Lane in Superman Returns) for Worst Supporting Actress. This year's newest RAZZIE® category salutes the dearth of quality G and PG rated movie fare in 2006: Nominated as Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment are Deck the Halls, Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, RV, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause and The Shaggy Dog. A complete list of nominees is included with this press release.

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The RAZZIES® were created in 1980 by lifelong cinemaniac and cynic John Wilson, author of both THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE and EVERYTHING I KNOW I LEARNED AT THE MOVIES. Nominees were determined by mailing ballots to 737 Golden Raspberry Foundation members throughout 42 US states and more than a dozen foreign countries. Should they choose to accept their RAZZIES® "winners" receive a gold-spray-painted, golf-ball-sized raspberry atop a mangled super 8 film reel, with an estimated street value of $4.97. For more information on the RAZZIE® Awards, and their ill-lustrious history, visit

Nominees for The 27th Annual Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Awards{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}WORST PICTURE

Basic Instinct 2 (Sony/Columbia) a.k.a. BASICALLY, IT STINKS, TOO

Bloodrayne (Romar Entertainment)

Lady in the Water (Warner Bros.)

Little Man (Sony/Revolution)

The Wicker Man (Warner Bros.)


Tim Allen / The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The Shaggy Dog and Zoom

Nicolas Cage $$ / The Wicker Man

Larry, the Cable Guy (Dan Whitney) / Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector

Rob Schneider ## / The Benchwarmers and Little Man

Marlon Wayans # & Shawn Wayans # / Little Man


Hilary Duff # & Haylie Duff / Material Girls

Lindsay Lohan / Just My Luck

Kristanna Loken / Bloodrayne

Jessica Simpson # / Employee of the Month



Kate Bosworth / Superman Returns

Kristin Chenoweth / Deck the Halls, The Pink Panther and RV

Carmen Electra # / Date Movie and Scary Movie 4

Jenny McCarthy ## / John Tucker Must Die

Michelle Rodriguez / Bloodrayne


Danny DeVito # / Deck the Halls

Ben Kingsley $$ / Bloodrayne

M. Night Shyamalan $ / Lady in the Water

Martin Short / The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

David Thewlis / BASICALLY, IT STINKS, TOO! and The Omen


Tim Allen & Martin Short / The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Nicolas Cage & His Bear Suit / The Wicker Man

Hilary & Haylie Duff / Material Girls

Sharon Stone's Lop-Sided Breasts / BASICALLY, IT STINKS, TOO

Shawn Wayans & EITHER Kerry Washington OR Marlon Wayans / Little Man


Little Man (Rip-off of the 1954 Bugs Bunny cartoon "Baby Buggy Bunny")

The Pink Panther (Sony/Columbia)

Poseidon (Warner Bros.)

The Shaggy Dog (Disney)

The Wicker Man



Big Momma's House 2 (Fox)

Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (Fox)

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Disney)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (New Line)


Uwe Boll # / Bloodrayne

Michael Caton-Jones / BASICALLY, IT STINKS, TOO!

Ron Howard $$ / The Da Vinci Code (Sony/Columbia)

M. Night Shyamalan $ / Lady in the Water

Keenan Ivory Wayans # / Little Man


BASICALLY, IT STINKS, TOO Screenplay by Leora Barish & Henry Bean,

Based on Characters Created by Joe Ezsterhas##

Bloodrayne Screenplay by Guinevere Turner, Based on the Video Game

Lady in the Water Original Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan

Little Man Written by Keenan Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans

The Wicker Man Screenplay Adapted by Neil LaBute from a Screenplay by Anthony Schaffer


Deck the Halls (Fox)

Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties

RV (Sony/Columbia)

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

The Shaggy Dog



Worst Picture, Actress, Supporting Actor, Director, Sequel, Screenplay and Screen Couple

Little Man = 7 Nominations

Worst Picture, Actor (2) Remake/Rip-Off, Director, Screenplay and Screen Couple

Bloodrayne = 6 Nominations

Worst Picture, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director and Screenplay

The Wicker Man = 5 Nominations

Worst Picture, Actor, Screenplay, Remake and Screen Couple

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause = 5 Nominations

Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment, Worst Actor, Supporting Actor, Sequel and Screen Couple

Lady in the Water = 4 Nominations

Worst Picture, Supporting Actor, Director and Screenplay

Deck the Halls = 3 Nominations

Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress

The Shaggy Dog = 3 Nominations

Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment, Worst Remake and Worst Actor


# = Previous RAZZIE Nominee

## = Previous RAZZIE "Winner"

$ = Previous Oscar Nominee

$$ = Previous Oscar Winnerr Winner