LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two New York firemen posing as a gay couple, psychically linked identical twins and a mild-mannered man dominated by his latex-wearing obese wife are all contenders this year for the worst screen couples in Hollywood.
Among the nominations announced on Monday for the 28th annual Golden Raspberry awards, which celebrate the worst in filmmaking, are Adam Sandler, Lindsay Lohan and Eddie Murphy for their respective work in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry,” “I Know Who Killed Me” and “Norbit.”
It’s a double-whammy for Lohan and Murphy, who play multiple roles in their cinematic fiascoes and were nominated opposite themselves in the worst screen couple category.
“I Know Who Killed Me,” a teen thriller in which Lohan plays psychically connected twins, “is a Lindsay Lohan ‘vehicle’ that proved as dangerous for its star as any car she ever ran off the road,” said John Wilson, who heads the group that spoofs the Oscars by celebrating the year’s worst films.
“Norbit” garnered Murphy five nods for what Wilson described as a “latex-laden, nearly laugh-free ‘comedy.”‘
In that film, Murphy plays Norbit, as well as his adopted Asian father and hugely obese girlfriend.
Rounding out the list is “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry,” in which Sandler and co-star Kevin James claim to be domestic partners in order to receive medical benefits, a comedy Wilson describes as a “gag-inducing ‘gay romp.”‘
“I Know Who Killed Me” received a total of nine nominations by the Razzies — worst screen couple, picture, horror movie, screenplay, director, remake/rip-off, supporting actress and two nods for actress — trailed by “Norbit” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry,” which both received eight.
The worst film category also includes “Bratz,” based on the popular toy dolls — the four lead actresses were all named in the worst actress category in a “four-for-one deal” — and “Daddy Day Camp,” starring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr.
The worst actor category also includes Nicolas Cage for his turns in “Ghost Rider,” “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” and “Next” and Jim Carrey for “The Number 23.”
Others nominated for worst actresses include Diane Keaton in “Because I Said So,” Jessica Alba in “Awake,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and “Good Luck, Chuck.”
Reporting by Alexandria Sage