February 2, 2010 / 2:27 AM / 9 years ago

"Transformers," Bullock among Razzie contenders

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Box-office blockbuster “Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen” and the Will Ferrell flop “Land of the Lost” lead nominations on Monday for the annual Razzies, a tongue-in-cheek commemoration of the year’s worst movies.

Actor Josh Duhamel poses as he arrives for the Russian premiere of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" at Novy Arbat street in Moscow, June 16, 2009. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

Actress Sandra Bullock could be on her way to being crowned both worst and best actress of 2009 after picking up a Razzie, or Golden Raspberry, nomination for her role in 2009 comedy “All About Steve.” The film was also among the worst picture nominees.

But Bullock, 45, has swept the major Hollywood awards this season for her performance in the drama “The Blind Side”.

Teen star Miley Cyrus joined Bullock in the worst actress nominations for “Hannah Montana: The Movie.”

But the Disney actress and singer found herself in familiar company with all three of the popular Jonas Brothers band being nominated for worst actor for their “Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience.”

Nominations were announced, as is tradition, the day before Tuesday’s Oscar nominations — the movie industry’s highest honors.

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” picked up seven Razzie nominations, including worst film, worst director for Michael Bay, worst screen couple for Shia LeBouf and Megan Fox, worst screenplay, and “worst remake, rip-off or sequel”.

The latest in the “Transformers” movie series was one of 2009’s most commercially successful films, taking $835.2 million at the worldwide box office.

Comedy “Land of the Lost,” however, was one of the year’s biggest disappointments with global ticket sales of $69 million. It also got seven Razzie nominations including worst actor for Ferrell, worst picture and worst director.

The Golden Raspberry Awards will also “honor” the worst movies and performances of the past decade. Previous “winners” include “Gigli” (2003) starring Jennifer Lopez, Madonna’s 2002 movie “Swept Away” and 2000 sci-fi movie “Battlefield Earth”.

The Razzies, created in 1980 as an antidote to Hollywood’s glitzy awards season, are determined by 647 paying voters in the United States and overseas. Winners will be announced in an appropriately tacky ceremony in Hollywood on March 6, the eve of the Academy Awards.

Most nominees boycott the ceremony, although Halle Berry sportingly showed up five years ago to accept her prize for “Catwoman”. A full list can be seen at www.razzies.com

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte

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