Movie Stars and Gossip
Take Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Bell, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Kate Winslet and some other high-wattage marquee names, put them together in one episodic comedy, and what do you get?
The worst movie of 2013, according the 750 voting members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation, which on Oscar eve Saturday handed out the 34th annual Razzie Awards – three of them to Movie 43.
Matching that benchmark was the sci-fi adventure After Earth and its stars, the father-and-son team of Will Smith and Jaden Smith – who, it was said at the ceremony, were left “stranded on Planet Nepotism.”
Also in the mix: Kim Kardashian, who was “honored” for her role in Tyler Perry’s Temptation – a film “about a married woman who cheats,” the first-time Razzie winner told PEOPLE when the movie was released last April.
The little-seen Movie 43, whose title, perhaps symbolically, really doesn’t mean anything, was something of an embarrassment to all concerned.
Its approach was perhaps best summed up by the jaw-dropping clip that made the rounds on social media (and not appropriate to be shown here), starring a stunned Winslet on a blind date with Jackman – who is still the Sexiest Man Alive, except for the fact he is anatomically incorrect. (Part of his man parts dangle from his neck.)
As for After Earth, PEOPLE’s movie critic, Alynda Wheat, called it "a vanity movie project" that Will Smith bought for his son, and “a mess from [the] jump.”
Summing up Saturday’s giveaway at the Hollywood venue Ignited Spaces, John Wilson, who founded the Razzies in 1980 as an antidote to the Oscars, said, “The hour-long show handed out at least one statuette to four of the five Worst Picture nominees, but Adam Sandler and his unfunny follow-up Grown Ups 2 went home empty-handed.”
These lucky people and their movies did not.
Worst Picture Movie 43
Worst Actor Jaden Smith, in After Earth
Worst Actress Tyler Perry (in drag), in A Madea Christmas
Worst Supporting Actor Will Smith, in After Earth
Worst Supporting Actress Kim Kardashian, in Tyler Perry’s Temptation
Worst Director The 13 people who directed Movie 43
Worst Screenplay Movie 43, by 19 “screenwriters”
Worst Screen Combo Jaden Smith and Will Smith, in After Earth
Worst Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel The Lone Ranger
The 86th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, airs Sunday, March 2, at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.