The Oscar hopefuls were announced today but the Golden Rasberry Awards (“the Razzies”) had a far more interesting batch of nominees this year.
In perhaps the gayest group of nominees of any award ever, Cher, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand are all up for the Worst Supporting Actress Razzie for “Burlesque,” “Sex and the City 2” and “Little Fockers” respectively. The former and latter were ravaged by critics. “Sex’s” most ignominious moment was Liza’s cover of “Single Ladies.” “Sex” also got a Worst Picture nomination. Ironically, all three ladies have Best Actress Oscars. Streisand also won one for writing “Evergreen.”
They’ll “compete” with Jessica Alba and Nicola Peltz for the Razzie. Liza already has a Razzie — she won Worst Actress in 1988 for “Arthur 2” and “Rent-a-Cop.” Streisand was nominated in the lead category in 1981 for “All Night Long.”
Things were far more boring and predictable on the Oscar front. “Black Swan” and “The Kids Are All Right” are up for Best Picture and Annette Bening is up for Best Actress for playing a lesbian in “Kids.” Sperm donor Mark Ruffalo is up for Best Supporting Actor for “Kids.”
That reminds me — what was up with the gay (male) porn/lesbian sex scene in “Kids”? I’m no expert on lesbian sex, but I didn’t get it at all.
The Oscars are Feb. 27. The Razzies are the day before.