2012 Razzies

Overture, curtain lights – this is it, the night of nights!

Milla Jovovich Academy Awards Oscar Night 2012Tonight is Academy Awards night. That comes at the end of an awards season of hyped up galas at which show people wear nice cloths, claim shiny statuettes, and take themselves way too seriously. The Noble Prizes wouldn’t get this much hype and that’s even if they were handing out awards for the cure for cancer and proof of God’s existence. No one dresses particularly nice at the Nobels, so who’d want to take their picture. Plus at the Oscars there’s always that chance that some one will make an acceptance speech drunk or high; or that something embarrassing is gonna come a out about a winner in the next week or two. Nobel noms seldom give their acceptance speech drunk, or high; and the most embarrassing thing that might come out about them after a win in Stockholm is that they forgot to carry the ‘y‘ or something. So the Oscars are genuinely interesting.


Wondertrash usually boycotts the awards. For one thing you hear about them every where you turn. So you don’t need to hear about hem everywhere else (every where else is ‘here’) For another thing they’re a little ‘self congratulatory’. Like Ricky Gervais pointed out, award shows could use a sense of humor. However, you can’t completely ignore the Oscars.


So I’ll make a prediction. Look for Brad Pitt to get at least one Oscar. They’ll give it to him to drive Angelina Jolie nuts. Her Blood & Honey was ignored, if not snubbed, by the nomination committee. Now B&H was a last minute deal, but got released on Dec 23 last year, so it’s eligible on a technicality; by getting released just under the wire. It’s one of those ambitious prestige pieces that Hollywood loves to nominate and was supposed to mark Jolie’s transition from thinking man’s bombshell to serious Hollywood director. So not getting a single Oscar nom for an ambitious prestige piece is a slap in the face – maybe more so than SAG nominating her for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in The Tourist. Then look for her and Brad to possibly split in about 6 months, as the pressures of award show ego tripping finally tear them apart. She’s always seen herself as the one telling him “Awards don’t really matter. Look how many I have!” My theory is that Hollywood finally got tired of toying with them and has decided to deliver the coup de grace!

entertainment terrorism

The thing about the Oscars is that it’s not just performance. It’s also politics. When Marly Matlin won her Oscar for Children of a Lesser God it send her then lover, and mentor, William Hurt ballistic. He flipped out on the limo ride home after the awards. He start yelling at her and giving her the whole “who do you think that you are?” speech – by reminding her that many serious and talented actors worked years and never got an Academy nomination, while she just had the award tossed in her lap. Marly & Bill broke up after that. It almost makes you wonder if they gave her that award just to get under Hurt’s skin (if you really want to get under his skin then absent mindedly refer to him as “William Baldwin” within earshot, then duck & cover!). You know just the way everyone Tom Cruise has ever worked with has got the Oscar, except ambitious hard working Tom. It’s like they were teasing hims or something. As for Marly, like Cuba Gooding jr her career went into a different gear after the Oscar win. Although she did keep working. I saw her on an episode of Seinfeld recently. She was a BL – Beautiful Linesman, who helped George misinterpret a conversation through lip reading. Of course that was a repeat. She’s active on Twitter though!

Razzie dazzle

The point is that there’s a lot about these awards shows that are worth ignoring. So @Wondertrash they don’t get more attention. Except for the Razzies. That Razzies are the anti Oscars, and celebrate chow biz at it’s trashy worst. So it’s the Wondertrash of awards ceremonies. They get a distinguished crowd too. Halle Berry is a proud former Razzie winner. She dropped by to pick up her statuette too. That showed the world that she had a sense of humour, and knew how to look like she didn’t take herself too seriously. Then she had her nasty bust up with Gabriel Aubry and peoples tarted rethinking that. This year Adam Sandler leads the pack with a breath taking 11 Razie Nominations. He’s in a class by himself – but he’s got some company. So here’s a few snippets on the 2012 Razzies!

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Tonight’s full roster of Oscar presenters & performers


  • Christian Bale
    • Bale received an Oscar® for his supporting role in “The Fighter.”
  • Halle Berry
    • Berry won an Oscar® in 2001 for her lead performance in “Monster’s Ball.”
  • The “Bridesmaids” Cast
    • Six actresses – Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig – from the hit comedy “Bridesmaids” will be presenters at the 84th Academy Awards. McCarthy received her first Oscar® nomination this year for her supporting role in the film, and Wiig also became a first-time nominee for the film’s original screenplay.
  • Cirque du Soleil®
    • The troupe Will Pay Tribute to Hollywood’s Biggest Night with Its Largest Ensemble Cast Ever Assembled in One Act
  • Bradley Cooper
    • Cooper will be seen next in “The Words” and, later this year, in “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “The Silver Linings Playbook.”
  • Tom Cruise
    • Cruise was nominated for his lead performances in “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Jerry Maguire.” He also was nominated for his supporting role in “Magnolia.”
  • Penélope Cruz
    • Cruz won an Oscar in 2008 for her supporting role in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” She was also nominated for her lead performance in “Volver” (2006) and for her supporting role in “Nine” (2009).
  • Cameron Diaz
    • Diaz will be seen next in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Gambit.”
  • Michael Douglas
    • Douglas won an Oscar for his lead performance in “Wall Street” (1987) and a Best Picture award as a producer of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975).
  • Will Ferrell
    • Ferrell’s film credits include “Everything Must Go,” “Blades of Glory,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “The Producers,” “Bewitched,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Elf” and “Old School.”
  • Tina Fey
    • Fey came to prominence as a regular on “Saturday Night Live” and currently stars in, produces and writes for the Emmy®-winning comedy series “30 Rock.”
  • Colin Firth
    • Two-time nominee Firth took home an Academy Award for his lead performance in “The King’s Speech.”
  • Zach Galifianakis
    • Galifianakis, who was recently seen in “The Muppets,” will be making his first Oscar show appearance. His other film credits include “Puss in Boots,” “Due Date,” “Dinner for Schmucks,” “Up in the Air,” “What Happens in Vegas,” “Into the Wild” and the two “Hangover” films.
  • Tom Hanks
    • Hanks, who is a governor of the Academy, won consecutive Oscars® in 1993 and 1994 for his lead performances in “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.”
  • Angelina Jolie
    • In 1999 Jolie took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Girl, Interrupted,” and she received a nomination in 2008 for her lead performance in “Changeling.”
  • Milla Jovocich
    • Jovovich hosted the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 11
  • Melissa Leo
    • Leo received an Oscar® for her supporting role in “The Fighter.”
  • Jennifer Lopez
    • Lopez, who serves as a judge on “American Idol,” will be seen next in the feature “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and recently completed work on “Parker” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”
  • Natalie Portman
    • Two-time nominee Portman took home an Academy Award for her lead performance in “Black Swan.”
  • Chris Rock
    • In 2005 Rock served as host of the 77th Academy Awards. He will be seen next in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “2 Days in New York.”
  • Ben Stiller
    • Stiller will be playing the title character in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which he is also directing, and will be seen next in “Neighborhood Watch.”
  • Emma Stone
    • Stone appears in the Best Picture nominee “The Help.” Her other film credits include “Crazy, Stupid, Love.,” “Friends with Benefits,” “Easy A” and “Superbad.”
  • Meryl Streep
    • Streep, who is nominated for her lead performance in “The Iron Lady,” has been nominated a total of 17 times – the most for any performer in Oscar history, or as many times as Glenn Close and Peter O’ Toole combined!

The best of the rest or the rest of the best? Either way wondertrash is always on and slightly off!

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