Oscar 2005: The Stinker Bad Movie Awards

Alone in the Dark, tops bad movie poll;
Jessica Simpson, Son Of The Mask also honored

Hollywood ” Low budget horror film Alone in the Dark took home the industrys biggest booby prize as Hollywoods annual anti-Oscars, The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, dished out awards in 24 competition categories. The dishonors came courtesy of the Los Angeles-based Bad Cinema Society, a panel of movie critics and film fans which annually awards Hollywood's worst films and performances. Though Alone in the Dark didnt receive the most awards, it managed to beat the field in four major categories, including worst film of the year, worst director (Uwe Boll, who some critics and fans have likened to legendary bad movie maker Ed Wood), worst actress (Tara Reid), and worst special effects.

The top award winner for 2005, with five Stinkers, was Son of the Mask, New Lines ill-conceived follow-up to the Jim Carrey mega-hit Mask. The mind-numbing sequel, which was inexplicably still produced after Carrey refused to participate in the project, took honors for Worst Actor (Jamie Kennedy), Worst Sequel, and Worst Couple (Kennedy and anyone forced to co-star with him). The film was also named 2005s foulest family film.

Jessica Simpson picked up three awards for her portrayal of Daisy Duke in the big screen remake of the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. Her warbling of These Boot Are Made For Walkin earned her a Stinker for worst song in a movie. She was also named worst supporting actress of the year and can lay claim to having sported the most annoying fake accent in a movie.

Media target Paris Hilton, who had a small role in the horror remake House of Wax, came away unscathed by the society. Mentioned as a worst supporting actress on other year-end lists, the hotel heiress did not make the final cut on the more selective Stinkers ballot. “To get on the Stinkers ballot you are judged on your performance, not your tabloid persona, said Stinkers Bad Movie Awards co-founder Michael Lancaster. Anyone that would put Paris Hilton on a list of the five worst supporting actresses in 2005 didn't see a lot of movies in 2005.”

The Stinkers ballot featured five worst film candidates that any other year would have been winners or at the very least runners-up in their own right. Proof positive that 2005 will go down as one of the worst film years on record. One category (worst song) had ten nominees, tying a Stinker record. Hollywood just doesnt seem to understand that whats keeping paying customers away is the bad product they hype. You cant just keep advertising that bad films are the funniest films of the year. Eventually the lies will catch up with you, said Bad Cinema Society co-founder Ray Wright. He warned that 2006 was gearing up to be more of the same. Weve already had another film by Uwe Boll [BloodRayne] released and we will be all over The Pink Panther.

With more than 50 sequels and remakes lined up for release in the next year, its safe to say that Hollywood has run out of ideas. Added Lancaster, I think the public has finally caught on to what weve been saying for years — that a lot of what Hollywood sells is not worth the price of an admission ticket. I love that people are avoiding some of these overhyped films like the plague.

Lancaster and Wright say the film that earned the most Stinkers for 2005 (Son of the Mask) is a perfect example of a Hollywood system gone horribly wrong. I cant for the life of me imagine how this project got approved. I think the minute Jim Carrey passes on this you say, lets not make the sequel. Now I guess we can all see how New Line is spending their Lord of the Rings profits, said Lancaster.

The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times, and on the BBC, CNN, as well as in a slew of regional and international newspapers and magazines. The group's website has received nearly two million hits.

Complete list of winners and nominees for 2005:

WORST FILM

Alone in the Dark

WORST SENSE OF DIRECTION (Stop them before they direct again!)

Uwe Boll (Alone in the Dark)

WORST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Jamie Kennedy (Son of the Mask)

WORST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Tara Reid (Alone in the Dark)

WORST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Tyler Perry (as Madea) (Diary of a Mad Black Woman)

WORST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jessica Simpson (The Dukes of Hazzard)

WORST SCREENPLAY FOR A FILM GROSSING MORE THAN $100 MILLION*

*using Hollywood math

Fantastic Four

MOST PAINFULLY UNFUNNY COMEDY

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

WORST SONG OR SONG PERFORMANCE IN A FILM OR ITS END CREDITS (click the link to hear a song excerpt)

These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Jessica Simpson) (The Dukes of Hazzard)

MOST INTRUSIVE MUSICAL SCORE

Son of the Mask

LESS THAN DYNAMIC DUO

Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy (The Man)

WORST ON-SCREEN COUPLE

Jamie Kennedy and anyone forced to co-star with him (Son of the Mask)

MOST ANNOYING FAKE ACCENT

MALE:

Norm MacDonald (Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo)

MOST ANNOYING FAKE ACCENT

FEMALE:

Jessica Simpson (The Dukes of Hazzard)

LEAST “SPECIAL” SPECIAL EFFECTS

Alone in the Dark

WORST REMAKE

Yours, Mine and Ours

WORST SEQUEL

Son of the Mask

WORST RESURRECTION OF A “CLASSIC” TV SERIES

The Honeymooners

THE SPENCER BRESLIN AWARD (FOR WORST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD)

Adrian Alonso (The Legend of Zorro)

WORST CHILD ENSEMBLE

Yours, Mine and Ours

FOULEST FAMILY FILM

Son of the Mask

LEAST SCARY HORROR MOVIE

The Fog

MOST OVERRATED FILM

Syriana

WORST ANIMATED FILM

Chicken Little

SPECIAL “ANNIE” AWARD FOR TICKET PRICE GOUGING

The Producers ($2.50 more than other movies playing at the same selected theaters!)
(no panel vote – determined by the founders of the Bad Cinema Society)

Win Breakdown:

5 – Son of the Mask (Actor, Sequel, Couple, Musical Score, Foulest Family Film)

4 – Alone in the Dark (Film, Director, Actress, Special Effects)

3 – The Dukes of Hazzard (Supporting Actress, Song, Accent-Female)

2- Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Painfully Unfunny, Accent-Male)

2 – Yours, Mine and Ours (Remake, Child Ensemble)

1 – Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Supporting Actor)

1 – The Legend of Zorro (Child)

1 – The Honeymooners (TV Resurrection)

1 – The Fog (Least Scary)

1 – Fantastic Four (Screenplay)

1 – Syriana (Overrated)

1 – The Man (Duo)

1 – Chicken Little (Animation)

1 – The Producers (Ticket Gouging)

Complete list of nominees

WORST FILM

**Alone in the Dark (Lions Gate Films)
Bewitched (Sony/Columbia Pictures)
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Sony/Columbia Pictures)
Dirty Love (First Look Pictures)
Son of the Mask (New Line Cinema)

WORST SENSE OF DIRECTION (Stop them before they
direct again!)

**Uwe Boll (Alone in the Dark) Media note: Name Pronunciation: Ooo (rhymes with blue)-Va Bowl
Jay Chandrasekhar (The Dukes of Hazzard)
Nora Ephron (Bewitched)
Peter Hyams (A Sound of Thunder)
Susan Stroman (The Producers)

WORST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Matthew Broderick (The Producers)
**Jamie Kennedy (Son of the Mask)
Johnny Knoxville (Daltry Calhoun, The Dukes of Hazzard, and The Ringer)
Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo)
Martin Short (Jiminy Glick in Lalawood)

WORST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN LEAD ROLE

Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous)
Nicole Kidman (Bewitched)
Jenny McCarthy (Dirty Love)
**Tara Reid (Alone in the Dark)
Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux)

WORST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE

Ben Kingsley (A Sound of Thunder)
George Lopez (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D)
Jonny Lee Miller (Aeon Flux and Mindhunters)
**Tyler Perry (as Madea) (Diary of a Mad Black Woman)
Peter Stormare (The Brothers Grimm and Constantine)

WORST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE

Carmen Electra (Dirty Love)
Regina Hall (King's Ransom)
Carol Kane (The Pacifier)
Alicia Silverstone (Beauty Shop)
**Jessica Simpson (The Dukes of Hazzard)

WORST SCREENPLAY FOR A FILM GROSSING MORE THAN $100 MILLION USING HOLLYWOOD MATH

**Fantastic Four
Fun With Dick and Jane
The Longest Yard
The Pacifier
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

MOST PAINFULLY UNFUNNY COMEDY

**Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Dirty Love
Fun With Dick and Jane
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
Son of the Mask

WORST SONG OR SONG PERFORMANCE IN A FILM OR END CREDITS

Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Jamie Kennedy) (Son of the Mask)
Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream (Dream, Dream) (Taylor Lautner) (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D)
Keep It Gay (Gary Beach) (The Producers)
La Vie Boheme (Anthony Rapp and cast) (Rent)
Over The Moon (Idina Menzel) (Rent)
Smart In A Stupid Way (Steven Strait and Ashlee Simpson) (Undiscovered)
So Long and Thanks For All the Fish (Neil Hannon) (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
**These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Jessica Simpson) (The Dukes of Hazzard)
Undiscovered (Ashlee Simpson) (Undiscovered)
Wish I Had an Angel (Nightwish) (Alone in the Dark)

MOST INTRUSIVE MUSICAL SCORE
Bewitched
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
King Kong
**Son of the Mask
A Sound of Thunder

LESS THAN DYNAMIC DUO

Sandra Bullock and Regina King (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous)
Cedric the Entertainer and Mike Epps (The Honeymooners)
**Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy (The Man)
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick (The Producers)
Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville (The Dukes of Hazzard)

WORST ON-SCREEN COUPLE

Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni (Fun With Dick and Jane)
Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)
**Jamie Kennedy and anyone forced to co-star with him (Son of the Mask)
Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell (Bewitched)
Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo (Yours, Mine and Ours)

MOST ANNOYING FAKE ACCENT MALE:

Anthony Fazio (In The Mix)
John Michael Higgins (Jiminy Glick in Lalawood)
**Norm MacDonald (Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo)
Jonny Lee Miller (Mindhunters)
Kal Penn (Son of the Mask)

MOST ANNOYING FAKE ACCENT FEMALE:

Carmen Electra (Dirty Love)
Carol Kane (The Pacifier)
Nicole Kidman (Bewitched)
Alicia Silverstone (Beauty Shop)
**Jessica Simpson (The Dukes of Hazzard)

LEAST “SPECIAL” SPECIAL EFFECTS

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D
**Alone in the Dark
Herbie: Fully Loaded (Lindsay Lohan's digital breast reduction)
Son of the Mask
A Sound of Thunder

WORST REMAKE

Fun With Dick and Jane
House of Wax
The Longest Yard
The Producers
**Yours, Mine and Ours

WORST SEQUEL

Be Cool
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
The Ring Two
**Son of the Mask

WORST RESURRECTION OF A “CLASSIC” TV SERIES
Bewitched
The Dukes of Hazzard
**The Honeymooners

THE SPENCER BRESLIN AWARD (WORST PERFORMANCE BY CHILD)

**Adrian Alonso (The Legend of Zorro)
Jake Church (Brokeback Mountain)
Jacob Davich (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D)
Aaron Michael Drozin (Fun With Dick and Jane)
Max Thieriot (The Pacifier)

WORST CHILD ENSEMBLE

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D
Bad News Bears
Cheaper By the Dozen 2
The Pacifier
**Yours, Mine and Ours

FOULEST FAMILY FILM

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D
Bad News Bears
The Pacifier
**Son of the Mask
Yours, Mine and Ours

LEAST SCARY HORROR MOVIE

Cursed
**The Fog
Hide and Seek
House of Wax
The Ring Two

MOST OVERRATED FILM

Brokeback Mountain
The 40 Year Old Virgin
King Kong
Munich
**Syriana

WORST ANIMATED FILM

**Chicken Little
Madagascar
Racing Stripes
Robots
Valiant

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