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Mike Myers' 'Love Guru', 'Disaster Movie' Favorites For 2008's Worst Movie

Mike Myers' 'Love Guru' and 'Disaster Movie' are favorites at the Razzies. The only problem is this is one awards show where you don't want to win.

Even so, Myers' comedy flop -- a movie that debuted fourth and couldn't stay in the box office top ten past its third week of release -- leads the field alongside 'Disaster Movie' for the awards that are meant to 'reward' the worst in cinema.

'The Love Guru' received seven nominations in all, including worst picture and worst-acting for Myers, Jessica Alba (photosJessica Alba photos), Verne Troyer and Ben Kingsley. In fact, one-time Oscar winner Kingsley admitted to taking the movie solely for the paycheck even before its release, probably realising terribly awful it was.

Meanwhile, 'Disaster Movie', which debuted seventh and took in less than half of Myers' movie received Razzie eight nominations of its own. The other worst-picture contenders include 'In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale', 'Meet the Spartans', 'The Happening' and, of course, Paris Hilton (photosParis Hilton photos)'s 'Hottie & the Nottie' -- which earned an embarrassing $27,696. That was just one of Hilton's three nominations, alongwith worst actress, worst screen couple and worst supporting actress in musical 'Repo! The Genetic Opera'.

Eddie Murphy, who led the way last year with three nominations for his work in 'Norbit', has two nominations this time, as worst actor and screen couple in another flop, 'Meet Dave'. The yearly tradition will continue as the Razzie 'winners' are announced on February 21, a day before the Oscars.

Check out the complete list of nominations below:

WORST MOVIE:

Disaster Movie
The Love Guru
The Happening
Meet the Spartans
The Hottie and the Nottie
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

WORST ACTOR:

Larry the Cable Guy, Witless Protection
Eddie Murphy, Meet Dave
Mike Meyers, The Love Guru
Al Pacino, 88 Minutes and Righteous Kill
Mark Wahlberg, The Happening and Max Payne

WORST ACTRESS:

Jessica Alba, The Eye and The Love Guru
Cast of The Women (Annette Bening, Eva Mendes (photosEva Mendes photos), Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Meg Ryan)
Cameron Diaz (photosCameron Diaz photos), What Happens in Vegas
Paris Hilton, The Hottie and the Nottie
Kate Hudson (photosKate Hudson photos), Fool's Gold and My Best Friend's Girl

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Uwe Boll, Uwe Boll's Postal
Pierce Brosnan, Mamma Mia!
Ben Kingsley, The Love Guru, War, Inc. and The Wackness
Burt Reynolds, Deal and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Verne Troyer, The Love Guru and Uwe Boll's Postal

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Carmen Electra (photosCarmen Electra photos), Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans
Paris Hilton, Repo: The Genetic Opera
Kim Kardashian (photosKim Kardashian photos), Disaster Movie
Jenny McCarthy, Witless Protection
Leelee Sobieski, 88 Minutes and In the Name of the King

WORST SCREEN COUPLE:

Uwe Boll and Any Actor
Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, What Happens in Vegas
Paris Hilton and Christine Lakin, Joel David Moore, Hottie and the Nottie
Larry the Cable Guy and Jenny McCarthy, Witless Protection
Eddie Murphy, Meet Dave

WORST DIRECTOR:

Uwe Boll, Postal
Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, Disaster Movie and Meet The Spartans
Tom Putnam, The Hottie And The Nottie
Marco Schnabel, The Love Guru
M. Night Shyamalan, The Happening

WORST SCREENPLAY:

Disaster Movie
Meet The Spartans
The Happening
The Hottie And The Nottie
In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
The Love Guru

January 22, 2009 |

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