Madonna, Britney up for worst-actress Razzies -- ''Swept Away'' will battle ''Crossroads'' and ''Attack of the Clones'' for worst picture

By Gary Susman
February 10, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
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On Tuesday, the Academy will announce nominees for the year’s best work in film, but how about the worst? That dishonor will go to the winners of the 23rd annual Golden Raspberry Awards, a.k.a. the Razzies, whose nominees were announced Monday. Judging by the list, competition was fierce, with a diva battle for top Razzies brewing between Madonna and Britney Spears.

The most nominated film was Spears’ screen debut, ”Crossroads,” with eight nominations, including worst picture, worst actress, worst screen couple (”Britney Spears and Whatever-His-Name-Was”) and most flatulent teen-targeted movie (a new category, featuring fellow nominees ”Adam Sandler’s 8 Crazy Nights,” ”Jackass: The Movie,” ”Scooby Doo,” and ”XXX”). Madonna’s ”Swept Away” is up for just seven Razzies, but the Material Mom comes out ahead with two more nominations for herself for her work in ”Die Another Day” (worst supporting actress and worst song). Tying ”Swept Away”’s seven nods was ”’Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones.” Roberto Benigni’s ”Pinocchio” was behind by a nose with six.

The overall winner (if that’s the right word) on Razzie night may be Eddie Murphy. He was listed as worst actor for all three of his 2002 films (”The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” ”Showtime,” and ”I Spy”), which earned a total of 10 nominations among the three of them. The ceremony takes place March 22, one day before the Oscars, at the Four-Points Sheraton Hotel in Santa Monica. A partial list of nominees is below; the full list is available at the Golden Raspberries website.

Worst Picture
”The Adventures of Pluto Nash”
”Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones”
”Swept Away”

Worst Actor
Roberto Benigni (dubbed ”Godzilla”-style by Breckin Meyer), ”Pinocchio”
Adriano Giannini, ”Swept Away”
Eddie Murphy, ”The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” ”I Spy,” and ”Showtime”
Steven Seagal, ”Half Past Dead”
Adam Sandler, ”Adam Sandler’s 8 Crazy Nights” and ”Mr. Deeds”

Worst Actress
Angelina Jolie, ”Life or Something Like It”
Jennifer Lopez, ”Enough” and ”Maid in Manhattan”
Madonna, ”Swept Away”
Winona Ryder, ”Mr. Deeds”
Britney Spears, ”Crossroads

Worst Screen Couple
Adriano Giannini and Madonna, ”Swept Away”
Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi, ”Pinocchio”
Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman, ”Star Wars: Episode II — Send in the Clones”
Eddie Murphy and either Robert De Niro (”Showtime”), Owen Wilson (”I Spy”), or Himself Cloned (‘The Adventures of Pluto Nash”)
Britney Spears and Whatever-His-Name-Was, ”Crossroads”