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Green, Stallone get razzed

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Feb 11, 2002 | 10:39am EST

As if anyone is really surprised, Tom Green's Freddy Got Fingered and Sylvester Stallone's Driven were named as two of the worst films of 2001, as the 22nd annual Razzie award nominations were announced Monday. The Razzies are typically announced the day before the much more prestigious Academy Awards nominations.

Rounding out the list of worst films were Mariah Carey's Glitter, Pearl Harbor and 3,000 Miles to Graceland.

Green and Freddy also received nods for worst actor, director, screenplay (co-written with Derek Harvie). Green also got nominated in the worst screen couple category: "Tom Green and Any Animal He Abuses."

Stallone, who won the Razzies' Worst Actor award in 2000, received a nomination for worst supporting actor and worst screen couple (with Driven co-star Burt Reynolds). In his career, Stallone has racked up 29 Razzie nominations all together. Well done, Sly.

Rounding out the list of worst actors is Ben Affleck for Pearl Harbor, Kevin Costner for Graceland, Keanu Reeves for Hardball and the sappy Sweet November, and John Travolta for Domestic Disturbance and Swordfish.

In the actress category, Carey was nominated, of course, for Glitter; Penelope Cruz for Blow, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Vanilla Sky (ouch); Angelina Jolie for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Original Sin; Jennifer Lopez for Angel Eyes and The Wedding Planner; and, last but not least, Charlize Theron for Sweet November.

Winners of the Razzies will be announced on March 23, the day before the Oscars are handed out. Nominations and winners are voted on by about 500 members of the nonprofit group the Golden Raspberry Foundation, comprised of industry people and entertainment journalists

Razzie head John Wilson told Reuters his personal favorite for worst film had to be Freddy, even though he said the category was a real contest thanks to Driven and Glitter.

"Freddy is a new, and I hope all-time, low in bad taste, unfunny humor and bad career judgement. I hope we give all the awards to Tom Green because he might not be back, Wilson said.

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