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February 22, 2009

'Love Guru,' Uwe Boll, Paris Hilton top Razzies


It takes a healthy sense of humor, specifically, the ability to laugh at oneself, and a heaping helping of confidence to accept a Razzie Award in the flesh.

That's why so few of Hollywood's dishonored have ever done it. (Exceptions: Paul Verhoeven for "Showgirls," Tom Green for five "Freddy Got Fingered" Razzies, and most famously, Halle Berry for "Catwoman," clutching her Razzie in one hand and her "Monster's Ball" Oscar in the other).

Saturday night added a new chapter, kind of, when Worst Career Achievement winner Uwe Boll sent a video clip of himself, insulting the cheeky awards and saying his wins have driven him into exile in Darfur. He even showed a little hut he's living in there.

"Thank you for destroying my life," he said.

Was that supposed to be funny? It's impossible to tell with this guy. Anyway, you're welcome. Now just stop making movies.

Hottie_and_the_nottie Boll, whose Rotten Tomato reviews average 96.5% negative, won not only the Career Achievement Award, taken out of mothballs for the first time in more than 20 years just for him, but he also was named worst director for a triple play of crap from '08 -- "Postal," "1968: Tunnel Rats," and "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale."

Completely unrepentant, Boll also said on the video that Razzie voters should give "Postal" another go. "You'll realize you were wrong."

Not likely.

Among the other big winners (none present) were the "misbegotten, far-from-mystical 'comedy'," "The Love Guru," with worst picture, worst screenplay and worst actor (Mike Myers). Paris Hilton won three sprayed-gold trophies (that's a tie, with Eddie Murphy, for the most "honors" in a single Razzie ceremony) for "The Hottie and the Nottie. She won worst actress, worst screen couple and worst supporting actress (for "Repo: The Genetic Opera").

Pierce Brosnan took it on the chin for attempting to make music in "Mamma Mia!," and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was named worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel.

Go here for all things Razzie, and take a look at what we might be voting on this time next year. Judging from a clip that ended last night's show, the competition between "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2," "Bride Wars," "Pink Panther 2" and Lindsay Lohan's upcoming "Labor Pains" could be fierce.



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