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Why It's Time To Pull The Plug On The Worst Awards Show In Hollywood

John Wilson, center, announces with Glenn Simon, left, and Bill Jones, right, the 24th Annual Golden Raspberry Award for 2003
John Wilson, center, announces with Glenn Simon, left, and Bill Jones, right, the 24th Annual Golden Raspberry Award for 2003's worst picture of the year: "Gigli" on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, in Santa Monica, Cailf. ``Gigli'' became the first movie to take all six top trophies in the annual dishonorable-mention awards. Golden Raspberry Awards voters picked ``Gigli'' as 2003's worst picture, Affleck as worst actor, Lopez as worst actress and the two as worst screen couple. ``Gigli'' filmmaker Martin Brest also took the Razzies for worst director and screenplay. (AP Photo/Stefano Paltera)

The Golden Raspberry Awards, now approaching their 35th year of doling out dubious honors to Hollywood’s worst, just leaked their shortlist on the Internet in anticipation of next week’s list of nominees. At a glance, it’s traditional Razzie fare. They’ve identified an actress over 40—Cameron Diaz—to kick while she’s already on her way out the door of an industry that already doesn’t have a place for aging women. They’ve opted not to target the genuinely worst movies of the year, but rather the ones most likely to draw the most Internet attention to their increasingly bitter roast of the entertainment industry. The awards continue to be surrounded by a crass and juvenile air, but what can you expect from a production named after flatulence?

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