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While movie industry insiders and others begin the big media build up to the annual Academy Awards show at the end of February, John Wilson gets ready for his annual movie award program: The Golden Raspberry. Wilson first got the idea shortly after he graduated from film school at UCLA in 1980, and it has garnered more and more attention over the past three decades. This Wednesday, the annual Razzy nominations were released by the Golden Raspberry Foundation with categories that include Worst Picture, Worst Screen Couple, Worst Career Achievement, and Worst Actor and Actress. Although some individuals who have received this dubious distinction in the category of "Worst Actor" have shown up to the awards ceremony in the past, it is generally not considered an honor just to get nominated. As the nominations were announced this week, a number of big "winners" were already shaping up. The "Worst Picture" nominees this year included the parody flick "Disaster Movie" and Mike Meyers' rather unflattering comedic outing, "The Love Guru". In an interview with Time magazine, Wilson summed up the basic mission of his organization and the Golden Raspberry awards thusly: "It's all about taking Hollywood's favorite pastime-congratulating itself-and turning it on its head."
The first link will take users to a piece from this Wednesday's Variety about those films nominated for a Razzie this year. The second link leads to an article from CNN's Alan Duke about "The Love Guru" and its impressive set of Razzie nominations. Moving on, the third link will whisk users away to a reimagined trailer for the less-than-notable film "The Spirit" which was designed to garner a Razzie nomination for "Worst Film". The fourth link will take interested parties to a nice piece from this week's Time magazine about the history of the Razzies. The fifth link leads to the Razzies homepage, where visitors can learn about this year's nominees and read up on past winners. Finally, the last link provides a bit of antidote to all of this by offering up a list of the "100 Best Films of the 20th Century" as calculated by The Village Voice at the end of the last century.