5 Actresses Who Laid an Egg in 2013
This year’s Oscars will be held on March 2, when the world will find out which of the five talented actresses that have been nominated in the prestigious Best Actress in a Leading Role category will take home the golden statuette. However, before the Oscars celebrate what are considered to be the best performances of the year, there will be another, less-famous awards ceremony on March 1 that celebrates some of the worst performances of the year.
Since 1980, the Golden Raspberry Awards, or “Razzies,” have “honored” the worst performances of the previous year. Like the Oscars, the Razzies have also announced their nominees ahead of the main event. Here are the Razzies’ five nominees for the 2013 Worst Actress Razzie award.
1. Halle Berry
Halle Berry garnered a rare double-nomination in the Worst Actress category at this year’s Razzies for her performances in The Call and Movie 43. Although Berry is perhaps best-known for winning a Best Actress Oscar in 2001 for her critically acclaimed performance in Monster’s Ball, she is also a beloved Razzie alumnus. Berry took home the Worst Actress Razzie in 2004 for her performance in Catwoman. However, unlike most actors and actresses who prefer to avoid the notoriety of a Raspberry, Berry reveled in her award and made a surprise appearance at the 2005 ceremony.
In The Call, Berry portrays a 911 operator who takes a life-changing emergency call from a young girl who has been kidnapped. Although the Razzies thought her performance was bad enough to deserve a nomination, many critics have noted that Berry’s performance was not at all bad considering the film’s many script problems. Berry’s portrayal of 911 operator Jordan Turner even secured her a Teen Choice Award nomination this year.
However, the Razzie nomination for Berry’s performance in Movie 43 is perhaps more understandable. The film’s graphic and crude skits led one critic to call Movie 43 “the worst film ever.” As noted by Chicago Sun-Times’ film critic Richard Roeper, “Academy Award winner Halle Berry no longer can cite Catwoman as the low point of her career.”