Tyler Perry Nominated for Five “Razzies,” Including Worst Actress


Tyler Perry has been nominated for several “Razzies,” the annual comic award satirizing the worst in filmmaking, topping off what has been a rough year for the Black media mogul.

The nominations come after the disappointing performance of “Madea’s Witness Protection,” the latest installation in his successful Madea franchise and Perry’s much-criticized debut in action films, “Alex Cross.”

“Witness Protection” was nominated in five Razzie categories: Worst Actress, Tyler Perry (in drag); Worst Screen Couple, Tyler Perry and His Drag Get-Up; Worst Director, Tyler Perry; Worst Screen Ensemble and Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel.

Tyler Perry also joined fellow Black actor Eddie Murphy in the Worst Actor category for his lead role in the thriller “Alex Cross” and in “Good Deeds”; Murphy was nominated for “A Thousand Words.”

Now in their 33rd year, The Razzies—officially called The Golden Raspberry Awards—were created by author John Wilson as a “logical antidote to Tinsel Town's annual glut of self-congratulatory awards.”

In the past, “dis-honored” actors and actresses have poked fun at themselves, arriving in person to accept their $4.79 gold-spray-painted trophy. For example, Halle Berry spoofed her infamously tearful Oscar acceptance speech when she accepted the Razzie for her much-derided role in 2004’s “Catwoman.”

This year, “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II” led all Razzie contenders with a whopping 11 nominations.

Razzie winners will be announced on Feb. 23, the night before the Oscars.

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Tyler Perry Nominated for Five "Razzies," Including Worst Actress

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