Lohan, Murphy score top Golden Razzies

Politics Materials 24 February 2008 00:03 (UTC +04:00)
Lohan, Murphy score top Golden Razzies

( ABC ) - Eddie Murphy and Lindsay Lohan were named the worst actors of 2007 at the Golden Raspberry Awards for two movies that dominated the mock awards created to spoof the Oscars.

For their lack of acting prowess, the veteran comic and the young actress with the hard-living reputation each won three gold spray-painted Razzie trophies worth $US4.89.

The awards are presented by the Golden Raspberry Foundation, which announced its winners one day before the sometimes pompous Academy Awards presentation ceremony.

Murphy, who starred in the critically savaged comedy Norbit, set a record by winning three of the four worst acting categories.

Still, moviegoers turned out for the film, which took in $US158 million at worldwide box offices based mostly on Murphy's popularity.

Lohan won two worst actress awards for playing twins in I Know Who Killed Me, a film that was named worst of the year.

She also won worst screen couple for a scene in which she appears opposite herself in the tale about psychically linked siblings stalked by a serial killer.

I Know Who Killed Me, a major box office flop with $US9 million worldwide, won eight of nine Raspberries for which it was nominated, breaking a record of seven wins previously held by Showgirls and Battlefield Earth.

Lohan was in and out of rehabilitation programs last year and acknowledged last month that she had fallen off the wagon at a New Year's Eve party. In November, she served 84 minutes in jail for drunken driving and cocaine possession charges.

Murphy won the worst actor award for playing the hapless hero of Norbit.

He had several parts in the movie and also won worst supporting actor and actress Raspberries for roles as a Chinese man and Norbit's screaming overweight wife.

The comic actor earned an Oscar nomination for his dramatic turn as a troubled soul singer in 2006 musical Dreamgirls and some critics said the widespread distaste for Norbit, which hit theatres only weeks before the Oscar ceremony - cost him support for those prestigious awards.

Like Lohan, Murphy's personal life also made headlines last year when he acknowledged fathering a child out of wedlock with Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown.

In January of this year, Murphy and his new wife, Tracey Edmonds, split just two weeks after getting married in French Polynesia.

Following is a list of this year's Razzie winners:

Worst Picture: I Know Who Killed Me

Worst Actor: Eddie Murphy in Norbit

Worst Actress: Lindsay Lohan as twin sisters Aubrey and Dakota in I Know Who Killed Me

Worst Supporting Actress: Eddie Murphy in Norbit

Worst Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy in Norbit

Worst Screen Couple: Lohan & Lohan in I Know Who Killed Me

Worst Remake or Rip-off: I Know Who Killed Me, based on several films

Worst Prequel or Sequel: Daddy Day Camp

Worst Director: Chris Siverston for I Know Who Killed Me

Worst Screenplay: Jeffrey Hammond for I Know Who Killed Me

Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie (New Category): I Know Who Killed Me.