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Tyler Perry Picks Up Razzie Nominations For Worst Actor AND Worst Actress (Wait... What?)

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 9, 2013 10:43 AM
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Tyler Perry

Out with the good (the Oscars)... in with the bad (the Razzies) - celebrating, or is it shaming the worst of the year 2012, I give you the Razzie nominees announced this morning. 

Of note, as the title of this post states, Tyler Perry dominates the list, picking up noms in 5 of the 9 categories, including for Worst Actress for his performance as Madea in Madea's Witness Protection, Worst Actor for his performance (not in drag) in Alex Cross and Good Deeds, Worst Director, Worst Screen Couple (himself and Madea) and Worst Ensemble Cast.

So he's nominated for Razzies for the same work he's being lauded for by the NAACP Image Awards.

And this might actually be a Razzie first (might, I can't say without researching), but he's nominated in both the Worst Actress and Worst Actor category. I didn't think that was possible.

Here's an astounding stat worth sharing... if Madea was actually played by a real woman (instead of a man in drag), whoever played her would be one of the most bankable black actresses in Hollywood right now, if not actually THE most bankable black actress in Hollywood. Funny right?

Other names of note - Eddie Murphy, practically a Razzie regular, and, in her big screen acting debut, Rihanna (Battleship). 

Here are your 2013 Razzie nominees (winners will be announced on April 1):

“Winners” in all categories will be announced on the now traditional date of “Oscar Eve,” Saturday, February 23.

Worst Picture


Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

That’s My Boy!

A Thousand Words

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Worst Actress

Katherine Heigl, One For The Money

Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil #5: Retribution

Tyler Perry (In Drag), Madea’s Witless Protection

Kristen Stewart, Snow White and The Huntsman & Twilight S.B.D. #2

Barbra Streisand, Guilt Trip

Worst Actor

Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance & Seeking Justice

Eddie Murphy, A Thousand Words

Robert Pattinson, Twilight S.B.D. #2

Tyler Perry (Not in Drag), Alex Cross & Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds

Adam Sandler, That’s My Boy!

Worst Supporting Actress

Jessica Biel, Playing For Keeps & Total Recall

Brooklyn Decker, Battleship & What To Expect When You’re Expecting

Ashley Green, Twilight S.B.D. #2

Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Rihanna, Battleship

Worst Supporting Actor

David Hasselhoff (as “Himself”), Pirannha 3-DD

Taylor Lautner, Twilight S.B.D. #2

Liam Neeson, Battleship & Wrath of the Titans

Nick Swardson, That’s My Boy

Vanilla Ice (as “Himself”), That’s My Boy

Worst Screen Couple

Any Combination of Two Cast Members from “Jersey Shore”, The Three Stooges

Mackenzie Foy (as “Little Renesmee”) & Taylor Lautner, Twilight: S.B.D. #2

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, Twilight: S.B.D. #2

Tyler Perry & His Drag Get-Up, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witless Protection

Adam Sandler and either Leighton Meester, Andy Samberg, or Susan Sarandon, That’s My Boy

Worst Director

Sean Anders, That’s My Boy

Peter Berg, Battleship

Bill Condon, Twilight S.B.D. #2

Tyler Perry, Good Deeds & Madea’s Witless Protection


Worst Screen Ensemble

The Entire Cast of Battleship

The Entire Cast of Oogieloves inThe Big Balloon Adventure

The Entire Cast of That’s My Boy

The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn, Part 2

The Entire Cast of Madea’s Witless Protection

Worst Screenplay

Atlas Shrugged: Part II


hat’s My Boy!

A Thousand Words

Twilight S.B.D. #2

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  • Dee | January 9, 2013 10:20 PMReply

    And the Razzies are relevant how?

  • JEFTCG | January 10, 2013 5:55 AM

    Question not the relevance of the Razzies, look instead upon the relevance of the NAACP "Image" Awards. Rule 1 to be considered for a Black People's "Image" Award? A White Audience.

  • ALM | January 9, 2013 10:18 PMReply

    Well dang!

  • Cherish | January 9, 2013 1:37 PMReply

    Actually this is a great milestone for Tyler Perry. Hasn't the Madea movies been around for nearly 10 years? And he's only NOW getting Razzie nominations? His acting and directing are now being truly considered and weighed against other actors and directors in the industry. Congrats Mr. Perry. You are no longer the outsider. You are now in the big leagues and officially acknowledged by mainstream Hollywood.

  • NO BRAINER | January 10, 2013 12:53 AM

    Whether CHERISH is playing or not, the comment he/she made here is true. He was the outsider before, the reason why Perry's terrible films were never nominated for Razzie before. Now, with the Razzie nomination, he is official Hollywood.

  • Carl | January 9, 2013 2:40 PM

    You're kidding right? If that was REALLY the case, wouldn't he be getting, oh I don't know, OSCAR and GOLDEN GLOBE noms instead of a razzies? You spin facts better than a GOP politician. lol

  • sandra | January 9, 2013 11:09 AMReply

    Heeheehee! "Witless Protection" ha! ---"And this might actually be a Razzie first (might, I can't say without researching), but he's nominated in both the Worst Actress and Worst Actor category. I didn't think that was possible." ----That's Tyler for ya, breaking barriers at every turn!
    ******* On the plus side, it's great to see AAs were not overlooked for awards LOL ****** Tyler has so much influence on the NAACP, but I'm glad that more discerning awards are indirectly calling them out for their BS choices.

  • Anti-believer | January 9, 2013 9:44 PM

    Indie copied the title and article from Deadline. Deadline posted the title "Madea's Witless Protection" first.

  • Shala | January 9, 2013 10:48 AMReply

    Nope. Not a first. Adam Sandler was also nominated for both actor and actress for "Jack and Jill"

  • Akimbo | January 9, 2013 11:08 AM

    Yup. Sandlee currently holds the worst actress title, Martin Lawrence was also nominated last year for the most recent Big Momma movie, & the Wayans brothers were nominated for White Chicks.

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