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Golden Raspberry Awards: 2001

Razzies 2001

The Golden Raspberries started off as an informal joke.  Something for a publicist and his friends to do after the Oscars had ended.  Over time, it has become and enduring and irreverent tradition.  In theory, The Razzies poke fun at the worst movies of the year.  But like any awards ceremony, the Razzies frequently make the wrong call.  We’re going back and looking at the history of the Golden Raspberry Awards one year at a time.

The twenty-second annual Razzies nominated the movies of 2001.   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring were the highest-grossing movies that year. A Beautiful Mind was the Best Picture winner while Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won Oscars in the lead actor categories.  The Razzies were dominated by apes and a shock comedian.

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What the Hell Happened to Cuba Gooding Jr.?

19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Academy Award winner, Cuba Gooding, Jr. used to be cast in movies to give them an air of prestige.  His presence was a signal to the audience that the movie they were seeing was meant to be taken seriously, even if it was directed by Michael Bay.  But then, Gooding’s image changed.  After a string of critical drubbing and commercial disasters, Gooding went from Hollywood darling to direct-to-video pariah.

What the hell happened?

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