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By Devin D. O'Leary

FEBRUARY 23, 1998:  The second week of February means one thing to Hollywood: Academy Award nominations. By now, all parts of the civilized world know of Titanic's record-tying 14 nominations (same as 1950's All About Eve). But the second week of February also means it's time for the Razzies. Since 1980, the Golden Raspberry Awards have honored the worst Hollywood films of the year. This year's runaway Razzie nominee was Batman and Robin, picking up 11 nominations including Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Song, Worst Supporting Actor (Chris O'Donnell and Arnold Schwarzenegger), Worst Supporting Actress (Alicia Silverstone and Uma Thurman) and Worst Screen Couple (O'Donnell and George Clooney). The Sandra Bullock tanker Speed 2: Cruise Control sailed into second with eight Razzie nominations. Steven Spielberg, who failed to nab himself an Oscar nomination for Amistad, did land three Razzies for The Lost World. Last year's Worst Actress, Demi Moore, is back for her work in G.I. Jane (which, as far as I'm concerned, deserved far more attention from Razzie voters). Moore has got some stiff competition this year thanks to Sandra Bullock (Speed 2), Fran Drescher (Beautician and the Beast), Alicia Silverstone (Excess Baggage) and Lauren Holly (the ex-Mrs. Jim Carrey landed a surprising two nods for her work in A Smile Like Yours and Turbulence). The most surprising thing to come out of this year's Golden Raspberries is the fact that Sylvester Stallone failed to capture a single nomination--even though he did star in a film, the police drama Copland. Stallone has made the list every year for the last 14 years. The Razzies will be presented March 22, the day before the Oscars.


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