Ahead of Oscars, Sarah Palin Snags ‘Worst Actress’ Nomination for Playing Herself

Feb 27, 2012 12:13pm
gty adam sandler sarah palin jt 120226 wblog Ahead of Oscars, Sarah Palin Snags Worst Actress Nomination for Playing Herself

(Image Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage; Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Sarah Palin is many things but a good actress is not one of them, according to the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation.

The RAZZIE award nominations were announced Sunday just before the Oscars, the award ceremony that rewards those in the film industry for their good work.  But the RAZZIEs highlight the duds of U.S. cinema with titles such as the worst picture, worst actor and worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel.

The former Alaska governor snagged a nomination for worst actress while playing – get this – herself in the documentary, “The Undefeated.” The film follows Palin during her career in Wasilla and paints a generally positive portrait of her. When the movie came out in June, ABC News’ Michael Falcone reported that the film’s director, Stephen Bannon, said he hoped it would “drive a stake in the heart of Caribou Barbie.”

Palin goes up against Sarah Jessica Parker in “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and “New Year’s Eve,” Kristen Stewart in “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I,” Martin Lawrence in “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” and Adam Sandler in “Jack & Jill.” Sandler garnered the most nominations; he received RAZZIE nods for 11 different titles.

Question for the academy: Is it fair to poke fun at Palin when, unlike her competitors, she’s not an actress by trade?

The RAZZIEs are a parody on the Academy Awards started in the 1980 by writer John Wilson. The results of this year’s awards will be announced April Fool’s Day.

SHOWS:
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus