Today didn’t just reveal the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards; it also marks the release of the 2014 Razzie Awards nominees. Woot woot. In case you’re not familiar, the Razzies honor the worst of the worst, as far as movies go. And guess who’s up for one of the “prestigious” trophies for her work — Selena Gomez!
Alongside Lindsay Lohan (The Canyons), Halle Berry (The Call & Movie 43), Naomi Watts (Diana & Movie 43) and Tyler Perry (A Madea Christmas), the 21-year-old star is up for Worst Actress. Major bummer for Selenators, we know. But, you know, as much as we love ourselves some Selenita, we kinda agree with this nomination, and here’s why:
First off, we’ve seen The Getaway, which is what earned the Worst Actress nod for the “Come and Get It” singer, and it was one of the least exciting and least memorable films of 2013 (hence the box-office bomb). Why it wasn’t sent straight to DVD, we have zero idea.
There was a complete lack of chemistry between her and Ethan Hawke. They weren’t supposed to be romantic or anything, but there should’ve been something to indicate that they clicked, but it seemed like they didn’t even like being in each other’s presence on- and off-camera. The script absolutely sucked; all Selena’s characters lines consisted of calling Ethan’s an a-hole for the better part of two hours. Plus, Selena as a pseudo-tough chick? Not buying any of it.
Honestly, we don’t think anyone — even Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Watson — could’ve pulled off the role. It was just… bad — in our opinion, anyway. But what do you think? Does SelGo deserve this kind of recognition? Did you actually like The Getaway? Tell us in the comments below, or on our Selena Gomez message board.
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