Congratulations, 2012 Golden Globe nominees, you can hold your head high knowing that you now have something in common with ‘Patch Adams.’ No one can ever take that away from you. It’s quite an honor. (And, yes, ‘Patch Adams’ really was nominated for a Golden Globe.) You see, the reason the Golden Globes are not the most respected awards is because it’s voted on by a very small group of foreign (ahem) journalists who have been known to be susceptible to, let’s say, (ahem) outside influences that may or may not determine what gets a nomination.
I was on an elevator with a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press (I bet he called it a “lift”) on the day of the ‘War Horse’ junket. He seemed like a nice enough chap, but he really wanted to tell anyone that would listen that he was about to have lunch with “Steven.” (I can only assume he was referring to Spielberg and not Seagal or Guttenberg.) Then, after, shared his tales of fortune on just how many times he has shared a meal with “Steven,” going as far to list all of the different countries in which this has occurred. (This was a very long
elevator lift ride.) So, in other words: If you treat the Hollywood Foreign Press right and promise that you will show up to their party, there’s a good chance that they, in turn, will treat your movie right. (Though not Steven; he was snubbed.) With that, here are the eight stupidest movies that have ever gotten a Golden Globe nomination.
‘The Tourist’ (2010) This really awful movie starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp was nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe.
‘Burlesque’ (2010) This really awful movie starring Cher was nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe.
‘Bobby’ (2006) This really forgettable movie starring Lindsay Lohan was nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe.
‘Analyze This’ (1999) This really awful movie starring Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro was nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe.
‘Patch Adams’ (1998) This really awful movie starring Robin Williams with a ball on his nose was nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe.
‘Sabrina‘ (1995) This really awful remake starring Harrison Ford was nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe.
‘Sister Act’ (1992) This really annoying movie starring Whoopi Goldberg was nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe.
‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ (1982) This really awful movie starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton was nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe.
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