Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland was nominated Tuesday for a Golden Raspberry Award — better known as a Razzie — for his role in the made-in-Toronto epic Pompeii.
The Razzies pay tribute to the year’s worst achievements in film.
Sutherland is nominated as Worst Supporting Actor along with Mel Gibson (Expendables 3), Kelsey Grammer (Expendables 3, Legends of Oz, Thinks Like a Man Too and Trannies 4), Shaquille O’Neal (Blended) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Expendables 3).
Last May, The Guardian critic Stuart Heritage described Sutherland’s acting in Pompeii as “a classic panto ham turn; all evil eyeballs and implacably ludicrous accent.”
Worst Actor nominations went to Kirk Cameron (Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas), Nicolas Cage (Left Behind), Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules), Seth MacFarlane (A Million Ways To Die in the West) and Adam Sandler (Blended).
Blended co-star Drew Barrymore earned a Worst Actress nod, as well as Cameron Diaz (The Other Woman, Sex Tape), Melissa McCarthy (Tammy), Charlize Theron (A Million Ways to Die in the West) and Gaia Weiss (The Legend of Hercules).
Worst Supporting Actress nominees are Cameron Diaz (Annie), Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Nicola Peltz (Transformers 4: Age of Extinction), Susan Sarandon (Tammy) and Brigitte Ridenour (Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas).
Razzie dishonours for Worst Picture went to Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, Left Behind, The Legend of Hercules, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers 4: Age of Extinction.
The latter three films will compete against Atlas Shrugged 3: Who Is John Galt? and Annie for Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.
Among the nominees in the Worst Screen Combo category are Kirk Cameron “and his ego” and Kellan Lutz and “either his abs, his pecs or his glutes.”
Click here for the full list of nominees.
The staff at Kiefer Sutherland Network wish Kiefer a very Happy Birthday!
The sight of Kiefer Sutherland on screen holding a gun to a man’s head is not unusual. He spent nine series as Jack Bauer in 24 doing little else. But the sight of Kiefer Sutherland holding a gun to Stephen Fry’s head while Fry is lying on top of him wearing a Santa outfit, definitely is.
“He’s a big fella,” says Sutherland, with a gravelly laugh at the recollection. “I think he stands about 6’ 4” and he’s built – he’s not wire skinny. So when he landed on me I think the two of us laughed the first time. In fact, there were a couple of moments where we had to really focus because situations made us laugh so much.”
Just as you don’t think of Kiefer Sutherland with Stephen Fry on top of him, you don’t think of him in a comedy either. But Marked is a comedy, a standalone half-hour in Sky’s Playhouse Presents strand. It sees Sutherland play a middle-aged, browbeaten, debt-laden nebbish called James. When he is offered a “hit” to take out his neighbour’s archenemy it’s money he cannot refuse, but his efforts to do the deed soon descend in to a high – and festive – farce.
Hello everybody! Back in 1992, Kiefer had a small, but significant part playing FBI Agent Sam Stanley in David Lynch’s film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.” You can check out 460 BluRay screen captures of Kiefer from his part in the film. Not only that, but you can view 317 BluRay screen captures of Kiefer from the deleted and extended scenes featurette, titled ‘The Missing Pieces.’ Coming from an avid “Twin Peaks” fan, this was especially exciting! These deleted scenes were just now released in July 2014. So these were kept behind closed doors for over 20 years. Exciting, isn’t it?! Enjoy!
In the Sky Arts drama Marked – part of the broadcaster’s Playhouse Presents strand – Sutherland’s debt-ridden character James agrees to perform an assassination for his neighbour (Kevin McNally) but doesn’t count on meeting Fry’s eccentric character in the house of his intended victim.
And who does Fry play? Well no less a personage than Father Christmas – and the bearded man in red seems intent on correcting the error of James’s ways…
As the behind-the-scenes video below shows, Fry himself was particularly tickled by the fact that Sutherland plays a hapless character, very much at odds with the role for which he is best known.
“It’s so unfair to call Kiefer Jack Bauer because his career has been incredibly rich outside Jack Bauer,” says Fry.
“But to see Kiefer playing such an incompetent character is just blissful. Somebody who doesn’t know how to load a gun, somebody who doesn’t know how to climb a gate or do anything… just makes me weep with joy.”
Marked airs on Thursday 18th December at 10pm on Sky Arts 1