The ten worst movies nominated for a 2011 Golden Globe

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The 68th Golden Globe Awards will be handed out this Sunday. It's a contractual obligation that all televised awards shows do not reward quality, and this will be no different; plenty of shitty movies will wind up being allowed to slap Golden Globe Winner on their DVD packaging. Of course, there is no objective measure of quality, but if there's some universal indication, we can agree that Rotten Tomatoes manages to aggregate its way to some sort of meaningful ballpark, right? So we've taken their scores for major award Golden Globe nominees and came up with the ten worst. Observe the mediocrity below. RT Ratings are next to the title of each movie

10. The Concert (58 percent) for Best Foreign Language Film
All films with subtitles are supposed to be smart, right? I mean, they would have just talked English otherwise, wouldn't they? Ironically, the Foreign Language Films category scores lower almost completely across the board than the Best Picture category, which is all American films. What do we think this means? That the nominating committee did not watch nearly as many foreign films as domestic ones.

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9. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (54 percent) for Best Supporting Actor (Michael Douglas)
We're not going to say this was a cancer sympathy nomination, but...

8. Alice in Wonderland (51 percent) for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (Johnny Depp)
Johnny Depp appeared in a bunch of pretty blah movies last year. This one seemed like it had potential, but it's all just a little too weird with no real payoff. Depp is... baffling in it.

7. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (49 percent) for Best Original Song ("There's A Place For Us")
The most obvious-seeming leap in logic comes from nominations in this category. After all, good songs (and even good single performances) can come from terrible movies. But, again, the particular category isn't going to stop a movie's studio from slapping "Golden Globe" on all ensuing merchandise references. And, of course, that's half of what these awards are all about. The other half is, you know, perpetuating the 24-hour-celebrity news cycle.


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