Here we go everyone. Thw “Worst” portion of the MAJOR Awards rolls on with Worst Supporting Actress. These are the ladies that really brought down their pictures, in spite of limited time onscreen!
The nominees are: Jessica Biel, “Total Recall”, Chelsea Handler, “This Means War”, Dolly Parton, “Joyful Noise”, Rihanna, “Battleship”, Sigourney Weaver, “The Cold Light of Day”.
Click through to see which I deem the worst of 2012!
Chelsea Handler, “This Means War”
Known primarily for her talk show work, Handler joins “This Means War” in order to add an unnecessary touch of crass. Basically asked to bring her patented sardonic persona to the screen (no acting involved!) and interject a crude best friend character to act as a sounding board for Reese Witherspoon’s Lauren. As Lauren struggles to choose between the two men vying for her hand, Handler’s Trish encourages her to date both.
She does so in a crass way, of course. Asking about intimate details, over-sharing about the disappointments of her own sex life, trying to vicariously live through the excitement that Witherspoon’s Lauren is having. It’s a completely unwelcome interjection into the film. A misguided strategy to begin with, but Handler does nothing to help, either. If anything, she turns the dial up on it as much as she can. Trust me, when she’s a part of the scene, she will NOT allow you not to notice. She’s loud, rude and brash.
The fact that her character is such a blight, combined with the fact that (from what I understand) she’s just being herself onscreen (look ma, no acting!) add up to my awarding her with this dishonor.
The others were pretty abysmal as well. Jessica Biel was as phony as some of the computer generated effects in “Total Recall”, and Dolly Parton didn’t do a shred of acting in “Joyful Noise”, she just showed up and was her good ol’ fashioned country self! Rihanna was miscast to the point of being laughable in “Battleship”, and Sigourney Weaver flat-out collected a check for “The Cold Light of Day”.
Chelsea Handler. Your FMR MAJOR Award winner for Worst Supporting Actress of 2012.