Love split couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez look set to sweep the board at this year's RAZZIE AWARDS (04) - their flop film Gigli has picked up an impressive nine nominations.

The MARTIN BREST-directed gangster comedy is nominated in the Worst Picture, Worst On-screen Couple, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Actress and Worst Actor categories.

Other nominees in the Worst Picture race include DR SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT, Charlie's Angels: FULL THROTTLE, From Justin to Kelly and THE REAL CANCUN.

Razzies founder JOHN WILSON blames Affleck and Lopez's high-profile relationship for their popularity among voters.

He explains, "Ostensibly, we're talking about their on-screen performances, but I'm sure all the endless twaddle about their personal lives played into their being nominated.

"But it is an embarrassingly bad movie, and unfortunately, it's not a fun bad movie."

The Razzies will be handed out on 28 February (04), one day before the OSCAR ceremony.

The list of nominees is as follows:

WORST FILM:

GIGLI

FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY

The Real Cancun

CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE

DR SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT

WORST ACTOR:

BEN AFFLECK - GIGLI, PAYCHECK and DAREDEVIL

ASHTON KUTCHER - CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, Just Married and MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER

CUBA GOODING JNR - BOAT TRIP, The Fighting Temptations and RADIO

MIKE MYERS - DR SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT

JUSTIN GUARINI - FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY

WORST ACTRESS:

JENNIFER LOPEZ - GIGLI

ANGELINA JOLIE - BEYOND BORDERS, Lara Croft: TOMB RAIDER - THE CRADLE OF LIFE

KELLY CLARKSON - FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY

DREW BARRYMORE - CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE, DUPLEX

CAMERON DIAZ - CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

DEMI MOORE - CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE

KELLY PRESTON - DR SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT

BRITTANY MURPHY - JUST MARRIED

TARA REID - MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER

LAINIE KAZAN - GIGLI

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

SYLVESTER STALLONE - SPY KIDS 3-D: GAME OVER

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN - GIGLI, Kangaroo Jack

AL PACINO - GIGLI

ANTHONY ANDERSON - KANGEROO JACK

ALEC BALDWIN - DR SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT.

26/01/2004 17:34