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The Golden Raspberry
Awards (also known in short terms as Razzies and Razzie Awards) is a mock award in recognition of the worst in film. Co-founded by UCLA film graduates and film-industry veterans, John J. B. Wilson and Mo Murphy, the annual Razzie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles precedes the corresponding Academy Awards
Academy Awards
ceremony by one day. The term raspberry in the name is used in its irreverent sense, as in "blowing a raspberry". The awards themselves are in the form of a "golf ball-sized raspberry" atop a Super 8 mm film
Super 8 mm film
reel, all spray painted gold. The first Golden Raspberry
Awards ceremony was held on March 31, 1981, at John J. B. Wilson's living-room alcove in Los Angeles, to honor the worst in film of the 1980 film season. The 38th ceremony was held on March 3, 2018.


1 History 2 Format 3 Collecting in person 4 Contradicting awards 5 Categories

5.1 Special

5.1.1 Anniversary Awards

6 Other types of awards

6.1 Worst Career Achievement 6.2 Governor's Award 6.3 Barry L. Bumstead Award

7 Criticism 8 See also 9 References 10 External links


John J. B. Wilson
John J. B. Wilson
at the 29th Golden Raspberry
Awards in 2009.

American publicist John J. B. Wilson
John J. B. Wilson
traditionally held potluck parties at his house in Los Angeles on the night of the Academy Awards.[1] In 1981, after the 53rd Academy Awards
Academy Awards
had completed for the evening, Wilson invited friends to give random award presentations in his living room.[1][2] Wilson decided to formalize the event, after watching a double feature of Can't Stop the Music and Xanadu.[3] He gave them ballots to vote on worst in film.[3] Wilson stood at a podium made of cardboard in a tacky tuxedo, with a foam ball attached to a broomstick as a fake microphone, and announced Can't Stop the Music as the first Golden Raspberry
Award for Worst Picture.[3][4] The impromptu ceremony was a success and the following week a press release about his event released by Wilson was picked up by a few local newspapers, including a mention in the Los Angeles Daily News with the headline: "Take These Envelopes, Please".[1][2][4] Approximately three dozen people came to the 1st Golden Raspberry Awards.[4] The 2nd Golden Raspberry
Awards had double the attendance as the first, and the 3rd awards ceremony in turn, had double this number.[4] By the 4th Golden Raspberry
Awards ceremony, CNN
and two major wire services covered the event.[1] Wilson realized that by scheduling the Golden Raspberry
Awards before the Academy Awards, the ceremony would get more press coverage: "We finally figured out you couldn't compete with the Oscars on Oscar night, but if you went the night before, when the press from all over the world are here and they are looking for something to do, it could well catch on," he said to BBC News.[1] The term raspberry is used in its irreverent sense, as in "blowing a raspberry".[5] Wilson commented to the author of Blame It on the Dog: "When I registered the term with the Library of Congress in 1980, they asked me, 'Why raspberry? What's the significance of that?' But since then, razz has pretty much permeated the culture. We couldn't have done it without Hollywood's help."[5] Wilson is referred to as "Ye Olde Head Razzberry".[6]

Format[edit] Paying members of the Golden Raspberry
Award Foundation vote to determine the recipients.[7] For the 29th Golden Raspberry
Awards in 2009, award results were based on votes from approximately 650 journalists, cinema fans and professionals from the film industry.[7][8] Voters hailed from 45 states in the United States and 19 other countries.[9]

John J. B. Wilson
John J. B. Wilson
at the 28th Golden Raspberry
Awards in 2008.

Worst Supporting Actress at the 29th Golden Raspberry

The ceremony, typically held one day before the Academy Awards, is modeled after the latter but "deliberately low-end and tacky".[1] Collecting in person[edit] Main article: List of people who have accepted Golden Raspberry
Awards Most winners do not attend the ceremony to collect their awards.[10] Notable exceptions include Tom Green
Tom Green
(Worst Actor/Worst Director), Halle Berry[10][11] and Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
(Worst Actress), Michael Ferris, J. D. Shapiro (Worst Screenplay), and Paul Verhoeven
Paul Verhoeven
(Worst Director). Contradicting awards[edit] Three people won both the Razzies and Oscars the same weekend: Alan Menken in 1993, Brian Helgeland in 1998, and Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
in 2010, although all three for different films.[12] Two actors had performances in the same movie scoring Oscar and Razzie nominations, James Coco
James Coco
(Only When I Laugh) and Amy Irving
Amy Irving
(Yentl).[13] Neil Diamond, winner of the inaugural Worst Actor Razzie for 1980's The Jazz Singer, was nominated for the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
in the same role. The Aerosmith
song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing", as part of the original soundtrack to the 1998 film Armageddon, was nominated for both an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song and a Golden Raspberry
Award for Worst Original Song, as was the Trisha Yearwood
Trisha Yearwood
song "How Do I Live" from the 1997 film Con Air
Con Air
and the Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
song "Life in a Looking Glass" from the 1986 film That's Life!. In 1981, Stanley Kubrick was nominated both for a Razzie Award as Worst Director at the 1st Golden Raspberry
Awards[14] as well as for a Saturn Award for Best Director at the 8th Saturn Awards[15] for the same film: The Shining. In 2017, Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky
was nominated for both the Golden Lion
Golden Lion
and the Worst Director Razzie for Mother![16] Wall Street (1987) is the only film to date to win both an Oscar and a Razzie. Michael Douglas won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor,[17] however Daryl Hannah's performance was not as well received and earned her a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress. Categories[edit] Current Awards

Worst Picture: 1980 to present Worst Director: 1980 to present Worst Actor: 1980 to present Worst Actress: 1980 to present Worst Supporting Actor: 1980 to present Worst Supporting Actress: 1980 to present Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel: 1994 to 1995, 1997 to 1998, 2000 to present Worst Screenplay: 1980 to present Worst Screen Combo: 2013 to present The Razzie Redeemer Award: 2014 to present


Worst Original Song: 1980 to 1999, 2002 Worst New Star: 1981 to 1998, except 1989 Worst Musical Score: 1981 to 1985 Worst Visual Effects: 1986 to 1987 Worst Screen Couple: 1994 to 2009, 2011 to 2012 Worst Screen Couple/Worst Screen Ensemble: 2010 Worst Screen Ensemble: 2011 to 2012

categories[edit] Special
categories have also been introduced for specific years. Such special awards include:

Year Category Winner Nominees

1996 Worst Written Film Grossing Over $100 Million Twister— Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
& Anne-Marie Martin The Hunchback of Notre Dame—Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker & Noni White Independence Day— Dean Devlin
Dean Devlin
& Roland Emmerich Mission: Impossible— David Koepp and Robert Towne A Time to Kill—Akiva Goldsman

1997 Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property Con Air Batman & Robin The Lost World: Jurassic Park Turbulence Volcano

1998 Worst Movie Trends of the Year 58-year-old leading men wooing 28-year-old leading ladies Trailers that give away the film's entire plot Longer movies, shorter plots THX
Deafening Audio Mega-zillion-dollar cross-promotional overkill: Armageddon, Godzilla, etc.

2002 Most Flatulent Teen-Targeted Movie Jackass: The Movie Eight Crazy Nights Crossroads Scooby-Doo XXX

2003 Worst Excuse for an Actual Movie (All Concept/No Content) The Cat in the Hat 2 Fast 2 Furious Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle From Justin to Kelly The Real Cancun

2005 Most Tiresome Tabloid Targets Tom Cruise, his baby, Katie Holmes, Oprah Winfrey's couch and the Eiffel Tower Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
and his anti-psychiatry rant Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton
and... "who EVER!" Mr. and Mrs. Britney, their baby (Sean Preston Federline) and their camcorder The Simpsons: Ashlee, Jessica and Nick

2006 Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment RV Deck the Halls Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause The Shaggy Dog

2007 Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie I Know Who Killed Me Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Captivity Hannibal Rising Hostel: Part II

2010 Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D The Last Airbender[18][19] Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Clash of the Titans The Nutcracker Saw 3D

2017 The Razzie Nominee So Rotten You Loved It Baywatch[20] The Emoji Movie Fifty Shades Darker The Mummy Transformers: The Last Knight

Anniversary Awards[edit] Every decade-closing ceremony includes an award for the worst actors and movies of the decade—though the 2000 ceremony put the actors as worst of the 20th century instead. Special
prizes for the 25th anniversary of the Razzies awards were also given out in 2005.

Period/Ceremony Category Winner Nominees

1980s (10th) Worst Actor Sylvester Stallone Christopher Atkins Ryan O'Neal Prince John Travolta

Worst Actress Bo Derek Faye Dunaway Madonna Brooke Shields Pia Zadora

Worst Picture of the Decade Mommie Dearest (1981) Bolero (1984) Howard the Duck (1986) The Lonely Lady
The Lonely Lady
(1983) Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Worst New Star of the Decade Pia Zadora Christopher Atkins Madonna Prince Diana Scarwid

1990s (20th) Worst Actor of the Century Sylvester Stallone Kevin Costner Prince William Shatner Pauly Shore

Worst Actress of the Century Madonna Elizabeth Berkley Bo Derek Brooke Shields Pia Zadora

Worst Picture of the Decade Showgirls
(1995) An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1998) Hudson Hawk
Hudson Hawk
(1991) The Postman (1997) Striptease (1996)

Worst New Star of the Decade Pauly Shore Elizabeth Berkley Ahmed Best Sofia Coppola Dennis Rodman

Of Our First 25 Years (25th) Worst Razzie Loser Arnold Schwarzenegger Kim Basinger Angelina Jolie Ryan O'Neal Keanu Reeves

Worst Drama Battlefield Earth (2000) The Lonely Lady
The Lonely Lady
(1983) Mommie Dearest (1981) Showgirls
(1995) Swept Away (2002)

Worst Comedy Gigli
(2003) The Adventures of Pluto Nash
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
(2002) The Cat in the Hat (2003) Freddy Got Fingered
Freddy Got Fingered
(2001) Leonard Part 6
Leonard Part 6

Worst Musical From Justin to Kelly
From Justin to Kelly
(2003) Can't Stop the Music (1980) Glitter (2001) Rhinestone (1984) Spice World (1998) Xanadu (1980)

2000s (30th) Worst Actor of the Decade Eddie Murphy Ben Affleck Mike Myers Rob Schneider John Travolta

Worst Actress of the Decade Paris Hilton Mariah Carey Lindsay Lohan Jennifer Lopez Madonna

Worst Picture of the Decade Battlefield Earth (2000) Freddy Got Fingered
Freddy Got Fingered
(2001) Gigli
(2003) I Know Who Killed Me
I Know Who Killed Me
(2007) Swept Away (2002)

Other types of awards[edit] Worst Career Achievement[edit] This award has been given five times, to Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
in 1981, to Linda Blair
Linda Blair
in 1983, to Irwin Allen in 1985, to "Bruce the Rubber Shark" from Jaws[21] in 1987, and to director Uwe Boll[22] in 2009 who received this for his achievement as "Germany's answer to Ed Wood". Governor's Award[edit] This is a special award given by Razzie Award Governor John J. B. Wilson to an individual whose achievements are not covered by the Razzies' other categories. It was awarded in 2003 to Travis Payne for "Distinguished Under-Achievement in Choreography" in the film From Justin to Kelly.[23] Barry L. Bumstead Award[edit] This award is given to a critical and financial failure that would've been nominated if it had received an eligible release. It was awarded in 2016 to United Passions,[24][25] to Misconduct in 2017,[26] and in 2018 to CHiPs.[27] Criticism[edit] The Razzies have received criticism, including from news sources such as Indiewire[28] and The Daily Telegraph,[29] for several issues, including that members of the Golden Raspberry
Foundation are not required to watch the nominated movies,[28] and that seemingly anyone can join the Golden Raspberry
Foundation, so long as they pay at least $40,[28] which is different from the invitation-only Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[30] Critics take issue with the Razzies picking "easy targets" and mainstream films instead of those perceived as less popular but more deserving productions,[31] continuing to appeal to celebrities, seemingly for publicity and attention, over other, worthier films and performances.[28] Sam Adams of Indiewire
has said the Razzies are "like hecklers hurling insults at comedians or a concertgoer yelling out 'Whoo!' during a quiet song, they're not-so-secretly crying out to be noticed. The Razzies, properly enough, avoid pouncing on the little guy; they don't trash no-budget indies no one has seen for having bad lighting or terrible sound".[28] Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph
has said "the Razzies' ongoing failure to train its sights on anything but the most obvious targets means it grows more tired and redundant by the year".[29] CraveOnline's William Bibbiani stated that the Razzies follow "a cheap shot of pranksterism", and "with only a handful of exceptions, only seen fit to nominate the most infamous movies of the year, and not necessarily the worst."[31] Carolyn Burke of Cracked.com describes the awards as "...a ramshackle operation run by a bunch of lazy trolls who are guilty of all the same smug self-importance they claim to be lampooning" and further states that "the Razzies are an antiquated 'joke' that has long outlived any goodwill or relevance they once had, and have become nothing more than a mean-spirited cesspool of joyless criticism worse than any of the movies they tear down with artless comedy."[32] See also[edit]

Film portal

Academy Awards Stinkers Bad Movie Awards The Golden Turkey Awards List of films considered the worst List of people who have accepted Golden Raspberry


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Current awards

Worst Picture Worst Leading Actor Worst Leading Actress Worst Screenplay Worst Supporting Actor Worst Supporting Actress Worst Director Worst Screen Combo Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel The Razzie Redeemer Award

Retired awards

Worst Original Song Worst New Star Worst Musical Score

Award ceremonies

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