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List of people who have accepted Golden Raspberry Awards

The Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies) is an awards ceremony to recognize the worst in American film.[1] Though most winners do not attend the ceremony,[2] some have accepted their award. According to Razzies tradition the ceremony precedes the corresponding Academy Award function by one day.[3][4]

In 1988, comedian Bill Cosby became the first to accept an award; he received his award for Leonard Part 6 on a late night show on Fox. Director Paul Verhoeven became the first recipient to claim his award in person, when he accepted Worst Picture and Worst Director awards for his 1995 film Showgirls. J. David Shapiro is the only winner to have received awards in person in two different ceremonies; however both wins were for the same film, Battlefield Earth: he first accepted the award for Worst Screenplay in 2001, and then the award for Worst Picture of the Decade in 2010.


Year Image Recipient Category Film Notes
1988 Bill Cosby Worst Picture Leonard Part 6 Bill Cosby was recognized at the 8th Golden Raspberry Awards with awards Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Actor, for the 1987 film Leonard Part 6.[5][6] Cosby became the first recipient to claim an award.[6][7] Cosby's trophy was worth $1.97.[8] "I said to my publicist when I got the word, 'I want my Golden Raspberry and if it isn't golden, I'm going to the press.' My publicist called back and said they were upset, that they said they were just a little outfit operating out of one room. They tried to cop out. But if you take a big name and you say 'worst,' you have to perform. So they came up with the trophies and I got them on a show on the Fox network. It was a lot of fun to do, because they weren't serious and had never been called on it by anyone who got a Razzie," said Cosby.[9] Arrangements were made to present Cosby with his awards on a late-night program on the Fox Network.[10] Fox made Cosby's awards out of 24-carat gold and Italian marble, which cost almost $30,000.[10] He later showed his trophy on The Tonight Show.[11]
Worst Actor
Worst Screenplay
1993 Tom Selleck Worst Supporting Actor Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Tom Selleck accepted his award for Worst Supporting Actor for his role in the 1992 film Christopher Columbus: The Discovery.[12] He portrayed the character of King Ferdinand of Spain in the film.[12] His award was presented to him when he appeared on The Chevy Chase Show.[13]
1996 Paul Verhoeven Worst Director Showgirls Paul Verhoeven accepted Worst Picture and Worst Director awards for the 1995 film Showgirls, at the awards ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.[10][14] The audience gave Verhoeven two standing ovations after he told them he was driven out of the Netherlands for being "sick and perverted and disgusting".[10][14] He said he was glad he came to the United States and won an award for this work,[10] "When I was making movies in Holland, they were blasted by critics as decadent, perverted and sleazy. Then I moved to the United States," said Verhoeven as the audience laughed.[14] He commented, "I had the worst thing happen to me today. I got seven awards for being the worst, and it was more fun than reading the reviews (for Showgirls) in September," said Verhoeven while smiling at the audience.[14] Verhoeven became the first recipient to claim his award in person at the awards ceremony.[14]
Worst Picture
1998 Brian Helgeland Worst Screenplay The Postman In 1998, Brian Helgeland accepted his award for Worst Screenplay for his work on the film The Postman.[15] Helgeland also won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for L.A. Confidential that same weekend,[16] and wanted to put his Oscar and his Razzie side-by-side to remind him of "the quixotic nature of Hollywood".[17] Awards founder John J.B. Wilson presented Helgeland with the trophy at the recipient's Finestkind Productions office at Warner Bros.[15] Helgeland read from a prepared statement, "I'm sure it would sound better in Latin, but it is truly better to be ridiculed than ignored. Indifference is the enemy and with this Razzie indifference has been defeated. My films are like my children, each special in some way. In the case of 'The Postman,' I was perhaps an errant parent and therefore I am to blame. I wish, like Scrooge upon seeing Marley, I could blame it on a badly digested piece of meat. Alas, the blame rests upon my shoulders and I accept this award with humility, penance and above all, the sense of humor with which it is given. If I've learned anything from the year 1997, it is to not take any one film too seriously. I wish to thank John Wilson and I look forward to a time when the Razzies are given their own proper ceremony and national telecast. The world will be a better place with a few more laughs in it."[15]
2001 J. David Shapiro Worst Screenplay Battlefield Earth John Wilson delivered Battlefield Earth's screenwriter J.D. Shapiro his award for Worst Screenplay at Mark Ebner's radio program.[18] Shapiro commented that Travolta had called the script "the Schindler's List of science fiction".[18]
2002 Tom Green Worst Actor Freddy Got Fingered Tom Green's 2001 film Freddy Got Fingered won in five categories at the 22nd Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Actor, Worst Director, Worst Picture, Worst Screen Couple, and Worst Screenplay.[19] Green attended the awards in person, and brought with him a cheap red carpet which he unrolled as he entered the theater where the awards were being presented.[19] "I'd just like to say to all the other nominees in the audience, I don't think that I deserve it any more than the rest of you. I'd like to say that. I don't think that it would be true, though," said Green.[19] He had to be dragged off of the stage while accepting one of his awards because he would not stop playing the harmonica.[19][20]
Worst Director
Worst Picture
Worst Screen Couple
Worst Screenplay
2004 Ben Affleck Worst Actor Gigli At the 24th Golden Raspberry Awards, Ben Affleck was recognized in the Worst Actor category for his work on films Gigli, Daredevil, and Paycheck.[21] In early March 2004, Affleck joked on the radio, complaining he was "stiffed" because he had not been given his Worst Actor trophy.[22] He said he should have at least been given "a golden sack of grapes".[22] On March 16, 2004, Affleck was presented with his trophy in an appearance on Larry King Live.[22] He commented, "It's a little cheap," and proceeded to pull the trophy apart while on the television program.[22] The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation put the trophy up for bidding on eBay, where bidding rose to $967.97 from its initial $4.89 within 24 hours.[22] "This is a classic case of life handing us lemons, our turning around and making lemonade. In this case, Razzberry lemonade," said John J.B. Wilson.[22] The income of the trophy's sale was used to rent the Ivar Theater for the 2005 Razzies.[23]
2005 Halle Berry Worst Actress Catwoman The 2004 film Catwoman received multiple dishonors at the 25th Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actress and Worst Screenplay.[24] Halle Berry accepted her award for Worst Actress.[24] Holding her Academy Award for her performance in Monster's Ball in one hand and her Golden Raspberry Award trophy in the other, Berry said to the audience at the ceremony, "Thank you so much. I never in my life thought I would be up here."[24] She parodied her performance when she accepted her Academy Award, and thanked the film's director and her manager, "He loves me so much that he convinces me to do projects even when he knows that it is shit."[24] Screenwriter Michael Ferris also accepted his award,[25][26] and in his speech thanked the Golden Raspberry Foundation for boosting Catwoman's DVD sales.[27] Julie Newmar, who played Catwoman in the Batman TV series, received that film's Worst Picture award, and was told that she was the "best Catwoman".[2]
Michael Ferris Worst Screenplay
2010 Sandra Bullock Worst Actress All About Steve After her Worst Actress nomination for All About Steve, Sandra Bullock expressed interest in coming up to pick up her award.[28] She eventually won, and showed up stating "I didn't realize that, in Hollywood, all you had to do was say you'd show up, and then you'd get the award. If I'd known that, I would have said I was appearing at the Oscars a long time ago." Bullock also brought DVD copies of All About Steve to the audience, declaring that the voters should watch the movie to see if she was really the worst performer, implying the Razzie voters cast ballots for her just to see if she appeared at the ceremony.[29] Bullock also said that winning Worst Screen Couple - along with Bradley Cooper - showed the voters did not watch the movie, since All About Steve is about a stalker and "that doesn't really set up the premise for a loving couple".[30] Bullock also said she was escaping from a charity dinner with Jeffrey Katzenberg for the awards, and had to get there as soon as possible, "because you know, it's Jeffrey Katzenberg and he can basically prevent me from ever working again".[31] John Wilson declared that her performance "was much better than the one you're about to see on the DVD".[32] The following night, Bullock won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Blind Side.[33]
Worst Screen Couple
J. David Shapiro Worst Picture of the Decade Battlefield Earth In 2010, Shapiro appeared in the 30th Golden Raspberry Awards to accept Battlefield Earth's award for Worst Picture of the Decade, and during his speech even quoted a review by The New York Times: "Battlefield Earth is about the extinction of the human race, and after seeing this movie I'm all for it".[32]
2011 David Eigenberg Worst Screen Couple/Screen Ensemble Sex and the City 2 After the ceremony, Eigenberg expressed interest in receiving the award in person - according to John Wilson, "He said that he had never won an award of any kind and if this was what he won, he would accept it." Eigenberg then collaborated with Wilson to make a humorous acceptance video which was posted on the official YouTube channel of the Golden Raspberry Awards.[34]

See also

Film portal


External links

  • Golden Raspberry Official Website
  • Internet Movie Database
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