RAZZIES 'Swept Away' by Madonna Movie
By DAVID GERMAIN
.c The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Madonna and husband Guy
Ritchie swept away the competition at the Razzies, an annual
spoof of the Academy Awards singling out the worst achievements
``Swept Away,'' the island-romance bomb that
starred Madonna and was written and directed by Ritchie, took
five Razzie Awards on Saturday, among them worst picture of 2002.
Madonna tied for worst actress with fellow
pop queen Britney Spears, who made her starring debut in
``Crossroads,'' another worst-picture contender.
Ritchie was chosen worst director, while
``Swept Away'' earned Madonna a second award for worst screen
couple with co-star Adriano Giannini. A remake of an acclaimed
Italian film about a rich snob stranded with a hunky sailor,
Madonna's ``Swept Away'' also received the trophy for worst
remake or sequel.
Madonna was named worst supporting actress
for her brief cameo as a fencing instructor in the James Bond
flick ``Die Another Day,'' for which she also sang the theme
``She's not even in the movie for two
minutes, but she's so awful in that one scene, that for the whole
rest of the movie, you cannot forget that your eyes and ears have
been assaulted with the stupidity of her appearance,'' said
Razzies founder John Wilson.
Madonna's latest Razzies bring her career
total to nine, tying her with Sylvester Stallone for most awards
ever. Three years ago, the Razzies also chose Stallone and
Madonna as worst actor and actress of the 20th century.
Other Razzie 2002 ``winners'' chosen by
about 500 members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation:
Worst actor: Roberto Benigni, ``Pinocchio.''
Worst supporting actor: Hayden Christensen,
``Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones.''
Worst screenplay: George Lucas and Jonathan
Hales, ``Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones.''
Worst original song: ``I'm Not a Girl, Not
Yet a Woman,'' ``Crossroads.''
Most flatulent teen-targeted movie:
``Jackass: The Movie.''
Ritchie and Madonna were the first
husband-wife Razzie recipients since John and Bo Derek, who were
named worst director and actress for 1984's ``Bolero'' and 1990's
``Ghosts Can't Do It.''
Razzies founder Wilson said he always votes
last and cast the ballot that tied Madonna and Spears for worst
actress, though he would not say which he voted for.
``They are equally wretched,'' Wilson said.
``They admire each other, and they can have each other.''
03/23/03 05:32 EST