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For Immediate Release

RAZZIES® ANNOUNCE WORST IN FILM 
NOMINEES FOR 1999, THE 90's - AND 
THE CENTURY!

  

Some of Hollywood's biggest money winners of 1999 were also the biggest losers 
in the eyes of the Razzies, as the Golden Raspberry Awards Foundation announced
 its nominees for the Razzie Awards, dis-honoring the Worst Films of 1999.

Three of the biggest money-makers of the year, Adam Sandler's "Big Daddy", The 
Ultra-Low Budget thriller "The Blair Witch Project" and George Lucas' pointless 
prequel, "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace", received nods for Worst Picture 
of the Year, while box-office bomb "Wild Wild West" and the un-haunting "The Haunting" rounded out the list. "Wild Wild West" and "Star Wars Episode I" received eight nominations each, including nods for Kevin Kline (as Worst Actor, Supporting Actress, AND Worst Screen Couple), George Lucas (as Worst Director and Screenwriter), and the computer-animated character Jar-Jar Binks (as Worst Supporting Actor and Worst New Star).

Other notable nominees included Salma Hayek for her supporting roles in "Dogma" and 
"Wild Wild West", Kevin Costner for his leading roles in "Message in a Bottle" and "For 
Love of the Game", Catherine Zeta-Jones for her roles in "Entrapment" and "The Haunting", and newcomer Heather Donahue for her unscripted ramblings in "The Blair Witch Project".

Celebrating two decades as Tinseltown's Tackiest Anti-Awards Show, The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation traditionally announces its nominees for its Razzie(r) Awards 24 hours before "that other awards show". This year, in addition to its normal categories (Worst 
Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Screen Couple, etc.) the Razzies will include four Special Awards, dis-honoring the Worst Picture and Worst New Star of The Decade, and in "The Ultimate Dis-Honor", Worst Actor and Actress of The Century.

Among the Worst Films of the Decade are: "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!", "Hudson Hawk", Kevin Costner's "The Postman", "Striptease" and "Showgirls". Worst Actor of the Century nominees include Kevin Costner, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, William Shatner, Pauly Shore and All-Time Razzie Champion Sylvester Stallone, while Worst 
Actress of The Century nominees include Elizabeth Berkley, Bo Derek, Madonna, Brooke Shields and Pia Zadora.

A complete list of nominees in all 12 Razzie categories is included with this press release.

"Winners" of the Razzie Awards (though in this case, that may not be the word!) will be announced in a tongue-in-cheek ceremony scheduled for 8pm/PST on Saturday, 
March 25th in The Academy Room of the fabled Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - 24 hours 
before "That Other Award Show".

Nominations were determined by mailing ballots to more than 450 G.R.A.F. members 
(film fans, film journalists and film professionals) in 34 US states and eight foreign 
countries. The actual Razzie Award, a gold-spray-painted plastic raspberry atop a 
mangled Super 8 film reel, now has an inflation-adjusted estimated street value of about $4.27.

The public is invited to vote for the Worst Films of the Century for the upcoming 
"100 Films, 100 Stinkers" poll, to be announced later this year. The ballot is available exclusively on our web site at http://www.razzies.com.

The Razzies were founded in 1980 by John Wilson, a UCLA Film School graduate and 
author of "Everything I Know I Learned At The Movies".

Razzies.com is one of the more heavily trafficked humorous destinations on the internet, 
and was created and produced by Dave Kalin and DK Digital Media.

To arrange an interview with Wilson, or get additional information Straight from The 
Head RAZZberry, please contact HeadBerry@razzies.com.

 


20th Annual RAZZIE®  Awards Nominations:



Worst Picture of 1999

    BIG DADDY (Columbia Pictures)

    BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (Artisan Entertainment) 

    THE HAUNTING (Dreamworks SKG)       

    STAR WARS: EPISODE I, THE PHANTOM MENACE (20th Century-Fox)     

    WILD WILD WEST (Warner Bros.)



Worst Actor of 1999

    Kevin Costner/FOR LOVE OF THE GAME and MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

    Kevin Kline/WILD WILD WEST

    Adam Sandler/BIG DADDY      

    Ah-nold Schwarzenegger/END OF DAYS  

    Robin Williams/BICENTENNIAL MAN and JAKOB THE LIAR



Worst Actress of 1999

    Heather Donahue/THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

    Melanie Griffith/CRAZY IN ALABAMA

    Milla Jovovich/THE MESSENGER: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC

    Sharon Stone/GLORIA             

    Catherine Zeta-Jones/ENTRAPMENT and THE HAUNTING



Worst Screen Couple of 1999

    Pierce Brosnan & Denise Richards/THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

    Sean Connery & Catherine Zeta-Jones/ENTRAPMENT

    Kevin Kline & Will Smith/WILD WILD WEST

    Jake Lloyd & Natalie Portman/STAR WARS: EPISODE I, THE PHANTOM MENACE

    Lili Taylor & Catherine Zeta-Jones/THE HAUNTING



Worst Supporting Actress of 1999

    Sofia Coppola/STAR WARS: EPISODE I, THE PHANTOM MENACE

    Salma Hayek/DOGMA and WILD WILD WEST    

    Kevin Kline (As a Prostitute), WILD WILD WEST

    Juliette Lewis/THE OTHER SISTER     

    Denise Richards/THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH



Worst Supporting Actor of 1999

    Jar-Jar Binks (Voice by Ahmed Best), STAR WARS: EPISODE I, THE PHANTOM MENACE     

    Kenneth Branagh/WILD WILD WEST

    Gabriel Byrne/END OF DAYS, STIGMATA 

    Jake Lloyd/STAR WARS: EPISODE I, THE PHANTOM MENACE

    Rob Schneider/BIG DADDY 

        

Worst Director of 1999

    Jan deBont/THE HAUNTING

    Dennis Dugan/BIG DADDY          

    Peter Hyams/END OF DAYS         

    George Lucas/STAR WARS: EPISODE I, THE PHANTOM MENACE       

    Berry Sonnenfeld/WILD WILD WEST     



Worst Screenplay of 1999

    BIG DADDY by Steve Franks and Tim Herlihy & Adam Sandler        

    THE HAUNTING by David Self

    THE MOD SQUAD by Stephen Kay & Scott Silver and Kate Lanier 

    STAR WARS: EPISODE I, THE PHANTOM MENACE by George Lucas

    WILD WILD WEST by Jim Thomas & John Thomas, S.S. Wilson & Brent Maddock and 
             Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman



WORST ACTOR OF THE CENTURY

    Kevin Costner/THE POSTMAN, ROBIN HOOD, WATERWORLD, WYATT EARP, Etc.

    The A**hole Formerly Known as Prince/ GRAFFITI BRIDGE, UNDER THE CHERRY MOON, Etc.

    William Shatner/STAR DREK, STAR DREK II, STAR DREK III, STAR DREK IV, STAR DREK V, Etc.

    Pauly Shore/BIO-DOME, JURY DUTY, ENCINO MAN, Etc.

    Sylvester Stallone/99.5% Of Everything He's EVER Done



WORST ACTRESS OF THE CENTURY

    Elizabeth Berkley/SHOWGIRLS

    Bo Derek/BOLERO, GHOSTS CAN'T DO IT, TARZAN THE APE-MAN, Etc.

    Madonna/BODY of EVIDENCE, SHANGHAI SURPRISE, WHO'S THAT GIRL? Etc.

    Brooke Shields/BLUE LAGOON, ENDLESS LOVE, SAHARA, SPEED ZONE, Etc.

    Pia Zadora/ATTACK of THE ROCK 'n' ROLL ALIENS, BUTTERFLY, FAKE OUT, LONELY LADY, Etc.



WORST PICTURE OF THE DECADE

    AN ALAN SMITHEE FILM: BURN, HOLLYWOOD, BURN! ("Winner" of 5 1998 RAZZIES®)

    HUDSON HAWK ("Winner" of 3 1991 RAZZIES)            

    THE POSTMAN ("Winner" of 5 1997 RAZZIES)            

    SHOWGIRLS ("Winner" of 7 1995 RAZZIES)              

    STRIPTEASE ("Winner" of 6 1996 RAZZIES)



WORST NEW STAR OF THE DECADE

    Elizabeth Berkley/SHOWGIRLS     

    Jar Jar Binks (Voice by Ahmed Best), STAR WARS: EPISODE I, THE PHANTOM MENACE

    Sofia Coppola/GODFATHER III, STAR WARS: EPISODE I, THE PHANTOM MENACE

    Dennis Rodman/DOUBLE TEAM, SIMON SEZ

    Pauly Shore/ BIO-DOME, ENCINO MAN, JURY DUTY, Etc.



NOMINATION TOTALS by TITLE:

    STAR WARS: EPISODE I, THE PHANTOM MENACE  

      and WILD WILD WEST - 8 EACH

    BIG DADDY, THE HAUNTING - 5 EACH

    END OF DAYS, SHOWGIRLS  - 3 EACH

    THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, ENTRAPMENT, 

       THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH - 2 EACH







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