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
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",
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
© 2000, John Wilson and The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation.