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Ceremonies Held on Oscar Night: Tuesday, March 31, 1981 in Hollywood (RAZZIE Founder John Wilson's living room alcove)


Historic Note: 1981's Academy Awards were postponed 24 hours due to the assassination attempt on then-newly-inaugurated President Ronald Reagan


Winners denoted in boldface type.

(Note: For the first year only, Ten nominees were selected for Worst Picture, Actor, Actress, Screenplay and Director)
  
WORST PICTURE

  • CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC (AFD) Allan Carr, producer
  • Cruising (Lorimar/United Artists) Jerry Weintraub, producer
  • The Formula (MGM/UA) Steve Shagan, producer
  • Friday The 13th (Paramount) Sean S. Cunningham, producer
  • The Jazz Singer (AFD) Jerry Leider, producer
  • The Nude Bomb (Universal) Jennings Lang, producer
  • Raise The Titanic (AFD) William Frye, producer
  • Saturn 3 (AFD) Stanley Donen, producer
  • Windows (United Artists) Michael Lobell, producer
  • Xanadu (Universal) Lawrence Gordon, producer

WORST ACTOR

  • Neil Diamond/THE JAZZ SINGER
  • Michael Beck/XANADU
  • Robert Blake/COAST TO COAST
  • Michael Caine/DRESSED TO KILL and THE ISLAND
  • Kirk Douglas/SATURN 3
  • Richard Dreyfuss/THE COMPETITION
  • Anthony Hopkins/A CHANGE OF SEASONS
  • Bruce Jenner/CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC
  • Sam J. Jones/FLASH GORDON

WORST ACTRESS

  • Brooke Shields/THE BLUE LAGOON
  • Nancy Allen/DRESSED TO KILL
  • Faye Dunaway/FIRST DEADLY SIN
  • Shelley Duvall/THE SHINING
  • Farrah Fawcett/SATURN 3
  • Sondra Locke/BRONCO BILLY
  • Olivia Newton-John/XANADU
  • Valerie Perrine/CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC
  • Deborah Raffin/TOUCHED BY LOVE
  • Talia Shire/WINDOWS

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • (tie)John Adames/GLORIA
  • (tie) Laurence Olivier/THE JAZZ SINGER
  • Marlon Brando/THE FORMULA
  • Charles Grodin/SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES
  • David Selby/RAISE THE TITANIC

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Irving/HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (a.k.a. "Honey, Suck My Nose")
  • Elizabeth Ashley/WINDOWS
  • George Sanford Brown/STIR CRAZY
  • Betsy Palmer/FRIDAY THE 13th
  • Marilyn Sokol/CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC

WORST DIRECTOR

  • Robert Greenwald/XANADU
  • John G. Avildsen/THE FORMULA
  • Brian dePalma/DRESSED TO KILL
  • William Friedkin/CRUISING
  • Sidney J. Furie and Richard Fleisher/THE JAZZ SINGER
  • Stanley Kubrick/THE SHINING
  • Michael Ritchie/THE ISLAND
  • John Trent/MIDDLE AGE CRAZY
  • Nancy Walker/CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC
  • Gordon Willis/WINDOWS

WORST SCREENPLAY

  • CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC written by Bronte Woodward and Allan Carr
  • CHANGE OF SEASONS (Erich Segal, Ronni Kern and Fred Segal)
  • CRUISING (William Friedkin)
  • THE FORMULA (Steve Shagan, from his own novel)
  • IT'S MY TURN (Eleanor Bergstein)
  • MIDDLE AGE CRAZY (Carl Kleinschmidt)
  • RAISE THE TITANIC (Adam Kennedy, Eric Hughes; from Clive Cussler's Novel)
  • TOUCHED BY LOVE (Hesper Anderson)
  • WINDOWS (Barry Siegel)
  • XANADU (Richard C. Danus and Marc C. Rubel)

WORST 'ORIGINAL' SONG

  • "THE MAN WITH BOGART'S FACE" from THE MAN WITH BOGART'S FACE, Music by George Duning, Lyrics by Andrew Fenady
  • "(You) Can't Stop The Music" from CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC, Music and Lyrics by Jaques Morali
  • "Suspended in Time" from XANADU, Music and Lyrics by John Farrar
  • "Where Do You Catch The Bus for Tomorrow?" from CHANGE OF SEASONS, Music by Henry Mancini, Lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman
  • "You, Baby, Baby!" from THE JAZZ SINGER, Music and Lyrics by Neil Diamond.

 



BREAKDOWN

  • CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC -- 7 Nominations / 2 "Wins" (Picture and Screenplay)
  • XANADU -- 6 Nominations / 1 "Win" (Director)
  • THE JAZZ SINGER -- 5 Nominations / 2 "Wins" (Actor and Supporting Actor)
  • THE FORMULA -- 4 Nominations / No "Wins"
  • CHANGE OF SEASONS, RAISE THE TITANIC and SATURN 3 -- 3 Nominations Each / No "Wins"

 

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