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The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation

presents

The 20th ANNUAL

RAZZIES®

Dis-Honoring Worst Achievements in Film for 1999, The 1990’s and The 20th Century

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CONTACT: JOHN WILSON/GRAF                                                       E-Mail: HeadBerry@razzies.com

                                                                         

‘WILD WILD WEST’ STAR ATTENDS AS

RAZZIES® ANNOUNCE WORST IN FILM ‘WINNERS’

FOR 1999, THE 90’s – AND THE CENTURY!

 

  Celebrating two decades as Tinseltown’s Tackiest Anti-Awards Show, The Golden Raspberry Award Foun-dation chose The Traditional Day BEFORE That Other Award Show to unveil “winners” of its 20th Annual RAZZIE® Awards, Dis-Honoring Worst Achievements in Film. For 1999, The 1990’s and The 20th Century.

 

  To the surprise of no one unfortunate enough to have seen it, the Most-RAZZed movie of 1999 turned out to be WILD WILD WEST. A wretched remake of the mid-60’s TV hit as a behemothly over-budget, special-effects-laden box office bomb, WEST “won” five RAZZIES, including not only Worst Picture of The Year but also Worst Director (“Berry” Sonnenfeld), Worst Screenplay, Worst Song (for its rap-style title tune) and Worst Screen Couple for co-stars Kevin Kline and Will Smith, who Roger Ebert said had “so little screen chemistry they seem to be acting in front of rear screen projections of each other!” Three of WEST’s Dis-Honors were accepted by the star of the original TV series, Robert Conrad. Other 1999 RAZZIES went to: Adam Sandler, Worst Actor as an amazingly idiotic adoptive father in BIG DADDY; Heather Donahue, Worst Actress, playing the increasingly irksome director of a doomed documentary in BLAIR WITCH PROJECT; Computer-created creature and Internet Whipping Boy Jar-Jar Binks of STAR WARS: EPISODE I as Worst Supporting Actor; And tank-topped “nuclear physicist” Denise Richards of THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, Worst Supporting Actress. Special RAZZIES were also awarded to Pauly Shore as The Worst New Star of The 1990’s, SHOWGIRLS as the decade’s Worst Picture and Perpetual RAZZIE Targets Sylvester Stallone and Madonna as Worst Actor and Actress of The ENTIRE 20th Century. .

 

  RAZZIE nominations and “winners” were determined by mailing ballots to more than 465 G.R.A.F. members (film fans, film journalists and film professionals) in 34 US states and eight foreign countries.  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. 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.

 

  For more information on The GRAF, their awards and/or their history, please visit the web RAZZIE website, one of the more heavily trafficked humorous destinations in cyberspace. Recently up-dated and revised, it is now operated by Tianna Thomas of Hitsites, Inc. To arrange an interview with Wilson, or get additional information Straight from The Head RAZZberry, please contact the E-mail address atop this release.

 

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

20th Annual RAZZIE®  Award “Winners”

Worst Picture of 1999

            WILD WILD WEST (Warner Bros.) Produced by Jon Peters and “Berry” Sonnenfeld.

Worst Actor of 1999

            Adam Sandler/BIG DADDY                     

Worst Actress of 1999

            Heather Donahue/THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

 

Worst Screen Couple of 1999

            Kevin Kline & Will Smith/WILD WILD WEST

Worst Supporting Actress of 1999

            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                  

Worst Director of 1999

            “Berry” Sonnenfeld/WILD WILD WEST            

Worst Screenplay of 1999

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

Worst ‘ORiGINAL’ SONG of 1999

                “Wild Wild West” from WILD WILD WEST by Stevie Wonder, Kool Mo Dee and Will Smith

WORST ACTOR of The CENTURY

Sylvester Stallone/AN ALAN SMITHEE FILM: BURN, HOLLYWOOD, BURN! ASSASSINS,

CLIFFHANGER, COBRA, DAYLIGHT, JUDGE DREDD, LOCK-UP, OSCAR, OVER THE TOP, RAMBO II, RAMBO III, RHINESTONE, ROCKY IV, ROCKY V, THE SPECIALIST, STOP OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT and TANGO & CASH (17 Titles)

 

Worst ACTRESS of The CENTURY

            Madonna/BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY, BODY of EVIDENCE, FOUR ROOMS,

SHANGHAI SURPRISE, TRUTH OR DARE and WHO’S THAT GIRL?

 

Worst PICTURE of The Decade

            SHOWGIRLS (MGM/UA) (“Winner” of 7 1995 RAZZIES®)                                        

 

Worst New Star of The DECADE

            Pauly Shore/BIO-DOME, ENCINO MAN, JURY DUTY, THE SON-IN-LAW

and YOU’RE IN THE ARMY NOW

AWARD TOTALS by TITLE:

WILD WILD WEST  - 5 (Worst Picture, Screen Couple, Director, Song and Screenplay)

BIG DADDY, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, SHOWGIRLS, Star wars: episode I

and THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH – 1 EACH

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

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