RAZZIE® Voters Decide
Sharon Stone's Hoot-a-Minute Who-Dunnit "wins" Worst Picture, Actress —
Although they decided to spread the loathe around, voters for this year's 27th Annual RAZZIE® Awards clearly placed Sharon Stone's unintentionally hilarious who-dunnit Basic Instinct 2 head and hooters above the competition. In ceremonies held on Oscar eve at Hollywood's Ivar Theatre, the film known to Golden Raspberry Award Foundation members as Basically, it Stinks, Too took four $4.97 trophies, among them Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Prequel or Sequel and Stone herself as 2006's Worst Actress.
But BASIC didn't find itself alone in the "winners" circle at Tinsel Town's tackiest trophy derby: Fellow Worst Picture nominees Lady in the Water and Little Man each took multiple dis-honors as well. The Wayans brothers' far-from-funny midget-thief-pretending-to-be-a-baby "comedy" Little Man swiped three statuettes from its seven nominations: it was named Worst Remake or Rip-Off, and Shawn and Marlon Wayans were both dually dissed as the year's Worst Screen Couple, and jointly named Worst Actor. M. Night Shyamalan, who blew off a multi-million-dollar, multi-picture deal with Disney to get his thrill-free-thriller Lady in the Water made, was rewarded for his megalomania with two RAZZIES: He was named both Worst Director and, for casting himself in a pivotal role in his own film, was also chosen as Worst Supporting Actor. Worst Supporting Actress turned out to be a neck-and-neck race between two talent-free blonde bimbos, but in the end Carmen Electra beat out last year's Worst Actress "winner" Jenny McCarthy. Electra's third RAZZIE nomination proved the charm, and she took the spray-painted gold for her cameo appearances in a pair of putrid parodies, Date Movie and Scary Movie 4. Rounding out the field, and running on empty where actual amusement is concerned, was the "winner" in the newest RAZZIE category, Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment: Robin Williams' road apple of a road movie, RV.
The RAZZIES® were created in 1980 by lifelong cinemaniac and cynic John Wilson, author of both
The Offical Razzies® Movie Guide and
Everything I Know I Learned at the Movies.
"Winners" were determined by mailing ballots to 757 Golden Raspberry Foundation members throughout 42
US states and more than a dozen foreign countries. Those few brave souls who choose to accept their
RAZZIES® receive a gold-spray-painted, golf-ball-sized raspberry atop a mangled super 8 film reel,
with an estimated street value of $4.97. For more information on the RAZZIE® Awards, and their
ill-lustrious history, please visit www.razzies.com.
©2007, John Wilson and The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation