For Immediate Release
RAZZIES® ANNOUNCE WORST IN
FILM NOMINEES FOR 1999,
THE 90's - AND THE CENTURY!
Celebrating two decades as Tinseltown's Tackiest Anti-Awards Show, The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has chosen Valentine's Day to announce nominees for its Gala 20th
Annual RAZZIE® Awards, Dis-Honoring Worst Achievements in Film.
This year, in
addition to the now familiar categories (Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Screen Couple, etc.) The RAZZIES will include four Special Awards: Worst Picture and Worst New Star of The Decade and, in The Ultimate Dis-Honor, Worst Actor and Actress of The Century. "Winners" (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 - The now-traditional 24 hours BEFORE That Other Award Show…
Among the Potential RAZZ-ees are: Kevin Costner, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, William Shatner, Pauly Shore and All-Time RAZZIE Cham-Peen Sylvester Stallone as
Worst Actor of The Century and Elizabeth Berkley, Bo Derek, Madonna,
Brooke Shields and Pia Zadora as Worst Actress of The Century. Worst Picture of
The Decade choices include past Worst Picture of The Year "Winners" AN ALAN
SMITHEE FILM: BURN, HOLLYWOOD, BURN! HUDSON HAWK, THE POSTMAN,
STRIPTEASE and (of course!) SHOWGIRLS. For 1999, the most-nominated titles
include Worst Picture contenders WILD WILD WEST and THE HAUNTING plus three
of The Year's Biggest Money-Makers: Adam Sandler's BIG DADDY, The Ultra-Low Budget "Thriller" BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and George Lucas' Pointless Prequel, STAR WARS:
EPISODE I. A complete list of nominees in all 12 RAZZIE categories is included with
this press release.
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 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.
The public is invited to vote for the Worst Films of the Century in our official "100 Films,
100 Stinkers" poll, available exclusively on our web site at . 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:
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 Picture of 1999:
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