A BRIEF HISTORY of THE RAZZIE® AWARDS
Starting with an Oscar® Night ceremony so small it was actually staged in a living room alcove, The Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Awards have since grown into what E! On-Line recently called "the foremost authority on all things that suck on the big screen." Annually presenting Dis-Honors for Worst Achievements in Film since 1980 in categories ranging from the obvious (Worst Picture, Actor and Actress) to the obtuse (Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Screen Couple) The RAZZIES® today receive television, radio and newspaper coverage around the world. Their yearly bestowing of Tinsel Town's Tackiest Trophies is regularly covered by all three major worldwide newswire services (AP, UPI and Reuters) CNN, major market TV network affiliates across the U.S. and on nationwide ABC, CBS, NBC and NPR network radio news. They also receive print coverage in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Premiere and People-on-Line Magazines. It has been estimated that the worldwide audience annually exposed to information about The RAZZIES® is over One Billion People.
Founded by Lifelong Cine-Maniac and Cynic John Wilson, author of both 1995's http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Know-Learned-Movies-Compilation/dp/1881649644/sr=1-1/qid=1165450595/ref=sr_1_1/103-3942113-0210263?ie=UTF8&s=books - and the recent Warner Books release http://www.amazon.com/Official-Razzie-Movie-Guide-Hollywoods/dp/0446693340/sr=11-1/qid=1165450481/ref=sr_11_1/103-3942113-0210263 - (Listing 100 of The Berry Funniest Bad Movies Ever Made), the RAZZIES® are a light-hearted parody of award shows in general (and The Oscars in particular). The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation's well-aimed Darts of Derision have always been directed at Hollywood's High Profile Humiliations (rather than at the easier target of low-budget/drive-in fare). Worst Picture Dis-Honorees to date have included such Big Budget B.O. Bombs as CATWOMAN, HOWARD THE DUCK and JACK & JILL, as well as such Certified Camp Classics as MOMMIE DEAREST, SHOWGIRLS, BATTLEFIELD EARTH and I KNOW WHO KILLED ME. "Winners" of RAZZIE® Awards for what they would argue was acting range from such Highly Regarded But Project-Misguided stars as Roberto Benigni, Bill Cosby, Kevin Costner and Laurence Olivier to such Top Name But Talent-Challenged performers as Madonna, Burt Reynolds, The Asshole Formerly Known as Prince, Brooke Shields, Adam Sandler, RAZZIE® Poster Child Pia Zadora and All-Time RAZZIE® Champion (with an Impressive 10 "Wins," and a Staggering 30 Nominations...to date!) Sylvester Stallone.
Poised to Prick The Movie Industry's Pomp for as long as Hollywood keeps on making High-Profile Howlers, The RAZZIES® are now looking forward to their 34th Annual Ceremonies in the Spring of 2014 in H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D.
HOW to CONTACT THE RAZZIE® AWARDS
Founder/Head RAZZberry John Wilson can be e-Mailed at:
Or the Golden Raspberry Award® Foundation can be Snail Mailed at:
P.O. Box 835,
Artesia, CA 91702-0835
Ye Olde Head RAZZberry