recognising the worst in film, The Golden Raspberry Awards began on Tuesday,
March 31, 1981 – the same night as the 53rd Annual Academy Awards.
Ordinary People was being honoured with Best Picture, Razzies founder John
Wilson was dis-honouring the Village People’s Can’t Stop The Music with Worst
Screenplay and Worst Picture. He’s been dis-honouring the films that are “so
bad they’re wildly entertaining” ever since.
in these movies isn’t merely wretched,” Wilson notes, “it’s laughable. The
writing is deliriously dunderheaded. And the direction sails beyond the
mediocre into the stratosphere of meteoric misfires.”
co don’t make movies, they just make fun of those who do, and you have to
question their logic on occasion. It’s hard to believe now, but Danny De Vito
was up for Worst Supporting Actor for Batman Returns while The Blair Witch
Project was a Worst Picture nominee in a year that included Wild Wild West and
The Phantom Menace.
years, however, the Razzies proved themselves a vital part of popular culture,
singling out the tat they knew would spell trouble for future generations. Long
before they handed out gongs to Fifty Shades Of Grey and Paul Blart: Mall Cop
2, the Razzies recognized the potential of Donald Trump, who won Worst
Supporting Actor in 1990 for Ghosts Can’t Do It.
If you want
to know who’ll dominate the 2017 awards, step right this way.