16th Golden Raspberry Awards

The 16th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 24, 1996, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to recognize the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1995. The list of nominees follows, with recipients denoted in bold. For the first time in Razzie history, an actual "winner" showed up to the ceremony and accepted his award: Showgirls director Paul Verhoeven.[1]

16th Golden Raspberry Awards
DateMarch 24, 1996
SiteHollywood Roosevelt Hotel, California
Worst PictureShowgirls
Most awardsShowgirls (7)
Most nominationsShowgirls (13)

Awards and nominations

  Winner (in bold)
Category Recipient
Worst Picture Showgirls (MGM/UA)
Congo (Paramount)
It's Pat (Touchstone)
The Scarlet Letter (Hollywood Pictures)
Waterworld (Universal)
Worst Actor Pauly Shore in Jury Duty as Tommy Collins
Kevin Costner in Waterworld as The Mariner
Kyle MacLachlan in Showgirls as Zack Carey
Keanu Reeves in Johnny Mnemonic and A Walk in the Clouds as Johnny Mnemonic and Paul Sutton (respectively)
Sylvester Stallone in Assassins and Judge Dredd as Robert Rath and Judge Joseph Dredd (respectively)
Worst Actress Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls as Nomi Malone
Cindy Crawford in Fair Game as Kate McQuean
Demi Moore in The Scarlet Letter as Hester Prynne
Julia Sweeney in It's Pat as Pat Riley
Sean Young in Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde as Helen Hyde
Worst Supporting Actor Dennis Hopper in Waterworld as The Deacon
Tim Curry in Congo as Herkermer Homolka
Robert Davi in Showgirls as Al Torres
Robert Duvall in The Scarlet Letter as Roger Chillingworth
Alan Rachins in Showgirls as Tony Moss
Worst Supporting Actress Madonna in Four Rooms as Elspeth
Amy the Talking Gorilla in Congo
Bo Derek in Tommy Boy as Beverly Barish
Gina Gershon in Showgirls as Cristal Connors
Lin Tucci in Showgirls as Henrietta Bazoom
Worst Screen Couple Any combination of two people (or two body parts!) in Showgirls
William Baldwin and Cindy Crawford in Fair Game
Tim Daly and Sean Young in Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
Dave Foley and Julia Sweeney in It's Pat
Demi Moore and either Robert Duvall or Gary Oldman in The Scarlet Letter
Worst Director Paul Verhoeven for Showgirls
Renny Harlin for Cutthroat Island
Roland Joffé for The Scarlet Letter
Frank Marshall for Congo
Kevin Reynolds (with More Than a Little Un-Asked Assistance from Kevin Costner) for Waterworld
Worst Screenplay Showgirls, written by Joe Eszterhas
Congo, screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, from the novel by Michael Crichton
It's Pat, written by Jim Emerson & Stephen Hibbert & Julia Sweeney, based on characters created by Sweeney
Jade, written by Joe Eszterhas
The Scarlet Letter, screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart, freely adapted from the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Worst New Star Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls as Nomi Malone
Amy the Talking Gorilla in Congo
David Caruso in Jade and Kiss of Death as David Corelli and Jimmy Kilmartin (respectively)
Cindy Crawford in Fair Game as Kate McQuean
Julia Sweeney in It's Pat and Stuart Saves His Family as Pat Riley and Mea C. (respectively)
Worst Original Song "Walk into the Wind" (also known as Love Theme from the Rape Scene) from Showgirls, written by David A. Stewart and Terry Hall
"(Feel the) Spirit of Africa" from Congo, music by Jerry Goldsmith, lyrics by Lebo M
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" from Batman Forever, music by U2, lyrics by Bono (also nominated for a Golden Globe)
Worst Remake Or Sequel The Scarlet Letter (Hollywood Pictures)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (Warner Bros.)
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (Savoy Pictures)
Showgirls (MGM/UA) (remake of both All About Eve and The Lonely Lady)
Village of the Damned (Universal)

See also


  1. Gabriel, Trip (March 31, 1996). "Showgirls' Crawls Back As High Camp at Midnight". The New York Times.
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