25th Golden Raspberry Awards
The 25th Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, were held on February 26, 2005 at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood, California to honor the worst films the film industry had to offer in 2004. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Golden Raspberry Awards, four special categories—Worst Razzie Loser of Our First 25 Years, Worst "Comedy" of Our First 25 Years, Worst "Drama" of Our First 25 Years, and Worst "Musical" of Our First 25 Years—were created.
|25th Golden Raspberry Awards|
|Date||February 26, 2005|
|Site||Ivar Theatre, Hollywood, California|
|Most awards||Catwoman / Fahrenheit 9/11 (4)|
|Most nominations||Catwoman (7)|
This edition of the Razzies was the first to give nominations to a movie that was neither a critical nor a box-office bomb: the Palme d'Or winner Fahrenheit 9/11. It received nominations not because the movie itself was of poor quality, but because the film depicted political figures' mishandling of the September 11 attacks and the Iraq War. The Razzies, which had previously steered clear of politics, received criticism from some quarters for nominating the performances of George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and Condoleezza Rice. (The former two won their awards while Britney Spears won the Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress over Rice; her role in Fahrenheit 9/11 is just fifteen seconds long.)
Leading the pack was a tie between the late summer film Catwoman and Fahrenheit 9/11, each of which won four Razzies, even though the latter was not nominated for Worst Picture. Catwoman received the greatest number of nominations (seven), followed by Alexander with six nominations.
Halle Berry collected her award in person. She was the first to do so since 2001, when Tom Green arrived to receive his five Razzies for Freddy Got Fingered. Berry was quoted as saying "If you aren't able to be a good loser you're not able to be a good winner." Berry mocked her 2002 Oscar acceptance speech, acting tearful and saying, "I never thought this would happen to me." She then responded to some critics by holding up her Oscar and saying, "They can't take it away, my name's on it!" Screenwriter Michael Ferris also appeared to pick his Worst Screenplay award.
The complete list of nominees are as follows with winners marked in bold:
Winners and nominees
Special "Worst of Our First 25 Years" Awards
|Worst Razzie Loser of Our First 25 Years||Arnold Schwarzenegger (with 8 nominations total, including 1 in 2004)|
|Kim Basinger (with 7 nominations total)|
|Angelina Jolie (with 7 nominations, including 2 in 2004)|
|Ryan O'Neal (with 6 nominations total)|
|Keanu Reeves (with 7 nominations)|
|Worst "Drama" of Our First 25 Years||Battlefield Earth (Warner Bros.) (2000)|
|The Lonely Lady (Universal) (1983)|
|Mommie Dearest (Paramount) (1981)|
|Showgirls (MGM / UA) (1995)|
|Swept Away (Screen Gems) (2002)|
|Worst "Comedy" of Our First 25 Years||Gigli (Columbia / Revolution Studios) (2003)|
|The Adventures of Pluto Nash (Warner Bros.) (2002)|
|The Cat in the Hat (DreamWorks / Universal) (2003)|
|Freddy Got Fingered (20th Century Fox) (2001)|
|Leonard Part 6 (Columbia) (1987)|
|Worst "Musical" of Our First 25 Years||From Justin to Kelly (20th Century Fox) (2003)|
|Can't Stop the Music (AFD) (1980)|
|Glitter (Columbia / 20th Century Fox) (2001)|
|Rhinestone (20th Century Fox) (1984)|
|Spice World (Columbia) (1998)|
|Xanadu (Universal) (1980)|
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