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
DateFebruary 26, 2005
SiteIvar Theatre, Hollywood, California
Worst PictureCatwoman
Most awardsCatwoman / Fahrenheit 9/11 (4)
Most nominationsCatwoman (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.[1][2][3][4] (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.[5])

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.

The Ivar Theatre was rented using proceeds from an auction of Ben Affleck's broken trophy from the previous year, which Affleck smashed during an appearance on Larry King Live.

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."[6] 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.[7][8]

The complete list of nominees are as follows with winners marked in bold:

Winners and nominees

  Winner (in bold)
Category Recipient
Worst Picture Catwoman (Warner Bros.)
Alexander (Warner Bros.)
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (Triumph Films)
Surviving Christmas (DreamWorks)
White Chicks (Columbia / Revolution)
Worst Actor George W. Bush in Fahrenheit 9/11 as Himself
Ben Affleck in Jersey Girl and Surviving Christmas as Ollie Trinke and Drew Latham (respectively)
Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick as Riddick
Colin Farrell in Alexander as Alexander the Great
Ben Stiller in Along Came Polly, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Envy and Starsky & Hutch as Reuben Feffer, Arturo Mendez, White Goodman, Tim Dingman and David Starsky (respectively)
Worst Actress Halle Berry in Catwoman as Patience Phillips / Catwoman
Hilary Duff in A Cinderella Story and Raise Your Voice as Sam Montgomery and Terri Fletcher (respectively)
Angelina Jolie in Alexander and Taking Lives as Queen Olympias and Illeana Scott (respectively)
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in New York Minute as Roxy and Jane Ryan
Shawn and Marlon Wayans (the Wayans "sisters") in White Chicks as Brittany and Tiffany Wilson
Worst Supporting Actor Donald Rumsfeld in Fahrenheit 9/11 as Himself
Val Kilmer in Alexander as King Philip II
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Around the World in 80 Days as Prince Hapi
Jon Voight in Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 as Bill Biscane
Lambert Wilson in Catwoman as George Hedare
Worst Supporting Actress Britney Spears in Fahrenheit 9/11 as Herself
Carmen Electra in Starsky & Hutch as Stacey Haack
Jennifer Lopez in Jersey Girl as Gertrude Steiney
Condoleezza Rice in Fahrenheit 9/11 as Herself
Sharon Stone in Catwoman as Laurel Hedare
Worst Screen Couple George W. Bush and either Condoleezza Rice or his pet goat in Fahrenheit 9/11
Ben Affleck and either Jennifer Lopez or Liv Tyler in Jersey Girl
Halle Berry and either Benjamin Bratt or Sharon Stone in Catwoman
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in New York Minute
The Wayans brothers (Shawn and Marlon Wayans) ("in or out of drag") in White Chicks
Worst Remake or Sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (Warner Bros.)
Alien vs. Predator (20th Century Fox)
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (Screen Gems)
Around the World in 80 Days (Disney)
Exorcist: The Beginning (Warner Bros.)
Worst Director Pitof for Catwoman
Bob Clark for Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Renny Harlin and/or Paul Schrader for Exorcist: The Beginning and/or Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
Oliver Stone for Alexander
Keenen Ivory Wayans for White Chicks
Worst Screenplay Catwoman, screenplay by John Brancato & Michael Ferris and John Rogers, story by Theresa Rebeck and Brancato & Ferris
Alexander, written by Oliver Stone and Christopher Kyle and Laeta Kalogridis
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2, story by Steven Paul, screenplay by Gregory Poppen
Surviving Christmas, screenplay by Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont and Jeffrey Ventimilia & Joshua Sternin
White Chicks, screenplay by Keenen Ivory & Shawn & Marlon Wayans & Andy McElfresh & Michael Anthony Snowden & Xavier Cook

Special "Worst of Our First 25 Years" Awards

  Winner (in bold)
Category Recipient
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)

See also


  1. Rentschler, Brian (2005-02-27). "What happened to the Razzies?". Screen Rant. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
  2. Brevet, Brad (2005-02-27). "Razzies To 'Catwoman' and '9/11'". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
  3. Hood, Nathanael (2014-09-18). "10 Undeserved Razzie Winners". Toptenz.net. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
  4. Simonton, Dean Keith (2011). Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 180. ISBN 9780199752034. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
  5. "Britney Spears interview about George Bush". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  6. Helen Bushby (2005-02-27). "Berry gets worst actress Razzie". BBC. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  7. "John Rogers has Leverage". Crave Online. CraveOnline Media, LLC. January 29, 2009. Archived from the original on 12 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  8. Deutsche Presse-Agentur staff (February 22, 2009). "Mike Myers is the king of the anti-Oscars". Deutsche Presse-Agentur. Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH.
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