Pity actress Sharon Stone — she cannot return to the scene of the crime without getting whacked.
Stone and her failed film sequel, Basic Instinct 2, swept the 27th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, on Saturday night as they collected dubious-distinction honors in four categories — worst film, worst actress, worst screenplay and worst prequel or sequel.
John Wilson, the head of the foundation that lampoons Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars, said that while Razzie voters spread their loathing as best they could this year — they kept returning to Basic Instinct 2, the sequel to the sex-thriller that made Stone a star in 1992.
Making of the film was delayed for several years because of production problems and lawsuits. At one point, Stone sued the producers for $100 million claiming they had made it impossible for her to get other jobs. But eventually the film was made and it opened to nearly universal critical scorn.
Little Man, a comedy made by the Wayans Brothers, picked up three Razzies, including worst remake or rip-off. Brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans were named worst screen couple and shared the prize for worst actor. Their comedy about a tiny thief who disguises himself as a baby, supposedly was based on a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, who blew off a lucrative deal with Disney over the company’s criticism of his movie Lady in the Water, received two Razzies for that film: worst director and worst supporting actor for his own performance in it.
The Razzie for worst supporting actress went to former Baywatch beauty Carmen Electra after a neck-and-neck fight with onetime Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy. Electra won for two films — Date Movie and Scary Movie 4.
RV, a comedy starring Robin Williams, was the winner of the newest Razzie category, worst excuse for family entertainment.
The Razzies were created in 1980 by Wilson, a devoted film fan. They are decided by a vote of the Golden Raspberry Foundation’s 757 members.
Winners receive a gold-painted, golf ball-sized raspberry atop a mangled super-8 film reel. The trophy has an estimated value of $4.97.
From: The Associate Press.