In 1980, publicist and copywriter John J.B. Wilson co-founded the Golden Raspberry Awards, nicknamed the Razzies, honoring the worst contributions in film in a given year. Announcements of Razzie nominees and winners are traditionally named one day prior to respective announcements at the Oscars. But occasionally, a film is honored by both organizations like this year’s contender “Suicide Squad.” Click through our photo gallery above highlighting 15 well-known films that were nominated for both Oscars and Razzies.
Big-budget action franchises like “Star Wars” and “Transformers” are a common target of the Razzies, but the technical aspects of those films earn them Oscar noms in several below-the-line categories such as Sound, Makeup, Production Design and Visual Effects. On two occasions, actors have received both Oscar and Razzie nominations: James Coco for his supporting role in “Only When I Laugh” (1981) and Amy Irving for her supporting role in “Yentl” (1983). Even a legendary musician like Prince, who won an Oscar in the now-defunct Original Song Score category for “Purple Rain,” was not exempt from Razzie recognition. Despite his Oscar win, he was also nominated at the Razzies for “Sex Shooter.”
To date, only one film has won both an Oscar and Razzie in the same year: “Wall Street.” Michael Douglas earned a Best Actor Oscar in 1987, while co-star Daryl Hannah was named Worst Supporting Actress for her role in the same film. This year, “Suicide Squad” could be the next film to accomplish that feat. The film has two Razzie nominations: Worst Supporting Actor (Jared Leto) and Worst Screenplay, while it’s also nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Oscars.
Be sure to make your Razzie predictions right now. You can keep changing your predictions right up until just before “winners” are announced on February 25. Be sure to read our contest rules. And join in the fierce debate over the Razzies taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our forums.