23rd Golden Raspberry Awards

The 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 22, 2003 at the Sheraton Hotel in Santa Monica, California to recognize the worst the movie industry had to offer in 2002. Pinocchio became the first foreign language film to be nominated for a Golden Raspberry for Worst Picture, and Madonna won Razzies for both Worst Actress (tied with Britney Spears) and Supporting Actress. The one-time-only category introduced this year was "Most Flatulent Teen-Targeted Movie". The complete list of nominees are as follows with winners marked in bold type:

23rd Golden Raspberry Awards
Philadelphia Sheraton Hotel
The 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony was held at the Sheraton Hotel.
DateMarch 22, 2003
SiteSheraton Hotel, Santa Monica, California
Worst PictureSwept Away
Most awardsSwept Away (5)
Most nominationsCrossroads (8)

Awards and nominations

Category Recipient
Worst Picture Swept Away (Screen Gems)
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (Warner Bros.)
Crossroads (Paramount)
Pinocchio (Miramax)
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (20th Century Fox)
Worst Actor
Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni in Pinocchio as Pinocchio (dubbed Godzilla-style by Breckin Meyer)
Adriano Giannini in Swept Away as Giuseppe
Eddie Murphy in The Adventures of Pluto Nash, I Spy, and Showtime as Pluto Nash/Rex Crater, Kelly Robinson and Off. Trey Sellars (respectively)
Adam Sandler in Eight Crazy Nights and Mr. Deeds as Davey Stone/Whitey/Eleanore/Deer and Longfellow Deeds (respectively)
Steven Seagal in Half Past Dead as Sasha Petrosevitch
Worst Actress
Britney Spears
Madonna in Swept Away as Amber Leighton (tie)
Britney Spears in Crossroads as Lucy Wagner (tie)
Angelina Jolie in Life or Something Like It as Lanie Kerrigan
Jennifer Lopez in Enough and Maid in Manhattan as Slim Hiller and Marisa Ventura (respectively)
Winona Ryder in Mr. Deeds as Babe Bennett
Worst Supporting Actor
Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones as Anakin Skywalker
Tom Green in Stealing Harvard as Walter "Duff" Duffy
Freddie Prinze, Jr. in Scooby-Doo as Fred Jones
Christopher Walken in The Country Bears as Reed Thimple
Robin Williams in Death to Smoochy as Rainbow Randolph Smiley
Worst Supporting Actress
Madonna in Die Another Day as Verity
Lara Flynn Boyle in Men in Black II as Serleena
Bo Derek in The Master of Disguise as Herself
Natalie Portman in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones as Padme Amidala
Rebecca Romijn in Rollerball as Aurora
Worst Screen Couple
Adriano Giannini
Adriano Giannini and Madonna in Swept Away
Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi in Pinocchio
Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Eddie Murphy and either Robert De Niro in Showtime, Owen Wilson in I Spy, or himself cloned in The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Britney Spears and "whatever-his-name-was" (Anson Mount) in Crossroads
Worst Remake or Sequel Swept Away (Screen Gems)
I Spy (Columbia)
Mr. Deeds (Columbia/New Line Cinema)
Pinocchio (Miramax)
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (20th Century Fox)
Worst Director
Guy Ritchie, director of Swept Away
Guy Ritchie for Swept Away
Roberto Benigni for Pinocchio
Tamra Davis for Crossroads
George Lucas for Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Ron Underwood for The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Worst Screenplay
George Lucas
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales
The Adventures of Pluto Nash, written by Neil Cuthbert
Crossroads, written by Shonda Rhimes
Pinocchio, screenplay by Vincenzo Cerami and Roberto Benigni
Swept Away, screenplay by Guy Ritchie
Worst Original Song "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" from Crossroads by Max Martin, Rami and Dido Armstrong
"Die Another Day" from Die Another Day by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï
"Overprotected" from Crossroads by Max Martin and Rami
Most Flatulent Teen-Targeted Movie Jackass: The Movie (Paramount)
Crossroads (Paramount)
Eight Crazy Nights (Columbia)
Scooby-Doo (Warner Bros.)
XXX (Columbia/Revolution)

See also

60th Golden Globe Awards

The 60th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 2002, were held on January 19, 2003 in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California. The nominations were announced on December 19, 2002.

75th Academy Awards

The 75th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) took place on March 23, 2003, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories honoring films released in 2002. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Gil Cates and was directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actor Steve Martin hosted for the second time, having previously presided over the 73rd ceremony held in 2001. Three weeks earlier in a ceremony at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California held on March 1, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Kate Hudson.Chicago won six awards including Best Picture. Other winners included The Pianist with three awards, Frida and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers with two, and Adaptation, Bowling for Columbine, The ChubbChubbs!, 8 Mile, The Hours, Nowhere in Africa, Road to Perdition, Spirited Away, Talk to Her, This Charming Man, and Twin Towers with one. The telecast garnered about 33 million viewers in the United States, making it the least watched and lowest rated televised Oscar ceremony at the time.

Crossroads (2002 film)

Crossroads is a 2002 American comedy-drama road film set in Georgia. Directed by Tamra Davis and written by Shonda Rhimes, the film stars pop singer Britney Spears, actors Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Kim Cattrall, and comedian/actor Dan Aykroyd. The film was produced by MTV Films and released on February 15, 2002, in North America by Paramount Pictures. The plot centers on three teenage girls as they take a cross-country road trip, finding themselves and their friendship in the process.

Development on the film began in 2001, when Spears created a concept that was later expanded by Rhimes. Principal filming began on March 2001, and encompassed over a period of six months. Critics gave negative reviews to Crossroads; however, they considered it a better effort when compared to Mariah Carey's 2001 film Glitter. Despite the movie's response from critics, it was a box office success, grossing over $61.1 million worldwide in three months.

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture

The Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture is an award given out at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards to the worst film of the past year. Over the 38 ceremonies that have taken place, there have been 197 films nominated for Worst Picture and 41 winners including three ties.

Following is a list of nominees and recipients of that award, including each film's distribution company and producer(s).

List of films considered the worst

The films listed below have been cited by a variety of notable critics in varying media sources as being among the worst films ever made. Examples of such sources include Metacritic, Roger Ebert's list of most-hated films, The Golden Turkey Awards, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, Rotten Tomatoes, the Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the Golden Raspberry Awards (the "Razzies"). Films on these lists are generally feature-length films that are commercial in nature (intended to turn a profit), professionally produced (as opposed to amateur productions), and released in theaters, on television, or more recently through on-demand streaming services.

Roberto Benigni

Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto beˈniɲɲi]; born 27 October 1952) is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He co-wrote, directed and acted in the 1997 film Life Is Beautiful, which won him the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 71st Oscars Ceremony. He also portrayed Inspector Clouseau's son in Son of the Pink Panther (1993) and has collaborated with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch in three of his films: Down by Law (1986), Night on Earth (1991) and Coffee and Cigarettes (2003).

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