Golden Raspberry

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The Golden Raspberry ( English Golden Raspberry Award , shortly Razzie ) is a first time in 1981 award Negative - Film Award . The Razzie was created as a kind of anti- Oscar by the cineast John JB Wilson and is traditionally awarded in various, sometimes absurd categories for the worst performance of the film year on the evening before the Oscar awards. The materially almost worthless winner's trophy consists of a plastic raspberry , which is glued to a Super-8 film roll made of aluminum and coated with gold paint.

The award is named after the English phrase to blow a raspberry in the sense of "making a fart sound with the mouth" (literally "blowing a raspberry"). This comes originally from the Cockney rhyming slang , a London variety of English in which common words are replaced by rhyming words or phrases. So instead of fart (“fart”) it says raspberry tart (“ raspberry tart ”), which in turn appears in abbreviated form to blow a raspberry . The gesture is considered an "expression of disapproval or contempt".

The award is backed by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation (GRAF), which in 2007 included more than 750 film critics, journalists and filmmakers from 42 US states and more than twelve countries. The Munich film workshop nominates 50 people from Germany to take part in the vote.

The 38th Golden Raspberry Awards were presented on March 3, 2018, the eve of the Academy Awards , in Hollywood , California ( Los Angeles ). The 39th award ceremony took place on February 23, 2019. In 2020, the official award ceremony had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic .

Annual awards


Received the Razzie Award for Worst Sequel to Indiana Jones IV in 2009
Razzie inventor John B. Wilson at the 29th Golden Raspberry Awards, 2009

Older and irregular categories

Categories awarded for a special occasion

Special awards

Looking back over a decade, particularly bad films and filmmakers are awarded Golden Raspberries again, as happened in the 1980s , 1990s and 2000s . During the award ceremony for the Golden Raspberry 2000 , the worst actress and the worst actor of the century were chosen for the 20th century. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Golden Raspberry, trophies for the worst in 25 years were presented at the 2005 awards ceremony . From 2015 the Razzie Redeemer Award ("Raspberry of Redemption") will be presented. This is awarded to an artist who was awarded the Golden Raspberry or was nominated for it and who later delivered a remarkable artistic achievement. It is not yet clear whether this category will be established permanently.


  • The winners only rarely accept the award in person: So far, Tom Green (Freddy Got Fingered) , Robert Conrad (Wild Wild West) , Showgirls director Paul Verhoeven , Halle Berry ( Catwoman ) and Sandra Bullock ( Crazy About ) have won Steve ) off their raspberries. Berry had already announced in an interview shortly before the 2005 awards ceremony that she would pick up her prize if she won. She said: “If I get a raspberry, I'll definitely go to the awards. I think anyone who goes to the Oscars should also come to the Razzies. ”In her speech at the awards ceremony, she poked fun at herself - referring to her acceptance speech at the 2002 Academy Awards.
  • Adam Sandler's film Jack and Jill received the most golden raspberries in the history of the award in 2012 with ten pieces. At the same time, the film was the first to win in all categories to be awarded, replacing the previous record holder, Battlefield Earth , which received seven out of a possible nine awards at the Golden Raspberry 2001 , as well as a special award in 2005 and 2010.


IndieWire criticized the fact that the voting members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for the award of the Golden Raspberry did not have to see the respective films and questioned the neutrality of the votes. GQ magazine described the decisions about awards as arbitrary and indiscriminate. In The Daily Telegraph , criticism of the Golden Raspberry referred to the fact that the same people and stereotypes were often awarded repeatedly.

Web links

Commons : Golden Raspberry  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Press release of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation on the Golden Raspberry 2007 ( Memento from February 28, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) In: (English).
  2. Raspberry. In: Merriam-Webster , accessed January 22, 2017.
  3. Trumps for "Golden Raspberry" in the running . Article dated January 21, 2019, accessed January 21, 2019.
  4. Golden Raspberries 2019: Johnny Depp, John Travolta and Donald Trump have been nominated several times . Article dated January 21, 2019, accessed January 21, 2019.
  5. of March 15, 2020: Corona crisis award of the "Golden Raspberries" canceled , accessed on April 19, 2020
  6. 2003 RAZZIE® Nominees & "Winners". (No longer available online.) In: December 4, 2005, archived from the original on June 20, 2012 ; Retrieved January 9, 2013 .
  7. in Vanity Fair
  8. Adam Sandler sets a record of abject price . Mirror online