On Saturday, jurors for the annual Razzie awards named former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s unwitting role in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” as one of the year’s worst performances.
The Razzies, also known as the Golden Raspberry Awards, were established in 1980 as an alternative to Hollywood’s glitzy Oscars ceremony, which takes place on Sunday.
For his brief role in Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” mockumentary sequel, Giuliani was dubbed worst supporting actor. Unbeknownst to him, the former mayor was being shot in a hotel room with an actress posing as a photographer. Giuliani has confirmed that nothing unethical occurred.
“Absolute Proof,” a movie by MyPillow Chief Executive Mike Lindell, was voted the year’s worst picture. The film featured baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 US presidential election.
Lindell, a vocal supporter of former US President Donald Trump, also was named worst actor.
“Music,” a movie directed by musician Sia about a young girl with autism, won the most Razzies overall, with three including worst actress for Kate Hudson.
Razzie winners were chosen by 1,097 members from more than two dozen countries. Members sign up online and pay a $40 membership fee.