Sia named worst director for controversial film at Razzies

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  • The 41st Golden Raspberry Awards were handed out on Saturday, a day before the Academy Awards.
  • The annual tongue-in-cheek Razzies "honour" the worst in film.
  • This year's Razzies were topped by Music, a musical that drew controversy and mockery for its depiction of autism.

The votes are in, and there is no point in Rudy Giuliani arguing with the result - Donald Trump's lawyer was awarded two Razzies Saturday for his "performance" in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

The annual tongue-in-cheek Razzies, or Golden Raspberry Awards, "honour" the worst in film, and are handed out the day before the Oscars, serving to mock the following night's self-congratulatory Tinseltown pageantry.

Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, didn't even know he was appearing in the Borat sequel about a fictional Kazakh journalist - he was tricked into a fake hotel room "interview" with Borat's attractive and flirtatious young daughter, played by Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova.

While Bakalova waits to find out if she has won a top prize from the prestigious Academy, Giuliani was Saturday named worst supporting actor.

He also shared the worst screen combo accolade with "his pants zipper," after the infamous "Borat" scene ended with Giuliani apparently reaching into his trousers, oblivious to the hidden cameras.

He later insisted he was tucking in his shirt.

This year's Razzies were topped by Music, a musical that drew controversy and mockery for its depiction of autism.

Singer-turned-director Sia, actress Kate Hudson and supporting actress Maddie Ziegler each won for their categories.

READ MORE | Sia defends casting Maddie Ziegler as autistic teen in new movie

Worst picture went to Absolute Proof, a documentary by Mike Lindell, the Trump-supporting CEO of pillow manufacturer My Pillow.

The film, which pushes unfounded claims of fraud in November's US election, was described by Razzie organisers as a "two-hour, fake news snooze-fest".

Lindell was also named worst actor at the ignominious awards, which granted a "Special Governor's Trophy" to the year 2020 itself for "The Worst Calendar Year Ever".

The Razzies were first awarded in 1981 in a Los Angeles living room, the brainchild of UCLA film graduates and industry veterans, who chose the raspberry as a symbol of derision.

See the full list of winners here:

Worst Picture

Absolute Proof

Worst Actor

Mike Lindell — Absolute Proof

Worst Actress

Kate Hudson — Music

Worst Supporting Actress

Maddie Ziegler — Music

Worst Supporting Actor

Rudy Giuliani — Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 

Worst Screen Combo

Rudy Giuliani and his pants zipper — Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Worst Director

Sia — Music

Worst Screenplay

365 Days — Screenplay by Tomasz Klimala, Barbara Bialowas & Tomasz Mandes, Based on the novel 365 Dri by Blanka Lipinska

Worst Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel


Special Governors' Award for The Worst Calendar Year EVER!


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