At the conclusion of every Hollywood awards season, there is a major ceremony that gets attention for honoring the ultimate in the film industry...in the case of the Golden Raspberry Awards, it's giving props to movies and actors that necessarily deserve getting thrashed more.
Since its inception in 1980, the Razzie Awards have called out the worst of the film industry, no matter how many millions of dollars at the box office or how reviled its critical standing. Getting tied to a Razzie may not necessarily damage a career (ask Sandra Bullock when she won the Oscar the next day after winning the award for 2010's All About Steve), but it does leave a mark on being involved with a project that may not have gone over too well. These five films are considered the biggest winners in Razzie history, if being the "biggest winner" had any good message attached - which in the case of these films, is not likely.
5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012; 11 nominations, 7 wins)
Is it possible this film was only honored as much as it was because it was the Razzies' last chance to "honor" it? Whatever the reason, the fifth movie in the adaptation series of Stephenie Meyer's books led both nominations and wins at the 2012 Razzies. Leading lady Kristen Stewart was named Worst Actress (for this and Snow White and the Huntsman), while Taylor Lautner was named Worst Supporting Actor for his role as Jacob Black. The film's other leading heartthrob, Robert Pattinson, didn't receive any solo honors (thus becoming the lone actor in the Edward-Bella-Jacob love triangle not to earn an individual award). Oscar-winning director Bill Condon (who won for writing the adaptation of the 2002 musical Chicago) was not spared from the Golden Raspberry, as he was named Worst Director.
4. Battlefield Earth (2000; 8 nominations, 7 wins)
It's one thing to follow Scientology as your way of life...it's another to take a mammoth novel from that movement's founder, make it a lifeless action-adventure, and get "rewarded" for it. John Travolta did just that with L. Ron Hubbard's epic novel in 2000, with Battlefield Earth being critically reviled and commercially ignored. Travolta received two awards for his performance as the villainous Terl, while his wife Kelly Preston was even named Worst Supporting Actress. It fell one shy of a perfect sweep, with just one small problem: the film also had two nominations for Worst Supporting Actor - though Barry Pepper (who starred as the rebellious hero out to stop Terl's invasion) would win the prize.
3. Showgirls (1995; 13 nominations, 7 wins)
In 1992, director Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Joe Estzerhas paired for the blockbuster thriller Basic Instinct - so their next pairing naturally would have to be a hit...right? This Vegas-set drama followed a young woman's rise into the city's world of strip clubs, and the
price she pays along the way. While it would gain a reputation as a cult classic, Showgirls' original release was critically and commercially disappointing - which included the slapping of the infamous NC-17 rating. The Razzie committee looked past that mark,
and proceeded it to give a record-setting 13 nominations. Leading lady Elizabeth Berkley (best known for her role as Jessie Spano on the teen sitcom Saved by the Bell) was named Worst Actress, beating the likes of Cindy Crawford (Fair Game) and Demi Moore (The
Scarlet Letter). Verhoeven and Estzerhas would also earn awards in their respective crafts.
2. I Know Who Killed Me (2007; 9 nominations, 8 wins)
Before this 2007 horror thriller, Lindsay Lohan had mostly been in the good graces of critics and fans with roles in Mean Girls and A Prairie Home Companion. Yet the actress' turn as a young girl who is abducted and beaten but gets rescued - only to tell people she
is actually a stripper - didn't exactly pack them in at the box office. The Golden Raspberry voters made sure this star vehicle received the ultimate award treatment - a near-perfect 8 wins out of 9 nominations, including three victories for Lohan alone. The lone miss came
in the Worst Supporting Actress category, with Julia Ormond (as Aubrey's mom) losing to Eddie Murphy in drag for his failed comedy Norbit.
1. Jack and Jill (2011; 12 nominations, 10 wins)
While Adam Sandler's movies have usually gone over well at the box office, his critical standing has usually been a derisive one - save for unexpectedly smart performances in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love and the 9/11-inspired drama Reign Over Me. Yet this comedy would be nowhere on the good side of critical mass - with Sandler playing an advertising executive and the annoying sister that drives him nuts during the Thanksgiving holiday. The film also boasted Katie Holmes in the role of Jack's wife, and notable appearances by David Spade (in drag) & even Academy Award winner Al Pacino! Jack and Jill missed Showgirls' record nomination count by one, but at the 2011 ceremony, it made history on its own terms. It broke I Know Who Killed Me's win record with eight,
including wins for Sandler, Pacino and Spade. Yet Jack and Jill also became the first movie in Razzies history to win in every category of the ceremony - earning it a dubious honor when it comes to the worst movies put to celluloid.