The People and Films Who Picked Up Razzies and Oscars in the Same Weekend
Ah, the Razzies. Since 1981, the Golden Raspberry Awards has been “honoring” what it considers to be the worst achievements in film in a given year. The event is typically designed to precede the Academy Awards by one day, which means you can be up for multiple Razzies one night, then stroll on over to the Oscars and possibly pick up one of Hollywood’s highest honors, as Suicide Squad did this weekend. (The film was nominated for two Razzies, and won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling.) Where else have the two polar opposites of awards show season overlapped? Let’s take a look.
Bullock won her first Academy Award in 2010, for her role in The Blind Side. That Saturday, she picked up a Razzie for her role in All About Steve, making her the first — and to date, only — performer to win a Razzie and an Oscar in the same year.
Wall Street is, to date, the only film to pick up both a Razzie and an Oscar in the same year. The night before Michael Douglas picked up his Best Actor Academy Award, Daryl Hannah won worst supporting actress at the Razzies.
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Menken picked up both an Academy Award (for Aladdin‘s “Whole New World”) and a Razzie (for Newsies‘ “High Times, Hard Times”) in 1993. Considering he’s been behind some of Disney’s most enduring hits, he probably let the Razzie roll off his back.
Helgeland won a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award in 1998 for 1997’s L.A. Confidential — no mean feat for those familiar with both James Ellroy’s labyrinthine original novel and the taut cinematic version. The day prior, he won worst screenplay at the 1998 Razzies for The Postman.