Ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani wins 2 Razzies for infamous 'Borat' film scene

Los Angeles - Singer Sia, actors Kate Hudson and Maddie Ziegler also won for their categories.


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Published: Sat 24 Apr 2021, 1:14 PM

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, after the infamous Borat scene ended with Giuliani.

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.

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 organizers 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.

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