While the Oscars or Academy Awards are regarded as one of the greatest honors any actor can ever be bestowed with, the same is not the case with the ‘Razzie’ awards. Originally called the Golden Raspberry Awards, these are granted to honor ‘the worst of cinematic underachievements’, or in simple terms: openly criticizing on-screen works that are just not good enough.
Although a lot of terrible actors as well as movies’ names must have popped into your mind by now, you will be blown to find out that even some of the best stars of all time have won the Razzies! Compiled below is the cure to your curiosity, which includes 10 Hollywood Oscar winners who have somehow managed to bag the Golden Raspberry Awards.
10 Hollywood Oscar-Winners Who Have Been Honored With The Razzies
1. Sandra Bullock
Though enormously surprising, Sandra Bullock was awarded a Razzie at the 2010 Golden Raspberry Award ceremony for the worst actress in All About Steve. But being the tremendous actress she is, she showed up at the event with a whole cart full of DVDs of the movie and challenged the audience in her acceptance speech, saying,
“I will show up next year if you promise to watch the movie, I mean really watch it, and really consider if it was really and truly the worst performance. And if you’re willing to watch it, then I will come back next year and I will give back the Razzie.”
Her true appreciation didn’t take too long to get to her, as the very next day she walked home from the 82nd Academy Awards with the Best Actress statue in her hand.
2. Jared Leto
Jared Leto is a widely acknowledged actor, and his 2014 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his remarkable performance in Dallas Buyers Club is the perfect backup for this claim. However, everyone has their bad days and the Fight Club star was no exception to this considering how he bagged 2 Razzies: one for his supporting role in House of Gucci (2022) and the other for his incredibly hated performance in Marvel’s Morbius (2023).
3. Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson was awarded a Golden Raspberry Redeemer Award in 2017 for Hacksaw Ridge, which he directed. However, he was rightfully redeemed at the Academy Awards the same year after getting an Oscar nod for Best Director for the same movie.
Apart from this, he also scored 2 more Oscars back in 1996 for Best Picture and Best Director for Braveheart and ended up with one more Razzie five years ago in 2018 for the Worst Supporting Actor for his role in Daddy’s Home 2.
4. Ben Affleck
Okay, you were most certainly not expecting this here. But we’re sorry to say that even Ben Affleck couldn’t stop himself from falling prey to the criticism. While he nabbed two Academy Awards – one in 1998 for Best Original Screenplay for his renowned Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon, and the other in 2013 for Best Picture for having producer Argo – he also bagged four Razzies: one each for Daredevil, Gigli, and Paycheck in 2003 for Worst Actor, and the last one in 2017 with Henry Cavill for the Worst Screen Combo for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
5. Leonardo DiCaprio
Considering how Leonardo DiCaprio is highly acclaimed for his flawless on-screen performances, fans must be stunned to see his name here. But the truth’s the truth, and the Titanic star scored the Golden Raspberry Award pretty early in his career in 1998 for The Man in the Iron Mask. Regardless, he earned his true commendation in 2016 for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in The Revenant, which finally came to him after several nominations in previous years.
6. Al Pacino
Although Al Pacino is renowned for his legendary contribution to the film industry, his one wrong choice landed him with the Razzies. Years after he was awarded an Oscar for Best Actor following his work in Scent of a Woman, he managed to bag 2 Golden Raspberries in 2011 in the categories of Worst Supporting Actor as well as Worst Screen Couple for his one epic flop: Jack and Jill.
Yes, Prince is widely loved for his jaw-dropping music, also the reason behind his securing an Academy Award for Best Music for Purple Rain. Yet, he too fell prey to the Golden Raspberry Awards, winning three of them: 2 for Worst Director and Worst Actor for Under the Cherry Moon, and one for Worst Original Song following his dubbed version of Love or Money.
8. Marlon Brando
The legendary late actor was honored with two Oscars: one for On the Waterfront in 1954, and the other, which he famously declined, for Best Actor in 1973. However, Marlon Brando was also disgraced with the Worst Supporting Actor Razzie in 1996 following his less noble performance in The Island of Dr. Moreau.
9. Halle Berry
Everyone knows what a disaster Catwoman was. And while Halle Berry winning a Golden Razzie for the same might not be news to fans, her eight-minute long speech in fake tears, which followed with her holding her Oscar in her hand, at the 2005 Golden Raspberry Awards is worth knowing:
“I have a lot of people to thank because you don’t win a Razzie without a lot of help from a lot of people,” Berry said. “First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers – thank you for putting me in a piece of s—, God-awful movie.”
Regardless, the Moonfall star was also applauded after becoming ‘the first woman of color’ to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in Monster’s Ball.
10. Tom Hanks
We know what you’re thinking: Tom Hanks on this list?! But it’s only true, even though he won the Razzies for both Worst Supporting Actor as well as Worst Screen Couple for the same movie that got eight Oscar nominations in 2023: Elvis.
Besides, his numerous Academy Awards nominations in the previous years following his two Oscar wins for Best Actor for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump make his two Golden Raspberry Awards look like nothing in front of them.