SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- On the eve of the Academy Awards, "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!" was dishonored Saturday with a Golden Raspberry Award as the worst movie of 1998.
The movie by "Basic Instinct" and "Showgirls" writer Joe Eszterhas was "a tasteless, laugh-free Tinseltown satire," declared the Golden Raspberry Foundation.At the 19th annual Razzies, it took five Razzies, besting the record of three set by Kevin Costner for last year's "The Postman" and by Sylvester Stallone for his 1985 one-two punch of "Rocky IV" and "Rambo II."
Bruce Willis was named worst actor for "Armageddon," "Mercury Rising" and "The Siege," and the Spice Girls -- described as having "the talent of one bad actress between them" -- were collectively named worst actress for "Spice World."
A special award, "1998: Worst Moviegoing Year Ever," went to a trend dubbed Gidgets and Geezers, described as "movies featuring 58-year-old leading men wooing 28-year-old leading ladies."
"Godzilla," "The Avengers" and "Psycho" tied for worst remake.
The Razzies are a spoof of the Oscars and other big awards shows. They were chosen by about 475 foundation members, including film industry professionals, journalists and movie fans.