Razzies moved to April Fools’ Day
The organizers of the Golden Raspberry Awards have pushed back the annual ceremony by five weeks – because they couldn’t resist staging the prizegiving on April Fools’ Day for the first time.
The trophies, known as Razzies, are given to the worst movies of the year, and usually take place the day before the Academy Awards.
The 2012 Oscars are scheduled for February 26, but Razzie bosses are going against tradition to stage their ceremony on 1 April.
A statement reads, “John Wilson and Mo Murphy, co-owners of the Razzies, saw a unique opportunity to do something they’ve wanted to do since their awards were created in 1980: emphasise (its) comedic intent by unveiling the ‘winners’ of Tinsel Town’s Tackiest Trophy on April Fools’ Day.”
Nominations for the awards will be announced on February 25. Last year’s big winner at the mock prizegiving was M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender – it landed five trophies, including worst director.