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Battlefield Earth’ walks off with basket of ‘Razzies’

March 25, 2001

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— Hollywood got its annual Oscar Eve poke in the eye with John Travolta's "Battlefield Earth" taking the bulk of the 21st annual Golden Raspberry Foundation dis-honors.

Seven Bronx cheers went to "Battlefield Earth," including Razzies for worst movie, actor, screen couple, supporting actor, supporting actress, director and screenplay.

"Battlefield" was well ahead of competitors "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" and "The Next Best Thing" on the foundation's worst-of-2000 list unveiled at a news conference Saturday.

"It was actually a cake walk for jurors. 'Battlefield' was truly wretched," Golden Raspberry Foundation founder John Wilson said.

The Razzie trophy is a gaudy, gold-painted, golf ball-sized plastic raspberry atop a film canister. It's worth $4.29.

Adam Sandler's "Little Nicky," which had five nominations, came up empty-handed.

"I'm disappointed that Adam Sandler's movie didn't get anything. It was every bit as wretched as 'Battlefield,"' Wilson said.

The foundation's 535 voting members include critics, filmgoers and people who work in the entertainment business.

The complete list of Golden Raspberry Foundation dis-honors:

Worst picture: "Battlefield Earth."

Worst actor: John Travolta in "Battlefield Earth" and "Lucky Numbers."

Worst actress: Madonna in "The Next Best Thing."

Worst screen couple: John Travolta and Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in "Battlefield Earth."

Worst supporting actress: Kelly Preston in "Battlefield Earth."

Worst supporting actor: Barry Pepper in "Battlefield Earth."

Worst remake or sequel: "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2."

Worst director: Roger Christian, "Battlefield Earth."

Worst screenplay: "Battlefield Earth."

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