Friday, March 1, 2013
The British answer to the Golden Raspberry or Razzie Awards, they gave their highest accolades to the British comedy Keith Lemon: The Film. It won for Best Worst Film, Acting Performance – Female and Dialogue. Based on a television character, the film received scathing reviews and has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The winner for Best Worst Hollywood Film was the rom-com This Means War with Reese Witherspoon. Nicolas Cage won for Best Worst Acting Performance – Male for Ghost Rider Spirit Of Vengeance.
Russell Crowe's selections in Les Misérables were recognized, and director Tom Hooper was named winner of a special award.
The BARFTA Academy says: “2012 was a bumper season for terrible film. In a normal year any of the nominees could have walked away with the top prize, so this years winner has proved itself to be something very special indeed. The Academy would like to salute the verve and single mindedness of all those nominated here, without whom the cinema would be a much safer place to go.
"Anyone can make Argo, it takes a rare talent to produce Keith Lemon: The Film.”
Complete list of "winners" for the inaugural BARFTA Awards
BEST WORST FILM 2013
WINNER - Keith Lemon: The Film
A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger
A Few Best Men
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
BEST WORST HOLLYWOOD FILM
WINNER - This Means War
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
BEST WORST ACTING PERFORMANCE – MALE
WINNER - Nic Cage for Ghost Rider Spirit Of Vengeance
Adam Sandler in That's My Boy
Ray Winstone in Elfie Hopkins
Ben Stiller in The Watch
Sean Penn This Must Be The Place
BEST WORST ACTING PERFORMANCE – FEMALE
WINNER Leigh Francis as Keith Lemon as Mel B in Keith Lemon: The Film
Frieda Pinto in Black Gold
Keira Knightly in Anna Karenina
BEST WORST DIALOGUE
WINNER: Vernon Kaye's "I'll have the bangers and gash" cameo in Keith Lemon: The Film, after watching Kelly Brooks and Keith Lemon's restaurant food sex scene.
Savages – "I have orgasms, he has wargasms"
W.E. – "Oh him? He's a Russian intellectual slumming as a security guard"
Rock of Ages – "Now look at him married to a woman who looks like she's been hibernating in Margaret Thatcher's bumhole"
The Expendables 2 – "now that's some real Chinese take out"
Russell Crowe's songs from Les Misérables comprehensively beat Suddenly from Les Misérables
Tom Hooper was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for services to industrial relations.