Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie have swept away the competition at the Razzies, an annual spoof of the Academy Awards singling out the worst achievements in film. “Swept Away,” the island-romance bomb that starred Madonna and was written and directed by Ritchie, took five Razzie Awards today, among them worst picture of 2002.
Madonna tied for worst actress with fellow pop queen Britney Spears, who made her starring debut in “Crossroads,” another worst-picture contender. Ritchie was chosen worst director, while “Swept Away” earned Madonna a second award for worst screen couple with co-star Adriano Giannini. A remake of an acclaimed Italian film about a rich snob stranded with a hunky sailor, Madonna´s “Swept Away” also received the trophy for worst remake or sequel.
Madonna was named worst supporting actress for her brief cameo as a fencing instructor in the James Bond flick “Die Another Day,” for which she also sang the theme song.
Other Razzie 2002 “winners” chosen by about 500 members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation: Worst actor: Roberto Benigni, “Pinocchio.”
Worst supporting actor: Hayden Christensen, “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.”
Worst screenplay: George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, “Star Wars: Episode II -Attack of the Clones.”
Worst original song: “I´m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman,” “Crossroads.”
Most flatulent teen-targeted movie: “Jackass: The Movie.”