Since 1981, the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has celebrated not the best that Hollywood has to offer, but the worst. Gathering on Oscar night every year for an "award show" better known as The Razzies, the group looks back at the previous year's worst films and give out awards for categories such as Worst Actor, Worst Picture, Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, and Worst Screen Couple. This year headlines were made when Sandra Bullock actually went to the ceremony to accept her award for Worst Actress in last year's cinematic abortion All About Steve. Apparently this was just enough press and motivation for producers to think it was a good idea for next year's show to be broadcast.
On their website, the GPAF has issued a press release saying that next year's show, which will be the 31st annual, may be the first to be broadcast in the show's history. What is strange is that they don't give any more details than the fact that they are interested in broadcasting, which I find hard to believe is a new development. After all, broadcasting means advertisers, and advertisers mean money.
Now comes the part where I tell you why this won't work. You know why Sandra Bullock got so much attention for her speech? BECAUSE SHE ACTUALLY SHOWED UP! Contrary to what may be popular belief, actors, directors and other Hollywood types aren't too keen on showing up to a ceremony that mocks them for failing. In the show's illustrious 31 years of existence, only Bullock, Halle Berry (for Catwoman), Bill Cosby (for Leonard Part 6) and Ben Affleck (for Gigli, Daredevil and Paycheck) have actually shown up to accept their awards. Perhaps televising the show would give filmmakers a reason to show up, but really, why should they?