1st Golden Raspberry Awards

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1st Golden Raspberry Awards
Date March 31, 1981
Site John Wilson's living room alcove
Host John J. B. Wilson
Highlights
Worst Picture Can't Stop the Music
Most awards Can't Stop the Music and The Jazz Singer (2)
Most nominations Can't Stop the Music (7)
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The 1st Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 31, 1981 at John Wilson's living room alcove to recognize the worst the film industry had to offer in 1980. Each category included as many as ten nominees; the maximum was lowered to five the following year to mirror the Oscars. This ceremony is constantly criticized by many film critics for Stanley Kubrick's nomination for Worst Director for The Shining. The recipients are denoted in bold:

Awards and nominations[edit]

  Winner (in bold)
Category Recipient
Worst Picture Can't Stop the Music (AFD)
Cruising (Lorimar/United Artists)
The Formula (MGM/United Artists)
Friday the 13th (Paramount)
The Jazz Singer (AFD)
The Nude Bomb (Universal)
Raise the Titanic (AFD)
Saturn 3 (AFD)
Windows (United Artists)
Xanadu (Universal)
Worst Actor Neil Diamond in The Jazz Singer as Yussel Rabinovitch/Jess Robin
Michael Beck in Xanadu as Sonny Malone
Robert Blake in Coast to Coast as Charles Callahan
Michael Caine in Dressed to Kill and The Island as Dr. Robert Elliott/Bobbi and Blair Maynard (respectively)
Kirk Douglas in Saturn 3 as Adam
Richard Dreyfuss in The Competition as Paul Dietrich
Anthony Hopkins in A Change of Seasons as Adam Evans
Bruce Jenner in Can't Stop the Music as Ron White
Sam J. Jones in Flash Gordon as Flash Gordon
Worst Actress Brooke Shields in The Blue Lagoon as Emmeline
Nancy Allen in Dressed to Kill as Liz Blake
Faye Dunaway in The First Deadly Sin as Barbara Delaney
Farrah Fawcett in Saturn 3 as Alex
Shelley Duvall in The Shining as Wendy Torrance
Sondra Locke in Bronco Billy as Antoinette Lily
Olivia Newton-John in Xanadu as Kira
Valerie Perrine in Can't Stop the Music as Samantha Simpson
Deborah Raffin in Touched by Love as Lena Canada
Talia Shire in Windows as Emily Hollander
Worst Supporting Actor John Adames in Gloria as Phil Dawn (tie) and Laurence Olivier in The Jazz Singer as Cantor Rabinovitch (tie)
Marlon Brando in The Formula as Adam Stieffel
Charles Grodin in Seems Like Old Times as Ira Parks
David Selby in Raise the Titanic as Dr. Gene Seagram
Worst Supporting Actress Amy Irving in Honeysuckle Rose as Lily Ramsey
Elizabeth Ashley in Windows as Andrea Glassen
Georg Stanford Brown (in drag) in Stir Crazy as Rory Schutlebrand
Betsy Palmer in Friday the 13th as Mrs. Pamela Voorhees
Marilyn Sokol in Can't Stop the Music as Lulu Brecht
Worst Director Robert Greenwald for Xanadu
John G. Avildsen for The Formula
Brian De Palma for Dressed to Kill
William Friedkin for Cruising
Sidney Furie and Richard Fleischer for The Jazz Singer
Stanley Kubrick for The Shining
Michael Ritchie for The Island
John Trent for Middle Age Crazy
Nancy Walker for Can't Stop the Music
Gordon Willis for Windows
Worst Screenplay Can't Stop the Music, written by Bronte Woodard and Allan Carr
A Change of Seasons, screenplay by Erich Segal and Ronni Kern and Fred Segal
Cruising, written by William Friedkin
The Formula, written by Steve Shagan
It's My Turn, written by Eleanor Bergstein
Middle Age Crazy, written by Carl Kleinschmidt
Raise the Titanic, screenplay by Adam Kennedy and Eric Hughes, from the novel by Clive Cussler
Touched by Love, written by Hesper Anderson
Windows, written by Barry Siegel
Xanadu, written by Richard C. Danus and Marc R. Rubel
Worst Original Song "The Man with Bogart's Face" from The Man with Bogart's Face, music by George Duning, lyrics by Andrew Fenady
"(You) Can't Stop the Music" from Can't Stop the Music, music and lyrics by Jacques Morali
"Suspended in Time" from Xanadu, music and lyrics by John Farrar
"Where Do You Catch the Bus for Tomorrow?" from A Change of Seasons, music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
"You, Baby, Baby!" from The Jazz Singer, music and lyrics by Neil Diamond

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