Cimber has been nominated for the Razzie Award three times all for Butterfly in 1982 as Worst Director, Worst Writer (shared with John Goff) and Worst Picture. The film garnered a total of ten Worst nominations. Even Orson Welles, one of the most accomplished actors ever, was nominated as Worst Supporting Actor under Cimber's direction. Pia Zadora, who starred as Kady in the film, financed by her husband Meshulam Riklis, won Razzie Awards for Worst Actress and Worst New Star. Ed McMahon also won for Worst Supporting Actor.