Rudy Giuliani: Former New York mayor earns Razzie award for worst movie performance in Borat film | Ents & Arts News
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s cameo in Borat: Subsequent Movie Film was named one of the worst performances of the year by voters for the annual Razzie awards.
The annual Golden Raspberry Awards – known as the Razzies – “honours” the worst in movies and hands out gongs for what it deems were the lowlights of the Hollywood year.
On Saturday, Donald Trump’s former lawyer landed the worst supporting actor prize for his unwitting appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat mockumentary sequel.
The 76-year-old was unknowingly filmed last year inside a New York hotel room with actress Maria Bakalova, who had posed as a journalist, after she tricked him into going back with her.
He was seen lying on a bed with his hands down his trousers.
The scene also earned Mr Giuliani the Razzie for worst screen combo – awarded to him and “his pants zipper”.
Mr Giuliani has insisted nothing inappropriate happened.
He later described the video as a “complete fabrication” in a tweet, adding: “I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.
“At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.”
Meanwhile, the movie Absolute Proof by MyPillow Chief Executive Mike Lindell was voted the year’s worst picture.
The film featured baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 US presidential election.
Lindell, who is a vocal supporter of former president Trump, was also named worst actor.
Elsewhere at the 41st Golden Raspberry Awards, Australian singer-songwriter Sia’s controversial movie Music won three prizes.
Kate Hudson won worst actress, while Maddie Ziegler won worst supporting actress and Sia nabbed worst director for the poorly received flick.
Razzie winners were voted for by 1,097 members from more than two dozen countries.
Members sign up online and pay a $40 (£29) membership fee.