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Awards 'Swept'

''Swept Away'' sweeps anti-Oscars. Madonna's movie wins five Golden Raspberries, tying such cinematic millstones as ''Freddy Got Fingered'' and ''The Postman''

Madonna, Adriano Giannini, ... | SHIPWRECKED Madonna and Giannini won Worst Screen Couple
Image credit: Swept Away: Daniel Smith
SHIPWRECKED Madonna and Giannini won Worst Screen Couple

Madonna may not win an Oscar any time soon, but over at the Golden Raspberry Awards, which recognize the year's worst achievements in film, they're about ready to retire her jersey. At Saturday's 23rd annual Razzies, the woman who had already won the less-than-coveted Worst Actress of the Century saw her film ''Swept Away'' capture five awards, tying the record held by ''Freddy Got Fingered,'' ''Wild Wild West,'' ''The Postman,'' and ''Mommie Dearest.''

''Swept Away'' earned citations for worst film, worst remake, worst screen couple (Madonna and Adriano Giannini), worst director (Guy Ritchie) and worst actress. Actually, Madonna had to share that one with fellow pop star Britney Spears for her role in ''Crossroads.'' Spears also took worst song for ''I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman.'' For good measure, Madonna also took worst supporting actress for her cameo in ''Die Another Day.''

Other ''winners'' included worst actor Roberto Benigni (''Pinocchio'') and worst supporting actor Hayden Christensen (''Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones,'' which also won worst screenplay). Traditionally given out the day before the Oscars, the Razzie trophies (a spray-painted gold raspberry, worth an estimated $4.89) were handed out at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Santa Monica. As usual, none of the ''winners'' showed up to collect.

Originally posted Mar 22, 2003
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