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The annual Golden Raspberry Awards bestowed a tying four “honors” to Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Zack Snyder’s
$250 million Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. D’Souza’s film was named the worst picture of the year Saturday, and the author got worst director (with co-director Bruce Schooley) and worst actor for playing himself. Worst actress went to Rebekah Turner who played Clinton. “This is absolutely fantastic,” said D’Souza in a video statement. “My audience loves the fact that you hate me. Thank you.” Not to be outdone,
Batman v Superman also picked up four
“wins” including worst remake, worst screenplay and worst screen combo for stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.
Jesse Eisenberg also was singled out as the worst supporting actor for his portrayal of Superman baddie Lex Luthor. Both films were widely panned by critics upon their release — D’Souza’s film for being biased and sensationalist and Snyder’s for its messiness. The Razzie Awards are determined by around 1,000 voting Razzie members from 25 countries, while Worst Screen Combo was voted on by “thousands” through a Rotten Tomatoes partnership.
As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars tonight and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered Friday in Beverly Hills to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights. Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan-Michael Key were among the speakers at the rally, organized by the United Talent Agency outside its Beverly Hills headquarters. The talent agency, planned the nearly two-hour United Voices rally in lieu of holding its annual Oscars party. Security officials estimated there were 1,200 people in attendance. Key, who kicked things off, said the event was intended to, “support the creative community’s growing concern with anti-immigration sentiment in the United States of America and its potential chilling effect on the global exchange of ideas, not to mention freedom of expression.” Fox, a Canadian native who became a U.S. citizen some 20 years ago, said that turning immigrants away is “an assault on human dignity.” Foster said she’s never been comfortable using her public face for activism and has always found the small ways to serve, but that this year is different. “It’s time to show up,” she said. “It’s a singular time in history. It’s time to engage. And as the very, very dead Frederick Douglass once said ‘any time is a good time for illumination.’”