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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NEWS -

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.’”




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