This year, as you might imagine, the big winner that swept the awards was Gigli. Bennifer won plenty of awards between them, but only Affleck in his immense wisdom thought to actually acknowledge the award by trying to make fun of it. The founder of the Razzies, John Wilson, sent out an email detailing what happened from there:
Affleck complained in a radio interview last week that we had "stiffed" him by never presenting him the RAZZIES he sez he "won" for both GIGLI and PEARL HARBOR (he actually didn't "win" anything from us for PEARL HARBOR, but apparently, he thinks he should have). When I first heard about his griping, I used my contacts to get hold of the production offices for LARRY KING LIVE on CNN, where Affleck was set to appear that very evening as King's only guest. Toward the end of the hour, and with almost NO set-up by King, an unadorned RAZZIE Award (delivered to CNN by Yerz Trooly) was foisted on Ben live-on-air.
To say it didn't go well would be an understatement. Affleck held up the RAZZIE and decided it looked "kinda cheap" (which, hey, Bennie, it's SUPPOSED to!). Larry King then took it from him, declared it was "a piece of crap" -- And Affleck then offered to let Larry keep it with his "Emmys and other awards."
Once King was off the air, I quickly called their studio, arranged to retrieve the orphan object -- And quickly posted it for bid on eBay.
Well that auction finally ended on Tuesday. The bidding started at $4.89, which I believe is the actual retail value of the supplies used to glue together the award. 55 bids later, someone bought Ben Affleck's Razzie for $1,375!!
The obviously psychotic winner also gets his/her very own DVD copy of Gigli which actually must lower the retail value of the item to somewhere around -$50. Seriously though ... some people have way too much disposable income.