Will Smith, Madonna Picked For "Razzie" Awards

Actor-singers Madonna and Will Smith were unceremoniously dis-honored for their less-than-spectacular film work over the weekend, as each received a Razzie Award for Worst Achievements In Film For 1999, the 1990s, and the 20th Century.

"Winners" of the 20th Annual Razzie Awards were announced in Beverly Hills on Saturday by John Wilson, the head of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, a group that annually selects the worst films, actors, and songs of the last year.

Will Smith and his "Wild Wild West" co-star, Kevin Kline, received a Razzie for Worst Onscreen Couple of 1999, just one of the five awards given in connection with the Barry Sonnenfeld-directed western.

"Wild Wild West," which the Golden Raspberry Foundation described as a "wretched remake of the mid-60s TV hit as a behemothly over-budget, special-effects-laden box office bomb" was also presented with Razzies for Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay of 1999, while Sonnenfeld was named Worst

Director for helming the flick.

Smith also shared a Razzie for Worst "Original" Song with Stevie Wonder and Kool Moe Dee for their joint collaboration on the title track to "Wild Wild West." The song, featured on the movie's soundtrack, was basically a remake of Wonder's hit single, "I Wish," from his 1976 double album "Songs In The Key Of Life."

Madonna, who has earned mixed notices for her recent starring turn in "The Next Best Thing," was selected as the Razzie Awards' Worst Actress Of The Century, based on her work in six films: "Shanghai Surprise" (1986), "Who's That Girl?" (1987), "Bloodhounds Of Broadway" (1989), "Truth Or Dare" (1991), "Body Of Evidence" (1993), and "Four Rooms" (1995).

In Madonna's defense, the Razzies apparently did not take into account her well-received roles in "Evita" (1996), "Girl 6" (1996), "Blue In The Face" (1995), "Dangerous Game" (1993), "Shadows And Fog" (1992), "A League Of Their Own" (1992), "Dick Tracy" (1990), and "Desperately

Seeking Susan" (1985).

For a complete of this and past year's winners of the Golden Raspberry Awards, log onto the organization's official Web site at www.razzies.com.