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Razzies awards now shift to April Fool's Day

Finally, the wish of the Razzies organisers has been granted as the date of the famous awards for the worst movies has been shifted to April Fool's Day. Nominations for the awards, which are a spoof on the Academy Awards, will be announced on...

hollywood Updated: Jan 23, 2012 18:18 IST
Hindustan Times,Razzies,April Fool's Day

Hollywood's award season is going to linger on through April Fool's Day this year. Organizers of the Razzies have changed the schedule for their nominations and prize ceremony.

The spoof on the Academy Awards picks the year's worst films. The Razzies used to announce contenders the night before the Oscar nominations, which are coming Tuesday.

Razzies founder John Wilson announced Sunday that nominations this season will be released Feb. 25, the eve of the Oscar ceremony. Winners of the Razzies will be announced on April 1.

Wilson says Razzies organizers have long wanted to have their awards coincide with April Fool's Day.

A news release announcing the change also notes that it will give the 600 Razzies voters "additional time to see the dreck they will eventually nominate."

This would be the 32nd Razzies awards ceremony.

First Published: Jan 23, 2012 17:00 IST