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'Instinct 2' named worst movie of the year

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• "Basic Instinct 2" wins four Razzies, including worst picture
• Wayans brothers' "Little Man" takes three awards
• Show dedicated to Razzie mainstay Sylvester Stallone
By Todd Leopold
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LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- In the end, Sharon Stone baring her body outdid Nicolas Cage in a bear suit.

"Basic Instinct 2," the bomb sequel to 1992's "Basic Instinct," defeated tough competition on Saturday night to win the Razzie Award as the worst picture of 2006. The competitors included Cage's critically slammed remake of "The Wicker Man," in which the once Oscar-winning actor wears a bear suit at a moment of high drama.

The 27th annual awards, presented by the Golden Raspberry Foundation, were held at Hollywood's Ivar Theater. (Slide show: Presenting the worst)

"Instinct 2" -- known to Razzie organizers as "Basically, It Stinks, Too" -- won four awards overall, including worst screenplay, worst prequel or sequel and worst actress for Stone, who was mocked for her poorly presented physical assets as well as her performance.

Right behind "Instinct 2" with three Razzies was the Wayans brothers' poopfest "Little Man," which won worst actor (for Marlon and Shawn Wayans), worst screen couple (for Shawn and Marlon Wayans or Kerry Washington) and worst remake or rip-off. "Little Man" was called a rip-off of a 1954 Bugs Bunny cartoon.

M. Night Shyamalan, whose last name was a running joke all evening, picked up worst director and worst supporting actor for his waterlogged bedtime story "Lady in the Water."

Carmen Electra won worst supporting actress for her work in "Date Movie" and "Scary Movie 4."

Despite six nominations -- including one for another past Oscar winner, Ben Kingsley -- the video game-vampire tale "Bloodrayne" came up empty. So did Tim Allen, nominated for worst actor for three different films: "Santa Clause 3," "The Shaggy Dog" and "Zoom."

However, Robin Williams' film "RV," equally as poop-besotted as "Little Man," did win in the new category of "worst excuse for family entertainment."

Razzie founder and "Head Berry" John Wilson, who hosted the show, admitted coming to this year's dishonors with some disappointment.

Longtime Razzie mainstay Sylvester Stallone, who has a lifetime 30 Razzie nominations and 10 wins, missed out on nominations this year because his latest film, "Rocky Balboa," "didn't always suck," said Wilson.

To make up for that gap, the awards were co-dedicated to the star of "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot," "Judge Dredd" and "Cobra."

The Razzie show led off with a parody of "Dreamgirls" featuring a trio of men in drag (the "Bad Dreams") and continued in that impish spirit.

"Little Man," which featured Marlon Wayans' face computer-attached to an infant's head, was hailed as "a CGI achievement for the ages."

"Material Girls," starring sisters Hilary and Haylie Duff, was "inspired by the Madonna song in much the same way as World War II was inspired by World War I."

And the Razzies, like the Oscars, contained a musical interlude paying tribute to past films. In the case of the Razzies, however, the interlude was a sing-along of "That's Entertainment" with new lyrics, preceded by presenters asking the audience to hold up helpfully supplied pictures of Ethel Merman. Thus, the song was performed by the "Merman Tabernacle Choir."

Despite "Instinct 2's" overwhelming showing, "Wicker Man" partisans -- including comedian and National Public Radio's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" regular Adam Felber -- were upset that their film came up empty.

In a post-show interview, Wilson acknowledged that there was some feeling within the Golden Raspberry Foundation that "Wicker Man" was "robbed." However, the votes for "Instinct 2" -- submitted by foundation members across the United States and in a dozen other nations -- were too much.

"Wicker Man" fans will just have to grin and bear it.

Instinct 2

Sharon Stone and David Morrissey in the critical and financial dud -- but multi-Razzie winner -- "Basic Instinct 2."


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