This year’s Oscars took place on Sunday, and while there was a lot of love for people doing the nasty with a fish, there was a disappointing lack of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who was all over last year’s ceremony.
The Rock was sadly not in attendance for any of the big awards ceremonies over the weekend (come on, Independent Spirit Awards, get on the ball here), which of course includes the Golden Raspberry Awards, more affectionately known as the Razzies, which are awarded each year to the biggest stinkers that audiences had to sit through.
Well (and this is kind of surprising, because I’ve seen The Scorpion King AND Walking Tall) somehow, the Rock had never won a Razzie before, but he got one this year — in an all-new category! And he really couldn’t have been happier to get that Golden Raspberry. He took to Instagram to brag about it and accept his award.
“Oscar Sunday, I’m super pumped, and very proud for my buddies who’ve been nominated tonight. Pulling for you guys to bring home the gold. I’m also excited, because I was just informed that I too am bringing home to gold tonight. No, not an Oscar — maybe one day — but a Razzie. Razzies are the annual awards given out to Hollywood’s worst movies. [laughs] And I have officially won one, for Baywatch.
“But here’s the cool thing: the movie was so bad that they actually had to create another category. I’m not kidding. The new category is A Movie So Rotten, You Eventually Fell In Love With It. I’m not kidding! Which means the sh*t sandwich you have been eating is so bad, that you eventually started to like it.
“Look, we made Baywatch with the best of intentions. It didn’t work out. But I humbly and graciously accept my Razzie, and I thank you critics, I thank you fans, and look … at the end of the day, ‘Movie So Rotten You Eventually Fell In Love With It?’ That’s just the way love goes. [laughs] Go Baywatch. Thank you for my Razzie. Give it to me!”
The Rock has always struck me as someone who always is in on the joke, and always knows and understands when something is bad, but has no trouble owning it. That’s likely one of the reasons he’s been so dang successful for all these years. Thanks for always being a good sport, Rocky. Now go punch another earthquake or whatever.