A Hollywood parody award show honored Rudy Giuliani with two Razzies for his inappropriate appearance in the second Borat movie

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Rudy Giuliani gestures during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan, on December 2, 2020.

  • Rudy Giuliani, ex-personal lawyer to former President Donald Trump, has received two Razzies.
  • The Razzies, parody awards meant to honor the worst content of the year, were given to him for his involvement in “Borat: Subsequent Movie Film.”
  • In the movie, Giuliani had his hand down his pants while in a hotel room with a 15-year-old posing as an older reporter.
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The Razzies, Hollywood’s parody award show that honors the worst content created in the last year, has presented Rudy Giuliani with two awards.

Giuliani won the Worst Screen Combo Award for his role in “Borat: Subsequent Movie Film.”

“For scariest screen pairing of any two people, costumes, or things. Our Worst Screen Combo Award,” the voiceover said while announcing Giuliani as the winner of this category.

“The $4.97 trophy goes to Rudy Giuliani and his pants zipper for ‘Borat: Subsequent Movie Film,'” the voiceover continued.

The movie features Giuliani in a hotel bedroom with Tutar – a character played by Maria Bakalova, the daughter of film lead Sacha Baron Cohen. Giuliani is seen in a hotel room with Tutar, a news reporter at this point in the movie who’s meeting Giuliani for an interview.

At one point in the scene, Tutar and Giuliani are drinking scotch when she takes him into a hotel suite bedroom for the interview.

Giuliani can be seen tapping the small of her back with his hand. Another angle shows Tutar trying to remove the microphone wire from Giuliani’s shirt as he’s sitting on the bed. He then lies down on the bed with his hand down his pants.

Bakalova at the time of the scene’s shooting was 23. Her character, however, was just 15.

The scene exploded on social media and the news. Giuliani, after the scene came out, tried to justify what appeared to be inappropriate behavior.

He said he had just been “tucking in my shirt” into his pants in the moment.

“The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment. At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate,” Giuliani wrote in a tweet. “If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.”

Giuliani also won a second Razzie for his involvement in the film.

“For the most rotten second banana who gets billing below the title – and hits below the belt. The Worst Supporting Actor Razzie goes to Rudy Giuliani, again, for playing himself – and apparently with himself – in ‘Borat: Subsequent Movie Film,'” the voiceover said.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell also won two Razzies.

Lindell won Worst Actor for his role in his own self-produced film, “Absolute Proof.” He has called the film a “documentary,” despite the fact that it’s laden with disinformation about the 2020 presidential election.

The movie, two hours long, has been banned from YouTube and ran on conservative outlets that have also peddled election-related conspiracy theories such as OAN. The premise behind “Absolute Proof” is that former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to now-President Joe Biden because of interference from Chinese cyberattackers.

The movie also won the “Worst Picture” award.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was honored with two awards for having the worst film in 2020

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the West Wing of the White House on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC.

  • MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has won two distinctions from the Razzies, a parody awards show.
  • His so-called “documentary,” full of election fraud conspiracy theories, took home Worst Picture.
  • Lindell himself received Worst Actor for his role in the film.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

The Razzies, Hollywood’s parody award show that honors the worst content created in the last year, has presented MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell with two awards.

Lindell won Worst Actor for his role in his own self-produced film, “Absolute Proof.” He has called the film a “documentary,” despite the fact that it’s laden with disinformation about the 2020 presidential election.

The movie, two hours long, has been banned from YouTube and ran on conservative outlets that have also peddled election-related conspiracies theories such as OAN.

The premise behind “Absolute Proof” is that former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to now-President Joe Biden because of interference from Chinese cyberattackers.

“Now for a narcoleptic coma-inducing performance by a male lead that put our entire voting body to sleep – with or without a pillow,” said the voiceover announcing the Worst Actor award. “The Razzie for Worst Actor goes to Mike Lindell, the pillow guy, by a landslide for ‘Absolute Proof.'”

The movie also won Worst Picture award.

“The Razzie winner for Worst Picture of 2020 is Absolute Proof. Oh boy, here come the demands for a recount,” the voiceover said after announcing “Absolute Proof” the winner.

Outside the movie, Lindell for months has continued to viciously peddle disinformation around the 2020 election results. In the days and weeks after the Capitol riot, Lindell publicly questioned whether the insurrectionists were members of Antifa, despite the rioters being identified and known as Trump supporters.

Lindell is an ardent Trump supporter.

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