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The Golden Turkey Awards - Nominees and Winners

All of the nominees and winners from the 1980 book "The Golden Turkey Awards: The Worst Achievements in Hollywood History" by Harry and Michael Medved. There are some awards for individual actors, actresses and directors, so unless a film is singled out in the text for those items as being particularly egregious, I have stuck to the films attacked directly through nominations, including those in the back of the book chosen as the "worst films of all time" by the Medveds' readership.

I purchased my paperback copy of this title as a teenager, and while it initially provided a lot of fun for me (enough that I purchased their other books released through the '80s), I eventually grew tired of…

  • The Alligator People
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
  • The Brain Eaters
  • The Creeping Terror
  • The Devil's Rain
  • Escape to Athena
  • From Hell It Came
  • Gamera, the Giant Monster
  • The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?
  • Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
  • Matango
  • Myra Breckinridge
  • The Oscar
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Robot Monster
  • The Silver Chalice
  • Teenagers from Outer Space
  • The Brain from Planet Arous
  • The Brain That Wouldn't Die
  • The Madmen of Mandoras
  • The Bees
  • The Deadly Bees
  • Invasion of the Bee Girls
  • The Swarm
  • Lisztomania
  • The Story of Mankind
  • Che!
  • The Conqueror
  • Greased Lightning
  • Bug
  • Rosebud
  • The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant
  • The Manster
  • The Thing with Two Heads
  • The Food of the Gods
  • The Killer Shrews
  • The Mole People
  • Night of the Lepus
  • Murder by Death
  • Wild 90
  • The Brute Man
  • Chained for Life
  • Little Cigars
  • The Terror of Tiny Town
  • At Long Last Love
  • Lost Horizon
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • The Cross and the Switchblade
  • Change of Habit
  • The Miracle of the Bells
  • Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • King of Kings
  • Johnny Got His Gun
  • Abby
  • Blackenstein
  • Boss Nigger
  • Scream Blacula Scream
  • The Greek Tycoon
  • King Kong
  • Orca
  • Cat-Women of the Moon
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic
  • Solomon and Sheba
  • Superman
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Chatterbox!
  • Percy
  • State Fair
  • Tarzan and the Great River
  • Everything's Ducky
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
  • Invasion of the Star Creatures
  • Please Don't Eat My Mother!
  • Government Girl
  • Walk Proud
  • The Teahouse of the August Moon
  • Stay Away, Joe
  • Ben
  • Billy Jack Goes to Washington
  • The Extraordinary Seaman
  • Matilda
  • Wicked, Wicked
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • My World Dies Screaming
  • The Tingler
  • The Concorde... Airport '79
  • The Assassination of Trotsky
  • Imitation of Life
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • The Adventurers
  • Airport 1975
  • Airport '77
  • Flesh for Frankenstein
  • The Astro-Zombies
  • Attack of the Crab Monsters
  • Attack of the Giant Leeches
  • Barbarella
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes