Baywatch is an award winner! Well, a Razzies winner, but Dwayne Johnson is still “humbly and graciously” accepting the award for the “s— sandwich.”
Ahead of Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards, Johnson shared his Razzies acceptance speech on Twitter. After saying he was “very proud” of the Oscar nominees, he continued, “I am also excited because I was just informed that I too am bringing home the gold tonight. No, not an Oscar — maybe one day. But a Razzie.”
Baywatch, which boasts an 18 percent on Rotten Tomatoes,earned the new and special distinction of The Razzie Nominee So Bad You Loved It!
“Here’s the cool thing: the movie was so bad that they actually had to create another category,” explained Johnson. “The new category is a movie so rotten you eventually fell in love with it. I’m not kidding, which means the s— sandwich you’ve 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 like that, but I humbly and graciously accept my Razzie.”
Johnson concluded by thanking the critics and fans, summing up the Baywatch honor by saying, “That’s just the way love goes.”