Danny Dyer film sweeps board at British Razzies

Danny Dyer comedy 'Run For Your Wife' won five awards at the Irina Palm D'Or awards last night, a record haul for a film at the British film industry equivalent to the Razzies.

[In defence of Danny Dyer]

The ensemble comedy picked up awards for Worst British Film, Worst British Director for Ray Cooney (tied with Tom Hooper for 'Les Miserables'), Worst British Actress for Denise Van Outen, Worst British Supporting Actress for Su Pollard, and Worst Ensemble Cast.

The film, based on Ray Cooney's stage play of the same name, starred Neil Morrisey, Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, and veteran luvvie Christopher Biggins.

'Diana', the similarly reviled Oliver Hirschbiegel biopic, picked up two gongs at the awards.

["Dire" 'Diana' slated by critics]

The awards began in 2008 and take their name from 'Irina Palm', the critically maligned 2007 drama starring Marianne Faithful, a film described by the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw as "a gobsmackingly awful British film - awful in the way that somehow only British films can be".

The full list of "winners" are below...

The Irina Palm d'Or for Worst British Film
'Run For Your Wife'
 
Worst British Director (tied)
Ray Cooney, 'Run for Your Wife'
Tom Hooper, 'Les Misérables'
 
Worst British Actor
Dominic Cooper, 'Summer in February'
 
Worst British Actress
Denise van Outen, 'Run for Your Wife'
 
Worst British Supporting Actor
Naveen Andrews, 'Diana'
 
Worst British Supporting Actress (tied)
Su Pollard, 'Run for Your Wife'
Eliza Bennett, Confine     
 
Worst Screenplay
Stephen Jeffreys, 'Diana' (sample dialogue: "If you can't stand the fragrance, don't go into the garden of love")
 
Worst Ensemble Cast
'Run for Your Wife'