“The John T. Leguizamo Award” for Worst actor – Movie
Walter Perez, Fame
A remake of the 1980 movie by the same name, Fame follows the lives of a group of gifted and talented kids who train at an elite New York City High School for the Performing Arts. As Victor Taveras, a musician from Spanish Harlem, Walter Perez proved beyond a reasonable doubt that you can’t convincingly play a gifted and talented artist if you’re not a gifted and talented actor. In one scene, Kelsey Grammer, who plays Taveras’s teacher in the movie, tells him, “You’ve got talent, let’s see what we can do with it.” Too bad the same isn’t true for Walter—at least not where his one-note performance in this horrible film is concerned.