Film - The Razzies Nominations


It's that time of year again as the film world celebrates the best of the best in their awards season, we can always rely on The Golden Raspberry Awards to remind us of the best of the worst films in the past year...


A global pandemic… A year full of panic… 365 Days of unrelenting bad news. As calendar years go, The Entire World would agree: 2020 Deserves Its Own RAZZIE® Award...

... And so it will be! Among the “honours” bestowed at April’s 41st Annual Golden Raspberry Awards will be a Special Governors’ Trophy to The Year 2020 as “The Worst Calendar Year EVER!”​

Meanwhile, the regular Razzie categories, which have been around for four decades, will be given out as well, in a ceremony that is traditionally held on the eve of the Academy Awards. This year, two films lead the way with six nominations each for 365 Days and Dolittle, closely followed by the Fantasy Island horror reboot, which got five nominations, including TWO for Worst Supporting Actress. 

With new Academy guidelines allowing non-traditionally released titles to compete (and the Razzies following in their footsteps) this year’s Worst Picture nominees include: 

The first-ever foreign-film contender, 365 Days which is apparently Polish remake/rip-off of past Razzie “winner” Fifty Shades of Grey [shudder - Ed]; 
Absolute Proof - the fact-free “documentary” financed by The My Pillow Guy Mike Lindell, claiming the 2020 Election was “stolen” from 3-Time Razzie “Winner” Donald Trump; 
Dolittle - which did even less being released just before The Worldwide Lock-Down; 
Fantasy Island - An oddly shlocky choice of “Re-Imagining” of the old TV series ["Explain, boss, Explain!" - Ed; 
and Sia’s directorial debut, the well-meaning but widely derided Music. 

Yes, quite. 

Again the acting roles throw up a few starry names that should have known better, including Glenn Close for her turn in Hillbilly Elegy which, conversely, has also earned her an Oscar nomination this year [so bad it must be genius? - Ed]. The film itself is up for two other Razzies this year, for Worst Screenplay and Worst Director for Ron Howard! [Really? Yikes, it must be bad then - Ed] It's also quite surprising to see the Wonder Woman sequel in the nominations this year but it had a lot to live up to after the first one. 

Anyway, here's the nominations announcement video which is always good for a giggle.



Here's the full list of the 41st Annual RAZZIE® Award Nominations* as Susan Omand goes Raspberry picking with her choice of Award "winners" in her "should blow/will blow" selections. You can point and laugh at her choices as the real award recipients are announced on 24th April...

WORST PICTURE

365 Days *WILL BLOW*
Absolute Proof  *SHOULD BLOW* 
Dolittle
Fantasy Island 
Music


WORST ACTOR

Robert Downey, Jr.- Dolittle
Mike Lindell (The “My Pillow” Guy) - Absolute Proof *WILL BLOW*
Michele Morrone - 365 Days
Adam Sandler - Hubie Halloween *SHOULD BLOW* 
David Spade - The Wrong Missy


WORST ACTRESS

Anne Hathaway - The Last Thing He Wanted AND Roald Dahl's The Witches
Katie Holmes - Brahms: The Boy II AND The Secret: Dare to Dream
Kate Hudson – Music *SHOULD BLOW* 
Lauren Lapkus - The Wrong Missy
Anna-Maria Sieklucka - 365 Days *WILL BLOW* [no pun intended - Ed]


WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Glenn Close - Hillbilly Elegy *WILL BLOW*
Lucy Hale - Fantasy Island
Maggie Q - Fantasy Island
Kristen Wiig - Wonder Woman 1984 *SHOULD BLOW* 
Maddie Ziegler - Music


WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Chevy Chase - The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee
Rudy Giuliani (As "Himself") Borat, Subsequent Movie-Film *SHOULD and WILL BLOW* [again no pun intended - Ed]
Shia LeBeouf - The Tax Collector
Arnold Schwarzeneggar - Iron Mask 
Bruce Willis - Breach, Hard Kill AND Survive the Night


WORST SCREEN COMBO

Maria Bakalova & Rudy Giuliani (Yes, That Really IS Rudy Giuliani!) - Borat Subsequent Movie-Film *WILL BLOW*
Robert Downey Jr. & His Utterly Unconvincing "Welsh" Accent – Doolittle
Harrison Ford & That Totally Fake-Looking CGI “Dog” – Call of the Wild
Lauren Lapkus & David Spade - The Wrong Missy
Adam Sandler & His Grating Simpleton Voice - Hubie Halloween *SHOULD BLOW* 


WORST DIRECTOR

Charles Band - All 3 "Barbie & Kendra" movies *SHOULD BLOW* 
Barbara Bialowas & Tomasz Mandes - 365 Days
Stephen Gaghan – Dolittle
Ron Howard - Hillbilly Elegy
Sia – Music *WILL BLOW*


WORST SCREENPLAY

365 Days *SHOULD BLOW* 
All 3 Barbie & Kendra Movies *WILL BLOW*
Dolittle
Fantasy Island 
Hillbilly Elegy


WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL

365 Days (Polish Remake/Rip-Off of Fifty Shades of Grey)
Dolittle (Remake)
Fantasy Island (Remake/”Re-Imagining”) *SHOULD BLOW* 
Hubie Halloween (Remake/Rip-Off of Ernest Scared Stupid)
Wonder Woman 1984 (Sequel) *WILL BLOW*

* Side-note - no mention yet of a Razzie Redeemer Award for this year, so I guess nobody bad enough before was good enough now.