The Golden Raspberrys, aka the Razzies, who “honor” the worst in film every year and often with a tongue firmly planted in cheek, has revealed their nominating ballot longlists and the films and performances that will be competing to be the best of the worst of 2020.
Full of spirited description, this year’s main contenders include a Polish Fifty Shades of Grey remake called 365 Days, Hubie Halloween from Adam Sandler (a Razzie favorite), Robert Downey, Jr.’s flop Dolittle remake, a documentary from the ‘My Pillow’ guy and of course, Sia’s Golden Globe-nominated autism musical disaster Music.
Glenn Close, another Golden Globe nominee this weekend, is potentially up for Worst Supporting Actress for Hillbilly Elegy, which also found its screenplay and director (Ron Howard) on the longlist for a nomination. Previous Oscar winners Nicolas Cage, Judi Dench, Christopher Walken, Anne Hathaway, Diane Keaton and Hilary Swank are also in the running for performance that won’t be generating any Oscar buzz this season.
Last year’s biggest loser was Tom Hooper’s Cats, which scurried off with 6 wins, including one for James Corden, who managed to escape the longlist this year for his much-derided performance as a gay man in The Prom.
The nominees for the 41st Golden Raspberry Awards will be revealed on March 14, 2021 with the actual awards being on April 24, 2021.
365 Days – A Polish remake of Fifty Shades of Gray, this film not only got a rare 0% Rating at RT but was also found so sexually offensive that 95,000 signed a petition to remove it from Netflix…
Absolute Proof – This “documentary,” financed by and starring “The My Pillow Guy” Mike Lindell, purports to “prove” the canard that “voting irregularities” resulted in the 2020 Presidential election being “stolen.”
All 3 “Barbie & Kendra” Movies – Made for next-to-nothing (but worth even less) these quickie straight-to-streaming titles popped up like a pimples on America’s backside during the Covid Shutdown…
Dolittle – The last Big-Budget Box Office Bomb theatrically released before The Lockdown, Dolittle is a totally faithless umpteenth remake of the classic book about a man with a gift for talking to the animals.
Fantasy Island – This oddball remake takes the old TV series (“De plane! De plane!”) and crossbreeds it with Twilight Zone for a dark and decidedly murky “re-imagining” which almost nobody liked.
Hubie Halloween – Adam Sandler produced and stars in this dim-witted trick-or-treat tale of a Town Idiot who “rescues” All Hallows Eve…just by being an Insufferable Dork.
Love, Weddings & Other Disasters – A failed “Rom-Com” (4% @ R.T.) which follows several couples in a plot that stumbles along as awkwardly as does Diane Keaton playing a clumsy blind woman.
The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson – Like last year’s Razzie “winning” Haunting of Sharon Tate, this low budget oops-fest finally “solves” the “mystery” of who killed Nicole. SPOILER ALERT – It wasn’t O.J.!
Music – A mis-guided “musical comedy” about an autistic teen-ager who “learns about life” under the guidance of her new guardian, this has a 90% Negative Rating on R.T. and is loathed by autistics everywhere.
The Wrong Missy -Adam Sandler produced this laff-free R-off of The Hottie & the Nottie, in which David Spade accidentally invites an “ugly” girl to a corporate retreat instead of the sexy blonde he just met. UGH!!
Charles Band – All 3 “Barbie & Kendra” movies Corona Zombies, Barbie & Kendra Save the Tiger King & Barbie & Kendra Storm Area 51
Barbara Bialowas & Tomasz Mandes – 365 Days
Steven Brill – Hubie Halloween
Dennis Dugan – Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
Stephen Gaghan – Dolittle
Ron Howard – Hillbilly Elegy
Brannon Howse – Absolute Proof
Sia – Music
Tyler Spindel – The Wrong Missy
Josh Trank – Capone
Robert De Niro – The War with Grandpa
Jamie Dornan – Endings/Beginnings AND Wild Mountain Thyme
Robert Downey Jr. – Dolittle
Tom Hardy – Capone
Paul Hogan – The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee
Mike Lindell (The “My Pillow Guy,” as “Himself”) Absolute Proof
Michele Morrone – 365 Days
Adam Sandler – Hubie Halloween David Spade – The Wrong Missy
John Turturro – The Jesus Rolls
Drew Barrymore (In a Dual Role) The Stand-In
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
Diane Keaton – Love, Marriage & Other Disasters
Lauren Lapkus – The Wrong Missy
Maggie Q. – The Death of Me
Andrea Riseborough – The Grudge
Anna-Maria Sieklucka – 365 Days
Hilary Swank – Fatale AND The Hunt
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Nicolas Cage – Jiu Jitsu
Chevy Chase – The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee
Mel Gibson – Force of Nature
Rudy Giuliani (As “Himself”) Borat, Subsequent Movie-Film
Kevin James – Hubie Halloween
Shia Leboeuf – The Tax Collector
Arnold Schwarzeneggar – Iron Mask
Nick Swardson – The Wrong Missy
Christopher Walken – The War with Grandpa
Bruce Willis – Breach, Hard Kill AND Survive the Night
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Judi Dench – Artemis Fowl
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Lucy Hale – Fantasy Island
Salma Hayek – Bliss & Like a Boss
Demi Moore – Songbird
Olivia Newton-John – The Very Excellent Mr. Hogan
Maggie Q – Fantasy Island
Jackie Sandler – The Wrong Missy
Kristen Wiig – Wonder Woman 1984
Maddie Ziegler – Music
WORST SCREEN COMBO
Maria Bakalova & Rudy Giuliani (Yes, That Really IS Rudy Giuliani!) Borat Subsequent Movie-Film
Cody Renee Cameron & Robyn Sidney – All 3 Barbie & Kendra Movies
Jamie Dornan & Emily Blunt – Wild Mountain Thyme
Robert Downey Jr. & His Utterly Unconvincing “Welsh” Accent – Doolittle
Jeremy Irons & Diane Keaton – Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
Lauren Lapkus & David Spade – The Wrong Missy
Michele Morrone & Anna-Maria Sieklucka – 365 Days
Adam Sandler & His Grating Simpleton Accent – Hubie Halloween
Suvari & EITHER Gene Freeman OR Nick Stahl – The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson
That Fake-Looking CGI “Dog” & Harrison Ford – Call of the Wild
365 Days Tomasz Klimala, Blanka Lipinska, Tomasz Mandes
All 3 Barbie & Kendra Movies
The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson
The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee
The War with Grandpa
The Wrong Missy
365 Days (Polish Remake/Rip-Off of Fifty Shades of Grey)
Both “Barbie & Kendra” Sequels Capone
Fantasy Island Hubie Halloween (Remake/Rip-Off of Ernest Scared Stupid)
The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee
Wonder Woman 1984
The Wrong Missy (Remake/Rip-Off of The Hottie & the Nottie)