On the eve of the Academy Awards ceremony in March, the winners (or losers) of the forty third annual Razzie Awards shall be revealed. Main the pack with eight nominations is Netflix’s controversial biopic about Marilyn Monroe, titled “Blonde,” which obtained widespread criticism from each viewers and film critics alike for exploitation of the late star.
“Blonde” obtained nominations for worst image, worst remake, worst director for Andrew Dominik and worst screenplay. The movie additionally obtained two nominations every within the classes of worst supporting actor and worst display couple.
Satirically, Ana de Armas, who depicted Marilyn Monroe within the movie, obtained an Oscar nod for best actress when the Academy Award nominations have been introduced Tuesday morning.
Coming in second, with seven nominations, was stoner comedy “Good Mourning,” staring musicians Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Solar. The Razzie Awards referred to as the movie, “laugh-free,” including that it achieved “the uncommon feat of scoring an ideal ZERO on Rotten Tomatoes.”
The notorious award present is not with out controversy after certainly one of this 12 months’s nominations for worst actress was initially given to 12-year-old Ryan Kiera Armstrong for her function in “Firestarter.” The film, which additionally stars Zac Efron, is predicated on a Stephen King novel of the identical title.
Many took to social media to name out the Razzie Awards for singling out the younger actress, who additionally starred in “It Chapter 2” and “Black Widow.”
“Why put a child susceptible to elevated bullying or worse?” tweeted Julian Hilliard, a toddler actor who starred in “WandaVision” and “Haunting of Hill Home.”
Filmmaker Joe Russo — who co-directed “Avengers: Endgame” together with his brother Anthony Russo — tweeted that the award present had “sunk to a brand new low.”
“If you happen to’re gonna proceed denigrating individuals’s arduous work — which you should not — no less than goal adults,” Russo wrote.
The Razzie Awards responded to the controversial nomination, telling CBS Information, “The latest legitimate criticism of the selection of 11-year-old Armstrong as a nominee for certainly one of our awards introduced our consideration to how insensitive we have been on this occasion. Consequently, we’ve got eliminated Armstrong’s title from the ultimate poll that our members will solid subsequent month. We additionally consider a public apology is owed Ms. Armstrong, and want to say we remorse any damage she skilled on account of our selections.”
As well as, organizers stated that actors and filmmakers beneath the age of 18 will not be thought-about for the awards.
In early 2022, organizers rescinded a Razzie given to actor Bruce Willis following his analysis with the cognitive dysfunction aphasia. They’d created a class for him referred to as the worst efficiency by Bruce Willis in a 2021 film for his movie “Cosmic Sin.”
“If somebody’s medical situation is an element of their resolution making and/or their efficiency, we acknowledge that it isn’t applicable to provide them a Razzie,” organizers stated in an announcement on the time.
Together with “Blonde” and “Good Mourning,” the nominees for worst image have been Disney’s “Pinocchio,” “The King’s Daughter” and “Morbius.”