Presenting The 40th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards Nominees

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Greetings my fine-feathered readership, it’s time to showcase some of the cinema suckage with you as the 40th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards nominations have been announced. As many of you know, while The Oscars, the Emmy’s and the Golden Globes celebrate the greats, it’s the job of The Razzies to focus on the godawful. Let’s take a look.

Worst Picture:
Cats (Universal) – Debra Hayward, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Tom Hooper
The Fanatic (Quiver) – Daniel Grodnik, Oscar Generale, and Bill Kenwright
The Haunting of Sharon Tate (Saban) – Lucas Jarach, Daniel Farrands, and Eric Brenner
A Madea Family Funeral (Lionsgate) – Ozzie Areu, Will Areu, and Mark E. Swinton
Rambo: Last Blood (Lionsgate) – Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Yariv Lerner, and Les Weldon

Worst Director:
Tom Hooper – Cats
Fred Durst – The Fanatic
James Franco – Zeroville
Adrian Grünberg – Rambo: Last Blood
Neil Marshall – Hellboy

Worst Actor:
John Travolta – The Fanatic and Trading Paint as Moose and Sam Munroe
James Franco – Zeroville as Vikar
David Harbour – Hellboy[note 1] as Hellboy / Anung Un Rama
Matthew McConaughey – Serenity as Baker Dill
Sylvester Stallone – Rambo: Last Blood as John J. Rambo

Worst Actress:
Hilary Duff – The Haunting of Sharon Tate as Sharon Tate
Anne Hathaway – The Hustle and Serenity as Josephine Chesterfield and Karen Zariakas
Francesca Hayward – Cats as Victoria
Tyler Perry – A Madea Family Funeral as Mabel “Madea” Simmons
Rebel Wilson – The Hustle as Penny Rust

Worst Supporting Actor:
James Corden – Cats as Bustopher Jones
Tyler Perry – A Madea Family Funeral as Joe
Tyler Perry – A Madea Family Funeral as Uncle Heathrow
Seth Rogen – Zeroville as Viking Man
Bruce Willis – Glass as David Dunn / The Overseer

Worst Supporting Actress:
Rebel Wilson – Cats as Jennyanydots
Jessica Chastain – Dark Phoenix as Vuk
Cassi Davis – A Madea Family Funeral as Aunt Bam
Judi Dench – Cats as Old Deuteronomy
Fenessa Pineda – Rambo: Last Blood as Gizelle

Worst Screen Combo:
Any two half-feline/half-human hairballs – Cats
Jason Derulo & his CGI-neutered “bulge” – Cats
Tyler Perry & Tyler Perry (or Tyler Perry) – A Madea Family Funeral
Sylvester Stallone & his impotent rage – Rambo: Last Blood
John Travolta & any screenplay he accepts

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel:
Rambo: Last Blood (Lionsgate)
Dark Phoenix (20th Century Fox)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Warner Bros.)
Hellboy (Lionsgate)
A Madea Family Funeral (Lionsgate)

Worst Screenplay:
Cats – Lee Hall and Tom Hooper; based on the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which was based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
The Haunting of Sharon Tate – Daniel Farrands
Hellboy – Andrew Cosby; based on the Dark Horse Comics character by Mike Mignola
A Madea Family Funeral – Tyler Perry
Rambo: Last Blood – Matthew Cirulnick and Sylvester Stallone; based on the character created by David Morrell

The Razzie Redeemer Award:
Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name
Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers
Keanu Reeves – John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and Toy Story 4
Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems
Will Smith – Aladdin

Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property:
Rambo: Last Blood (Lionsgate)
Dragged Across Concrete (Summit)
The Haunting of Sharon Tate (Saban)
Hellboy (Lionsgate)
Joker (Warner Bros.)

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: As I glance down the list of nominations, I was again surprised at how few of the films to avoid that I ended up seeing. It wasn’t until the “Remake” category where I noticed ones that I did see in “Dark Phoenix”, “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” and “Hellboy” Truth be told the latter two were pretty good IMHO but that “Dark Phoenix” was too ramshackle for this fanboy of the comic books brought to life on the big screen. What do you readers think about these offerings? Did you see something worse last year that you feel should have been included on this list? I’d love for you to post such a comment down below because it will be interesting to read for sure. I’ll be back when they announce the winners of The Razzies and for those who are not yet aware, we will be heading to the annual Toy Fair in the coming weeks. That means a lot of photos and social network updates are coming soon so be sure to follow us on the mediums listed on the About Page. See you next time around.

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