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A Look at the 2020 Razzie Nominations

February 10, 2020 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
Dark Phoenix

Wow! Can you believe the Oscars this year? That was quite a ceremony. I can’t believe they went with that winner for that category…OK, I’m writing this before the first category winner was announced but that’s fine. I’m here to talk about the 40th Annual Razzie Nominations that just came out. 

As a big fan of the Razzies, I was a little concerned with the lateness but was somewhat relieved when they posted on their website:

Howdy – due to the Oscar’s accelerated 2020 calendar which has stressed out the entire industry and is about to ruin the holidays for everyone,  we here at  the  upper echelons of the Razzie Organization  have decided to avoid anxiety and set our own schedule this year. Stay tuned – we are going to be televised and we need to look pretty!  

The voting members of The Golden Raspberry Awards have done their due diligence and made their way through the worst that 2019’s cinema had to offer and made their selections for 2019’s Worst Achievements in film.

In a non-surprise, the Worst Picture nominees include the feline flop Cats, which drew four acting nods; Sylvester Stallone’s rambling Rambo: Last Blood; and Tyler Perry’s 12th(!!!) chapter of the long-running Medea franchise with A Medea Family Funeral. Also contending for Hollywood’s least wanted statuette are John Travolta in two films (The Fanatic and Trading Paint) and several former Oscar winners: Anne Hathaway (nominated for The Hustle and Serenity) Matthew McConaughey (Serenity) and Judi Dench in Cats.

Scroll through to read through the full list of nominees below.

WORST PICTURE
Cats
The Fanatic
The Haunting of Sharon Tate
A Madea Family Funeral
Rambo: Last Blood

WORST ACTOR
James Franco / Zeroville
David Harbour / Hellboy
Matthew McConaughey / Serenity
Sylvester Stallone / Rambo: Last Blood
John Travolta / The Fanatic & Trading Paint

WORST ACTRESS
Hilary Duff / The Haunting of Sharon Tate
Anne Hathaway / The Hustle & Serenity
Francesca Hayward / Cats
Tyler Perry / (As Medea) A Madea Family Funeral
Rebel Wilson / The Hustle

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain / Dark Phoenix
Cassi Davis / A Madea Family Funeral
Judi Dench / Cats
Fenessa Pineda / Rambo: First Blood
Rebel Wilson / Cats

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
James Corden / Cats
Tyler Perry / A Madea Family Funeral (as “Joe”)
Tyler Perry / A Madea Family Funeral (as “Uncle Heathrow”)
Seth Rogan / Zeroville
Bruce Willis / Glass

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 DIRECTOR
Fred Durst / The Fanatic
James Franco / Zeroville
Adrian Grunberg / Rambo: Last Blood
Tom Hooper / Cats
Neil Marshall / Hellboy

WORST SCREENPLAY
Cats / Screenplay by Lee Hall and Tom Hooper
The Haunting of Sharon Tate / Written by Danial Farrands
Hellboy / Screenplay by Andrew Cosby
A Madea Family Funeral / Written by Tyler Perry
Rambo: Last Blood / Screenplay by Matthew Cirulnick and Sylvester Stallone

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
Dark Phoenix
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Hellboy
A Madea Family Funeral
Rambo: Last Blood

WORST RECKLESS DISREGARD for HUMAN LIFE and PUBLIC PROPERTY
(New Category for 2019)
Dragged Across Concrete
The Haunting of Sharon Tate
Hellboy
Joker
Rambo: Last Blood

RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD
Eddie Murphy / Dolemite Is My Name
Keanu Reeves / John Wick 3 & Toy Story 4
Adam Sandler / Uncut Gems
Jennifer Lopez / Hustlers
Will Smith / Aladdin

Who are your picks to win?