Razzies call out the most awful movies in The Worst Year Ever
Los Angeles, California - The organizers of the Hollywood awards that no one wants to win have announced their nominees for the most cringeworthy performances in a year they've deemed as the "worst ever."
The Golden Raspberries – or Razzies – announced the nominations for their parody awards on Friday, just ahead of this year's official Oscar nominations, in what they deem is the worst of The Worst.
The Razzies were created in 1980 by filmmaker John Wilson to poke fun at the glitzy Academy Awards. Over 1,000 voting members worldwide are said to weigh-in on their not-so favorite movies.
To top of an especially dismal year, 2020 will be given its own special trophy for ranking as the Worst Calendar Year Ever due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"2020 sucked big time," the Razzies' nominee announcement declared.
Glenn Close (73) has achieved an unusual accolade for being nominated for both an Oscar and a Razzie this year for the same role, which has only happened twice before. Her supporting turn in Hillbilly Elegy has polarized viewers.
Robert Downey Jr. (55) leads the pack of nominees in the category for Worst Lead Actor for his role in The Fantastic Voyage of Dr. Dolittle.
Anne Hathaway (38) is nominated twice in the category for Worst Lead Actress in two different films – Netflix's The Last Thing He Wanted, which was panned for its writing, and The Witches.
Hollywood veterans and big ticket movies are also hot contenders
Hathaway apologized for her performance in The Witches after the film's release, admitting the pain she unintentionally caused by negatively portraying disabled people.
Her performance is up against nominees Katie Holmes (42) for The Secret - Dare to Dream and Kate Hudson (41) for the musical drama Music.
Music was a 2020 film that was also panned for its insensitivity to the special needs community. What was highly anticipated as musician Sia's directorial film debut was seen as offensive for having a non-autistic actor portray a child on the autism spectrum.
It is competing with the horror film Fantasy Island and Polish drama 365 Days in the Worst Film category. Last year, the film adaptation of the musical Cats won the top honor and was slammed at the Razzies with six total wins.
This year's supporting role nominations prove that even Hollywood big shots are not immune to the Razzies fun.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (73), Bruce Willis (65), Kristen Wiig (47), Harrison Ford (78), and even Rudy Giuliani (76) are nominated for their disappointing work.
Giuliani, former President Donald Trump's lawyer, appeared Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat sequel with his hand down his pants – making his first foray into the acting world especially awkward.
Ford is a contender for one half of the Worst Couple Award for his scenes with a terrible-looking CGI dog in Call of the Wild.
Some celebs have responded to their Razzie Awards
Celebs usually stay away from the joke show, but there have been a few good-humored exceptions.
Halle Berry (54) and Sandra Bullock (56) both personally picked up their prizes at the mocking award ceremony in years past. And Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (48) delivered a joking acceptance speech via Twitter for his movie Baywatch in 2018.
The announcement of the Worst-of winners traditionally takes place on the eve of the Academy Awards gala, which this year was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Oscars are now scheduled to take place on April 25th. The official award nominees were announced on Monday and included a record number of women nominees this year.
Whether more women than men will pick up Razzies in the awards' Worst Year Ever remains to be seen.
Cover photo: YouTube/Screenshot/razziechannel