The Razzie Awards, known for recognizing the worst in film, have announced their nominees for the upcoming ceremony. Leading the pack with a staggering eight nominations is the biographical film “Blonde,” which explores the exploitation of iconic actress Marilyn Monroe. The film received nods for worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay, worst remake, and multiple nominations for worst supporting actors and worst screen couples. The film, directed by Andrew Dominik and distributed by Netflix, has faced heavy criticism for its alleged sexist and cruel portrayal of Monroe, portrayed by Ana De Armas.
Another notable nominee is multi-Oscar winner Tom Hanks, who received nominations for worst actor for his role as Geppetto in Disney’s “Pinocchio” and worst supporting actor for his portrayal of Colonel Tom Parker in “Elvis.” The Razzies, now in their 43rd year, aim to offer a humorous counterpoint to the Academy Awards by recognizing the worst in film. Critics have slammed the film “Blonde” as a vulgar and exploitative portrayal of Monroe.
However, it’s not all bad news for the nominees. Many have found the Razzie awards to be a badge of honor, and the nominations can often lead to increased attention and even a boost in box office sales. Despite the critical backlash, “Blonde” and its cast and crew have been able to garner a significant amount of buzz and interest in the film.
Additionally, the Razzie nominations also recognize some lesser-known films and performances that may have flown under the radar during awards season. This year, the nominees for worst picture also included “The Last Shift,” “The Last Vermeer,” “The Willoughbys,” and “Hillbilly Elegy.” These films may not have received as much attention during awards season, but the Razzie nominations bring them to the forefront and give them the opportunity to be recognized for their shortcomings.
In the end, the Razzie awards serve as a reminder that not all films are created equal and that there is always room for improvement in the industry. It also provides a platform for movie-goers to voice their opinions and hold Hollywood accountable for their choices. Despite the negative connotation, the Razzies are an important aspect of the film industry and will continue to be a staple in the years to come.