42nd Razzie® Nominations

42nd Razzie® Nominations

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 10th February 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

42nd Razzie® Nominations

Razzie. (Film) any of several gold-plated ornamental raspberries awarded annually in the United States by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for films or acting performances in films considered to be the worst of the year.

Voting Razzie Members (1,128 from 49 US States and over two dozen foreign countries) cast their 2021 ballots online, selecting five top contenders in each of nine categories. This year’s “Winners” will be unveiled on the now traditional date of “Oscar Eve,” Saturday, March 26th.

Contenders Include Lebron James,

The Other  Diana Movie and Bruce Willis (8 Times!)

While space was jammed in 2021 with the likes of Bezos, Elon and a telescope exploring escape routes, we simple Earthlings who did not “Look Up” remained glued to the Razzie crap streaming, beaming and steaming from our various screens and devices.

Here’s a look at what we saw … the excruciating musicals, thrill-free thriller rip-offs, a nearly 2 hour product placement flick, and more Bruce Willis than any starving viewer could stomach. In other words, 2021 did not fail the Razzies!

As the ugly cousin to the Oscars, the Razzies duly follow in the footsteps of their more prestigious and dull counterpart’s rules and regulations. So, with the Academy guidelines allowing non-traditional releases to compete, guess what – so did we!  

This year’s Worst Picture nominees include: The NetFLIX version of Broadway’s biggest bomb of the year, Diana the Musical (the stage version of which didn’t even last 40 performances); That multi-bajillion-dollar straight-to-streaming time travel turkey Infinite: The hopelessly on-the-nose/can’t-we-all-just-get-along melodrama Karen (whose title character makes Cruella seem like a nice neighbor); That 115 minute Time/Warner corporate sales reel posing as a family film, Space Jam: A New Legacy; And a lifeless, pointless “re-imagining” of a seminal Hitchcock classic, The Woman in the Window.

Acting nominees include an otherwise great actress, Amy Adams (with nods for both Woman in the Window and Dear Evan Hansen); LeBron James, who most likely dunked his chances for basking in the cinema limelight by starring in Space Jam 2; And a Razzie Regular whose appearance in no less than EIGHT titles in 2021 bagged him a category all to himself (Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Movie).

A complete list of nominations is included below and is also available online at Razzies.com. The Official 42nd Razzie Nominations Video can be watched at the RazzieChannel.

​42nd Annual RAZZIE® Award Nominations

 

WORST PICTURE

Diana the Musical (The Netflix Version)

Infinite

Karen

Space Jam: A New Legacy

The Woman in the Window

 

WORST ACTOR

Scott Eastwood / Dangerous

Roe Hartrampf (As Prince Charles) Diana the Musical

LeBron James / Space Jam: A New Legacy

Ben Platt / Dear Evan Hansen

Mark Wahlberg / Infinite

 

WORST ACTRESS

Amy Adams / The Woman in the Window

Jeanna de Waal / Diana the Musical

Megan Fox / Midnight in the Switchgrass

Taryn Manning / Karen 

Ruby Rose / Vanquish

 

 

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams / Dear Evan Hansen

Sophie Cookson / Infinite

Erin Davie (As Camilla) Diana the Musical

Judy Kaye (As BOTH Queen Elizabeth & Barbara Cartland) Diana the Musical

Taryn Manning / Every Last One of Them

 

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ben Affleck / The Last Duel

Nick Cannon / The Misfits

Mel Gibson / Dangerous

Gareth Keegan (As James Hewitt, the Muscle-Bound Horse Trainer)

Diana the Musical

Jared Leto / House of Gucci

 

WORST PERFORMANCE by BRUCE WILLIS in a 2021 MOVIE

         (Special Category)

Bruce Willis / American Siege

Bruce Willis / Apex                        

Bruce Willis / Cosmic Sin               

Bruce Willis / Deadlock

Bruce Willis / Fortress                   

Bruce Willis / Midnight in the Switchgrass

Bruce Willis / Out of Death            

Bruce Willis / Survive the Game

 

WORST SCREEN COUPLE

         Any Klutzy Cast Member & Any Lamely Lyricized (or Choreographed)

Musical Number / Diana the Musical

         LeBron James & Any Warner Cartoon Character (or Time-Warner Product) He

Dribbles on / Space Jam: A New Legacy

         Jared Leto & EITHER His 17-Pound Latex Face, His Geeky Clothes or

His Ridiculous Accent / House of Gucci

         Ben Platt & Any Other Character Who Acts Like Platt

Singing 24-7 is Normal / Dear Evan Hansen

         Tom & Jerry (aka Itchy & Scratchy) Tom & Jerry the Movie

       

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL

Karen (Inadvertent Remake of Cruella deVil)

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Tom & Jerry the Movie

Twist (Rap remake of Oliver Twist)

The Woman in the Window (Rip-Off of Rear Window)

 

WORST DIRECTOR

Christopher Ashley / Diana the Musical

Stephen Chbosky / Dear Evan Hansen

“Coke” Daniels / Karen

Renny Harlin / The Misfits

Joe Wright / The Woman in the Window

 

 

WORST SCREENPLAY

Diana the Musical / Script by Joe DiPietro, Music and Lyrics by DiPietro

and David Bryan

Karen / Written by “Coke” Daniels

The Misfits / Screenplay by Kurt Wimmer and Robert Henny,

Screen Story by Henny

Twist / Written by John Wrathall & Sally Collett, Additional Material

by Matthew Parkhill, Michael Lindley, Tom Grass & Kevin Lehane,

from an “Original Idea” by David & Keith Lynch and Simon Thomas

The Woman in the Window / Screenplay by Tracy Letts, from

the Novel by A.J. Finn

 

NOMINATIONS per PICTURE

Diana the Musical (9 Nominations, including Worst Picture, Actor & Actress)

Karen (5 Nominations, including Picture, Actress, Screenplay & Director)

The Woman in the Window (5 Nominations, including Picture, Actress

& Remake/Rip-Off)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (4 Nominations, including Picture, Actor

& Screen Couple)

Infinite (3 Nominations, including Worst Picture, Actor & Supporting Actress)

The Misfits (3 Nominations, including Supporting Actor, Director & Screenplay)

 

TOP 42 OF THE DAY

The Top 42 Razzies (Each year since it started in 1980)

Always awarded in the year after the movie has been shown

42           2021 – TBA Saturday 26th March 2022

41           2020 – Absolute Proof

40           2019 – Cats

39           2018 – Holmes & Watson

38           2017 – The Emoji Movie

37           2016 – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

36           2015 – Fifty Shades of Gray  /  Fantastic Four

35           2014 – Saving Christmas

34           2013 – Movie 43 (Project 43)

33           2012 – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

32           2011 – Jack and Jill (Jack y Jill)

31           2010 – The Last Airbender

30           2009 – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)

29           2008 – The Love Guru

28           2007 – I Know Who Killed Me

27           2006 – Basic Instinct 2

26           2005 – Dirty Love

25           2004 – Catwoman (Gatúbela)

24           2003 – Gigli (Thorny Love)

23           2002 – Swept Away (Unusual Fate)

22           2001 – Freddy Got Fingered (Freddy is leaving home)

21           2000 – Battlefield Earth (Final Battle: Earth)

20           1999 – Wild Wild West (Las aventuras de Jim West)

19           1998 – Burn Hollywood Burn

18           1997- The Postman (The Messenger)

17           1996 – Striptease

16           1995 – Showgirls (Showgirls)

15           1994 – Color of Night

14           1993 – Indecent Proposal (Una propuesta indecorosa)

13           1992 – Shining Through

12           1991 – Hudson Hawk (The Hawk is on the Loose)

11           1990 – The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (Las aventuras de Ford Fairlane)

10           1989 – Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Star Trek V: The Last Frontier)

9              1988 – Cocktail

8              1987 – Leonard Part 6

7              1986 – Howard the Duck (Howard, el superhéroe)

                Under the Cherry Moon

6              1985 – Rambo: First Blood Part II

5              1984 – Bolero

4              1983 – The Lonely Lady (La dama solitaria)

3              1982 – Inchon

2              1981 – Mommie Dearest (Mamita dear)

1              1980 – Can’t Stop the Music (That does not stop music!)

 

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” —Pele.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…the Razzies.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Is telling a demolitionist how to do his job is destructive criticism.

LOVE IS…

Love is…sharing each joy and each sorrow.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time for the Razzie Awards…A time for the Oscar Awards

 

 

 

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