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These Are the Worst Films of the Past Year According to the 41st Annual Razzie Awards

Sia's filmmaking debut 'Music' picked up Worst Director, Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actress.
By Sarah Ward
April 25, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
April 25, 2021
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From moving road trip dramas and joyous concert documentaries to passionate anthologies and wondrous animation, plenty of excellent films reached screens large and small throughout 2020. Indeed, the past 12 months were filled with cinematic delights — even when we've been watching them at home while movie theatres were closed — but, sadly, they can't all be great.

Each year delivers its fair share of exceptional and awful movies, of course. And, both the best and the worst of the bunch can all score awards. The Oscars and the Golden Globes rank among the accolades that recognise the former, while the Golden Raspberries devotes its attention to the other end of the spectrum. After announcing its nominees from the past year's films last month, the Razzies has just revealed its latest batch of winners.

Leading the pack from the 41st Razzie Award recipients is the terrible Sia-directed Music, which picked up three of the four categories it was nominated for: Worst Director (for Sia), Worst Actress (for Kate Hudson) and Worst Supporting Actress (for Maddie Ziegler). It didn't take out the Worst Picture field, though, with that gong going to Absolute Proof. Peddling conspiracy theories about the 2020 US election, it also picked up the Worst Actor award for Mike Lindell as himself.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm similarly picked up two awards. Also linked to the election, it deserves its nods in a different way. The film is smart, funny and savage, and definitely not awful, but scored dual wins for Rudy Giuliani (for Worst Supporting Actor, and for Worst Screen Combo with his pants zipper).

Although Polish erotic drama 365 Days nabbed six nods and became the awards' first-ever contender in a language other than English, it only won one, for Worst Screenplay. Dolittle, the Robert Downey Jr-starring remake that hit cinemas before the pandemic, also only received one award from its six nominations, emerging victorious in the Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel category.

Reflecting the past year's general chaos, the Razzies also handed out a special trophy to the 2020 overall, naming it 'the worst calendar year ever'.

Check out the full list of winners and nominees below:

GOLDEN RASPBERRY NOMINEES AND WINNERS 2020:

WORST PICTURE

365 Days
Absolute Proof
Dolittle
Fantasy Island
Music

WORST ACTOR

Robert Downey Jr, Dolittle
Mike Lindell, Absolute Proof
Michele Morrone, 365 Days
Adam Sandler, Hubie Halloween
David Spade, The Wrong Missy

WORST ACTRESS

Anne Hathaway, The Last Thing He Wanted and The Witches
Katie Holmes, Brahms: The Boy II and The Secret: Dare to Dream
Kate Hudson, Music
Lauren Lapkus, The Wrong Missy
Anna-Maria Sieklucka, 365 Days

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Chevy Chase, The Very Excellent Mr Dundee
Rudy Giuliani, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Shia LeBeouf, The Tax Collector
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Iron Mask
Bruce Willis, Breach, Hard Kill and Survive the Night

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Lucy Hale, Fantasy Island
Maggie Q, Fantasy Island
Kristen Wiig, Wonder Woman 1984
Maddie Ziegler, Music

WORST SCREEN COMBO

Robert Downey Jr and his utterly unconvincing Welsh accent, Dolittle
Harrison Ford and that totally fake-looking CGI dog, Call of the Wild
Rudy Giuliani and his pants zipper, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Lauren Lapkus and David Spade, The Wrong Missy
Adam Sandler and his grating simpleton voice, Hubie Halloween

WORST DIRECTOR

Charles Band, All three Barbie and Kendra movies
Barbara Bialowas and Tomasz Mandes, 365 Days
Stephen Gaghan, Dolittle
Ron Howard, Hillbilly Elegy
Sia, Music

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL

365 Days
Dolittle
Fantasy Island
Hubie Halloween
Wonder Woman 1984

WORST SCREENPLAY

365 Days
All three Barbie and Kendra movies
Dolittle
Fantasy Island
Hillbilly Elegy

Published on April 25, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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