'Music', 'Fantasy Island' and '365 Days' Are All Nominated for the Razzies' Worst Film of the Year
'Dolittle', 'Hubie Halloween', 'Wonder Woman 1984' and 'Hillbilly Elegy' also picked up nods across the full list of categories.
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 have been 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 — and it has just revealed its latest contenders.
Leading the pack among the 41st Razzie Award nominations are Polish erotic drama 365 Days, which nabbed six nods and became the awards' first-ever contender in a language other than English; and Dolittle, the Robert Downey Jr-starring remake that hit cinemas before the pandemic, and was also recognised in six categories. Also scoring more nominations than any movie would like: the horror version of Fantasy Island, which picked up five; the terrible Sia-directed Music, which notched up four; Netflix drama Hillbilly Elegy, with three; and Netflix comedies Hubie Halloween and The Wrong Missy, also with three each.
None of these nominees are surprising in the least, although some films deserve their nods in a different way. Take Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, for instance — which is smart, funny and savage, and definitely not terrible, but scored two nominations for Rudy Giuliani (for worst supporting actor, and for worst screen combo with Maria Bakalova).
Other movies vying for the Razzies include Wonder Woman 1984 (for worst supporting actress, and worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel), The Very Excellent Mr Dundee (for worst supporting actor), Call of the Wild (for worst screen combo, between Harrison Ford and that totally fake-looking CGI dog) and The Witches (for worst actress).
Reflecting the past year's general chaos, the Razzies are also handing out a special trophy to the 2020 overall, naming it 'the worst calendar year ever'.
The 2020 Razzie Award winners will be announced on Sunday, April 25, Australian and New Zealand time. Check out the full list of nominees below:
GOLDEN RASPBERRY NOMINEES AND WINNERS 2020:
Robert Downey Jr, Dolittle
Mike Lindell, Absolute Proof
Michele Morrone, 365 Days
Adam Sandler, Hubie Halloween
David Spade, The Wrong Missy
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 (as himself), Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Shia LeBeouf, The Tax Collector
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Iron Mask
Bruce Willis, Breach, Hard Kill and Survive the Night
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
WORST SCREEN COMBO
Maria Bakalova and Rudy Giuliani, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Robert Downey Jr and his utterly unconvincing Welsh accent, Dolittle
Harrison Ford and that totally fake-looking CGI dog, Call of the Wild
Lauren Lapkus and David Spade, The Wrong Missy
Adam Sandler and his grating simpleton voice, Hubie Halloween
Charles Band, All three Barbie and Kendra movies
Barbara Bialowas and Tomasz Mandes, 365 Days
Stephen Gaghan, Dolittle
Ron Howard, Hillbilly Elegy
WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
Wonder Woman 1984
All three Barbie and Kendra movies
Published on March 13, 2021 by Sarah Ward