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Now that awards season is here, Hollywood is honoring the best movies and actors of 2022, while the Razzie Awards honor the “worst” movies and actors of the year.
“Blonde,” the controversial Marilyn Monroe biography directed by Andrew Dominik, leads the pack with eight nods. While Ana de Armas is not nominated for worst actress, the film and Dominik are nominated for worst picture, director, and script, respectively. Evan Williams and Xavier Samuel are also contending for the award for worst supporting actor, along with Mod Sun and Pete Davidson for “Good Mourning” and Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks for “Elvis.”
Hanks is also in the running for worst actor for his performance as Geppetto in the live-action Disney film “Pinocchio.” Colson Baker (a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, whose stoner comedy “Good Mourning” received a total of seven nominations), Davidson (for a voice performance in “Marmaduke”), Sylvester Stallone (“Samaritan”), and Jared Leto (“Morbius”) round out the field for worst actor.
The April opening weekend gross of $39 million for the Sony Pictures vampire film based on the Marvel villain was a failure. The film starring Jared Leto was lambasted by reviewers and became an immediate internet meme, resulting in a June re-release that grossed around $300,000.
“Pinocchio” is nominated for six prizes, while “Morbius” garnered five and “The King’s Daughter” received three.
This year’s nominees do not include the special award presented to Bruce Willis, who featured in eleven films in 2022. Last year, the Razzies created a category titled “worst performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 film.” However, the satirical awards organisation rescinded the award in March after Willis’ family revealed that the “Die Hard” actor was battling aphasia, a language disorder caused by brain damage that hinders a person’s ability to communicate.
Ryan Kiera Armstrong, the 12-year-old star of “Firestarter,” is nominated for worst actress at this year’s Razzie Awards. If you thought the Razzies would be less cruel this year, you were mistaken.
See the complete list of nominees listed below.
The Disney Pinocchio
“The King’s Daughter,”
The films “Good Mourning,”
Pete Davidson (Voice Only), “Marmaduke”
“Morbius,” Jared Leto
Sylvester Stallone, “Samaritan”
Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly), “Good Mourning”
“Mack & Rita” with Diane Keaton
Ryan Kiera Armstrong, “Firestarter”
Bryce Dallas Howard, “Dominion: Jurassic Park”
“The Requiem,” by Alicia Silverstone
Kaya Scodelario, “The Daughter of the King”
Worst Supporting Actress
Adria Arjona (“Morbius”)
Lorraine Bracco (Voice Only), “Disney’s Pinocchio”
Penelope Cruz (“The 355”)
Bingbing Fan (“The 355”) and “The King’s Daughter”
“Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend,” by Mira Sorvino
“365 Days: This Day” AND “The Next 365 Days” ARE BOTH “365 Days” Sequels. [a Razzie BOGO]
“The Jurassic Park: Dominion”
“Pinocchio from Disney” “Firestarter”
Worst supporting Actor
Evan Williams, “Blonde”
Pete Davidson, “Good Mourning” (Cameo Role).
Xavier Samuel, “Blonde”
Mod Sun, “Good Mourning”
Tom Hanks, “Elvis”
Worst Screen Couple
Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) and Mod Sun, “Good Mourning”
Both Real-Life Characters in the Stupid White House Bedroom Scene. “Blonde”
Tom Hanks and His Latex-Coated Face (and Hilarious Accent), “Elvis”
Andrew Dominik and His Problems with Women, “Blonde”
The Two “365 Days” Sequels (both Released in 2022)
The Worst Director
“The Bubble” is Judd Apatow’s
“Good Mourning” by Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) and Mod Sun
Andrew Dominik, “Blonde”
Daniel Espinosa, “Morbius”
Robert Zemeckis, “Pinocchio by Disney”
“Blonde” was adapted for the screen by Andrew Dominik from Joyce Carol Oates’s “Bio-Novel.”
“Disney’s Pinocchio” was written by Robert Zemeckis and Chris Weitz (Not Authorized by the Estate of Carlo Collodi)
Good Mourning was composed by Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun.
“Jurassic World: Dominion” / Screenplay by Carmichael & Treverrow, Story by Treverrow & Connolly
“Morbius” / Screen Story and Screenplay by Sazama & Sharpless