It’s a Cat-Tastrophe – 40th Annual Golden Raspberry Nominees Announced!

Normally, the Razzie nominations come out the day before the Oscars do, and are awarded the night before the Academy hands out their hardware. However, because of the accelerated AMPAS schedule, the Razzies, which are more of a fun gag than anything else, decided not to go along with the crowd, instead holding off the nominations until today. I paid $40 for the right to nominate and vote this year, and I am among the 1,017 who had a say in the field, and will have an official say in the results.

We now have our nominees, and to the surprise of none, Cats dominates the proceedings, with nine nominations. Two “films” are tied with eight nods: A Madea Family Funeral and Rambo: Last Blood.

The full press release from the Razzie Committee can be found here. I will be casting my final votes soon, once the polls officially open, and I’d love to have your input. In most categories, I’ve narrowed my vote down to two, so I’ll appreciate your opinions on which way I should go, even if you think I should vote for something completely different.

Worst Picture
The Fanatic
The Haunting of Sharon Tate
A Madea Family Funeral
Rambo: Last Blood

Worst Actor
James Franco – Zeroville
David Harbour – Hellboy
Matthew McConaughey – Serenity
Sylvester Stallone – Rambo: Last Blood
John Travolta – The Fanatic and Trading Paint

Worst Actress
Hilary Duff – The Haunting of Sharon Tate
Anne Hathaway – The Hustle and Serenity
Francesca Hayward – Cats
Tyler Perry (As Madea) – A Madea Family Funeral
Rebel Wilson – The Hustle

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain – Dark Phoenix
Cassi Davis – A Madea Family Funeral
Judi Dench – Cats
Fenessa Pineda – Rambo: Last Blood
Rebel Wilson – Cats

Worst Supporting Actor
James Corden – Cats
Tyler Perry (as “Joe”) – A Madea Family Funeral
Tyler Perry (as “Uncle Heathrow”) – A Madea Family Funeral
Seth Rogen – Zeroville
Bruce Willis – Glass

Worst Screen Combo
Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs – Cats
Jason Derulo & His CGI-Neutered Bulge – Cats
Tyler Perry & Tyler Perry (or Tyler Perry) – A Madea Family Funeral
Sylvester Stallone & His Impotent Rage – Rambo: Last Blood
John Tavolta & Any Screenplay He Accepts

Worst Director
Fred Durst – The Fanatic
James Franco – Zeroville
Adrian Grunberg – Rambo: Last Blood
Tom Hooper – Cats
Neil Marshall – Hellboy

Worst Screenplay
The Haunting of Sharon Tate
A Madea Family Funeral
Rambo: Last Blood

Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel
Dark Phoenix
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
A Madea Family Funeral
Rambo: Last Blood

Worst Reckless Disregard For Human Life and Public Property (NEW CATEGORY)
Dragged Across Concrete
The Haunting of Sharon Tate
Rambo: Last Blood

Razzie Redeemer Award (Good Work By Previous Razzie Winner)
Eddie Murphy – Dolemite is My Name
Keanu Reeves – John Wick 3 and Toy Story 4
Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems
Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers
Will Smith – Aladdin

Those are the nominees. If you have a suggestion for my vote, tell me. In particular, I’m juggling the Redeemer award between Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler. But if you have any other thoughts, I’d love to hear them.

Join the conversation in the comments below! Have you seen any of the nominated films? What do you think is the worst? Are any of these movies so bad that they’re good? Let me know!

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