The Bruce Willis Show – 42nd Razzie Nominations!

Tomorrow’s the big day when the Academy finally makes their announcement for this year’s Oscar nominations. But as happens every year, the Golden Raspberry Awards get to go on “Oscar Eve” as the Academy’s self-described “ugly cousin,” highlighting the absolute worst Hollywood had to offer in the previous year. For the third year running, I have purchased a membership that gives me just under a 1/1000 say in how this process turns out, and if nothing else, it’s just a bit of good-natured fun.

Unlike the Oscar Blitz, I feel no obligation to watch all or any of these movies, though most years I happen to have seen one or two by happenstance. This year is no different, as I’ve seen one of the Worst Supporting Actor nominees (and I actually liked that performance), and I’m very likely to see another, as his film is all but guaranteed to get multiple nominations tomorrow for reasons known but to Satan.

In addition to the usual goofs, we have a special category this year, in “honor” of an actor who ran a gauntlet of shitty movies throughout 2021. The official press release can be found here. Let’s get to the nonsense!

Worst Picture
Space Jam: A New Legacy
The Woman in the Window

Worst Actor
Scott Eastwood – Dangerous
Roe Hartrampf – Diana
LeBron James – Space Jam: A New Legacy
Ben Platt – Dear Evan Hansen
Mark Whalberg – Infinite

Worst Actress
Amy Adams – The Woman in the Window
Jeanna de Waal – Diana
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 – Diana
Judy Kaye – Diana
Taryn Manning – Every Last One of Them

Worst Supporting Actor
Ben Affleck – The Last Duel
Nick Cannon – The Misfits
Mel Gibson – Dangerous
Gareth Keegan – Diana
Jared Leto – House of Gucci

*SPECIAL CATEGORY* Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Movie
American Siege
Cosmic Sin
Midnight in the Switchgrass
Out of Death
Survive the Game (not to be confused with Survive the Night, which came out in 2020 with virtually the same cast)

Worst Screen Couple
Any Klutzy Cast Member & Any Lamely Lyricized (or Choreographed) Musical Number – Diana
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)
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
Stephen Chbosky – Dear Evan Hansen
“Coke” Daniels – Karen
Renny Harlin – The Misfits
Joe Wright – The Woman in the Window

Worst Screenplay
The Misfits
The Woman in the Window

I’ve heard a few things about Karen, all of which justify its inclusion here. And while Jared Leto’s nominations make me even more apprehensive about having to watch House of Gucci for the Blitz, I can still breathe sighs of relief that I skipped all the other multiple nominees that came from mainstream cinema last year. I do find it funny that Amy Adams and Taryn Manning are both nominated in both actress categories. Maybe they’ll split the difference. Maybe they’ll tie and share both awards. Who knows? Either way, I’m laughing.

Join the conversation in the comments below! Did you see any of these “films?” Are their nominations warranted? Seriously, how can Bruce Willis churn out so much crap in one year? Let me know!

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