Tom Hanks, ‘Morbius,’ ‘Blonde’ dominate 2023 Razzie Awards
The Golden Raspberry Awards have introduced their 2023 winners, and for the primary time in historical past, the Razzies awarded themselves.
The satirical awards present honoring the worst of the worst in cinema has taken place simply previous to the Academy Awards for greater than 4 many years. Each Razzie Award is given out with a pithy quote from an unsavory overview, and this 12 months’s batch — in contrast to the movies they hailed from — didn’t disappoint.
The forty third Razzies kicked off Friday by awarding Tom Hanks the worst supporting actor trophy for what IndieWire referred to as his “deliciously awful … Kentucky-fried gold member” efficiency in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis.” (The Times described his flip as music impresario Col. Tom Parker as a profession worst and a “rare misstep” for the beloved actor.)
Although “Elvis” was nominated for eight Oscars on the ninety fifth Academy Awards, together with lead actor and greatest image, it took house none on Sunday night time. Nor was Hanks, a two-time Oscar winner for “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump,” among the many 2023 supporting-actor Oscar nominees.
In the “worst screen combo” class, Hanks — paired along with his “Latex-Laden Face (and Ludicrous Accent)” — scored one other Razzie. The Hollywood Reporter characterised the portrayal as “a creepy beady-eyed lech peering out from under a mountain of latex.” “Blonde” was additionally nominated within the worst display screen combo class, pairing writer-director “Andrew Dominik & His Issues with Women” as one other problematic duo.
The worst remake/rip-off/sequel award went to Disney’s “Pinocchio,” additionally starring Hanks as puppet-maker Geppetto, for what the Hollywood Reporter referred to as “just another widget in Disney’s remake ‘em all agenda.” Meanwhile, “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” received the Oscar for animated characteristic on Sunday. Director Robert Zemeckis’ live-action remake was launched a month prior on Disney+ however didn’t obtain any Oscar nominations.
Sony Pictures’ comedian flick “Morbius” additionally led the wins, scoring two Golden Raspberry Awards. Its titular star, Jared Leto, received the doubtful honor of worst actor for what the Irish Times described as “taking a silly role absurdly seriously.” And his co-star Adria Arjona was named worst supporting actress for her “barely lukewarm” efficiency in the identical movie, per Peter Travers of ABC.
According to A Trip to the Movies, Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde” was “deplorable, misogynistic and exploitative,” incomes it the Razzie for worst screenplay. It additionally took house the massive award for worst image, with the Atlanta Reporter calling it “a showy exercise in exploitation and fallacious storytelling” whereas reviewer Jorge Rivera Rubio dubbed it “trauma porn.”
Ana de Armas was nominated for an Oscar for lead actress for her position as Monroe in “Blonde,” however the prize went to Michelle Yeoh for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
And for the primary time in Razzie Awards historical past, the spoof awards present acknowledged itself among the many worst for its blunder earlier this 12 months. The Razzies caught a good quantity of flack for nominating 12-year-old “Firestarter” actor Ryan Kiera Armstrong for worst actress. The Razzies committee publicly apologized and altered the principles, imposing age restrictions for worst efficiency nominees, earlier than changing Armstrong’s identify with their very own on the poll.
“For nominating someone who should not have been considered, a blunder that was put through the blender, and pulverized from one corner of the internet to the other and all media in between, instead of handing out a worst actress statuette this year, we’re giving this Razzie, to the Razzies. … Well, what can we say? We earned this Razzie,” the group stated within the winners announcement video.
Also deemed “the worst” had been freshman administrators Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly) and Derek Ryan Smith (Mod Sun), for his or her directing of the stoner comedy “Good Mourning,” which they each additionally starred in.