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Razzie Nominations: ‘Cats,’ ‘Rambo: Last Blood,’ ‘A Madea Made Funeral’ Dominate Worst of the Year Awards

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On the eve of Oscar Sunday, a night that celebrates the best of cinema, the nominations for the 40th Golden Raspberry Awards have been announced. Unlike the Academy Awards and the precursors throughout the season, the Razzies celebrate the worst in cinema, with Tom Hooper’s “Cats” expectedly leading the way with eight nominations.

“Cats” doesn’t lead the pack by itself however – both “Rambo: Last Blood” and “A Madea Made Funeral” also find themselves with eight nominations each, with the latter the biggest threat to “Cats” in the Worst Picture category.

A whole host of Academy Award winners and nominees find themselves in contention throughout the four acting categories this year. Among them, Matthew McConaughey is up for Worst Actor for his performance in “Serenity,” whilst he competes against former Oscar nominees James Franco, Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta.

Over on the female side, Anne Hathaway finds herself nominated in Worst Actress for two different performances and Jessica Chastain is up for Worst Supporting Actress line-up for her role in “Dark Phoenix.” She is unlikely to triumph over “Cats” stars Rebel Wilson and Judi Dench however.

Academy Award winner Hooper (“The King’s Speech”) expectedly finds himself in the Worst Director line-up for “Cats,” competing against Fred Durst, Adrian Grunberg, Neil Marshall and Franco, the latter of whom was already cited in the Worst Actor category.

Below is the full list of nominations for the 2020 Razzie Awards, as per The Hollywood Reporter:

Worst Picture
“Cats”
“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 Medea), “A Madea Family Funeral”
Rebel Wilson, “The Hustle”

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

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

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 Importent Rage, “Rambo: Last Blood”
Jon Travolta & Any Screenplay He Accepts

Worst Screenplay
“Cats”
“The Haunting of Sharon Tate”
“Hellboy”
“A Madea Family Funeral”
“Rambo: Last Blood”

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

Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property
“Dragged Across Concrete”
“The Haunting of Sharon Tate”
“Hellboy”
“Joker”
“Rambo: Last Blood”

Razzie Redeemer Award
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”

Voting will begin very soon and winners will be announced within the next few weeks.

Which film do you think deserves the Worst Picture prize? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Bradley Weir

Recently graduated from the UK with a degree in film. Passionate about all things movies, especially the awards season!

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