Cats gets shamed with 9 Razzie nominations


As the film awards season draws to a close with the Academy Awards tomorrow, the nominees for the 40th Golden Raspberry Awards (or Razzies as they are more commonly known) have been revealed. The ceremony would honor (dishonor?) the worst films that received a wide theatrical release in 2019. Of all the films that were considered, the Tom Hooper-directed musical, Cats, received the most nominations with 9 in total. Its nods include Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actress, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Screenplay and a duo of Worst Screen Combo nominations.

A scene from Hellboy (2019)

Other notable nominees include A Madea Family Funeral and Rambo: Last Blood, which scored 8 nominations each, and the 2019 reboot of Hellboy, which got 5 nominations. Surprisingly, the award season favorite, Joker, managed to sneak in with a Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property nomination. And on a more positive note, Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy, Keanu Reeves, Adam Sandler and Will Smith all scored nominations for The Razzie Redeemer Award.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

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, Trading Paint

Worst Actress

  • Hilary Duff, The Haunting of Sharon Tate
  • Anne Hathaway, The Hustle, Serenity
  • Francesca Hayward, Cats
  • Tyler Perry (As Medea), 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: First Blood
  • Rebel Wilson, Cats

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 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 Travolta & 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

  • Cats, Lee Hall, Tom Hooper
  • The Haunting of Sharon Tate, Danial Farrands
  • Hellboy, Andrew Cosby
  • A Madea Family Funeral, Tyler Perry
  • Rambo: Last Blood, Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone

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, Toy Story 4
  • Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
  • Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
  • Will Smith, Aladdin

Have you seen any of the films that were nominated for the 40th Golden Raspberry Awards? Do you think they deserved the nomination(s)? Let us know in the comments section below.