The 40th Golden Raspberry Awards


Last night, the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles was supposed to play host to the 40th Golden Raspberry Awards. Otherwise known as the Razzies, the ceremony was going to recognise the worst films that were released in 2019. But in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the United States, and recent government mandates that prohibit large gatherings, the ceremony has been canceled.

This was despite the organizers earlier announcing that the show would go on as planned. The co-founder of the awards, John Wilson, later had this to say in a followup statement explaining the news. “Because the Mayor of Los Angeles shut down all city-owned venues where more than 50 people could gather, including our site, The Barnsdall Theatre. Without a hall, we could not proceed with the show.”

This year would have marked the first time in the ceremony’s 40-year history that the show was going to be televised. It was also going to be the second year in a row that the ceremony was being held after The Academy Awards. The winners of the various awards that were to be given out have since been revealed in a video that was released on YouTube. The full list of nominees are as follows, with winners highlighted in bold:

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

For those keeping count, Cats came out the biggest winner (loser?) with a total of 6 awards out of its 9 nominations. It was followed by Rambo: Last Blood, which received 2 awards. Eddie Murphy also received the Razzie Redeemer Award for his role in Dolemite Is My Name, beating out Keanu Reeves, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Adam Sandler. You can watch the abridged digital ceremony below:

What do you think about Cats almost cleaning out at the 40th Golden Raspberry Awards? Were its wins well-deserved? Let us know in the comments section below.