The Razzies or the Golden Raspberry Awards is an annual event that celebrates the worst of cinema. The event was founded by John J.B. Wilson in 1981, and over the years, it has become a much-loved tradition amongst movie fans around the world.
In 2023, the 43rd Annual Razzies took place, and as always, it was a night filled with laughter, celebrity roasting, and plenty of embarrassing moments. This year’s nominees featured some of the biggest box office bombs and critically panned films, and the nominations list was full of surprises.
The show began with host and comedian Jay Leno taking the stage, cracking jokes and poking fun at the celebrities in attendance. The atmosphere was light-hearted, and everyone appeared to be in good spirits, ready to embrace the fun of the night.
The first award of the night was for Worst Supporting Actor, and it went to Shia LaBeouf for his role in the film, “Pieces of a Woman”. The film was based on a real-life event that dealt with the loss of a child, and LaBeouf’s performance was criticized for being wooden and unconvincing.
The award for Worst Supporting Actress was taken home by Kristen Wiig for “Wonder Woman 1984”. Wiig played the role of Cheetah, and her performance was criticized for being too exaggerated and lacking depth.
The next award was for Worst Screenplay, and it went to Robert Zemeckis for “The Witches”. The film, which was a remake of the classic Roald Dahl tale, was criticized for its poorly written screenplay, lackluster dialogue, and uneven pacing.
The award for Worst Director went to George Clooney for his film “The Midnight Sky”. The film, which was Clooney’s seventh directorial effort, was criticized for its lack of originality, poor pacing, and confusing storyline.
Next up was the award for Worst Actor, and it was won by Robert Downey Jr. for his role in “Dolittle”. The film, which was a remake of the popular children’s book series, was criticized for its poor writing and uninspired performances.
The award for Worst Actress went to Anne Hathaway for her role in “The Witches”. Hathaway’s performance was criticized for being over the top and lacking nuance. Her accent was also criticized and was described as distracting.
The award for Worst Picture was one of the most anticipated of the night, and it went to “Cats”. The all-star cast and musical adaptation of the classic stage play failed to impress critics and audiences alike. The film was described as a disaster from start to finish and was mocked mercilessly for its bizarre visuals and muddled storyline.
Overall, the 43rd Annual Razzies was a fun-filled night that showcased the worst of cinema. While some nominees were expected, others came as a surprise, but everyone in attendance appeared to be having a great time.
As always, the Razzies highlighted the importance of good writing, directing, and acting and served as a reminder that even the biggest stars can make some pretty bad movies. It’s a fun tradition that we love to hate, and we can’t wait to see what films will be nominated in 2024.