‘Latex-laden and ludicrous’: Tom Hanks gets three Razzie nods as Blonde leads the field

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Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde is leading the way in this year’s Razzies, closely followed by Good Mourning, a stoner comedy directed, produced, written and starring rapper Machine Gun Kelly.

Celebrating the worst of cinematic under-achievements, the annual Golden Raspberry Awards calls itself the “ugly cousin” of the Oscars and reveals its winners the night before the biggest awards in entertainment.

A scene from Monroe's 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Pic: Netflix
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Blonde. Pic: Netflix

Netflix movie Blonde, starring Ana de Armas, received eight nominations including worst picture, worst supporting actors and worst director. Summing up the film, the parody awards show, said “movie-goers liked even less than critics did”.

They go on: “Called a ‘biopic that’s not a biopic,’ by its makers, it ‘explores’ the exploitation of Marilyn Monroe…by continuing to exploit her posthumously”.

Commenting on the movie’s host of nods, Razzie co-founder John Wilson told Sky News: “We are not among those who expected Monroe to be depicted as a “feminist icon,” but if you’re going to portray someone as essentially a “victim,” it’s not a good idea to victimize them further, which Andrew Dominik [the director] and this film did”.

Good Mourning received seven nods, including worst actor, worst screen couple and worst screenplay, with Razzies calling it: “A laugh-free stoner comedy achieving the rare feat of scoring a perfect ZERO on Rotten Tomatoes”.

Starring Machine Gun Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, alongside his real-life fiancé Megan Fox, the movie also has a cameo from comedian Pete Davidson.

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Davidson’s performance in the film has seen him nominated in the worst supporting actor category. He also got a worst actor nod – albeit only for his voice – for his role in kids animated film Marmaduke.

Two-time Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks has the dubious honour of multiple nominations. He got a worst actor nod for his portrayal of toymaker Geppetto in Robert Zemeckis’s Pinocchio.

Pinocchio got six nods overall, with Razzies calling it: “Disney’s wholly unnecessary (and oddly creepy) live action/CGI remake”.

Director Machine Gun Kelly and cast member Megan Fox attend a premiere for the film Good Mourning in West Hollywood, California, U.S. May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox at a Good Mourning premiere

Hanks also received a worst supporting actor nod for his part of talent manager Colonel Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.

Calling his performance “widely derided”, they said pole position in the supporting actor category was currently held by: “Tom Hanks’ latex-laden, ludicrously accented portrayal of Col Tom Parker in the otherwise critically acclaimed Elvis”.

Following the nominations, Razzie co-founder John Wilson told Sky News: “Tom Hanks is one of the industry’s greatest actors, with a 40-year career of almost entirely successful projects and, as such, he usually has our admiration.

“But in 2022, he made a pair of bold (but unfortunate) choices that did not work for him. Part of why his Razzie nominations are getting so much attention is the fact that he is a great actor… Most of the time.”

In the worst couple category, Hanks, “his Latex-laden face” and “ludicrous accent” are also listed as one of the nominations.

Jared Leto stars as an accidental vampire in Sony's Morbius
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Jared Leto in Morbius. Pic: Sony

Accidental vampire movie Morbius – which Razzies called “the year’s most ridiculed movie” – collected five nods, including worst actor for its star, Jared Leto, and supporting actress Adria Arjona.

And, in what Razzies called a “buy one, get one free”, both 365 Days sequels – 365 Days: This Day and The Next 365 Days got nominated for worst remake / rip-off / sequel.

The Netflix erotic thriller is based on books by Polish author Blanka Lipinska, with the movies previously accused of “glamourising rape”.

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The 43rd annual Razzie Awards will be held on Saturday 11 March in LA.

Here’s a complete list of the Razzie nominations:

WORST PICTURE

Blonde

Disney’s Pinocchio

Good Mourning

The King’s Daughter

Morbius

WORST ACTOR

Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) Good Mourning

Pete Davidson (Voice Only) Marmaduke

Tom Hanks (As Geppetto) Disney’s Pinocchio

Jared Leto / Morbius

Sylvester Stallone / Samaritan

WORST ACTRESS

Ryan Kiera Armstrong / Firestarter

Bryce Dallas Howard / Jurassic Park: Dominion

Diane Keaton / Mack & Rita

Kaya Scodelario / The King’s Daughter

Alicia Silverstone / The Requin

WORST REMAKE/RIP-OFF/SEQUEL

Blonde

BOTH 365 Days Sequels – 365 Days: This Day & The Next 365 Days [a Razzie BOGO]

Disney’s Pinocchio

Firestarter

Jurassic World: Dominion

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Adria Arjona / Morbius

Lorraine Bracco (Voice Only) Disney’s Pinocchio

Penelope Cruz / The 355

Bingbing Fan / The 355 & The King’s Daughter

Mira Sorvino / Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Pete Davidson (Cameo Role) Good Mourning

Tom Hanks / Elvis

Xavier Samuel / Blonde

Mod Sun / Good Mourning

Evan Williams / Blonde

WORST SCREEN COUPLE

Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) & Mod Sun / Good Mourning

Both Real Life Characters in the Fallacious White House Bedroom Scene / Blonde

Tom Hanks & His Latex-Laden Face (and Ludicrous Accent) ELVIS

Andrew Dominik & His Issues with Women / Blonde

The Two 365 Days Sequels (both Released in 2022)

WORST DIRECTOR

Judd Apatow / The Bubble

Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) & Mod Sun / Good Mourning

Andrew Dominik / Blonde

Daniel Espinosa / Morbius

Robert Zemeckis / Disney’s Pinocchio

WORST SCREENPLAY

Blonde / Written for the Screen by Andrew Dominik, Adapted from the Bio-Novel by Joyce Carol Oates

Disney’s Pinocchio / Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Chris Weitz (Not Authorized by the Estate of Carlo Collodi)

Good Mourning / ‘Written’ by Machine Gun Kelly & Mod Sun

Jurassic World: Dominion / Screenplay by Emily Carmichael & Colin Treverrow, Story by Treverrow & Derek Connolly

Morbius / Screen Story and Screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless

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