The Golden Raspberry award, which had its 2023 nominee list revealed this Monday (23), is one of the funniest awards in Hollywood. Dedicated to “homage” the worst films of the year, the event always takes place the day before the Oscar ceremony, thus reinforcing the counterpoint between the two events.
Over the last ten years, the organization has awarded quite different films. There were plenty of badness trophies for Trumpist documentaries, Broadway musical adaptations, unfunny comedies, emoji animation, teen franchise, frigid erotic film and even Marvel superheroes, in addition to enshrining Adam Sandler with an all-time record.
See details of it all below, in the list of the worst films of the last decade, according to the Golden Raspberry.
| ‘DIANA: THE MUSICAL’ – 2022 |
Footage from the Broadway musical shown by Netflix, ‘Diana: The Musical’ was voted Worst Picture of 2022 and also won the trophies for Worst Director (Christopher Ashley), Screenplay (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan), Actress (Jeanna de Waal, the interpreter of Princess Diana) and Supporting Actress (Judy Kaye, Queen Elizabeth).
‘Diana: The Musical’ was one of the first Broadway shows to announce its opening after New York theaters closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The production scheduled its debut night on stage for December 16th and was on display for only a month, so bad was the reception of the work.
Netflix’s “film” was the recording of a rehearsal of the play, made in 2020, while Broadway was closed by the pandemic, and featured actress Jeanna de Waal (who appeared in two episodes of ‘Iron Fist’) playing the princess Diana and the veteran Judy Kaye (winner of two Tonys, the Oscar of the American theater) as Queen Elizabeth II.
| ‘ABSOLUTE PROOF’ – 2021 |
Trumpist documentary winner of the Golden Raspberry for Worst Film in 2021, ‘Absolute Proof’ claims that the election of the current president of the United States, Joe Biden, was the result of record fraud.
In addition to Worst Picture, the extreme right-wing conspiracy delusion also earned the Worst Actor trophy for the person responsible for the whole thing: the hard-nosed Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, who also directed the production alongside Brannon Howse (‘ Siege’).
| ‘CATS’ – 2020 |
Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s classic Broadway show became one of the biggest flops of 2020, with just a 19% critical approval rating, as measured by Rotten Tomatoes.
The film was such a disaster that Universal Pictures even announced that it would distribute a new version of ‘Cats’ with improved visual effects, in an attempt to save the film. But there was no visible result in reversing his rejection.
The 2020 Golden Raspberry was the final nail in the coffin. The musical confirmed its favoritism, winning not only for Worst Film of the year, but in six categories in total. The negative consecration also includes the victories in the disputes for Worst Supporting Actor and Actress (James Corden and Rebel Wilson, respectively), Worst Screen Combo, Worst Screenplay and Worst Director (Tom Hooper).
| ‘HOLMES & WATSON’ – 2019 |
A combination of parody and slapstick reminiscent of Mel Brooks’ comedies, ‘Holmes & Watson’ features a completely flustered Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell), who has a match for the inept Dr. Watson (John C. Reilly). When a crime is committed at Buckingham Palace, Sherlock Holmes is the only detective able to unravel the mystery before the villainous Moriarty attacks Queen Victoria. But one detail is capable of making his investigation difficult: Watson’s crush on the British monarch.
In addition to Worst Picture, ‘Holmes & Watson’ was worst in three more categories: Director (Etan Cohen), Supporting Actor (John C. Reilly) and Sequel, “Remake” or Copy. The only one who was not contemplated was Will Ferrell, who that year lost the Worst Actor award to none other than the President of the United States, Donald Trump – elected for the “interpretation” of himself in the documentaries ‘Death of a Nation’ and ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’.
| ‘EMOJI – THE MOVIE’ – 2018 |
The animation about the symbols used by those who don’t like to write, ‘Emoji – The Movie’ revolves around the only emoji that has more than one expression, but wants to be monothematic like the others. Featuring characters who are literally poops, the film earned critical acclaim and an embarrassing 6% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In addition to Worst Film, the animation also won three more categories, two of them won by its director and screenwriter Tony Leondis (winner of the Worst Screenplay and Worst Direction awards), and one for Worst Combo on Screen, which awarded “any two annoying emojis in ‘The Emoji Movie'”.
| ‘HILLARY’S AMERICA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’ – 2017 |
Another far-right production, ‘Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party’ won in 2017. Made just to attack Hillary Clinton, candidate defeated by Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election, the film was basically an extremist conspiracy that labeled Hillary a communist gangster.
The production won four awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Rebekah Turner, portraying Hillary), Worst Actor (Dinesh D’Souza, in the role of Dinesh D’Souza) and Worst Direction for the duo Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley .
| ‘FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY’ and ‘FANTASTIC FOUR’ [EMPATE] – 2016 |
The badness in 2016 was such that the Golden Raspberry could not choose just one film for its main prize. Instead, the “honor” was split between ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and ‘Fantastic Four’.
Christian Grey’s film, however, took advantage of the work as a whole. In addition to Worst Picture, it won in the categories of Worst Actor (Jamie Dornan), Worst Actress (Dakota Johnson), Worst Screen Couple (Dornan and Johnson) and Worst Screenplay. As for superheroes, they only collected two more Raspberries: Worst Remake and Worst Director (Josh Trank).
| ‘SAVING CHRISTMAS’ – 2015 |
A Christmas comedy co-written and directed by Darren Doane (‘The Free Speech Apocalypse’), ‘Saving Christmas’ follows a guy whose annual Christmas party is ruined because his brother-in-law is disillusioned with the celebrations and the true meaning of the date.
In addition to Worst Picture, ‘Saving Christmas’ also won in the categories of Worst Actor (for Kirk Cameron), Worst Screenplay (Darren Doane and Cheston Hervey) and Worst Combo (for “Kirk Cameron and his ego”).
| ‘FOR OLDER’ – 2014 |
Anthology comedy of extreme bad taste, ‘For Adults’ won the categories of Worst Film, Worst Direction and Worst Screenplay. The film consists of a series of short films containing bizarre stories and a strong cast.
To get an idea of the talent involved in this production, the award for Worst Director was divided between James Gunn (‘The Suicide Squad’), Elizabeth Banks (‘Charlie’s Angels’), Steven Brill (‘Hubie’s Halloween’), Steve Carr (‘The Worst Years of My Life’), Rusty Cundieff (‘Horrible Tales’), Griffin Dunne (‘Chance Husband’), Peter Farrelly (‘Green Book’), Patrik Forsberg (‘Rymdresan’) , Will Graham (‘A Very Special Team’) and James Duffy.
The cast already had names like Emma Stone (‘Cruella’), Hugh Jackman (‘Logan’), Kate Winslet (‘Mare of Easttown’), Anna Farris (‘Mom’) and Chris Pratt (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’). , among many others.
| ‘THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING BREAKTH – PART 2’ – 2013 |
Closing of the franchise starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ won its deserved acclaim at the Golden Raspberry Awards, where it won seven awards.
In addition to Worst Picture, the work also received the awards for Worst Director (for Bill Condon), Worst Actress (for Stewart), Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Couple (Taylor Lautner and Mackenzie Foy), Worst Ensemble and Worst Continuation .
| ‘EACH ONE HAS THE TWIN THEY DESERVE’ – 2012 |
No list of worst movies would be complete without at least one Adam Sandler in attendance. And in ‘Cada Um Tem A Gêmea Que Deserve’, the comedian facilitated by appearing in a double dose, with two different characters, the brothers Jack and Jill. Because of this, the comedian achieved the feat of being elected Worst Actor and Worst Actress of the year.
Not only that, but the film about a serious guy who has his life turned upside down during his sister’s visit was enshrined in a whopping 10 categories.
In addition to Worst Picture, ‘Everybody’s Got Twins’ also had Worst Director (Dennis Dugan), Worst Screenplay, Worst Couple, Worst Cast, Worst Supporting Actress (for actor David Spade), Worst Supporting Actor (for Al Pacino) and Worst Remake. This is an award-winning record.
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