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Razzie Award Nominations 2023: Jared Leto, Tom Hanks and ‘Blonde’

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Awards season is upon us, and as Hollywood honors the best films and performances of 2022, the Razzie Awards are shining a spotlight on the year’s “worst” films and actors.

Leading the field is Andrew Dominik’s controversial Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde,” with eight nominations. Although Ana de Armas is not nominated for Worst Actress, the film is nominated for Worst Picture and Dominique is nominated for Worst Director and Screenplay. Both Evan Williams and Xavier Samuel are in the running for worst supporting actor alongside Maude Sun and Pete Davidson for “Good Morning,” and Oscar winner Tom Hanks for “Elvis.”

Hanks is in the running for worst actor for his turn as Geppetto in Disney’s live-action “Pinocchio.” Rounding out the worst actor race are Colson Baker (a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, whose stoner comedy “Good Morning” earned a total of seven noms), Davidson (for his voice role in “Marmaduke”), Sylvester Stallone (“Samaritan”) and Jared Leto ( “Morbius.”)

Sony Pictures’ vampire movie based on the Marvel villain flopped at the box office with $39 million in its opening weekend in April. The Leto-fronted movie was panned by critics and became an instant internet meme, earning a re-release in June that grossed more than $300,000.

Disney’s “Pinocchio” is up for six awards, “Morbius” has five nominations and “The King’s Daughter” has three.

Absent from this year’s slate of nominations is a special award for Bruce Willis, who starred in 11 movies in 2022. Last year, the Razzies created a category called “Bruce Willis’ Worst Performance in a Movie of 2021,” but the satirical awards organization withdrew the award last March after Willis’ family revealed that the “Die Hard” actor was battling aphasia, a form of brain damage. Caused by a language disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate.

But if you thought Regira would decide to be less vain this time around, think again, because this year’s worst actress nominees include “Firestarter” star Ryan Kiera Armstrong, who is 12 years old.

See the full list of nominations below.

Worst picture ever
“blonde”
“Disney’s Pinocchio”
“good morning”
“The King’s Daughter”
“Morbius”

worst actor
Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly), “Good Grief”
Pete Davidson (voice only), “Marmaduke”
Tom Hanks (as Geppetto), “Disney’s Pinocchio”
Jared Leto, “Morbius”
Sylvester Stallone, “The Samaritan”

worst actress
Ryan Kira Armstrong, “Firestarter”
Bryce Dallas Howard, “Jurassic Park: Dominion”
Diane Keaton, “Mac and Rita”
Kaya Scodelario, “The King’s Daughter”
Alicia Silverstone, “The Requin”

Worst remake/rip-off/sequel ever
“blonde”
Both “365 Days” sequels – “365 Days: These Days” and “Next 365 Days” [a Razzie BOGO]
“Disney’s Pinocchio”
“Firestarter”
“Jurassic World: Dominion”

Worst Supporting Actress
Adria Arzona, “Morbius”
Lauren Bracco (voice only), “Disney’s Pinocchio”
Penelope Cruz, “The 355”
Bingbing Fan, “The 355” and “The King’s Daughter”
Mira Sorvino, “Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend”

Worst Supporting Actor
Pete Davidson (cameo role), “Good Grief”
Tom Hanks, “Elvis”
Xavier Samuel, “Blonde”
Mod Sun, “Happy Mourning”
Evan Williams, “Blonde”

the worst Screen Couple
Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) and Maud Sun, “Good Morning”
Both real-life characters, “blonde” in fallacious White House bedroom scene
Tom Hanks and his latex-laden face (and hilarious accent), “Elvis.”
Andrew Dominick and his problems with women, “Blonde”.
Two “365 Days” sequels (both released in 2022)

worst director ever
Judd Apatow, “The Bubble”
Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) and Maud Sun, “Good Morning”
Andrew Dominick, “Blonde”
Daniel Espinosa, “Morbius”
Robert Zemeckis, “Disney’s Pinocchio”

Worst screenplay ever
“Blonde” / written for the screen by Andrew Dominick, adapted from the “bio-novel” by Joyce Carol Oates
“Disney’s Pinocchio” / screenplay by Robert Zemeckis and Chris Weitz (not licensed by Carlo Collodi Estate)
“Good Grief” / “Written” by Machine Gun Kelly & Maud Sun
“Jurassic World: Dominion” / screenplay by Emily Carmichael and Colin Trevorrow, story by Trevorrow and Derek Conley
“Morbius” / screen story and screenplay by Matt Szama and Burke Sharpless

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