Cats movie and Joker come under fire with the 2020 Razzie nominations

Joker and Cats movie 2020 Razzie nominations

On the eve of the Oscars, another less illustrious awards ceremony is hotting up with the 2020 Rassie nominations, which deride the worst of the movie industry. With poor reviews and not the best reception from cinema goers, the Cats movie was always going to be in the mix for Golden Raspberry award nods, but the real surprise is the inclusion of Joker, which had the exact opposite release success to Cats.

The joke’s on Joker

It’s currently in the running for some big Academy Awards with a tally of 11 categories in the 2020 Oscars nominations and Joaquin Phoenix has already won best actor for his role as the Joker at this year’s BAFTAs, so it might seem bizarre to see it in the running for a Razzy that it might just win. However, when you look into the details of the nomination it kind of starts to make sense.

It’s actually been nominated for a brand new category that appears to have been created just to give the ceremony a way of including one of the biggest hot topic movies of the awards season. The new category is The Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property, which has got made for Joker written all over it. The other films in the running are Dragged Across Concrete, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, Hellboy and Rambo: Last Blood, so it’s definitely possible Joker will miss out on the not so coveted award.

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Cats faces kitty litter storm of Golden Raspberry nominations

Things are much less convoluted for the Cats movie, with eight nominations in total at the 2020 Golden Raspberry Awards. It’s up for the big stinker, Worst Picture, alongside The Fanatic, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, A Madea Family Funeral and Rambo: Last Blood. Tom Cooper is also in the frame for Worst Director, as is James Corden for Worst Supporting Actor and both Judi Dench and Rebel Wilson for Worst Supporting Actress.

The weirdest nomination it’s up for is Worst Screen Combo, which sounds normal on the face of things until you find out that the combo in question is Jason Derulo and his CGI post neuter bulge. In fact, the movie has two nominations in that category with the second going to “any two half-feline/half-human hairballs”, so clearly on screen chemistry wasn’t its sharpest claw.

With so much negative press and big star talent, the Cats movie is easily the big contender for all of the nominations it’s up for. The Ceremony will take place after the 2020 Oscars, but with little crossover with the slightly convoluted Joker inclusion, the two don’t really impact each other very much.

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40th Golden Raspberry Award nominations in full:

Worst Picture

The Fanatic 
The Haunting of Sharon Tate
A Madea Family Funeral
Rambo: Last Blood

Worst Actor

James Franco / Zeroville
David Harbour / Hellboy (2019)
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 / X-Men 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 Rogan / 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 (2019)

Worst Screenplay

Cats / Screenplay by Lee Hall and Tom Hooper 
The Haunting of Sharon Tate / Written by Danial Farrands
Hellboy (2019) Screenplay by Andrew Cosby 
A Madea Family Funeral / Written by Tyler Perry 
Rambo: Last Blood / Screenplay by Matthew Cirulnick and Sylvester Stallone

Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

X-Men Dark Phoenix 
Godzilla King of the Monsters
Hellboy (2019)
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 (2019)
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