The main awards season has come to a close and although there are still a few ceremonies left like the MTV Movie Awards and the Empire Awards, it is time for the blog to start winding down. The Oscars, of course, were the pinnacle of the season but it is only fair that we take a quick look at what happened the night before Hollywood’s most glamorous event. The 34th Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, were held on the 1st of March and, since we covered the nominations, it is only fair to recap the ceremony itself.
The two biggest winners – or losers, depending on how you want to look at it – were After Earth and Movie 43. The former picked up three of the five acting categories: Worst Actor for Jaden Smith, Worst Supporting Actor for Will Smith, and Worst Screen Combo for the father-and-son team.
Movie 43 meanwhile picked up the awards for Worst Picture, Worst Director and Worst Screenplay. It successfully made history by having 13 people win the directing award and 14 people win for screenplay. It is a good thing that most Hollywood personalities think the Razzies are not worth attending; it is doubtful the stage would have withstood so many worthy winners.
All the other categories represented single wins for other films. Worst Actress went to Tyler Perry for A Madea Christmas. This was Perry’s second nomination and first win in the category. One hopes that his success at the Razzies will convince him to stop making more Madea films.
Kim Kardashian finally has an acting trophy, though probably not the one she wanted. The infamous Kardashian sister won Worst Supporting Actress for her role in Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor and, if the countless YouTube clips of her reality show are any indication of her talent, it is a most deserving win.
The award for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel went to The Lone Ranger. The Disney film had already drawn some attention for getting nominations at both the Razzies and the Oscars and its win was probably the one instance of politics over appropriateness. After all, what could be better to mock the Oscars than crowning one of its nominees with a Razzie?
Definitely one of the shortest awards of the year – especially due to the number of no-shows among the nominees and winners – the Golden Raspberries were nonetheless a fun stop on the awards circuit.