2020 Razzie nominations: Cats suffers furry-bad day with eight nods

Following its ‘paw’ performance with critics and audiences late last year, the big-screen adaptation of Cats has suffered further ridicule at the hands of the Razzies.

The ‘worst’ of film group have handed the musical flop with a disastrous eight nominations which include Worst Picture and Worst Director for former Oscar-winning filmmaker Tom Hooper.

To make matters worse, four members of its cast have been recognised in the acting categories with newcomer Francesa Hayward up for Worst Actress. James Corden is shortlisted in Worst Supporting Actor while Dame Judi Dench and double nominee Rebel Wilson are both in contention for Worst Supporting Actress.

Cats is tied for the lead with Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral and the disappointing final chapter of the Rambo series, Last Blood. Those two films are also in the running for Worst Picture along with the psychological thriller The Fanatic and the Manson Murders-based horror The Haunting of Sharon Tate.

Having played the role of cranky pensioner Madea Simmons in multiple Madea outings, Tyler Perry is once again nominated for Worst Actress as well as receiving two nods in Worst Supporting Actor.

For Last Blood, Sylvester Stallone is in contention to win his fifth Worst Actor gong for his departing role as former Vietnam War veteran John Rambo but faces stern competition from the likes of David Harbour (Hellboy), previous Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey (Serenity) and fellow Razzie regular John Travolta (The Fanatic & Trading Paint).

Elsewhere, Hilary Duff has the misfortune of being shortlisted for Worst Actress for her portrayal of the tragic Hollywood actress Sharon Tate in The Haunting of Sharon Tate.

The film’s woeful reviews are a stark contrast to the tremendous success of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood which not only centres on the Manson Family saga but is also up for ten Oscars tomorrow night!

As well as competing against Tyler Perry, Duff’s competition in her category also includes The Hustle co-stars Anne Hathaway (also nominated for Serenity) and Rebel Wilson (who also happens to be nominated in Worst Supporting Actress for Cats).

Other renowned stars to be ridiculed this year include Bruce Willis for his reprised role as David Dunn in the psychological horror Glass and first-time nominee Jessica Chastain for her performance as Vuk in the X-Men flop Dark Phoenix.

Despite its terrific success at the box-office and awards circuit, Joker has received a surprise nomination alongside the likes of Hellboy and Last Blood in a newly-formed category entitled Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property.

Finally, five previous Razzie winners have all been shortlisted for the Razzie Redeemer Award which acknowledges a great comeback performance. Amongst those nominated include Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), Eddie Murphy (Dolemite is My Name) and Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems).

The 40th Golden Raspberry Awards will take place within the next few weeks.

The full list of nominations can be read below (loser predictions in red):

WORST PICTURE
CATS
THE FANATIC
THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE
A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
RAMBO: LAST BLOOD

WORST DIRECTOR
Fred Durst, THE FANATIC
James Franco, ZEROVILLE
Adrian Grunberg, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD
Tom Hooper, CATS
Neil Marshall, HELLBOY

WORST ACTOR
James Franco, ZEROVILLE
David Harbour, HELLBOY
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 Madea), A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
Rebel Wilson, THE HUSTLE

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
James Corden, CATS
Tyler Perry (as “Joe”), A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
Tyler Perry (as “Uncle Heahrow”), A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
Seth Rogen, ZEROVILLE
Bruce Willis, GLASS

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain, DARK PHOENIX
Cassi Davis, A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
Judi Dench, CATS
Fenessa Pineda, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD
Rebel Wilson, CATS

WORST SCREENPLAY
CATS, Lee Hall & Tom Hooper
THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE, Daniel Farrands
HELLBOY, Andrew Cosby
A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL, Tyler Perry
RAMBO: LAST BLOOD, Matthew Cirulnick & Sylvester Stallone

WORST REMAKE/RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
DARK PHOENIX
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
HELLBOY
A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
RAMBO: LAST BLOOD

WORST SCREEN COMBO
CATS, Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs
CATS, Jason Derulo & His CGI-Neutered “Bulge”
A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL, Tyler Perry & Tyler Perry (or Tyler Perry)
RAMBO: LAST BLOOD, Sylvester Stallone & His Impotent Rage
John Travolta & Any Screenplay He Accepts

WORST RECKLESS DISREGARD for HUMAN LIFE and PUBLIC PROPERTY
DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE
THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE
HELLBOY
JOKER
RAMBO: LAST BLOOD

RAZZIE® REDEEMER AWARD
Jennifer Lopez, HUSTLERS
Eddie Murphy, DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Keanu Reeves, JOHN WICK 3 & TOY STORY 4
Adam Sandler, UNCUT GEMS
Will Smith, ALADDIN

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