It’s a tradition that has run alongside the Oscars for over 40 years now.
But while the Academy Awards celebrate the very best that the movie world has to offer, the Razzies “honours” quite the opposite.
To give it its full name, the Golden Raspberry Awards is an annual ceremony that celebrates the worst in film, handing out gongs for what are deemed to be lowlights of the Hollywood year.
And while royal biopic Spencer might be in the running for an Oscar thanks to Kristen Stewart’s Best Actress-nominated performance as Princess Diana, a filmed version of a Broadway musical based on the life of the late Princess of Wales has won the “top” prize at the 42nd Razzies.
Here is everything you need to know about it.
Who won ‘Worst Picture’?
Diana the Musical earned a total of nine nods in major categories and won accolades for worst picture, worst actress, worst supporting actress, worst director and worst screenplay.
It was originally performed at the Longacre Theatre in New York before a filmed version was released on Netflix in October last year.
The Razzies described the film as: “the all-singing, all-dancing, all-awful, royal mess.”
Who else ‘won’?
Basketball star LeBron James picked up the award for worst actor for his role in Space Jam: A New Legacy, which also received Worst Remake, Rip Off or Sequel and worst on screen couple.
Jared Leto received the worst supporting actor award for his performance as Paolo Gucci in Ridley Scott’s House Of Gucci.
A new “special” category was also introduced at this year’s awards: Worst Performance By Bruce Willis In A 2021 Movie, which consisted of all eight films that the actor appeared in from 2021
That meant Willis went up against himself eight times within the category for films including American Siege, Apex, Cosmic Sin, Deadlock, and Out Of Death.
The eventual “winner” in this category was sci-fi action film Cosmic Sin, which was panned by critics with an approval rating of just 3% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Other films to receive multiple nominations included Karen, a crime thriller about a “Karen” who attempts to displace a new Black family that has moved into the neighbourhood, which was highlighted for worst picture, director, actress, and screenplay.
It also received a nod in the Worst Remake, Rip Off or Sequel category for being “an inadvertent remake of Cruella”. However, it did not win in any category.
The Amy Adams-starring psychological thriller The Woman in the Window also received five nominations, and was also included in the Worst Remake, Rip Off or Sequel category for being “a rip-off of Rear Window”.
How can I watch the Oscars?
The Golden Raspberry Award winners were announced on 26 March, a day prior to the Oscars results.
The “real” awards ceremony begins at 8pm in the United States on Sunday 27 March, so UK viewers will need to stock up on coffee if they want to to tune in, with the event starting at 1am UK time in the early hours of Monday 28 March.
Usually, the Academy Awards run for about three hours, however, with any live show – it could fluctuate a little!
The Oscars will be available to watch live on Sky Cinema Oscars in the UK. There is likely to be a highlights reel on Sky Max shortly afterwards.
You will need a SkyTV subscription to be able to watch, which can be signed up to here.
Alternatively, a NOW TV package can be purchased. A Now Sky Cinema Pass will be required to watch the ceremony. Now TV currently offers a seven-day free trial here.
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