Razzies 2023: full Razzie nominations including Blonde and Good Mourning - how to watch Golden Raspberry Awards

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A ‘laugh-free stoner comedy’ and ‘the year’s most ridiculed movie’ both pick up nominations in 2023

Every year, just as the Academy releases its long-awaited list of Oscar nominations celebrating the very best of the year’s cinematic offerings, the Razzie Awards aim to do the complete opposite.

Instead of honouring incredible filmic experiences and the people who made them, the Golden Raspberrys (Razzies for short) pay homage to the big-screen stinkers we’ve sat through over the previous 12 months.

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This year’s list of dubious nominees has just been announced - here is everything you need to know...

What are the Razzie Awards?

The annual Golden Raspberry Awards was co-founded by UCLA film graduates and industry veterans John J. B. Wilson and Mo Murphy in 1981, and has traditionally taken place just before the Academy Awards for the past forty years.

Rather than receiving an iconic Oscar statuette, Golden Raspberry ‘winners’ get to take home a golf ball-sized raspberry perched atop a Super 8mm film reel spray painted gold. Organisers say each trophy has an estimated value of $4.97 (£4.03).

The Golden Raspberry awards do hold a physical awards ceremony, though of course, not many of the nominees ever actually attend. A few good-humoured stars have turned up to physically collect their trophies in person though.

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These include Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock, who were both on hand to receive their Worst Actress ‘awards’, and Fifty Shades of Grey producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca.

Disney’s Pinocchio, Blonde and Morbius are three of the most nominated films at this year’s Razzie ‘Awards’ (Images: Disney+/Netflix/Sony Pictures Releasing)Disney’s Pinocchio, Blonde and Morbius are three of the most nominated films at this year’s Razzie ‘Awards’ (Images: Disney+/Netflix/Sony Pictures Releasing)
Disney’s Pinocchio, Blonde and Morbius are three of the most nominated films at this year’s Razzie ‘Awards’ (Images: Disney+/Netflix/Sony Pictures Releasing) | Disney+/Netflix/Sony Pictures Releasing

The Golden Raspberry Foundation claims that the award "encourages well-known filmmakers and top notch performers to own their bad,” and to date, Sylvester Stallone is the most awarded actor ever with 10 awards.

The divisive nature of film criticism means that it’s not impossible for films to be nominated for both a Razzie and an Oscar, and actors are sometimes even nominated in both for the same role - James Coco for Only When I Laugh, Amy Irving for Yentl and Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy.

Only one film has ever won both awards, and that’s 1987’s Wall Street, for which Michael Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Actor while Daryl Hannah’s performance won the Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress.

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The awards often introduce a specific, one-year-only tongue-in-cheek category too. Rambo: Last Blood took home the award for Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property in 2020, while a year later, 2020 itself won the “Special Governors’ Award for The Worst Calendar Year EVER!”

Who’s nominated in 2023?

Blonde leads this year’s nominations with a total of eight nods, including in the categories of Worst Picture, Worst Director and Worst Screenplay. The Marliyn Monroe biopic, starring Ana de Armas and found streaming on Netflix, is described by the awards as exploring “the exploitation of Marilyn Monroe…by continuing to exploit her posthumously.”

Good Mourning, a “laugh-free stoner comedy achieving the rare feat of scoring a perfect ZERO on Rotten Tomatoes” and directed, produced, written by, and starring Machine Gun Kelly picks up seven nominations, while Morbius (“the year’s most ridiculed movie“) receives five.

How can I watch the awards?

The “winners” of this year’s awards will be announced on Saturday 11 March, a day before the Academy Awards. They will be known through the awards’ YouTube channel.

The full list of Razzie 2023 nominees:

Worst Picture

  • Blonde
  • Disney’s Pinocchio
  • Good Mourning
  • The King’s Daughter
  • Morbius

Worst Actor

  • Machine Gun Kelly - Good Mourning
  • Pete Davidson - Marmaduke
  • Tom Hanks - Disney’s Pinocchio
  • Jared Leto - Morbius
  • Sylvester Stallone - Samaritan

Worst Actress

  • Ryan Kiera Armstrong - Firestarter
  • Bryce Dallas Howard - Jurassic Park: Dominion
  • Diane Keaton - Mack & Rita
  • Kaya Scodelario - The King’s Daughter
  • Alicia Silverstone - The Requin

Worst Remake/Rip-Off/Sequel

  • Blonde
  • Both 365 Days Sequels (365 Days: This Day and The Next 365 Days)
  • Disney’s Pinocchio
  • Firestarter
  • Jurassic World: Dominion

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Adria Arjona - Morbius
  • Lorraine Bracco - 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 - Good Mourning
  • Tom Hanks - Elvis
  • Xavier Samuel - Blonde
  • Mod Sun - Good Mourning
  • Evan Williams - Blonde

Worst Screen Couple

  • Machine Gun Kelly & Mod Sun - Good Mourning
  • Both Real Life Characters in the Fallacious White House Bedroom Scene - Blonde
  • Tom Hanks & His Latex-Laden Face (and Ludicrous Accent) - Elvis
  • Andrew Dominik & His Issues with Women - Blonde
  • The Two 365 Days Sequels

Worst Director

  • Judd Apatow - The Bubble
  • Machine Gun Kelly & Mod Sun - Good Mourning
  • Andrew Dominik - Blonde
  • Daniel Espinosa - Morbius
  • Robert Zemeckis - Disney’s Pinocchio

Worst Screenplay

  • Blonde
  • Disney’s Pinocchio (Not Authorised by the Estate of Carlo Collodi)
  • Good Mourning
  • Jurassic World: Dominion
  • Morbius
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