Every year, awards season fetes the best, brightest, and boldest films. And yes, that means for better and for worse.
The infamous Razzie Awards, officially titled the Golden Raspberry Awards, (dis)honors the cringiest movies. In contrast, the almost century-old Academy Awards toasts to the industry’s greatest achievements. But as always in Hollywood, there’s a twist: What happens when one movie is nominated in both awards ceremonies? How does one define high art and low art, horrific and honorable, despicable and perfection?
Since the Razzie Awards were founded in 1980, the awards have been the snarky counterpart to the Academy’s picks.
This year, Andrew Dominik’s controversial Marilyn Monroe epic “Blonde” garnered eight Razzie noms, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. Just 24 hours later and the film was among the 95th Academy Awards nominations list with lead star Ana de Armas recognized in the Best Actress category.
While it’s nothing new that certain stars fall (and rise, and fall again), the 2023 Razzie nominations also included Oscar winner Jared Leto, dissed for his Method acting MCU debut in “Morbius,” and “Rocky” icon Sylvester Stallone for “Samaritan.” Fellow Academy Award winner Diane Keaton was additionally recognized for her particularly low-point performance in body-swap “comedy” “Mack and Rita,” as was Mira Sorvino for biopic “Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend.”
And, don’t forget the apparent 2023 Oscars snub for Best Supporting Actor Tom Hanks in “Elvis.” Hanks instead was recognized instead by the Razzies for his over-the-top, prosthetics-clad turn as Colonel Tom Parker in the Baz Luhrmann-helmed Elvis Presley musical biopic in two separate categories.
Below, see the full history of films recognized simultaneously by both the Razzies and the Oscars.