Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde” tops nominations for Razzie Awards

On the eve of the Academy Awards ceremony in March, the winners (or losers) of the 43rd yearly Razzie Awards will be uncovered. Top the pack with eight nominations is Netflix’s controversial biopic about Marilyn Monroe, titled “Blonde,” which received common criticism from the two viewers and motion picture critics alike for exploitation of the late star.

“Blonde” acquired nominations for worst photograph, worst remake, worst director for Andrew Dominik and worst screenplay. The movie also been given two nominations each in the categories of worst supporting actor and worst screen few. 

Ironically, Ana de Armas, who depicted Marilyn Monroe in the movie, acquired an Oscar nod for very best actress when the Academy Award nominations were being declared Tuesday morning.

Ana de Armas arrives at the premiere of “Blonde” held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Sept. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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Coming in second, with seven nominations, was stoner comedy “Great Mourning,” staring musicians Equipment Gun Kelly and Mod Sun. The Razzie Awards referred to as the movie, “chortle-free,” incorporating that it reached “the rare feat of scoring a ideal ZERO on Rotten Tomatoes.”

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Mod Solar and Device Gun Kelly go to the “Good Mourning” world premiere immediately after get together at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills on Might 12, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.

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The notorious award show is just not without the need of controversy immediately after a person of this year’s nominations for worst actress was initially provided to 12-calendar year-outdated Ryan Kiera Armstrong for her purpose in “Firestarter.” The movie, which also stars Zac Efron, is primarily based on a Stephen King novel of the very same title.

Lots of took to social media to contact out the Razzie Awards for singling out the youthful actress, who also starred in “It Chapter 2” and “Black Widow.”

“Why place a child at possibility of increased bullying or worse?” tweeted Julian Hilliard, a baby actor who starred in “WandaVision” and “Haunting of Hill Dwelling.”

Filmmaker Joe Russo — who co-directed “Avengers: Endgame” with his brother Anthony Russo — tweeted that the award exhibit experienced “sunk to a new reduced.”

“If you happen to be gonna continue on denigrating people’s really hard do the job — which you shouldn’t — at least focus on older people,” Russo wrote. 

The Razzie Awards have due to the fact taken Armstrong’s identify off the final ballot, organizers stated in a statement to CBS Information. They also additional that Armstrong “came in fifth/very last in the Worst Actress classification.”

In early 2022, organizers rescinded a Razzie given to actor Bruce Willis pursuing his diagnosis with the cognitive condition aphasia. They had designed a class for him named the worst general performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 movie for his movie “Cosmic Sin.”

“If someone’s health care issue is a aspect in their conclusion building and/or their performance, we accept that it is not suitable to give them a Razzie,” organizers explained in a statement at the time.

Together with “Blonde” and “Excellent Mourning,” the nominees for worst photo ended up Disney’s “Pinocchio,” “The King’s Daughter” and “Morbius.”