Jennifer Lawrence has bagged another award nomination, but this time it’s for Worst Actress.
The annual Golden Raspberry Awards (also known as The Razzies) is a ceremony designed to poke fun at traditional movie award shows. Founded by UCLA film graduates John J. B. Wilson and Mo Murphy, the show was first held in the corner of Wilson’s living room in 1981. Since then, it’s grown in popularity but awards are rarely collected in person. In the past, the Worst Actress category has recognized Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock. This time, it could be Lawrence who takes home the not so coveted trophy.
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Lawrence is up for the award thanks to her role in the thriller mother!, but she has arguably more deserving competition in Emma Watson and Dakota Johnson. The latter two didn’t seem much of a surprise to anyone, after Watson’s auto-tuned attempt at Belle in Beauty and The Beast and Johnson’s part as Anastasia in the housewife acclaimed Fifty Shades franchise. However, while mother! as a whole split critics worldwide, most were quick to praise Lawrence’s performance in the psychological horror. According to Teen Vogue, the Twitterverse was set alight with dismay for Lawrence’s nomination. Total Film critic Chris Schilling led the pack. “mother! has plenty of problems, but Jennifer Lawrence’s performance is not one of them. A Razzie nomination reflects poorly on the awards, not her,” he wrote.
mother! has plenty of problems, but Jennifer Lawrence's performance is not one of them. A Razzie nomination reflects poorly on the awards, not her.
— Chris Schilling (@schillingc) January 22, 2018
While the Worst Actress category may have caused waves, the Worst Actor nominations pack a punch too. Tom Cruise, Jamie Dornan, and Zac Efron all make an appearance once, while Mark Wahlberg is up twice, for his roles in both Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight. Interestingly, Johnny Depp is also nominated for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the most popular characters to come out of Hollywood in the last twenty years, so it may come as a surprise to some that Depp has earned a place on the list with the latest installment of the franchise.
The Razzies will take place on March 3, 2018. May the worst actor win.
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