Cats has won the most Golden Raspberry Awards – also known as Razzies – which honor the worst films of the year.
The Dull Film received awards Monday, March 16 after the ceremony was canceled as coronavirus the crisis continues.
The film, which was criticized by critics when it was released last year, won six awards in total, including the worst film, the supporting actor (for James Corden), the supporting actress (for Rebel Wilson) and the worst screenplay. He also saw Tom Hooper being awarded the worst director’s gong.
Last year Hooper revealed that an extremely critical response to the film’s first trailer brought him and his team back to the drawing board and largely remake the film. In a three star review, NME said Cats “stops far from the disaster”, but admitted the film still had its flaws.
Announcing the awards – dubbed “The Lock Down Edition” – The Razzies organizers said: “Last weekend, the Razzies planned a truly gigantic show – with an opening parody number, sketches,” Celebrity Presenters’ and whole balla wax – possibly being radiated worldwide.
“But due to unforeseen circumstances – otherwise known as coronavirus – we instead offer the public a slightly more intimate video, suitable for viewing by all audiences currently in lockdown mode.”
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Meanwhile, Rambo: Last Blood also won several awards overnight, including those for “the worst remake, scam or sequel” as well as “the worst reckless contempt for human life”.
In the evening’s only positive award, Eddie Murphy won the Razzie Redeemer award for his performance in Dolemite is my name.
In a three-star review of the film, NME wrote: “Eddie Murphy is indeed back, in a role that allows him to shape dynamite from scratch, giving everyone the tools to conquer the world.
“His Rudy Ray Moore, the man behind the character of Dolemite, is an artist from start to finish (standing, dancing, telling fortunes). Whatever it costs, it will. “