Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” also rounds out the 2023 high art versus small art debate embodied by the Oscars and the self-proclaimed “anti-Oscars,” the Razzies.
Every year, awards season honors the best, brightest and boldest films. And yes, that means for the best and for the worst.
The infamous Razzie Awards, officially titled the Golden Raspberry Awards, (dis)honor the cutest movies. In contrast, the nearly century-old Oscars toast the industry’s greatest achievements. But as always in Hollywood, there is a twist: what happens when a film is nominated at both award ceremonies? How to define the great art and the small art, the horrible and the honorable, the contemptible and the perfection?
Since the Razzie Awards were established in 1980, the awards have been the sarcastic counterpart to Academy Picks.
This year, Andrew Dominik’s controversial Marilyn Monroe epic “Blonde” earned eight Razzie nominations, including Worst Picture, Worst Director and Worst Screenplay. Just 24 hours later, the film was among the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards with lead star Ana de Armas recognized in the Best Actress category.
While it’s nothing new for some stars to fall (and rise and fall), the 2023 Razzie nominations also included Oscar winner Jared Leto, dissenting for his MCU debut in ‘Morbius,’ and icon “Rocky” Sylvester Stallone for “Samaritan”. .” Oscar winner Diane Keaton was also recognized for her particularly low performance in the body-swapping ‘comedy’ ‘Mack and Rita’, as was Mira Sorvino for the biopic ‘Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Car’. legend”.
And don’t forget the apparent snub of the 2023 Oscars for Best Supporting Actor Tom Hanks in “Elvis.” Hanks was instead recognized by the Razzies for his over-the-top, prosthetic-clad turn as Colonel Tom Parker in the Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis Presley musical biopic in two separate categories.
Below, discover the complete history of the films recognized simultaneously by the Razzies and the Oscars.