Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr. and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani landed on the list of nominees Friday for the Razzie Awards, an annual disgrace to what voters consider the worst film and show of the year.
Downey Jr. is running for worst actor for the title role performance in “Dolittle,” a remake of a film about a doctor who can talk to animals.
“Dolittle,” released by Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures, tied for Razzie’s most nominations with six overall including the worst picture. It will compete with Netflix’s erotic drama “365 Days,” which also received six nods from Razzie.
Other fights for the worst film include “Music” directed by musician Sia about a girl with autism, and a remake of the TV show “Fantasy Island.”
Mike Lindell, chief executive of widely advertised company MyPillow and a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, was nominated for “Absolute Evidence,” a film featuring baseless allegations of election fraud of the US presidency in 2020. It is also competing for the worst picture.
Giuliani made the Razzies list for his brief appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen’s mockumentary “Borat Next Moviefilm.” The former mayor was shot in a hotel room with an actress pretending to be a reporter. Giuliani said nothing happened that was inappropriate.
The tongue-in-cheek Razzies, created in 1980, serves as an antidote to Hollywood’s glitzy Academy Awards ceremony. The winners of the Razzies will be announced on April 24, the night before this year’s Oscars.
Razzie nominees and winners are voted for online by members from more than two dozen countries, who sign up online and pay a $ 40 membership fee.
This year, the Razzies announced a special pandemic-related award for 2020 as “The Worst Calendar Year EVER!”
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Marguerita Choy)
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