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‘Blonde’ and ‘Pinocchio’ Among Worst Films of 2022, According to the 43rd Razzie Awards Slate

The 43rd Annual Golden Raspberry Awards for the film industry’s worst clinkers have just been announced, and Marilyn Monroe and Pinocchio would not be amused to find movies about them heading the list.

Also known as the Razzies, the awards are designed to point out the less-than-stellar performances by faded stars. The final “losers” are typically announced the day before the Oscar ceremonies, which this year take place on March 12.

This year, worst picture nominations went to Blonde, the Netflix biopic directed by Andrew Dominik, which garnered eight across all categories. The Razzie jurors by and large thought that Ana de Armas’s performance was unworthy of Marilyn’s iconic status—and downright exploitative. They may have been swayed by New York Times critic Manohla Dargis, who wrote: “Given all the indignities and horrors that Marilyn Monroe endured during her 36 years, it is a relief that she didn’t have to suffer through the vulgarities of Blonde, the latest necrophiliac entertainment to exploit her.”

Other contenders in the Worst Film category include Pinocchio, Morbius, Good Mourning, and The King’s Daughter. Those nominated in the Worst Actor category are Colson Baker, Pete Davidson, Tom Hanks, Jared Leto, and Sylester Stallone. The nominees for Worst Actress include Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Bryce Dallas Howard, Diane Keaton, Kaya Scodelario, and Alicia Silverstone. Competing for Worst Director are Judd Apatow, Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) and Mod Sun, Andrew Dominik, Daniel Espinosa, and Robert Zemeckis.

Critics of the Razzies are deploring the fact that Ryan Kiera Armstrong, now a 12-year-old, captured a Worst Actress nomination. But the Golden Raspberry folk have long established a reputation for their no-holds-barred attitude. Two child actors who earned Razzie nominations in the past have included a teenaged Brooke Shields and eight-year-old Jake Lloyd. His life was made a “living hell” by the bullying he had to put up with, Lloyd was quoted as saying.

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Edward Moran
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Edward Moran began his journalistic career many decades ago as a theater and cinema reviewer for Show Business and the New York Theater Review. More recently he contributed film reviews to hosokinema.com and Movie Sleuth. His writings have appeared in publications as diverse as the Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Paris Review, and the Massachusetts Review. Moran also edited a memoir by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Christine Choy. He served as literary advisor to her film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, which was the keynote film in the American Perspectives series at the 2007 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.


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