Mixing up the good and bad.
The Golden Raspberry Awards are basically the polar opposite of the Academy Awards. Every year the Razzie judges get together to pick out the very worst Hollywood had to offer and “honor” those films, actors, actresses and writers. Some consider it to be a good-natured way of poking fun at bad moves. Others criticize the Razzies as being pointless at best and mean-spirited spirited at worst.
Either way, most film lovers would agree that the Razzie judges don’t always make the best judgment calls. That was made apparent with this year’s list of nominations, which include a nom for Jennifer Lawrence as Worst Actress in mother! As we explain in the slideshow below, many critics agreed that Jennifer Lawrence’s performance is one of the strongest elements of the highly divisive film (which is certified fresh on the critics aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes but received an “F” CinemaScore from audiences).
Here are 13 times when the Razzies judges directed their wrath at the wrong movies and artists:
While Mother! may have gotten undue attention in this year’s Golden Raspberry nominations, the rest of the lineup features a loot of expected names. Check out the full list of Razzie nominations to see how critically panned films like Baywatch, The Emoji Movie and Transformers: The Last Knight fared.