It may be Oscar weekend, but the Academy Awards aren’t the only noteworthy awards show going on. The Golden Raspberry Awards, aka “the Razzies” are the annual awards show that honors (or dishonors) the worst films, filmmakers and performances of the last year. The big “winners” of this year turned out to be Sia for her controversial film, Music, and Rudy Guliani, for his appearance in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
Music infamously was nominated for two Golden Globes even after the amount of controversy surrounding the film, causing even more controversy. The film didn’t win anything at the awards show, but was nominated for both Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category, and Kate Hudson was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Pictures Musical or Comedy.
The film first stirred up hate when Sia cast her god-daughter Maddie Ziegler (who is not autistic) as the autistic girl at the center of the film. Sia acknowledged the criticisms made and issued an apology on twitter, but still ultimately released the film with Ziegler in the role. The film was also received negatively for its potentially dangerous depiction of restraint.
At the Razzies, Music was given four nominations, including Worst Picture, Sia for Worst Director, Kate Hudson for Worst Actress, and Ziegler for Worst Supporting Actress. The film came away from the show with the awards for Worst Director, Worst Actress, and Worst Supporting Actress.
Meanwhile, Borat Subseqeuent Moviefilm came away with two awards, both as a result of Guliani’s appearance of the film. He won the Worst Supporting Actor award and the award for Worst Screen Combo alongside his own pants zipper.
Worst Picture at the Razzies this year went to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s documentary, Absolute Proof, which claimed that the 2020 election was flipped by Chinese Cyberattacks. Lindell also won the Worst Actor award. Other awards from the show included the Worst Screenplay award, which went to the Polish erotic drama 365 Days, and the Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel award, which was given to Universal’s Robert Downey Jr.-led Dolittle film.