Razzie Awards: 'Cats,' 'Rambo: Last Blood,' 'Madea Family Funeral' Lead With 8 Nods Each

8:52 PM 2/7/2020

by Christy Piña and Annie Howard

Tyler Perry is mentioned five times in the nominations, one of which is for worst screen combo between two characters played by Perry, a category that also features any two "half-feline/half-human hairballs" and Jason Derulo and his "CGI-neutered 'bulge'" in 'Cats.'

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Just a day before Hollywood celebrates the best films of the past year at the 2020 Oscars, the nominees for some of the past year's worst films, the 2020 Golden Raspberry Awards, aka the Razzies, have been unveiled.

Three films tied for the most Razzie nominations. Cats, A Madea Family Funeral and Rambo: Last Blood each received eight nods, all three getting mentions for worst picture, supporting actress, screen combo and screenplay.

Rambo: Last Blood, "assaulting to the senses/insulting to the intelligence," according to Razzie organizers, will compete for worst picture alongside Cats, A Madea Family Funeral, The Fanatic and The Haunting of Sharon Tate.

Tyler Perry alone is mentioned five times in the nominations, one of which is for worst actress as Madea, a category where he'll compete against Hilary Duff (The Haunting of Sharon Tate), Anne Hathaway (The Hustle and Serenity), Francesca Hayward (Cats) and Rebel Wilson (The Hustle). Perry's also up for worst supporting actor for two parts in A Madea Family Funeral as well as worst screenplay and screen combo between Perry and himself.

Among the other nominees for worst screen combo were any two "half-feline/half-human hairballs" and Jason Derulo and his "CGI-neutered 'bulge'" in Cats, Rambo star Stallone and his "impotent rage" and John Travolta and "any screenplay he accepts."

James Franco (Zeroville), David Harbour (Hellboy), Oscar winner and "Hathaway's backside-bearing co-star" Matthew McConaughey (Serenity), Stallone (Rambo: Last Blood) and Travolta (The Fanatic and Trading Paint) round out the nominees for worst actor of 2019.

This year, the Razzies organizers added a new category recognizing the worst reckless disregard for human life and public property. Dragged Across Concrete, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, Hellboy, Joker and Rambo: Last Blood all received nods in the new category. Joker is the only Oscar-nominated film to also earn a Razzies nod this year.

And for the one positive recognition of the night, the Razzie Redeemer Award will be given to one of the following nominees: Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, Keanu Reeves in John Wick 3 and Toy Story 4, Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems, Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers and Will Smith in Aladdin.

The Razzies normally air the night before the Oscars, but due to the 92nd Academy Awards' early date and the Razzies deciding to avoid anxiety and set its own schedule, according to its site, the date for the 2020 Golden Raspberry Awards is still to be determined.

The nominees for the 40th annual Razzies were announced via a video on the Razzie Awards YouTube channel.

See a full list of this year's Razzie nominees below. 

  • Worst Picture

    The Fanatic
    The Haunting of Sharon Tate
    A Madea Family Funeral
    Rambo: Last Blood

  • Worst Actor

    James Franco, Zeroville
    David Harbour, Hellboy
    Matthew McConaughey, Serenity
    Sylvester Stallone, Rambo: Last Blood
    John Travolta, The Fanatic, Trading Paint

  • Worst Actress

    Hilary Duff, The Haunting of Sharon Tate
    Anne Hathaway, The HustleSerenity
    Francesca Hayward, Cats
    Tyler Perry (As Medea), A Madea Family Funeral
    Rebel Wilson, The Hustle

  • Worst Supporting Actress

    Jessica Chastain, Dark Phoenix
    Cassi Davis, A Madea Family Funeral
    Judi Dench, Cats
    Fenessa Pineda, Rambo: First Blood
    Rebel Wilson, Cats

  • Worst Supporting Actor

    James Corden, Cats
    Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral (as "Joe")
    Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral (as "Uncle Heathrow")
    Seth Rogen, Zeroville
    Bruce Willis, Glass

  • Worst Screen Combo

    Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs, Cats
    Jason Derulo & His CGI-Neutered "Bulge," Cats
    Tyler Perry & Tyler Perry (or Tyler Perry), A Madea Family Funeral
    Sylvester Stallone & His Impotent Rage, Rambo: Last Blood
    John Travolta & Any Screenplay He Accepts

  • Worst Director

    Fred Durst, The Fanatic
    James Franco, Zeroville
    Adrian Grunberg, Rambo: Last Blood
    Tom Hooper, Cats
    Neil Marshall, Hellboy

  • Worst Screenplay

    Cats, Lee Hall, Tom Hooper
    The Haunting of Sharon Tate, Danial Farrands
    Hellboy, Andrew Cosby
    A Madea Family Funeral, Tyler Perry
    Rambo: Last Blood, Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone

  • Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel

    Dark Phoenix
    Godzilla: King of the Monsters
    A Madea Family Funeral
    Rambo: Last Blood

  • Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property

    Dragged Across Concrete
    The Haunting of Sharon Tate
    Rambo: Last Blood

  • Razzie Redeemer Award

    Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
    Keanu Reeves, John Wick 3, Toy Story 4
    Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
    Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
    Will Smith, Aladdin