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41st Golden Raspberry Awards - My Ballot

As you can see at the top of the screen, I have the ability to vote on two annual awards ceremonies - The Film Independent Spirit Awards and The Golden Raspberry Awards. Since The Spirit Awards are actually prestigious and desired - and because I signed an NDA - I will not reveal my ballot for those awards until after the winners are announced. However, The Razzies - they're not so prestigious, desired, or secretive. I am 100% ready to spill the beans here on what I voted for to celebrate the worst of filmmaking in 2020. I don't want to make you wait any longer, so here's my ballot!

Worst Screenplay

The nominees here include:

- 365 Days

- All 3 Barbie & Kendra movies (Corona Zombies, Barbie & Kendra Save the Tiger King, and Barbie & Kendra Storm Area 51)

- Dolittle

- Fantasy Island

- Hillbilly Elegy

I voted for Barbie & Kendra! Now, I think these movies were horrendously made on purpose whereas the others were not, so an argument could be made against this pick for that reason. But, after watching Corona Zombies, I just knew I needed to vote for this trilogy to win at least one Razzie...and it does not deserve Worst Director. We'll get to that later.

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel

The nominees here include:

- 365 Days

- Dolittle

- Fantasy Island

- Hubie Halloween

- Wonder Woman 1984

I voted for Hubie Halloween! Adam Sandler comedies just suck and, to make things worse, this movie also stars Steve Buscemi - an actor I despise. This makes me wish The Academy had given Adam Sandler his well-deserved Oscar for Uncut Gems because we all knew, if he didn't win that award, that he would turn around and make a dumpster fire of a film. He did just that with Hubie Halloween.

Worst Screen Combo

The nominees here include:

- Maria Bakalova & Rudy Giuliani (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

- Robert Downey, Jr. and his utterly unconvincing "Welsh" accent (Dolittle)

- Harrison Ford and that totally fake-looking CGI "dog" (The Call of the Wild)

- Lauren Lapkus & David Spade (The Wrong Missy)

- Adam Sandler and his grating simpleton voice (Hubie Halloween)

I voted for Lauren Lapkus & David Spade! The Wrong Missy was the worst film I saw in 2020. There are definitely some hot messes that I did not see that may have been worse, but this one earned the rare 1/10 rating from me. Lapkus & Spade were both atrocious and we were forced to watch them on-screen together for far too long. They were both nominated separately for their performances as well, but those categories have even "better" choices, so they win this category for me.

Worst Supporting Actress

The nominees here include:

- Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy - Close is also Oscar-nominated for this same

- Lucy Hale (Fantasy Island)

- Maggie Q (Fantasy Island)

- Kristen Wiig (Wonder Woman 1984)

- Maddie Ziegler (Music)

I voted for Maddie Ziegler! I must admit that I have not seen Music and I have no plans to do so, but the trailer was enough for me. This movie is absolutely offensive, in every way possible, to people on the Autism spectrum or really anyone with any sort of disability or disorder. The fact that this movie was greenlit and has avid fans is just mind-boggling. So, yeah, you're going to see me vote for this film every single time it's nominated in this year's Razzies. F**k this movie.

Worst Supporting Actor

The nominees here include:

- Chevy Chase (The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee)

- Rudy Giuliani (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

- Shia LaBeouf (The Tax Collector)

- Arnold Schwarzenegger (Iron Mask)

- Bruce Willis (Breach, Hard Kill, AND Survive the Night)

I voted for Bruce Willis! Yes, you read that right. Willis was nominated for *three* performances at the same time. The Razzies love nominating people who gave awful performances in 2 movies in the same year, but the trifecta is an impressive feat that is rarely seen. I'm sure these were all "straight to the Walmart DVD bin" movies, and I will never see them, but I just know Willis was awful in all of them. Side note- Giuliani wasn't acting and I loved his scene, so he shouldn't even be nominated.

Worst Actress

The nominees here include:

- Anne Hathaway (The Last Thing He Wanted & The Witches)

- Katie Holmes (Brahms: The Boy II & The Secret: Dare to Dream)

- Kate Hudson (Music)

- Lauren Lapkus (The Wrong Missy)

- Anna-Maria Sieklucka (365 Days)

I voted for Kate Hudson! Remember what I said earlier about Music? Yeah, f**k that movie again. It's definitely worthy of beating out two actresses who were nominated for multiple performances simultaneously. More to come.

Worst Actor

The nominees here include:

- Robert Downey, Jr. (Dolittle)

- Mike Lindell, the "My Pillow Guy" (Absolute Proof)

- Michele Morrone (365 Days)

- Adam Sandler (Hubie Halloween) - David Spade (The Wrong Missy)

I voted for Mike Lindell, the "My Pillow Guy"! I know I voted against Giuliani earlier because he "wasn't acting" and was literally just being his real self, but I'm throwing that logic out the door on this one. The Razzies love to spotlight at least one ultra-conservative right-wing conspiracy theory dumpster fire every year, and Absolute Proof fits the bill this year. I need it to win one award, so I'm giving it some love (?) here.

Worst Director

The nominees here include:

- Charles Band (All 3 Barbie & Kendra movies)

- Barbara Bialowas & Tomasz Mandes (365 Days)

- Stephen Gaghan (Dolittle)

- Ron Howard (Hillbilly Elegy)

- Sia (Music)

I voted for Sia! Yes, that Sia. The gorgeous voice that gave us "Chandelier" is the creative mind behind the crock of crap known as Music. Sia is the director, producer, screenwriter, story writer, and one of the composers. She was just as involved in this mess as Tommy Wiseau was with The Room. At least that one was so bad it was amazing, but wasn't offensive. Again, f**k Music.

Worst Picture

The nominees here include:

- 365 Days

- Absolute Proof

- Dolittle

- Fantasy Island

- Music

You already know where this is going - I voted for Music! It's a film I've never seen, and never will see, and I still voted for it in all four of the nine Razzie categories in which it was nominated. F**k this movie. Need I say more? No.

I am so glad I decided to become a member of The Golden Raspberry Foundation so I could vote for these awards and I cannot wait until next year when I also get to participate in the nomination process! My podcast co-host is also a Razzies voter, so you can definitely look forward to some Razzies coverage on Critics w/o Credentials on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. In terms of this website, we'll talk Razzies again after the winners are announced on April 24!