INTO THE LITTER BOX: ‘Cats’ and its furry stars nominated for Razzie awards


The broadly panned film musical “Cats” and 4 of its stars had been nominated on Saturday for Razzie awards, an annual ritual that lampoons the worst of cinema.

James Corden, Judi Dench, Insurgent Wilson and Francesca Hayward acquired Razzie performing nominations for his or her “Cats” roles, through which they had been costumed in digitally created fur.

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Oscar winner Dench was singled out for “wanting suspiciously much like The Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz,” organizers mentioned in a press release asserting this 12 months’s nominees.

General, “Cats” was given eight Razzie nominations, tying for the lead with Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Household Funeral,” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: Final Blood.” All three films are within the working for worst image, alongside psychological thriller “The Fanatic” and horror flick “The Haunting of Sharon Tate.”

“Cats,” an adaptation of the favored Broadway musical of the identical title, was launched in December and drew widespread ridicule from movie critics. The $95 million manufacturing flopped on the field workplace, taking in simply $69.7 million at theaters worldwide, in accordance with web site Field Workplace Mojo.

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The tongue-in-cheek Razzies, created in 1980, function an antidote to Hollywood’s glitzy Academy Awards ceremony. Nominees had been introduced a day earlier than the bestowing of the Oscars, the very best honors within the film business.

John Travolta acquired two Razzie nominations this 12 months for “The Fanatic” and “Buying and selling Paint,” as did Anne Hathaway for “The Hustle” and “Serenity.” Her “Serenity” co-star Matthew McConaughey additionally was named.

The worst display combo class piled on “Cats” with a nomination for “any two half-feline/half-human hairballs.”

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It was not all unhealthy information. Eddie Murphy was nominated for the Razzie Redeemer Reward for his function in “Dolemite is My Identify,” together with Jennifer Lopez in “Hustlers” and Adam Sandler in “Uncut Gems.” The redeemer award goes to a previous Razzie nominee or winner who has not too long ago earned acclaim.

Razzie nominees and winners are voted for on-line by round 1,000 Razzie members from greater than two dozen nations, who enroll on-line and pay a $40 membership price.

Organizers haven’t unveiled a date for the announcement of the winners.

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