Cats has ‘won’ six gongs at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards
The much-maligned musical fantasy film – which stars the likes of James Corden, Taylor Swift and Dame Judi Dench – has been handed six so-called Razzies, which are awarded to the year’s worst movies.
The Tom Hooper-directed film won the Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actress (Rebel Wilson), Worst Supporting Actor (James Corden), Worst Screen Combo, Worst Screenplay and Worst Director awards on Monday night.
The Cats movie – which is based on the stage musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber and had actually received a total of nine nominations at the Razzies – was released amid much fanfare in December, but was subsequently widely mocked by fans and critics.
Judi Dench, who played the role of Old Deuteronomy in the film, recently admitted she’s not even watched the completed movie
She said: “I didn’t read anything about the response to it, nor have I seen it.”
The award-winning actress also claimed she was “only slightly” aware of the response to the film.
She added: “I think people have been rather kind to me.”
Elsewhere, John Travolta won the Worst Actor gong for his performances in the psychological thriller The Fanatic and the Karzan Kader-director sports movie Trading Paint.
Hilary Duff was named the Worst Actress award winner of her role in the horror film The Haunting of Sharon Tate.
Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood won two awards, including Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel, and Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property
On the other hand, Eddie Murphy won the Razzie Redeemer award – which honours a past Razzie recipient who has gone on to do better work – for his performance in the comedy Dolemite is My Name.
The Razzies were initially set to be awarded at a ceremony in Los Angeles, but were instead announced via a video link because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Golden Raspberry Awards winners:
John Travolta for The Fanatic and Trading Paint
Hilary Duff for The Haunting of Sharon Tate
Worst supporting actress:
Rebel Wilson for Cats
Worst supporting actor:
James Corden for Cats
Worst screen combo:
Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs in Cats
Tom Hooper for Cats
Worst remake, rip-off or sequel:
Rambo: Last Blood
Worst reckless disregard for human life and public property:
Rambo: Last Blood
Eddie Murphy for Dolemite Is My Name