When LeBron James stepped into Michael Jordan’s giant shoes for “Space Jam 2: A New Legacy,” a Razzie probably wasn’t the movie prize he had in mind. But the sports great has been ‘rewarded’ for his acting role in Warner Bros. Looney Tunes/basketball sequel with the one award no performer wants.
The tongue-in-cheek annual Razzies, or Golden Raspberry Awards, “honor” cinema’s worst and are handed out the day before the Oscars, serving to poke fun at Tinseltown’s self-congratulations the following night.
In fact, James and the film, criticized by awards organizers as “a 115-minute advertisement for all things WarnerMedia”, took three Razzies in total.
“Basketball phenom LeBron James was the MVP for both Worst Actor and Worst Screen Couple (with all those cartoon co-stars and product sheets) while the movie itself was chosen. the worst remake/scam or sequel,” they said in a press release.
The movie with the most Razzies overall was Netflix’s on-screen version of Broadway mega-flop “Diana: The Musical,” called by the Guardian “the most hysterical hate-watch of the year. “.
It took five awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress for star Jeanna de Waal. The Broadway show itself only lasted 33 performances.
Jared Leto, whose flamboyant performance with a campy Italian accent and heavy prosthetics in “House of Gucci” was nominated for multiple “real life” Hollywood awards, was named Worst Supporting Actor.
This year, organizers felt compelled to create a whole new category titled ‘Bruce Willis’ Worst Performance in a Movie of 2021′ to accommodate all of the former ‘Die Hard’ star’s questionable exit last year.
In mostly very low-budget streaming action movies, Willis has played roles such as a stranded sheriff, ex-cop, retired military general, and former CIA spy.
Unsurprisingly, the Razzie went to… Bruce Willis, for critical sci-fi “Cosmic Sin.”