Early Picks For The Razzies? Simon Fitzjohn August 20, 2019 Features 1214 As we move into the season where Oscar potential movies are released, weâ€™re choosing to consider films that are more likely to take home the Razzie Awards for the worst movie and performances of the year. And for the first time in its 40th year, The Razzies will be televised. The Comedy Dyanmics Channel announced in June they would carry the awarding of the not-so-coveted awards on Feb. 23. The Oscars will be awarded on Feb. 24. Online betting at SBR is expected to be brisk on the anti-Oscars when the final nominees are announced in January. The awards are given in 16 categories, noting the â€œworstâ€ performance in similar categories given at the Academy Awards. Last yearâ€™s big winner (aka loser) was â€œHolmes & Watson,â€ which won Worst Picture, Worst Director, Etan Cohen; and Worst Supporting Actor, John C. Reilly. Worst Actor went to President Trump for his appearance in â€œDeath of a Nationâ€ and â€œFahrenheit 11/9â€; Worst Actress, Melissa McCarthy in â€œThe Happytime Murdersâ€ and â€œLife of the Partyâ€ and Worst Supporting Actress was Kellyanne Conway in â€œFahrenheit 11/9.â€ They also have special awards such as the Barry L. Bumstead Award, given to a critical and financial failure that would have been nominated if it actually had received an â€œeligibleâ€ release. Last year it went to â€œBillionaire Boys Club.â€ So far, people visiting the Razzies website and GoldDerby.com, which annually handicaps multiple entertainment awards including The Razzies, are suggesting nominees. From our perusal of those websites and, unfortunately, movies weâ€™ve actually seen we have some Razzie predictions. Weâ€™re listing movie and its stars â€“ assuming all will be nominated. Those may be and donâ€™t want to be the nominees are: â€œThe Hustleâ€ â€“ One critic called this 93-minute film starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, â€œan hour too long.â€ Ouch! â€œSerenityâ€ â€“ Anne Hathaway is particularly awful as a wannabe Kathleen Turner in â€œBody Heatâ€ trying to be a femme fatale toying with Matthew McConaugheyâ€™s character. A critic called it â€œthe final nail in the McConaissance coffin.â€ â€œX-Men: Dark Phoenixâ€ â€“ A highly paid cast (Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence) for such low, final point in the â€œX-Menâ€ film series. â€œMen in Black: Internationalâ€ â€“ Chris Hemsworth and Tess Thompson should have stuck with Thor. Bring on the memory eraser. â€œThe Kitchenâ€ â€“ Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss got better reviews from the audience than the critics as mobster wives who take over the business but we suspect it will still show up in the Razzie noms. â€œAladdinâ€ â€“ Will Smith gets props from moviegoers for trying to fill Robin Williamsâ€™ lamp, but critics thought it was a â€œwhole old world.â€ â€œWonder Parkâ€ â€“ We never heard of this animated film which features voices of Jennifer Garner, Mathew Broderick and Ken Jeong, which tells you all you need to know. â€œHellboyâ€ â€“ A â€œsoulless rebootâ€ which shows, unfortunately, that David Harbour couldnâ€™t fill Hellboyâ€™s filed-flat horns. â€œCaptive Stateâ€ â€“ There is a strong chance that this film starring John Goodman and Aston Sander was seen by so few people that it wonâ€™t even be mentioned. Weâ€™ll see. â€œCatsâ€ â€“ What is notable about this film version of the popular Andrew Lloyd Weber musical is that its Razzie potential is high just from the trailer which social media had a field day with. Called â€œcreepyâ€ and â€œan abomination,â€ the Razzies may not have enough slots to accommodate all the potential nominees including Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Judi Dench, James Corden, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo and Jennifer Hudson. They also may have to create a category for â€œworst digital fur.â€ If you canâ€™t wait until February to pick the worst of anything, you can participate now in the Razzie websiteâ€™s â€œPicks of the Weak.â€ The website accepts nominees in varying categories of Movie, TV show, Celebrity Mishap and Political Blunder and announces consensus winners. It appears the movie categories may help populate the final Razzie nominees. The current winners are: Movie: â€œMIB Internationalâ€ â€“ â€œA bomb heard â€˜round the world.â€DVD/Streaming: â€œHellboy 2019â€ â€“ â€œBoy Oâ€™ Boy, now our voting members can see it.â€Celebrity Mishap: R. KellyPolitical Blunder: â€œMoscowâ€ Mitch (McConnell) â€“ For not passing legislation to protect us from the Russians, & AK-47 lunatics.