Two-time Oscar-winning film giant Tom Hanks added two less enviable awards to his collection on Saturday, the Razzie Awards, which poke fun at Hollywood’s festivities by naming the year’s worst films.
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Razzie deemed the American actor’s worst performance of the year in a supporting role, playing Elvis Presley’s manager in the biopic “Elvis”.
The film was well received by critics, and earned eight Academy Award nominations – including Best Actor for Austin Butler, who plays the “king” of rock and roll.
Unfortunately, Tom Hanks’ performance did not receive the same reception. Critics haven’t been kind to the star, whose physical appearance has been modified with prosthetics – considered highly visible – to embody Colonel Tom Parker.
The “Razzies” also awarded “Worst On-Screen Couple” to Tom Hanks and his “latex-smeared face (and ridiculous accent)”.
The actor would at least avoid winning the terrible category for worst actor of the year — for which he’s also nominated.
His acting in the Disney remake of “Pinocchio”, where he plays Geppetto, was considered less poor than that of Razzie Awards regular Jared Leto, in “Morbius”.
And Blonde, a biopic about Marilyn Monroe, was named the worst movie of the year.
The “Golden Raspberry Awards,” the official name for Razzies, were invented in a Los Angeles living room in 1981 by former film students and Hollywood professionals.
They are traditionally awarded the day before the Oscars.
Accustomed this time to make fun of the Hollywood elite, the organizers showed irony by giving themselves a prize for naming an actress who had barely reached childhood.
Last month, the “Razzies” canceled the nomination of Ryan Keira Armstrong – then 12 years old – for her role in “Fire Starter”.
And when presenting the awards on Saturday, the organizers explained that they replaced the young star in the Worst Actress category, which they “won.”
They are not at their first misstep. Last year, they created a category just for shows that Bruce Willis deemed underwhelming.
The organizers withdrew the award after the actor’s family announced that he had cognitive impairment, which has since been diagnosed as an incurable form of dementia.
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