Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” also closes the 2023 high art vs. low art debate, characterized by the Oscars and the self-proclaimed “anti-Oscars,” the Razzies.
Every year, awards season celebrates the best, brightest and boldest films. And yes, that means better and for the worse.
The infamous Razzie Awards, officially called the Golden Raspberry Awards, honor the worst films. On the other hand, the almost century-old Oscars honor the greatest achievements of the industry. But as always in Hollywood, there’s a twist: What happens when a film is nominated at both awards? How do you define high art and low art, the monstrous and the venerable, the vile and the perfect?
Since the Razzie Awards were established in 1980, the awards have been the Academy’s chosen genius counterpart.
This year, Andrew Dominik’s controversial Marilyn Monroe epic “Blonde” collected eight Razzies, including worst picture, worst director and worst screenplay. Just 24 hours later, the film was nominated for the 95th Academy Awards, and lead actress Ana de Armas was recognized in the Best Actress category.
While it’s nothing new for certain stars to fall (and rise and fall again), the 2023 Razzie nominations included Oscar winner Jared Leto, who made his acting debut for Method in Morbius, and Rocky icon Sylvester Stallone in the movie Samaritan. .” The Oscar-winning member is Diane Keaton for her especially low-key performance in the body-swapping comedy “Mack and Rita” and Mira Sorvino for her biopic “Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend.”
And let’s not forget the 2023 Oscars as Best Supporting Actor for Tom Hanks in Elvis. Hanks was instead recognized by the Razzies for his over-the-top, prosthetic-wearing turn as Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley musical biopic, in two separate categories.
Below, you can see the full history of films that have been recognized at the same time by the Razzies and the Academy Awards.
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