It’s the day before the Oscars, and that can only mean one thing: the 2017 Golden Raspberry Award ‘winners’ have been announced.
The annual anti-Oscars are designed to commemorate the worst things to have come out of Hollywood in the preceding twelve months, and it’s little surprise to see that one of the biggest losers of the night was ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.’
The critically mauled DC movie took home four Razzies in total: Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel, Worst Supporting Actor for Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Worst Screenplay for Chris Terrio and David Goyer (the former having won an Oscar in 2012 for ‘Argo’), and Worst Screen Combo for the two leading men Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. This last category was voted for by users of Rotten Tomatoes.
However, the superhero misfire did not completely dominate proceedings, as for once the Razzies got somewhat political, giving four awards to ‘Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party,’ which the Razzies officially describe as a “faux right-wing ‘documentary.'”
‘Hillary’s America’ was a tie with ‘Batman V Superman’ for Worst Picture, as well as picking up Worst Director for Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley. D’Souza also won Worst Actor for playing himself in the film, and Worst Actress was given to an unidentified performer who portrays Hillary Clinton in the film.
In a video clip, D’Souza remarks that he was given the award because “you’re upset that Trump won. You haven’t gotten over it and you probably never will.” It’s unclear whether or not this was meant in jest.
But it wasn’t all down to those two films, as ‘Zoolander 2’ picked up one: Worst Supporting Actress for Kristen Wiig. Nor was it all negativity, as Mel Gibson was named recipient of the year’s ‘Razzie Redeemer’ award thanks to ‘Hacksaw Ridge.’
While the result might be more salt in the wound for ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ we shouldn’t overlook the fact that it still took over $873 million worldwide. Not so for ‘Hillary’s America,’ whose grosses total just under $13.1 million.
Watch the full ‘winners’ announcement video below.