Nominations for the 42nd Annual Razzie Awards have been announced — and it’s not good news for Bruce Willis.
The action hero, 66, has been given his own special category at the upcoming awards show — which will name “the worst movies” of 2021 —after he starred in eight critically-panned flicks in the space of a single year.
The special category is titled “Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 movie” and includes every single film the actor appeared in over the past 12 months.
The aging star — who was once a box-office drawcard thanks to lead roles in “Die Hard” and “Pulp Fiction” — made seven direct-to-video movies last year, including “Out of Death,” which has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Willis also appeared in “Midnight In The Switchgrass,” which was released in cinemas but was similarly lambasted by critics.
“Excruciating musicals, thrill-free thriller rip-offs, a nearly 2-hour product placement flick, and more Bruce Willis than any starving viewer could stomach,” Razzies organizers said in a press release promoting the nominations on Monday. “In other words, 2021 did not fail the Razzies!”
LeBron James has been nominated for Worst Actor for his role in “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”©Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
Willis has not yet responded to the news — although he’s hardly the only star to be shamed with the nominations.
LeBron James’ acting career isn’t faring well, with the star nominated for Worst Actor for his role in “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”
Meanwhile, Jared Leto was nominated for Worst Supporting Actor for his role as Paolo in “House of Gucci.”
Razzies organizers were less than impressed with Jared Leto’s performance of Paolo in “House of Gucci.”© MGM / Courtesy Everett Collection
It’s embarrassing news for the star, who previously won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Dallas Buyers Club” However, he’s in good company, with fellow Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Mel Gibson also named and shamed in the same category.
Affleck was nominated for the box-office bomb “The Last Duel,” while Gibson got his nod for starring in the stinker “Dangerous.”
Elsewhere, Amy Adams was nominated for Worst Actress for her role in “The Woman In The Window,” as well as Worst Supporting Actress for her role in “Dear Evan Hansen.”
But the Razzies’ most reviled film of 2021 is “Diana the Musical” — a Netflix version of the Broadway stage play which closed after just 33 performances.
What a stinker! “Diana the Musical,” which first premiered on Netflix, has been nominated for nine Razzies. NETFLIX © 2021
The film nabbed a whopping nine nominations, including “Worst Film.” In that category, it’s up against “Karen,” “The Woman in the Window,” “Space Jam: A New Legacy” and “Infinite.”
The ceremony will take place on March 26. The full list of Razzie nominations can be found here.
“Diana the Musical”“Infinite”“Karen”“Space Jam: A New Legacy”“The Woman in the Window”
Scott Eastwood / “Dangerous”Roe Hartrampf/ “Diana the Musical”LeBron James / “Space Jam: A New Legacy”Ben Platt / “Dear Evan Hansen”Mark Wahlberg / “Infinite”
Amy Adams / “The Woman in the Window”Jeanna de Waal / “Diana the Musical”Megan Fox / “Midnight in the Switchgrass”Taryn Manning / “Karen”Ruby Rose / “Vanquish”
Worst Supporting Actress
Amy Adams / “Dear Evan Hansen”Sophie Cookson / “Infinite”Erin Davie / “Diana the Musical”Judy Kaye / “Diana the Musical”Taryn Manning / “Every Last One of Them”
Worst Supporting Actor
Ben Affleck / “The Last Duel”Nick Cannon / “The Misfits”Mel Gibson / “Dangerous”Gareth Keegan/ “Diana the Musical”Jared Leto / “House of Gucci”
Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 movie
Bruce Willis / “American Siege”Bruce Willis / “Apex” Bruce Willis / “Cosmic Sin” Bruce Willis / “Deadlock”Bruce Willis / “Fortress” Bruce Willis / “Midnight in the Switchgrass”Bruce Willis / “Out of Death” Bruce Willis / “Survive the Game”