Surprising no one, Cats sweeps the 2020 Razzie Awards

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Cats, Razzie Awards

Over the weekend, the 40th Golden Raspberry Awards were slated to take place and would have been televised for the first time ever, but the coronavirus crisis meant that the planned show, which would have featured an "opening parody number, sketches, 'celebrity presenters,'" and more, had to be scaled back. However, as they say in Hollywood, the show must go on, and the Razzies did take place in a "lock-down edition" video. To no one's surprise, the big winner of the evening was CATS, Tom Hooper's feature-film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's acclaimed musical.

The film was nominated for nine Razzie Awards and wound up taking home six, including Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actor (James Corden), Worst Supporting Actress (Rebel Wilson), Worst Screen Combo (Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs), Worst Screenplay (Lee Hall & Tom Hooper), and Worst Director (Tom Hooper). Yeesh. You can check out a complete breakdown of the "winners" below, which includes a well deserved Razzie Redeemer award (which honours a past Razzie recipient who has gone on to do better work) for Eddie Murphy.

Worst Picture – CATS

Worst ActorJohn Travolta (THE FANATIC & TRADING PAINT)

Worst ActressHilary Duff (THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE)

Worst Supporting ActressRebel Wilson (CATS)

Worst Supporting ActorJames Corden (CATS)

Worst Screen Combo – Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs (CATS)

Worst ScreenplayLee Hall and Tom Hooper (CATS)

Worst DirectorTom Hooper (CATS)

Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel – RAMBO: LAST BLOOD

Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property – RAMBO: LAST BLOOD

Razzie Redeemer AwardEddie Murphy (DOLEMITE IS MY NAME)

Time to empty the litter box; CATS has had its day. I hope Judi Dench, who seemed delighted by her Worst Supporting Actress nomination, is holding up okay after learning that she would not be taking home the award. I haven't actually had the chance to see CATS for myself yet, although I will admit to a sense of morbid curiosity, so I'll leave it up to you fine folks who have seen it to decide whether CATS truly deserves its Razzie Awards.

Source: Golden Raspberry Awards

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