With the Academy Awards fast approaching, it’s also high time for members of the film industry to swallow their pride and own their garbage, as the 43rd Golden Raspberry Awards have announced its nominees ahead of its March ceremony date.
All eyes may be on Morbius as the internet looks to revive a meme in place of having a personality, but the real star of the show is Blonde, Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic that has found itself leading this year’s nominations with eight. Its closest competitor is Good Mourning, a stoner comedy and the directorial debut of Machine Gun Kelly, with seven.
Blonde, which received universal praise for the performance of leading lady Ana de Armas in the titular role, dropped the ball in just about every other department. The film is nominated for Worst Picture, Worst Remake (the original being Joyce Chopra’s 2001 film), Worst Director for Andrew Dominik, Worst Screenplay for Dominik (adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 biographical fiction novel of the same name).
In addition, there two nominations apiece for Worst Supporting Actor (Xavier Samuel and Evan Williams as Cass Chaplin and Eddy G. Robinson Jr., respectively) and Worst Screen Couple (“Both Real Life Characters in the Fallacious White House Bedroom Scene” and “Andrew Dominik & His Issues with Women”).
Blonde was one of, if not the most, polarizing film of 2022, but it seems as though its detractors – who chiefly criticized the film for its exploitative nature – have won the day with this one. Perhaps Dominik will stave off fine lines after this.
Blonde is available to stream on Netflix.