Tom Hanks was shaken up on Monday after receiving three nominations for the Razzie Awards, which “celebrate” the year’s worst movies. His most recent smash movie, “Elvis,” is a front-runner for an Oscar.
The mock awards chose Hanks for his performances as Elvis Presley’s manager in the rock and roll drama “Elvis” and as Geppetto in Disney’s hotly anticipated live-action “Pinocchio” remake.
A press release from organizers of the Razzies dubbed Hanks’ “Elvis” role as “2022’s most widely derided performance,” and piled on a further nomination for “worst screen couple” to “Tom Hanks & His Latex-Laden Face (and Ludicrous Accent).”
While “Elvis” and its star Austin Butler have generally received acclaim, Hanks’ appearance as his exploitative manager Colonel Tom Parker was panned by many critics.
A New York Times review said Hanks appears “with a mountain of prosthetic goo, a bizarre accent and a yes-it’s-really-me twinkle in his eyes,” and portrays Parker as “part small-time grifter, part full-blown Mephistopheles.”
“Disney’s Pinocchio” was among five “worst picture” nominees for the annual Golden Raspberry — or Razzie — awards, as was the controversial Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde.”
Jared Leto, a recurring target of the Razzies, and his Spider-Man spinoff “Morbius” were both nominated.
Leto won the award for worst supporting actor just a year ago for his extravagant portrayal in “House of Gucci,” which included a hefty dose of prosthetics and a campy Italian accent.
The Razzies are typically revealed the day before the Oscars in order to parody that evening’s gloating in Hollywood.
However, the Razzies themselves were humiliated the previous year after sarcastically adding a new category for the “Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Movie” to include all of the shady work the former “Die Hard” star had produced.
Organizers rescinded the prize after his family revealed Willis suffered from a cognitive illness called aphasia.
Nominations for this year’s Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday.