Not everyone agrees that Jennifer Lawrence's performance in Darren Aronofsky's movie Mother! deserved to be nominated for the 2018 Razzie Awards.
On Monday, Jan. 22, the Golden Raspberry Awards revealed the nominees for the worst movies and performances from the past year. The announcement was made a day before the Academy Awards recognized the best of cinema.
"Welcome to the 38th Razzie Nominees," the announcement said. "Simply defined, Razzie hazardous waste is material with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health or the environment."
Among the nominees were The Emoji Movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Mummy, Fifty Shades Darker, Johnny Depp, Zac Efron, Mark Wahlberg, Emma Watson, and Katherine Heigl.
While the Razzies always receive some backlash by who it chooses to award its gold raspberry statuette, there has been a significant negative reaction to the nomination of Jennifer Lawrence. The actress, who already won a Best Actress trophy at the Academy Awards, played the role of the titular character, a young woman who, with her husband (Javier Bardem), moves to the countryside where her life was disrupted by a series of mysterious events.
The movie also received mixed reviews from movie critics and fans. Apparently, Mother! has some very passionate fans, however. They believe that Lawrence nor the movie deserve to be lumped with The Emoji Movie.
Even celebrities like Jessica Chastain thinks that the 27-year-old was nothing short of spectacular in the movie.
"Jennifer Lawrence in #mother! was inspired," Chastain tweeted. "Great actors don't play the same energy over and over again. She's more than a movie star, she's a proper actress."
Adina Porter of American Horror Story also does not agree with the Razzie nomination.
"Jennifer Lawrence gave a good performance in "mother!" the actress said. "No, #razzies got this wrong. The film certainly wasn't for everyone. That's not Lawrence's fault."
Fans also defended Lawrence's performance in the movie. Some even think that she should have been nominated for an Oscar's.
I don't care what you think about Mother. It's a film I personally enjoyed talking about way more than I actually enjoyed watching.
But don't you dare tell me Jennifer Lawrence wasn't great in it. pic.twitter.com/ExGEiecitQ
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) January 22, 2018
mother! has plenty of problems, but Jennifer Lawrence's performance is not one of them. A Razzie nomination reflects poorly on the awards, not her.
— Chris Schilling (@schillingc) January 22, 2018
They nominated Jennifer Lawrence for their shitty little "award" because they know she's popular and the outrage would lead to site clicks. End of story. Don't fall for it.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) January 22, 2018
can you believe Jennifer Lawrence got snubbed by the oscars 2k18 for her exceptional performance in mother!
— puta (@KATNlSSLAWRENCE) January 23, 2018
Jennifer Lawrence gave one of the best performances of the year in the movie Mother. It is absolutely ridiculous to nominate her. Razzie Awards has lost all credibility now.#RazzieAwards #JenniferLawrence
— Salomonart (@salomonart_) January 23, 2018
That awkward moment when you thought Jennifer Lawrence's powerful performance in mother! might get her a Best Actress Oscar nom, but she gets nominated for the Worst Actress Razzie instead... Razzies are definitely wrong on mother! pic.twitter.com/dBGG6tujuj
— Ryan Taylor (@ryaanjtaylor) January 22, 2018
Razzie Noms With Oscars Trophies
Lawrence is not the only actress who has an Academy Award and was nominated for a Razzie. British actor Eddie Redmayne who won Best Actor Oscar in 2015 for The Theory of Everything picked up a Worst Supporting Actor award at the Razzies a year later. Halle Berry became the first ever black woman to take home the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Monster Ball, but she also received a Worst Actress Razzie for Catwoman in 2004.
The most memorable win was Sandra Bullock. The 53-year-old took home two Razzies for her performance in All About Steve then collected a Best Actress award from the Academy, thanks to The Blind Side in the same year.