Tom Hanks nominated for three Razzie Awards
Oscar winning Tom Hanks gets three Razzie nominations for Elvis and Pinocchio performances.
Tom Hanks' recent hit movie Elvis is an Oscars frontrunner, but the American actor and filmmaker was left all befuddled Monday as he got three nominations from the Golden Raspberry Awards, known as the Razzies, which "honor" the worst of cinematic under-achievements.
Hanks was shortlisted by the ironic awards for his performances as Presley's manager in rock 'n' roll biopic Elvis and Geppetto in Disney's critically slammed live-action remake of Pinocchio.
A press release from the Razzies' organizers described Elvis role by Hanks as "2022's most widely derided performance" and piled on an additional nomination for "worst screen couple" to "Tom Hanks & His Latex-Laden Face (and Ludicrous Accent)."
Many critics severely criticized Hanks' role as the exploitative manager Colonel Tom Parker, and a New York Times review said he appears "with a mountain of prosthetic goo, a bizarre accent and a yes-it's-really-me twinkle in his eyes."
As for Disney's Pinocchio, it was among five "worst picture" nominees for the annual Razzie Awards, just like the controversial Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde.
Among the nominees were also regular Razzies punching bag Jared Leto and his Spider-Man spinoff Morbius.
Leto was last year named worst supporting actor for his flamboyant performance in House of Gucci, with an overly-exaggerated Italian accent and heavy makeup and prosthetics.
The Razzie Awards are usually held the day before the Oscars, serving to ridicule the following night's self-congratulatory Tinseltown back-slapping.
Last year, the Razzies themselves were left embarrassed, after jokingly creating a new category labeled "Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Movie" to accommodate all of the former Die Hard star's questionable output.
Organizers retracted the special category prize after Willis' family revealed he suffered from a cognitive illness called aphasia.
Nominations for this year's Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday.