2019 Movies: Delightmare Razzies

You may have noticed a lack of “worst of” awards in this here recap of 2019 in film thus far.

Because why beat a mummified horse?

BUT, there’s always room to celebrate the year in cinematic delighmares!

Here’s a syllabus of reading to refresh your familiarity with this Razziest of genres:

  1. One!
  2. Two!
  3. Three!

A note about the nominated actors below: like with cameos, delightmare performances usually come from celebrities. The interplay with their known personas — and their known talent — is an essential part of the fun; joy shouldn’t be derived from celebrating the trashiness of trash actors. But the greats slumming it? And trying to figure out WTF they were thinking  / going for, and how such demonstrable craziness fits into their oeuvre’s brand? Hell yeah, that’s my jam.

My favorite thespians tend to swing for the fences, so striking out in the whiffiest of fashions is an inevitability.


PICTURE
  1. Serenity
  2. Cats
  3. The Poison Rose

ACTRESS
  1. Anne Hathaway, Serenity

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  1. Diane Lane, Serenity
  2. Jacki Weaver, Out of Blue

ACTOR
  1. Matthew McConaughey, Serenity
  2. Dennis Quaid, The Intruder Midway A Dog’s Journey
  3. Kevin CostnerThe Art of Racing in the Rain
    • The voice performance of the year! Such a gruff,  grizzled, great boy.
  4. John TravoltaTrading Paint / The Poison Rose
  5. Keanu Reeves, Replicas

SUPPORTING ACTOR
  1. Brendan Fraser, The Poison Rose
  2. Nick Nolte, Angel Has Fallen
  3. John Cusack, Never Grow Old
  4. Crispin Glover, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  5. Bill Pullman, Dark Waters
    • Bill Camp’s eyebrows might deserve a nomination of their own…
  6. Jason Clarke, Serenity
  7. Jeremy Strong, Serenity
  8. Michael Madsen, Trading Paint

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Lee Hall & Tom Hooper, Cats


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Steven Knight, Serenity


DIALOGUE

David Benioff, Billy Ray, Darren Lemke — Gemini Man


CINEMATOGRAPHY

Christopher Ross, Cats


COSTUMES

Paco Delgado, Cats


DIRECTION

Tom Hooper, Cats


EDITING

Laura Jennings, Serenity


MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Cats


PRODUCTION DESIGN

Eve Stewart, Cats


SOUND EDITING

Serenity


SOUND MIXING

Cats


VISUAL EFFECTS

Cats

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