Tom Hanks Is the Best of the Worst at the 2023 Razzies for ‘Elvis’ Role

By Reuters
March 13, 2023Entertainment
Tom Hanks Is the Best of the Worst at the 2023 Razzies for ‘Elvis’ Role
Cast member Tom Hanks poses as he arrives at the London screening of 'Elvis' in London on May 31, 2022. (Maja Smiejkowska/Reuters)

LOS ANGELES—In the 2022 “Elvis” film, Tom Hanks’ depiction of Elvis Presley’s real-life former manager, Colonel Tom Parker, is cruel, corrupt, and according to the 2023 Razzie award results, deserving of worst supporting actor and worst screen combo awards.

Before celebrating the best films of the season during the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, the Razzie Awards called out the worst on Saturday.

Despite the “Forrest Gump” actor’s legacy of Oscar-winning roles, many critics and fans condemned his performance in “Elvis,” particularly his accent.

The Razzies named Hanks worst supporting actor and worst screen combo for the actor and his “latex face” in the film.

Joining Hanks, biographical drama “Blonde,” starring Ana de Armas as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe “won” Razzies for both worst picture and screenplay. De Armas, however, was in the running for best actress for the role at Sunday’s Academy Awards, which was eventually won by Michelle Yeoh of “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

Also taking home a Razzie is Jared Leto, who portrays Michael Morbius, and Adria Arjona, who portrays Dr. Martine Bancroft, in the Sony Marvel film “Morbius.” Both win for worst actor and worst supporting actress.

The Redeemer Award, which is granted to a previous Razzie contender who’s redeemed themselves following their unfavorable fall to Razzie status, goes to Colin Farrell for the Oscar nominated film “Banshees of Inisherin.”

Farrell was nominated in 2004 in the Razzie worst actor category for “Winter’s Tale,” but as a now 2022 best actor nominee for his leading role, he has escaped from Razzie prison.

Finally, the Razzies awarded itself the worst actress award after it nominated 12-year-old “Firestarter” actress Ryan Kiera Armstrong for a Razzie. After allegations of bullying, Armstrong was later removed from the Razzie ballot.

The Razzies, the self-described “ugly cousin to the Oscars,” started in 1980 as the Golden Raspberry Awards, created by UCLA film school graduates and film industry veterans John J.B. Wilson and Mo Murphy.

More than 1,100 Razzie members from across the United States and about two dozen other countries vote on the awards, according to the Razzie website.

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