‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Ate Up Five Razzies This Year

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey British poster, 2023
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While many award shows celebrate the best of the best, the annual Razzie Awards aim to showcase the worst movies and actors of the year. It all began back in the 1980s and has become an unofficial tradition each year with categories such as Worst Picture, Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel, and Worst Actor.

This year, one film was seemingly the most unfavorable of the year, winning five Razzies including Worst Picture, Worst Screen Couple, Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. That film was none other than Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield.

Johnny & Clyde Megan Fox, 2023

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After the beloved Disney character was no longer under the protection of copyright, of course, someone had to ruin it. The film is not a classic tale of animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood as you may expect, but a horror film with the characters looking nothing like they normally do.

Megan Fox was another big winner (or loser) this year, winning Worst Supporting Actress for Expend4bles and Worst Actress for Johnny & Clyde. While the awards are generally treated as good fun, some actors get in on the joke while others despise getting nominated. The Razzies came under fire in recent years for nominating a 12-year-old and later taking it back, making it a new rule not to include any child actors.

In addition, Jon Voight received the Worst Actor award for Mercy, Sylvester Stallone received the Worst Supporting Actor award for Expend4bles, and Fran Drescher received the Razzie Redeemer Award. This award celebrates an artist who was a past Razzie nominee or winner who has come back from failure. It was seemingly to applaud her role as the President of SAG-AFTRA and how she helped guide other artists through the 2023 strikes. What do you think about the Razzies? Funny or mean?

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