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Razzies 2024 Betting Guide: Our Picks for Worst Actor, Actress & Movie

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With 2023 in the books, it was a fine year for films with Oppenheimer, Killers of the Flower Moon, Barbie, and The Holdovers. But what about the worst that film had to offer this year?

That’s what the Golden Raspberry Awards, known as the Razzies, are here for. The Razzies will award the worst achievements in film from the past year at a ceremony it has held annually since 1981. This year, the ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 9th.

If you are curious, you can in fact bet on the winners of the key Razzie awards like Worst Picture, Worst Actor, and Worst Actress. We have the nominees and odds from BetOnline, one of our favorite sportsbooks for betting on awards shows, for those categories with our favorite pick for when the worst means the best.

*All odds via BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review to learn more)


Worst Actor

The choices for worst actor:

  • Jonah Hill (You People) +250
  • Ben Affleck (Hypnotic) +400
  • Adam Driver (65) +400
  • Chris Evans (Ghosted) +400
  • Adam Sandler (Murder Mystery 2) +450
  • Liam Neeson (Marlowe) +700
  • Dennis Quaid (On A Wing & A Prayer) +800

With another win here, Adam Sandler would tie Sylvester Stallone for the most wins ever for an actor with 4. Madonna had 5 in the worst actress category.

But the stench of streaming movies is strong here. Dennis Quaid starred in an overly religious film for Amazon, Sandler stunk it up for Netflix again in Murder Mystery 2, and Chris Evans mailed in his performance for Ghosted for Apple TV+.

We’ll give Ben Affleck some props for going to the theater first with his absolute bomb Hypnotic, a movie that boringly leaves its characters trying to make sense of the plot in long talking scenes.

Adam Driver is considered one of the best actors today, but he is going to miss from time to time. Going from something like the Gucci movie to 65 is comical, but he has both in his resume now after his sci-fi action popcorn flick bombed miserably.

But some of the shortest odds in any category we are looking at here belong to Jonah Hill, and for good reason, in You People, a comedy film made for Netflix that was co-written by Hill along with black·ish creator Kenya Barris, a first-time director with this movie.

Maybe the transition from TV to movies is harder than we think, but Barris, who has received praise for black-ish, and Hill completely missed the mark here. This movie has Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (as Hill’s mother) and still managed to be painfully unfunny. The relationship scenes between Hill and his female co-star are almost as cringeworthy as his outfits.

A waste of 2 hours I’ll never get back, I can only hope Hill gets the award he deserves for this one.

Pick: 2024 Razzie for Worst Actor – Jonah Hill, You People (+250) at BetOnline

Worst Actress

The choices for worst actress:

  • Jennifer Aniston (Murder Mystery 2) +300
  • Ana de Armas (Ghosted) +350
  • Diane Keaton (Maybe I Do) +400
  • Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man: Quantomania) +400
  • Diane Kruger (Marlowe) +500
  • Virginia Gardner (Beautiful Disaster) +600
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Love Again) +800

The history of Razzie winners for Worst Actress includes a lot of singers, from Madonna (5 times) to Britney Spears to Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez. Tyler Perry, a man, has also been nominated and won for his Madea character.

We don’t have anyone like that this year. But notable names are not immune from winning this award, as Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, and Sandra Bullock can attest to.

Kathryn Newton was definitely slammed for her performance of Cassie Lang in the latest Ant-Man sequel, but this award is intended for leading actresses, and it would be hard to argue that Newton was that big of a part in that MCU sequel. The Razzies have a separate award for Worst Supporting Actress where Newton would be a strong choice there.

Poor Diane Keaton is likely getting nominated for the 2nd year in a row after last year’s nomination for Mack & Rita, which she did not win. She was also nominated in 200 for Because I Said So, so a Razzie has been within grasp for the long-time actress. Maybe I Do was just a forgettable RomCom.

The real competition should be between Ana de Armas (Ghosted) and Jennifer Aniston (Murder Mystery 2), victims of starring in crappy streaming service movies that cost a bunch, promise millions of people have seen them, and yet no one ever quotes or acknowledges a single scene from these forgettable movies.

Aniston has always been viewed as a bit of a “TV actress” because of her success on Friends and not much else. Her best work is on The Morning Show, an Apple TV+ production that actually tries to be a quality film, unlike its original movies like Ghosted.

But how bad could a sequel to a Netflix comedy with Adam Sandler have been? To show how tone-deaf audiences are these days, Sandler even won an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for Murder Mystery 2. Has comedy died?

Our pick is for Ana de Armas in Ghosted. Unlike Aniston, there was hope that she could become a major Hollywood actress with roles in award-winning dramatic films and blockbusters like a James Bond sequel. She’s young, beautiful, has a nice accent to listen to, and she’s shown some acting chops even dating back to her days on The Boarding School TV series.

But she might want to fire her agent or pick better scripts herself because she has starred in some real trash in recent years. She quickly went from promising roles in projects like Blade Runner 2049 and Knives Out to embarrassing herself with Deep Water, The Gray Man, Blonde, and now Ghosted. These streaming service movies are basically soulless, tax write-offs with ugly CGI, terrible scripts, and not a memorable scene in any of their overlong runtimes.

I don’t know how Armas (and co-star Chris Evans) devolved so quickly from Knives Out to projects like The Gray Man and Ghosted, the latter playing out like it was written by ChatGPT and filmed on a green screen in one large studio building.

We need to start punishing these streaming service movies and calling them out for being so awful. Giving Armas a Razzie for this one would be a good start.

Pick: 2024 Razzie for Worst Actress – Ana de Armas, Ghosted (+350) at BetOnline

Worst Movie

The choices for worst movie:

  • Big Shark +150
  • Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey +275
  • 80 For Brady +600
  • Hypnotic +650
  • Ghosted +700
  • Murder Mystery 2 +700
  • Ant-Man: Quantomania +800
  • Cocaine Bear +800
  • Bad Behavior +800
  • Mafia Mamma +1200
  • Sympathy For the Devil +1200
  • Children Of the Corn +1200

Plenty of worthy contenders here as it would be hard to defend any of these as good movies.

  • Children of the Corn was a poor remake of a film that wasn’t that great to begin with.
  • Mafia Mamma was a rare misstep in the wonderful career of actress Toni Collette.
  • Cocaine Bear was loosely based on a true story, and while it wasn’t awful, it took itself too seriously at times to not be funnier or do more with the bear dynamic.
  • Ant-Man: Quantomania is considered one of the lowest points yet for the MCU as it looked like a completely fake movie to the point where even the street-walking scenes in San Francisco looked like green screen CGI.
  • Murder Mystery 2? Who even wanted to watch the first one? Another failure for Netflix.

Speaking of streaming service original films, Ghosted was an abomination for Apple TV+. With a 25% score on Rotten Tomatoes, Ghosted is a great example of how you can ruin a movie with two attractive actors (Chris Evans and Ana de Armas) by making sure they mail in their performances with a nonsensical script and no tonal consistency.

People used to put down actors for making “TV movies” or “Lifetime movies,” but in the 2020s, “streaming service movie” should be considered an insult.

Hypnotic was Ben Affleck’s box office bomb, grossing $15.7 million with a budget of $65 million. Most critics were so bored by the plot that its failure to even generate any memes for viral exposure tells me it won’t generate any buzz to win a Razzie.

80 For Brady was another semi-true story based on a group of old female friends who try to attend Super Bowl 51 to see their hero Tom Brady take on the Falcons in a game famous for a 28-3 comeback win. Frankly, I thought Jane Fonda had better politics than to star in a promotional tool for an evil empire like the New England Patriots. The jokes rarely land, Lily Tomlin is oddly horny for Brady, and the cameos do not pay off as Brady and Gronk are not funny. It stinks, but not enough to earn the award most likely as it did at least gross more than it cost to make.

As for the top movies with better than +600 odds, Big Shark is director Tommy Wiseau’s attempt at recreating the magic he had with the cult classic The Room, which wasn’t even nominated for a Razzie when it came out in 2003 as its cult status took years to build up.

But the brilliance of The Room, an unintentional comedy classic, was that it felt like a genuine attempt at a dramatic movie that just came off as hilarious with Wiseau’s ridiculous acting and the line delivery of awful dialogue from the other actors.

In a way, Big Shark just feels like cheating as Wiseau clearly wanted to do his “a movie so bad it’s good” thing again here, but it lacks the genuine feel that The Room had. It’s better to award a movie that thinks it’s going to be good and is terrible than one that is intentionally bad.

That is why our pick for the Golden Razzie winner for worst picture is Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. This one generated buzz in 2022 when it was first announced shortly after the original 1926 Winnie-the-Pooh book entered public domain.

Leave it up to someone to immediately think of making a slasher movie with the beloved bear from children’s books and shows. The movie was released in 2023 and was made on a tiny budget of $100,000. It made $5.2 million at the box office, but it has been universally panned with a 3% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 2.9/10 on IMDb (lowest of any 2023 movie with at least 5,000 ratings), and a stunningly low 1.2/5 on Letterboxd.

Some of the best reviews include “I am now anti-public domain” and “YOOO UNRELEASE THIS.” There are no redeeming qualities from this one as it is neither funny nor scary. It is poorly lit, poorly written, and poorly acted nonsense.

To paraphrase Jeff Goldblum from Jurassic Park, you were so preoccupied with whether or not you could, you didn’t stop to think if you should. This one should have never been made, but at least it has a real shot at a prestigious award at the Razzies.

And since it’s a horror movie we’ll likely get a bunch of sequels.

Pick: 2024 Razzie for Worst Movie – Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey (+275) at BetOnline

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Scott Kacsmar
NFL football picks are Scott Kacsmar's expertise, serving as his main focus. He has contributed to various sports websites and blogs, such as NBC Sports, ESPN Insider, FiveThirtyEight, and, JoeWager. Originating from Pittsburgh, Scott maintains a love-hate connection with the Pirates.

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