Razzie Awards 2022 nominations: Ben Affleck LeBron James recognized for worst acting performances

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Razzie Awards 2022 nominations: Ben Affleck, LeBron James, and Amy Adams among stars recognized for worst acting performances... and Bruce Willis gets his own category

By Justin Enriquez For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:37 GMT, 7 February 2022 | Updated: 17:34 GMT, 7 February 2022

He may be riding high off of a rekindled romance with Jennifer Lopez.

But Ben Affleck just earned one of the most notorious recognitions in Hollywood.

The 49-year-old actor was named one of the finalists in the Worst Actor category as the nominations for the 2022 Razzie Awards were revealed on Monday morning.  

Uh oh: Ben Affleck was named one of the finalists in the Worst Actor category as the nominations for the 2022 Razzie Awards were revealed on Monday morning

The ceremony - full name The Golden Raspberry Awards - that celebrates the worst movies of the year and other A-listers who received bad acting nominations included: Amy Adams, LeBron James, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck and Jared Leto.

The parody award show even created a special category for Bruce Willis alone this year – with his performances in American Siege, Apex, Cosmic Sin, Deadlock, Fortress, Midnight In The Switchgrass, Out Of Death and Survive The Game all up for Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Movie.

Netflix's Diana: The Musical leads the field with nine nods including for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actor and Worst Actress. 

Leading the way: The parody award show even created a special category for Bruce Willis alone this year – with his performances in American Siege (pictured), Apex, Cosmic Sin, Deadlock, Fortress, Midnight In The Switchgrass, Out Of Death and Survive The Game all up for Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Movie.

Dynamic duo: Willis is seen with Megan Fox in Midnight In The Switchgrass

2022 Razzie Awards Nominees 

 Worst Picture:

Diana the Musical (Netflix version)

Infinite

Space Jam: A New Legacy

The Woman in the Window

Worst Actor:

Scott Eastwood – Dangerous

Roe Hartrampf – Diana the Musical

LeBron James – Space Jam: A New Legacy

Ben Platt – Dear Evan Hansen

Mark Wahlberg – Infinite

Worst Actress:

Amy Adams – The Woman in the Window

Jeanna de Waal – Diana the Musical

Megan Fox – Midnight in the Switchgrass

Taryn Manning – Karen

Ruby Rose – Vanquish

Worst Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams – Dear Evan Hansen

Sophie Cookson – Infinite

Erin Davie – Diana the Musical

Judy Kaye – Diana the Musical

Taryn Manning – Every Last One of Them

Worst Supporting Actor:

Ben Affleck – The Last Duel

Nick Cannon – The Misfits

Mel Gibson – Dangerous

Gareth Keegan – Diana the Musical

Jared Leto – House of Gucci

Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Movie:

Bruce Willis – American Siege

Bruce Willis – Apex

Bruce Willis – Cosmic Sin

Bruce Willis – Deadlock

Bruce Willis – Fortress

Bruce Willis – Midnight in the Switchgrass

Bruce Willis – Out of Death

Bruce Willis – Survive the Game

Worst Screen Couple:

Any Klutzy Cast Member and Any Lamely Lyricized (or Choreographed) Musical Number – Diana the Musical

LeBron James and Any Warner Cartoon Character (or Time-Warner Product) He Dribbles On – Space Jam: A New Legacy

Jared Leto and Either His 17-Pound Latex Face, His Geeky Clothes or His Ridiculous Accent – House of Gucci

Ben Platt and Any Other Character Who Acts Like Platt Singing 24-7 is Normal – Dear Evan Hansen

Tom and Jerry – Tom and Jerry the Movie

Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel:

Karen

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Tom and Jerry the Movie

Twist

The Woman in the Window

Worst Director:

Christopher Ashley – Diana the Musical

Stephen Chbosky – Dear Evan Hansen

'Coke' Daniels – Karen

Renny Harlin – The Misfits

Joe Wright – The Woman in the Window

Worst Screenplay:

Diana the Musical

Karen

The Misfits

Twist

The Woman in the Window

Both the Broadway show and the film were panned by critics and the stage production only lasted 33 performances before being closed.

Thrillers Karen and The Woman In the Window joined the musical on the Worst Picture shortlist with Space Jam: A New Legacy and Infinite also making the list.

The aforementioned Affleck led the Worst Supporting Actor category for his role as Pierre d'Alençon in The Last Duel as he was recognized with Nick Cannon in The Misfits, Mel Gibson in Dangerous, Gareth Keegan in Diana the Musical, and Jared Leto in  House Of Gucci.

Far from royal: Netflix's Diana: The Musical leads the field with nine nods including for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actor and Worst Actress

Hilarious: Jared Leto was recognized in the Worst Supporting Actor role for his role in House of Gucci in addition to Worst On Screen Couple for the same film along with 'Either His 17-Pound Latex Face, His Geeky Clothes or His Ridiculous Accent'

Airball: The Worst Actor category was star-studded as LeBron James was nominated for his role in Space: Jam A New Legacy

 Leto was also nominated for Worst On Screen Couple for the same film along with 'Either His 17-Pound Latex Face, His Geeky Clothes or His Ridiculous Accent.'

It is interesting to note that Leto had earned a SAG Award nomination for the same role alongside Lady Gaga and the entire House Of Gucci cast. 

The Worst Actor category was star-studded as LeBron James was nominated for his role in Space: Jam A New Legacy alongside Mark Wahlberg in Infinite,  Scott Eastwood in Dangerous, Roe Hartrampf in Diana the Musical, and Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen. 

Not so thrilling: Amy Adams led the Worst Actress category for her work in The Woman In The Window

 Missing the notes: Adams, 47, also led the Worst Supporting Actress nominations for her role in Dear Evan Hansen

Interesting: Taryn Manning was nominated in the Worst Actress category for Karen

Amy Adams led the Worst Actress category for her work in The Woman In The Window as Jeanna de Waal in Diana the Musical, Megan Fox in Midnight in the Switchgrass, Taryn Manning in Karen, and Ruby Rose in Vanquish all earned nods.

Adams, 47, also led the Worst Supporting Actress nominations for her role in Dear Evan Hansen alongside Sophie Cookson in Infinite, Erin Davie in Diana the Musical, Judy Kaye in Diana the Musical, and Taryn Manning in Every Last One Of Them.

The Golden Raspberry Awards honoring the worst of cinematic under-achievements were co-founded by UCLA film graduates and film industry veterans John J. B. Wilson and Mo Murphy and were first given out in 1981.

The Razzie Awards will take place on March 26 in its traditional slot on the day before the Oscars. 

That's all folks: The Razzie Awards will take place on March 26 in its traditional slot on the day before the Oscars

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