The founder of the Razzie Awardswho recognize the worst of cinemaJohn Wilson apologized for the nomination for worst actress Ryan Kiera Armstrong, a 12-year-old girl, and announced that from now on there will be no candidates who are minors.
“We believe Ms. Armstrong is due a public apology and want to tell her that we are sorry for any harm she may have suffered as a result of our decisions,” Wilson wrote in a statement picked up by local media.
Wilson explained that in addition to removing this nominationfrom now on no filmmaker or artist under the age of 18 may be considered for the awards.
Armstrong was up for the Worst Actress award for her work in “Firestarter,” alongside Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World: Dominion”), Diane Keaton (“Mack & Rita”), Kaya Scodelario (“The King’s Daughter”) and Alicia Silverstone (“The Requin”).
John Wilson accepted the criticism received by the nomination of the minor and recognized that the organization of the awards had been “insensitive” in this case.
Last Monday, the nominations for these awards, also known as the “anti-Oscars”, were announced and in which the biopic about Marilyn Monroe “Blonde” led the nominations with 8 of them.
The film directed by Andrew Dominik is nominated for worst picture along with the projects “Pinocchio” (Disney), directed by Robert Zemeckis, “Morbius” (Daniel Espinosa), “Good Mourning” (Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun) and “The King’s Daughter” (Sean McNamara).
The Razziesome controversial awards within the Hollywood industry due to their pejorative nature, include among their categories other sections such as, for example, the worst on-screen couple or the worst sequel.
The name of the foundation that awards these awards comes from the English phrase “blowing a raspberry”, which refers to the sound of a snort made to show that something is of poor quality.
Its first edition was in 1981 and its delivery, which this year will take place on March 11, always takes place on the eve of the Oscars.