12-Year-Old Nominee In Razzies Stirs Heated Debates Online
A 12-year-old nominee in razzies stirs heated debates online. She is Ryan Kiera Armstrong who is a an American actress and she is well recognized for her portrayals as Charlie McGee in the 2022 film Firestarter. Armstrong also played Brooke in the film The Old Way (2023).
The Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as the Razzies, have changed their rules to include an age limit for nominees. This was done after Ryan Kiera Armstrong, who is only 12, was nominated for Worst Actress.
From now on, no one under the age of 18 will be considered for a Razzie nomination. The nomination of Armstrong has likewise been formally withdrawn. The Razzie Awards are a parody ceremony that honors the worst in film. Armstrong's performance in the 2022 science fiction horror film "Firestarter" earned her a nomination.
Along with Zac Efron, Armstrong was one of the film's stars. The film is based on Stephen King's 1980 novel of the same name, which tells the story of a little girl who can set objects on fire simply by thinking about them.
On January 23, shortly after Armstrong's nomination was announced, child actor Julian Hilliard tweeted, "The Razzies are already mean-spirited & classless, but to nominate a kid is just repulsive & wrong. Why put a kid at risk of increased bullying or worse? Be better." John Wilson, one of the Razzies' co-founders, has issued a statement of apology. He said:
Sometimes, you do things without thinking, then you are called out for it. Then you get it. It’s why the Razzies were created in the first place. The recent valid criticism of the choice of 11 year old Armstrong as a nominee for one of our awards brought our attention to how insensitive we’ve been in this instance…We also believe a public apology is owed Ms. Armstrong, and wish to say we regret any hurt she experienced as a result of our choices.
The Razzie Awards, commonly referred to as the Golden Raspberry Awards, are a mock "award" presented yearly to the worst movies and performers. The awards were established in 1980, and the public members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation vote for the winners (GRAF). The Razzie Awards were developed as an alternative to the Academy Awards, and the winners are usually revealed the day before the Academy Awards ceremony.
The Razzie Awards are a subtly humorous parody of the more well-known Academy Awards, and they were founded by publicist John Wilson. There are several prizes for the worst acting, as well as categories for the worst director, screenplay, and picture.
Special categories are frequently added to draw attention to the year's most heinous movies. Con Air won the 1997 award for Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property. The recipients of Razzie Awards normally don't care about them, but on a few notable occasions, the "winners" gladly received their prizes.
Paul Verhoeven, the director of Showgirls, was the first recipient to attend the award ceremony in 1995 and accepted prizes for Worst Picture and Worst Directors. Halle Berry, an Oscar-winning actress, made an appearance at the Razzie Awards in 2004, accepting her Worst Actress prize for Catwoman while mocking her own 2002 Academy Award acceptance speech.
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With ten trophies, Sylvester Stallone is the most awarded actor of all time. He received his first Razzie nomination and victory for Worst Actor in 1985 for his role as a taxi driver turned country musicartist in the film Rhinestone (1984).
The Razzies began because of the movie "Can't Stop the Music," which came out in 1980. The 1980 musicals "Can't Stop the Music" and "Xanadu" confused a publicist named John J.B. Wilson and his friends. Wilson's living room was the first place where the Golden Raspberry Awards were given out.
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A 12-year-old nominee in razzies stirs heated debates online. Ryan Kiera Armstrong was taken off the ballot for the Razzie Awards after complaints that the 12-year-old actress should not have been included in the organization's annual list of the worst movies and performances of the year. However, the controversy surrounding the Razzies apologies received a generally unfavorable reaction from the public.
The apology was viewed by many as being insufficient and lacking in sincerity. Meanwhile, Bryce Dallas Howard for "Jurassic World Dominion," Diane Keaton for "Mack & Rita," Kaya Scodelario for "The King's Daughter," and Alicia Silverstone for "The Requin" are also up for "Worst Actress" Razzies for this year.