(Reuters) – The widely panned movie musical “Cats” and four of its stars were nominated on Saturday for Razzie awards, an annual ritual that lampoons the worst of cinema.
James Corden, Judi Dench, Rebel Wilson and Francesca Hayward received Razzie acting nominations for their “Cats” roles, in which they were costumed in digitally created fur. Oscar winner Dench was singled out for “looking suspiciously similar to The Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz,” organizers said in a statement announcing this year’s nominees.
Overall, “Cats” was given eight Razzie nominations, tying for the lead with Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral,” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: Last Blood.” All three movies are in the running for worst picture, alongside psychological thriller “The Fanatic” and horror flick “The Haunting of Sharon Tate.”
“Cats,” an adaptation of the popular Broadway musical of the same name, was released in December and drew widespread…
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