Worst Director Darren Aronofsky. The movie is all over the place. It is poorly structured.
Worst Screenplay Darren Aronofsky. The screenplay is full of pretentiousness. It is supposed to be an allegory of [spoiler alert] certain spiritual/religious texts. However the allegories do not work because the script is underdeveloped. This makes the "finished" movie disjointed for most of its run.
The only good thing about this movie is the performances, especially from Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer.
I don't mind this as much, though it's mostly unnecessary. Just be careful, you may invoke GTAHater's wrath.
Akiva Goldsman: The writer partially responsible for this year's triple threat of The Dark Tower, Rings, and, worst of all, Transformers: The Last Knight. I'll be shocked if all three screenplays do not make the ballots.
Worst Actor - Tom Cruise (nom), Matt Damon (nom), Johnny Depp, Jamie Dornan (nom), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (nom), and Charlie Sheen (nom)
Worst Actress - Kate Beckinsale (nom), Whoopi Goldberg (nom), Katherine Heigl, Dakota Johnson (nom), Milla Jovovich (nom), and Amy Schumer (nom)
Worst Supporting Actor - Javier Bardem (nom), Anthony Hopkins, Eric Johnson (nom), Ben Kingsley (nom), Rob Lowe (nom), and John Turturro (nom)
Worst Supporting Actress - Kim Basinger, Faye Dunaway (nom), Laura Haddock (nom), Marcia Gay Harden (nom), Goldie Hawn (nom), and Isabela Moner (nom)
Worst Director - Michael Bay (nom), James Foley, Martin Guigui (nom), Alex Kurtzman (nom), Guy Ritchie (nom), and Chris Wedge (nom)
Though it got a C Minus on the Flixster Popcorn Bucket because a lot of common audiences are bitter that Jennifer Lawrence got so much attention from Hollywood since the Hunger Games franchise, and are dismissing Aronofsky as pretentious and out-of-touch with the lay public, we shouldn't waste any nominations on it. At least Aronofsky had some artistic ambition. Many RAZZIE-worthy directors weren't even challenging themselves, and they got the negative reviews from pro crix that it takes to deserve the RAZZIES much more.
Not ordinarily, but if you ask me, it's more than enough to select 5 (in the finals) and 12 (in the semifinals) directors over Aronofsky. When reviewing the film itself, you could rant on his direction all you want from an absolute viewpoint, but in our awards race, we have plenty of far bigger concerns from a relative viewpoint.
PLEASE! Nominate Darren Aronofsky for Worst Director. He hasn't done anything great since Requiem for a Dream imo. And "mother!" was a flop that divided the audience. C'mon! Blair Witch Project was much better and more acclaimed than this and it was up for TWO main Razzies.
Aronofsky deserves it? And 9/11, The Emoji Movie, Fifty Shades Darker, Transformers: The Last Knight, their directors, and something or another that critics and common audiences can agree on panning when it comes out this autumn don't?
They voted The Blair Witch Project into the Worst Picture finals on a matter of principle. Baby Geniuses, 8MM, and Wing Commander would've had more of a chance if the "true story" about 3 student filmmakers mysteriously vanishing in a New English forest hadn't been a hoax!