'Cats' named worst picture at the Razzie awards

Francesca Hayward in 'Cats.' (Sceengrab: YouTube)
Francesca Hayward in 'Cats.' (Sceengrab: YouTube)

The musical Cats was the big winner at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards.

Despite having an A-list ensemble, the film based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical and directed by Tom Hopper was named the Worst Picture of the year.

It was awarded six Razzies including Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Combo.

The annual awards show which usually takes place the same weekend of the Academy Awards was postponed due to the Oscar's unusually early ceremony date.

The 40th Annual Razzies winners were announced via a video stream after the ceremony was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The full list of winners was also posted on the organisation's website.

Universal Pictures' Cats was a box office flop with a budget of $100 million it only grossed $74 million.

Film critics lambasted the movie calling it "obscene", "absurd", and an "ugly stray".

Other winners include Hilary Duff and John Travolta who won Worst Actress and Worst Actor.

Eddie Murphy was the recipient of the Razzie Redeemer Awards – honouring a past Razzie winner who has gone on to do better work - for Dolemite is My Name.


Worst Picture: Cats

Worst Actor: John Travolta for The Fanatic and Trading Paint

Worst Actress: Hilary Duff for The Haunting of Sharon Tate

Worst Supporting Actress: Rebel Wilson for Cats

Worst Supporting Actor: James Corden for Cats

Worst Screen Combo: Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs in Cats

Worst Screenplay: Cats

Worst Director: Tom Hooper for Cats

Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel: Rambo: Last Blood

Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property: Rambo: Last Blood

Razzie Redeemer: Eddie Murphy for Dolemite Is My Name