Tom Hanks is an elite double-Oscar-winning actor, but on Saturday he received two more prizes from an award show that no movie star wants on their resume. Organizers of the parody prizes, which recognize the worst films and performances each year.
Razzies voters declared Hanks’ role as Elvis Presley’s manager in rock ‘n’ roll biopic Elvis the year’s most awful performance by a supporting actor.
The movie has been widely praised, and is up for eight Oscars this Sunday. Its star Austin Butler is a frontrunner for best actor. But Hanks’ appearance beneath heavy prosthetics as Presley’s exploitative manager Colonel Tom Parker was panned by many critics, who viewed his casting as the film’s biggest flaw. A New York Times review said Hanks appears “with a mountain of prosthetic goo, a bizarre accent and a yes-it’s-really-me twinkle in his eyes.”
Piling on the insults, Razzies voters on Saturday also awarded “worst screen couple” to “Tom Hanks & His Latex-Laden Face (and Ludicrous Accent).”
Hanks was at least spared the worst actor award. His role as Geppetto in Disney’s live-action Pinocchio remake was deemed less terrible than that of regular Razzies punching bag Jared Leto in Spider-Man spinoff Morbius. The controversial Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde was named the year’s worst movie.
The Razzies are announced the day before the Oscars, serving to mock the following night’s self-congratulatory Tinseltown back-slapping.