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The Razzies Have Rescinded Their “Worst Actor” Nomination For The 12-Yr-Outdated Who Starred In “Firestarter”

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January 25, 2023 / Posted by: Mieka

You’d be hard-pressed to discover a extra beleaguered awards physique than the HFPA, the hosts of the Golden Globes. However as evidenced by their triumphant return to community tv, albeit on a Tuesday night time, their assurances of elevated transparency, range, and bottomless champagne have been sufficient to lure Brad Pitt away from his pottery studio. Nonetheless, even sufficient champagne to fill the Nile can’t restore the Golden Raspberry Award Basis to its glory days when massive stars like *checks notes* Tom Inexperienced accepted their awards in individual. Final yr The Razzie Awards got here beneath hearth for devoting a whole class to the work of Bruce Willis, who, as we all know, suffers from aphasia. They finally rescinded that nomination, in addition to Shelley Duvall‘s 1981 nomination for The Shining. And earlier this week, a 12-year-old lady, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, woke as much as be taught she’d been nominated for Worst Actor for a Blumhouse remake of Firestarter.

Now, I don’t know the way Ryan felt about that nod, however many took subject with it, prompting them to rescind the nomination. And later, after their preliminary response was discovered to be missing in any rattling sense in any respect, to determine a minimal age of 18 for nominees going ahead. That is what they deserve for snubbing Ryan’s Firestarter co-star Zac Efron, time and time once more. It actually highlights what a joke these awards are. After folks complained that the nomination, and the awards themselves, have been “mean-spirited“ and “classless,” Razzies co-founder John Wilson’s preliminary response was to inform Buzzfeed that “the craze is attention-grabbing, maybe considerably justified, however I believe overblown.” Did I point out that Ryan was 11 on the time of filming and discovered find out how to light-grown males’s asses on hearth along with her thoughts for the function? Based on The Independent:

Responding to the criticism, Razzies co-founder John Wilson instructed Buzzfeed that roughly 1,100 voting members put Armstrong in fifth place, however organizers had nonetheless debated whether or not to incorporate her due to her age.

They finally determined to respect the votes and embrace Armstrong.

“I can see the way it may very well be taken that manner [as mean]. I don’t suppose that was the way it was meant,” Wilson mentioned. “I believe individuals who get upset about it – I don’t even know find out how to say this. The trend is attention-grabbing maybe considerably justified, however I believe overblown.

“There’s a righteousness about it. It’s the Razzie Awards, for goodness’ sake!”

Wilson admitted that the Razzies had in all probability “misstepped very badly”.

Oh, you suppose? Nicely, it wasn’t till John’s chonies burst into flames that he realized simply how badly he had misstepped. Based on Variety:

The Razzie Awards have launched an age restrict for nominations following blowback after 12-year-old Ryan Kiera Armstrong (pictured above) was nominated for Worst Actress.

In a press release, Razzies founder John Wilson apologized and confirmed Armstrong’s identify has been faraway from the poll. He additionally mentioned that going ahead under-18s wouldn’t be eligible to be nominated for the awards.

In a press release, Wilson known as the criticism “legitimate” and mentioned Armstrong’s identify had been faraway from the poll. He added: “We additionally consider a public apology is owed Ms. Armstrong, and want to say we remorse any damage she skilled because of our selections.”

Mess with hearth, son; you’re gonna get burned. Mess with my lady Ryan; you’re gonna get incinerated. Because of this, and lots of, many others, I hereby nominate The Razzie Awards for Messiest Awards Season Bitch for the second consecutive yr. Don’t agree with me? Nice. Pay me $40 bucks, and I’ll allow you to develop into a voting member. That’s how voting rights for the Golden Raspberry Academy work anyway.

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Open Put up: Hosted By An Ohio Animal Shelter That Will Title A Litter Field After Your Ex For Valentine’s Day

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February 5, 2023 / Posted by: Vanessa

It’s virtually Valentine’s Day. And you realize what which means. For {couples}, overlook about it till the precise day after which panic purchase some limp flowers or cologne at Marshall’s. For the newly single, it’s a time of angst and woe. When CVS is decked out in pink M&Ms and big pink teddy bears, consumerism makes it laborious to disregard that you simply’re alone this 12 months due to your silly ex. Fairly than mope on the bar or slash the tires of a Toyota Camry, why not inscribe their title on a cat’s bathroom? An Ohio animal shelter affords this service to fundraise and, extra importantly, assist the heartbroken by letting them be petty!

If you happen to really feel such as you’ve been scorned, dedicating a litter field to an ex just isn’t a nasty strategy to go AND it helps canine and cats. It’s a win-win! However you gotta do it earlier than Valentine’s Day. by way of UPI:

An animal shelter in Hamilton, Ohio, is holding a singular fundraiser as a lead-up to Valentine’s Day.

The Animal Buddies Humane Society stated Wednesday it should title a cat litter field after an ex romantic accomplice.

The gesture will value $5 per field, whereas the promotion will run till Feb. 12.

The shelter will then reveal all of the sponsored litter bins, names included, in a Fb put up on Valentine’s Day.

$5 is cheaper than a therapist, and also you’d be serving to a cat pee in peace. I do know it’s for Valentine’s Day, however does it should be an ex? I at present have some beef with the Xfinity customer support girl who has been blowing me off in terms of points with my web service. I used to be alleged to get a name again final week! If anybody deserves to be immortalized on a litter field, it undoubtedly needs to be DONNA!

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Korea Field Workplace: ‘The First Slam Dunk’ Takes Prime Spot

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Japanese animation movie “The First Slam Dunk” was the undisputed champion on the South Korean field workplace over the weekend. Not solely did depose “Abatar: The Manner of Water” from first place it additionally grew its week-on-week efficiency by 10% – in its fifth weekend on launch.

Per week earlier the 2 high titles have been a lot nearer. Korean field workplace charts which rank efficiency by the variety of tickets bought positioned “The First Slam Dunk” on high. However by way of gross receipts, “Avatar 2” had been the highest vendor.

Over the newest weekend “The First Slam Dunk” earned $2.89 million from 276,000 tickets bought., making it a transparent winner over “Avatar 2” which pulled in $1.35 million from 114,000 tickets.

“The First Slam Dunk” has been a leggy hit performer in its native Japan and in different Asian markets. In Korea, it has carried out unusually steadily, incomes between $2 million and $3 million for 5 consecutive weekends. It now has a cumulative whole of $19.4 million since releasing in Korea on Jan. 4.

In third place, “The Level Males” which briefly overtook “Avatar 2” in mid-January, earned $745,000 over the weekend. That gave it a cumulative rating of $13.1 million after three weekends on launch.

The best opener of the weekend was live performance film “BTS: But to Are available Cinemas” which earned $576,000 and $1.06 million over its opening 5 days.

“Babylon” (proven as occupying fourth place within the native chart, by advantage of extra tickets bought) adopted with $540,000 over the weekend and $782,000 over its opening 5 days.

Korean-made “Hero,” earned $378,000 over the newest weekend for a cumulative of $24.8 million earned since Dec. 21.

Taiwan’s “Sometime or One Day” earned $369,000 for a complete of $1.89 million after two weekends.

Korean “Phantom” earned $334,000 for a $4.99 million cumulative, assembled over three weekends.

The 2 remaining U.S. titles, “M3GAN” and “Puss in Boots: The Final Want” ranked ninth and tenth, respectively. The previous earned $316,000 for a cumulative of $1.60 million after two weekends, the latter earned $206,000 for a complete of $6.01 million since its debut on Jan. 4.

The nationwide mixture was simply $7.70 million, the bottom weekend rating in 9 weeks. Weekend performances are notably larger than within the first six weeks of 2022.

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Egypt’s Omar El Zohairy Luggage Finest Movie at Joburg Movie Pageant With ‘Feathers’

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Saturday night time meant one other feather within the cap for Egyptian director Omar El Zohairy, whose Arab-language social satire “Feathers” took the Finest Movie prize on the awards night time of the fifth Joburg Movie Pageant in Johannesburg, South Africa. His story facilities on a father who actually turns right into a hen throughout a magic present at a son’s celebration.

“Feathers,” additionally written by Zohairy, was winner of Cannes Critics’ Week in 2021 and bagged awards on the El-Gouna Movie Pageant, Carthage Movie Pageant and Pingyao Movie Pageant, in addition to final yr’s Rabat Worldwide Creator Movie Pageant.

In the meantime, “Faya Dayi,” the monochrome docu-drama from first-time Mexican-Ethiopian director Jessica Beshir, about rising the khat plant in Ethiopia, scooped the prize within the Finest African Movie class on the glitzy in-person ceremony, which happened contained in the Nelson Mandela Sq.’s Theatre on the Sq. in Johannesburg.

The fest’s Finest Documentary honors went to the searing “We, College students,” Rafiki Fariala’s characteristic directorial debut from the Central African Republic. The movie presents a harsh and unflinching gaze on the horrific surroundings the filmmaker and his pals encounter on the campus of the College of Bangui, the place points starting from tutorial corruption to sexual harassment are rife amidst horrible dwelling situations.

The Younger Voices award went to “Younger Shepherd” from George Temba.

“The jury course of for 2023’s Joburg Movie Pageant was a tremendous assembly of minds of a extremely skilled and numerous African group of filmmakers,” mentioned juror Njoki Muhoho.

“In the course of the deliberations, the variety of data and expertise in storytelling got here into play. The respect for fellow filmmakers’ craft was evidenced within the self-discipline and a spotlight by which we screened and watched the movies. The hours have been lengthy however as intense and pleasurable. The consequence was unanimous settlement on the three class winners of the JFF 2023.”

The entire record of winners:

Finest Movie: “Feathers”
Finest African Movie: “Faya Dayi”
Finest Documentary: “We, College students”
Younger Voice: “Younger Shepherd”

The African paycaster MultiChoice additionally co-presented 5 MultiChoice African Storyteller Awards:

Rising Storyteller Award: Siphosethu Tshapu (The Milton Empire)
World Storyteller Award: Phathutshedzo Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon (Tshedza Footage)
Fearless Storyteller Award: Chris Q. Radebe (Match Level)
Rising African Star Award: Star Kganki Mphahlele (Pula Bakgaga Media)
Anansi Award: Connie Chiume

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