Latest ‘Award’ Nominations For Tom Hanks Highlight Just How Off-Track His Career Currently Is

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Earlier this year, after coming across a Twitter ad for his latest fake-seeming film A Man Called Otto, I made a deeply troubling discovery: Tom Hanks is in the midst of what might be the worst stretch of his widely-acclaimed career.

Ever since his Academy Award-nominated performance as Mr. Rogers in 2019’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood — which is solid albeit formulaic and safe — Hanks has starred in six films, with not a single one of them making a cultural impact (except for Elvis, but we’ll get to that): Greyhound, News of the World, Finch, Elvis, Pinocchio, and the aforementioned A Man Called Otto.

Clearly, I’m not the only one who’s been off-put by Hanks’ recent film output, as the legendary two-time Oscar winner has been nominated for TWO Razzies this year for his work in Disney’s diabolical Pinocchio and Baz Luhrmann’s overwhelming Elvis (which is watchable because and *only because* of Austin Butler’s transformative performance).

Also landing multiple noms are Tom Hanks and Pete Davidson, who are both up for worst actor and worst supporting actor. Hanks was cited for his portrayal of Gepetto in Disney’s Pinocchio and his “latex-laden, ludicrously accented portrayal of Col. Tom Parker in the otherwise critically acclaimed Elvis.” [via The Hollywood Reporter]

In case you’ve never heard of them before, the Razzies (a.k.a. the Golden Rasberry Awards) are essentially the inverse of the Academy Awards as they nominate the worst films/performances of the year.

Luckily for Hanks and fans of his work, his next movie will certainly be his best in a couple of years as he’s set to feature in Wes Anderson’s star-studded project Asteroid City alongside the likes of Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, and many more.

As for some other notable Razzie nominees, the perpetually-awful Jared Leto was nominated for Worst Performance courtesy of his work in Morbius, while Andrew Dominik’s wildly-controversial Marilyn Monroe film Blonde led the way with eight nominations.

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You can check out all of this year’s Razzie nominees below. The winners will be announced on March 10, which is the day before the Academy Awards.

Official 2022 Razzie Nominations – Full List

BOTH 365 Days sequels — 365 Days: This Day and The Next 365 Days
Disney’s Pinocchio
Jurassic World: Dominion

Adria Arjona / Morbius
Lorraine Bracco (voice only) / Disney’s Pinocchio
Penélope Cruz / The 355
Bingbing Fan / The 355 and The King’s Daughter
Mira Sorvino / Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend

Pete Davidson (cameo role) Good Mourning
Tom Hanks / Elvis
Xavier Samuel / Blonde
Mod Sun / Good Mourning
Evan Williams / Blonde

Blonde / Written for the screen by Andrew Dominik, adapted from the Bio-Novel by Joyce Carol Oates
Disney’s Pinocchio / Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis and Chris Weitz (not authorized by the estate of Carlo Collodi)
Good Mourning / “Written” by Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun
Jurassic World: Dominion / Screenplay by Emily Carmichael and Colin Trevorrow, story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly
Morbius / Screen story and screenplay by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharples

Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) and Mod Sun / Good Mourning
Both Real Life Characters in the Fallacious White House Bedroom Scene / Blonde
Tom Hanks and His Latex-Laden Face (and Ludicrous Accent) / Elvis
Andrew Dominik and His Issues With Women / Blonde
The Two 365 Days Sequels (both released in 2022)

Judd Apatow / The Bubble
Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) and Mod Sun / Good Mourning
Andrew Dominik / Blonde
Daniel Espinosa / Morbius
Robert Zemeckis / Disney’s Pinocchio

Ryan Kiera Armstrong / Firestarter
Bryce Dallas Howard / Jurassic Park: Dominion
Diane Keaton / Mack & Rita
Kaya Scodelario / The King’s Daughter
Alicia Silverstone / The Requin

Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) / Good Mourning
Pete Davidson (Voice Only) / Marmaduke
Tom Hanks (as Gepetto) / Disney’s Pinocchio
Jared Leto / Morbius
Sylvester Stallone / Samaritan

Disney’s Pinocchio
Good Mourning
The King’s Daughter