Tomorrow is the big day when the Academy is set to announce this year’s Oscar nominees, and traditionally that meant that today was supposed to be the day that The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation announced the contenders for The Razzies, the annual set of awards that are unique in that they recognize the worst in the world of moviemaking instead of the best. This year things are being done a little differently over at Razzie headquarters, however.
Apparently Razzie co-owners John Wilson and Mo Murphy want to emphasize the comedic nature of shaming people for doing awful work by announcing the awards on April Fools’ Day. Maybe that will take the sting out of things? Probably not, but it means the sting is going to get delayed.
The Razzies aren’t going to give up riding the coattails of the Academy Awards completely, however. In order to fit into this new schedule of announcing the winners on April 1st, the nominees for each category will now be announced on the eve of the Academy Awards, February 25th. This is good news for people like Adam Sandler, whose involvement in Jack and Jill sees him poised to potentially break Razzie records, but it’s bad news for everyone who likes to make fun of people like Adam Sandler. That’s another entire month we have to wait to unload our snark! Dagnabbit.