This year, Netflix’s Diana the Musical swept the board at the Golden Raspberry Awards, more commonly known as the Razzies. The 2022 Razzies marked the 42nd Razzie Awards with tons of nominees for Hollywood’s worst movies of the year. After topping the 2022 Razzie Awards with nine nominations, Netflix’s filmed version of Diana The Musical won five awards at this year’s Razzies, including worst picture and worst actress for Jeanna de Waal.
Before its Broadway debut, Diana The Musical, Netflix streamed a filmed version of the musical about the late Princess Diana. At the time, live audiences were not allowed, and theaters were closed due to Coronavirus. Unfortunately, when Diana The Musical finally opened to premiere its live theatrical performances on stage, the Broadway show lasted for a mere 33 performances before the final curtain fell on the crew, cast, and lead star Jeanna de Waal.
As stated earlier in the article, Netflix’s Diana The Musical topped the 2022 Razzie Awards with nine nominations and five wins in all! Netflix’s Diana The Musical won Razzies at the 42nd Annual Razzie Awards for the worst director, worst supporting actress, worst screenplay, worst actress for Jeanna de Waal, and lastly, worst picture.
In other Razzie winning news, LeBron James won for worst actor for Space Jam: A New Legacy while Jared Leto won worst supporting actor for his unrecognizable role as Paolo in House of Gucci. Bruce Willis had the honor of receiving a category all his own for “worst performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 movie,” with Cosmic Sin sweeping the prize. Will Smith won the Redeemer Award for his Oscar-nominated performance in King Richard after winning four Razzies throughout his career.
The Razzie Awards are the self-proclaimed “ugly cousin to the Oscars.” The 2022 Razzies kept their annual tradition of awarding its worst film picks of 2021 the day before the Academy’s Oscars ceremony. If you ever get the humbling chance to win a Razzie, you’ll receive the $4.97 gold spray-painted Razzie Award, which is given to otherwise great talent who dropped the ball. The Razzie Award is an opportunity to “own your bad.”
If you haven’t already, you can watch Diana The Musical on Netflix right here.
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