Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for the Razzie worst actress nomination and her fans are freaking out.
Known for starring in the Hunger Games films as Katniss Everdeen, and earning high critical praise for her work in American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, news that she has been nominated for her performance in Mother! has left fans stunned and bewildered. Mother! was written, produced, and directed by Oscar-winner Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler) whom she was involved in an intimate relationship with at the time.
Though Mother! was not a box office success, nor did it receive high praise from critics it did have its fair share of positive reviews. While some expressed feeling a bit lost in the movie’s storytelling, there was overwhelming praise for Jennifer Lawrence’s work.
Most reviews credited Lawrence with delivering a superb performance, making the Razzie nomination for worst actress unsettling for fans.
Jennifer Lawrence’s fans and even fans of Javier Bardem are speaking out on social media in defense of their performances. Many are vocally attacking the Razzies and suggesting that the award is overrated and pointless.
Jennifer Lawrence’s star power is strong and though she has had a succession of films that haven’t performed as well as were anticipated, not many people challenge her ability to act.
If anything, they might argue that Darren Aronofsky failed to direct her to her full potential. Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for more than 170 awards and is currently in the running for best actress for her role as Mother in Mother! by the North Texas Film Critics Association.
Mother! is also in the running for the Dorian Award Campy Flick of the Year by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA).
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) January 22, 2018
Fans are sharing their feelings regarding the Razzie nomination on social media sites like Twitter and many people quickly came to Jennifer’s defense.
— Andrea Thompson (@areelofonesown) January 22, 2018
I know of absolutely no one who thinks Jennifer Lawrence (or Javier Bardem) gave a bad performance in MOTHER. #RazziesSoDumb
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) January 22, 2018
The Razzies once nominated Stanley Kubrick as Worst Director for THE SHINING, so…
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) January 22, 2018
Some pointed to other films where they felt the Razzies missed the mark. Writer and filmmaker Jesse Hawken pointed out that Razzies once nominated Stanley Kubrick as worse director for the film The Shining.
Did you see Mother! Do you agree with the negative reviews and feedback? Do you think Jennifer Lawrence deserves to be nominated for worst actress?