The Razzies, as they’re called, are supposed to go to the worst movie screenings of the year and have often been a mixed bag at best and vicious at worst.
And many say they went too far with this year’s nominations, including a “worst actress” nod for child actor Ryan Kiera Armstrong, who played Charlie McGee in last year’s “Firestarter.”
Armstrong is 12 and she was 11 during filming.
The Razzies have a history of nominating child actors, including a teenage Brooke Shields in 1981 and Jake Lloyd, who was 8 when he played a young Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” in 2000.
Lloyd later said his life was a “living hell” due to the bullying he received during the role.
“Firestarter” was a box office flop and a critical bombshell, currently holding a 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with a 47% audience rating. But commentators noted that this was hardly the child actor’s fault — and called out the organization for publicly shaming her for taking the gig: