Razzies 2021: Rudy Giuliani and Robert Downey Jr receive 'worst film' nods

The nominees were announced this weekend ahead of the ceremony in April

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan has returned to the question of whether to bring a criminal case against the former New York mayor, focusing at least in part on whether he broke U.S. lobbying laws by failing to register as a foreign agent, according to people familiar with the case. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani landed on the list of nominees this weekend for the 2021 Razzie Awards, an annual shaming of what voters consider the year's worst films and performances.

Downey Jr was in the running for worst actor for playing the title role in Dolittle, a movie remake about a doctor who can talk to animals.

Dolittle, released by Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures, tied for the most Razzie nominations with six overall, including worst picture. It will compete with Netflix's Polish drama 365 Days, which also received six Razzie nods.

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Robert Downey Jr. poses at a special screening of "Dolittle" in London, Britain, January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

Others contending for worst film included Music, directed by musician Sia about a young girl with autism, and a movie remake of TV show Fantasy Island.

Mike Lindell, chief executive of widely advertised company MyPillow and a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, was nominated for Absolute Proof, a film featuring baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 US presidential election. It is also competing for worst picture.

Giuliani made the Razzies list for his brief appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen's mockumentary Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. The former mayor was filmed in a hotel room with an actress pretending to be a reporter. Giuliani has said nothing inappropriate happened.

The tongue-in-cheek Razzies, created in 1980, serve as an antidote to Hollywood's glitzy Academy Awards ceremony. Winners of the Razzies will be announced on Saturday, April 24, the night before this year's Oscars.

Razzie nominees and winners are voted for online by members from more than two dozen countries, who sign up online and pay a $40 membership fee.

This year, the Razzies announced a special pandemic-related award for 2020 as "The Worst Calendar Year EVER!"