Razzies come under fire for Ryan Kiera Armstrong’s Firestarter nod

Razzies come under fire for Ryan Kiera Armstrong’s Firestarter nod
Razzies come under fire for Ryan Kiera Armstrong’s Firestarter nod

The Razzies are under scrutiny again after nominating 11-year-old Ryan Kiera Armstrong for Worst Actress.

Nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards were announced this week, with Blond‘s eight in the lead, followed by Machine Gun Kelly-led Hello and Disney Pinocchio. But none of the nominees sparked as much controversy and outrage as that of the 11-year-old star of Fire starterRyan Kiera Armstrong, nominee for the Razzies Worst Actress Award.

As seen in the tweets below (just a small sampling of the wealth of anti-Razzies messaging), many are calling out the Razzies for the Fire starter nodding and their cruel singling out of a teenager.

Without surprise, Fire starterRyan Kiera Armstrong isn’t the only time the Razzies have named a child actor. The Golden Raspberries started this from their first ceremony, with teenage Brooke Shields “winning” for The Blue Lagoon. They nominated Gary Coleman for 1981’s On the Right Track the following year. The list includes Macaulay Culkin for the years 1994 Richie Rich and Jake Lloyd in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Notably, Lloyd left the cinema after being bullied relentlessly about the film.

With so much heat surrounding the nomination, one wonders if the Razzies will overrule the Worst Actress nod. After all, it wouldn’t be out of turn. Just last year, they did it with Bruce Willis’ worst performance in a movie of 2021 after the actor announced he was retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia. Prior to this, Razzies co-founder Maureen Murphy expressed regret over the nomination of Shelley Duvall for the brilliant during the inaugural ceremony, saying, “Knowing the backstory and how Stanley Kubrick kind of pulverized it, I would pull that off.” And that’s exactly what they did, removing the Razzie Records nomination.

Fire starter is also nominated for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel, which seems a far more fitting category than Razzies going after a pre-teen.

What do you think of the Razzies nominating Ryan Keira Armstrong for Fire starter? Should child actors be banned when it comes to such awards? Do you think they will rescind the nomination? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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