Every year, the nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards — affectionately known as the Razzies — are announced, usually right before the Oscar nominations. And it’s incredible that for every Birdman, Selma, Boyhood or Unbroken, there’s a Transformers sequel, a Ninja Turtles reboot, a Hercules reboot and an Annie reboot.
Transformers: Age of Extinction led all films with seven nominations including Worst Picture, Worst Remake, Sequel or Rip-off, Worst Screen Combo and Worst Screenplay.
Transformers‘ Michael Bay is up for Worst Director, Nicola Peltz for Worst Supporting Actress and Kelsey Grammer for Worst Supporting Actor (he was also recognized for his work in The Expendables 3, Legends of Oz and Think Like a Man Too). Mark Wahlberg got off scot-free. But the film wasn’t that bad… was it? There were worse. Way worse.
Like the other Worst Picture nominees:
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Based on all the bad reviews, it’s a little surprising that Annie and The Monuments Men didn’t make the cut. Lucky.
As for the not-so-lucky, the Worst Actors nods go to:
Nicolas Cage, Left Behind
Kirk Cameron, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Kellan Kutz, The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane, A Million Ways to Die in the West
Adam Sandler, Blended
And the Worst Actresses are:
Drew Barrymore, Blended
Cameron Diaz, The Other Woman and Sex Tape (though we think it should be for the latter and Annie, no?)
Melissa McCarthy, Tammy
Charlize Theron, A Million Ways to Die in the West
Gaia Weiss, The Legend of Hercules
But it’s the noms for Worst Screen Combo that are our favourites:
Any Two Robots, Actors (or Robotic Actors), Transformers: Age of Extinction
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, Sex Tape
Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane, A Million Ways to Die in the West
Kellan Lutz and Either His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes, The Legend of Hercules
Kirk Cameron and His Ego, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
The winners — or losers, depending on how you look at it — will be announced on Feb. 21, the night before the Academy Awards. Congratulations? And good luck?