Razzies 2015: Transformers 4 and Cameron Diaz lead nominations in worst movie awards

Poor old Transformers: Age of Extinction has picked up seven nominations

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Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction is leading the way at this year’s Razzies, with seven nominations for the awards that nobody wants to win.

The sci-fi adventure, starring Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer, received nods in many of the major categories – worst picture, worst screenplay, worst director, worst sequel, worst screen combo, worst supporting actress (Nicola Peltz) and worst supporting actor (Kelsey Grammer). Quite the haul then, but it was the highest-grossing movie of 2014 worldwide.

 

Following in Transformers’ dubious wake are The Legend of Hercules and Saving Christmas, both with six nominations, while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Left Behind also racked up several.

Cameron Diaz has not had a good year, Golden Raspberry Awards-wise, having picked up two worst actress nominations for Sex Tape and The Other Woman, plus a worst supporting actress mention for Annie and a worst screen combo nod for her work with Jason Segel.

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Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz star in Sex Tape

Melissa McCarthy and Drew Barrymore are among the other actress nominees, with Nicholas Cage, Seth McFarlane and Mel Gibson up for very bad acting gongs.

New for 2015 is the redeemer award, which praises past Razzies winners who have since upped their game and achieved success. This prize is determined by public vote on movie review website Rotten Tomatoes.

Ben Affleck is nominated for Oscar-winning Argo and Gone Girl, Kristen Stewart for Camp X-Ray, Jennifer Anniston for Cake, Keanu Reeves for John Wick and Mike Myers for Supermensch.

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Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne in Gone Girl

The parody ceremony began in 1980 as a “comical counterpoint to Tinsel Town’s annual glut of self-congratulary awards”. This year, it takes place the night before the Oscars on 21 February.

The Razzies highlight the biggest flops of recent times and satirise the worst achievements in film. Razzies are voted for by more than 750 GRAF members across 47 US states and 19 foreign countries.

Razzies nominations in full

Worst Picture

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas

Left Behind

The Legend of Hercules

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Transformers: Age of Extinction

 

Worst Actor

Kirk Cameron (Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas)

Nicholas Cage (Left Behind)

Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules)

Seth MacFarlane (A Million Ways to Die in the West)

Adam Sandler (Blended)

 

Worst Actress

Drew Barrymore (Blended)

Cameron Diaz (The Other Woman and Sex Tape)

Melissa McCarthy (Tammy)

Charlize Theron (A Million Ways to Die in the West)

Gaia Weiss (The Legend of Hercules)

 

Worst Supporting Actor

Mel Gibson (Expendables 3)

Kelsey Grammer (Expendables 3, Legends of Oz, Think Like a Man Too, Transformers: Age of Extinction)

Shaquille O'Neal (Blended)

Arnold Schwarzenegger (Expendables 3)

Kiefer Sutherland (Pompeii)

 

Worst Supporting Actress

Cameron Diaz (Annie)

Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction)

Susan Sarandon (Tammy)

Brigitte Ridenour (Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas)

 

Worst Director

Michael Bay (Transformers: Age of Extinction)

Darren Doane (Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas)

Renny Harlin (The Legend of Hercules)

Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Seth MacFarlane (A Million Ways to Die in the West)

 

Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

Annie

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?

The Legend of Hercules

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Transformers: Age of Extinction

 

Worst Screen Combo

Any Two Robots, Actors (Robotic Actors) (Transformers: Age of Extinction)

Kirk Cameron & His Ego (Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas)

Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel (Sex Tape)

Kellan Lutz & Either His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes

Seth MacFarlane & Charlize Theron (A Million Ways to Die in the West)

 

Worst Screenplay

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas

Left Behind

Sex Tape

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Transformers: Age of Extinction

 

Redeemer Award

Ben Affleck (Argo and Gone Girl)

Jennifer Aniston (Cake)

Mike Myers (Supermensch)

Keanu Reeves (John Wick)

Kristen Stewart (Camp X-Ray)

 

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