Notably, this year saw the introduction of a new award: The Razzie Nominee So Rotten You Loved It. The recipient? Baywatch, starring Zac Efron, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and Alexandra Daddario.
While ‘winners’ normally don’t acknowledge the awards, Johnson decided to take the awards head on. Posting to Twitter, the actor began by heaping praise on those friends who were nominated for Oscars.
“I am also excited because I was just informed that I too am bringing home the gold tonight,” he said. “No, not an Oscar — maybe one day — but a Razzie.”
He continued: “Here’s the cool thing: the movie was so bad that they actually had to create another category. The new category is a movie so rotten you eventually fell in love with it. I’m not kidding! Which means the s**t sandwich you’ve been eating is so bad that you eventually started to like it.
“We made Baywatch with the best of intentions, it didn’t work out like that, but I humbly and graciously accept my Razzie. And I thank you critics, and I thank you fans.”
Baywatch was critically mauled upon release, managing 18 per cent on the aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. The general public were not particularly impressed either, the reboot/spin-off landing a 5.6 rating on IMDB.
The other big ‘winner’ at the Razzies was Fifty Shades Freed. The latest sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey picked up worst remake, sequel or spin-off, and worst supporting actress for Kim Basinger.
Others to pick up awards are Tom Cruise for worst actor in The Mummy, Tyler Perry for worst actress in Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween, and Mel Gibson for worst supporting actor in Daddy’s Home 2.
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