Move over Oscars, here are your 2018 Razzie Award winners

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Ah, the Oscars. The star-studded annual event that honours the best of the best of the year’s movies on a night filled with glitz, glamour, and few people actually caring based on the fact that the 90th edition of the awards show had the lowest ratings in its entire history. Oh, The Shape of Water won the most Oscars this year? That’s nice.

But what about the other side of the industry, the side littered with hyped-up blockbuster hopefuls that crash and burn on arrival. Surely they deserve some recognition too you ask? That’s right, they do. And so the Golden Raspberry Awards were born, to honour some of the year’s worst movies.

The annual awards show parody had no shortage of contenders for worst awards, what with movies like The Emoji Movie, Fifty Shades Freed, Transformers: The Last Knight, and The Mummy gracing our screens last year. So without further ado, here are the nominees and “winners” (in bold):

Worst Picture

  • Baywatch
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • The Mummy
  • Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Director

  • Darren Aronofsky – mother!
  • Michael Bay – Transformers: The Last Knight
  • James Foley – Fifty Shades Darker
  • Alex Kurtzman – The Mummy
  • Anthony (Tony) Leonidis – The Emoji Movie

Worst Screenplay

  • Baywatch
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • The Mummy
  • Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Actor

  • Tom Cruise – The Mummy
  • Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades Darker
  • Zac Efron – Baywatch
  • Mark Wahlberg – Daddy’s Home 2 & Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Actress

  • Katherine Heigl – Unforgettable
  • Dakota Johnson – Fifty Shades Darker
  • Jennifer Lawrence – mother!
  • Tyler Perry – Boo! 2: A Medea Halloween
  • Emma Watson – The Circle

Worst Supporting Actor

  • Javier Bardem – mother! & Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Russell Crowe – The Mummy
  • Josh Duhamel – Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Mel Gibson – Daddy’s Home 2
  • Anthony Hopkins – Collide & Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Kim Basinger – Fifty Shades Darker
  • Sofia Boutella – The Mummy
  • Laura Haddock – Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Goldie Hawn – Snatched
  • Susan Sarandon – A Bad Moms Christmas

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

  • Baywatch
  • Boo! 2: A Medea Halloween
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • The Mummy
  • Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Screen Combo

  • Any two obnoxious emojis – The Emoji Movie
  • Any combination of two characters, two sex toys or two sexual positions – Fifty Shades Darker
  • Any combination of two humans, two robots or two explosions – Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Johnny Depp & his worn-out drunk routine – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Tyler Perry & either the ratty old dress or worn-out wig – Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

The Razzie Nominee So Rotten You Loved It

  • Baywatch
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • The Mummy
  • Transformers: The Last Knight

That last award is a first for the show. It was sponsored by review site Rotten Tomatoes, with readers afforded the opportunity to vote for the movie they thought was wrongly nominated for the parody awards – I’d have called it The Guilty Pleasure Award myself.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, and good luck telling everyone that your movie was made for the fans, not critics. The Emoji Movie is this year’s clear winner, so to speak, winning four of its five nominations, while Transformers: The Last Knight is the night’s biggest loser with not a single win from its ten nominations. The Emoji Movie also holds the distinction of being the first animated feature to both be nominated and win all those shiny awards. I imagine Netflix’s Bright must be uttering a loud sigh of disappointment after not earning even a single nomination despite being lauded as being even worse than The Emoji Movie.

Last Updated: March 6, 2018

Trevor Davies

I like pie, I think.

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