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Forget The Oscars, Let's Check Out The Golden Raspberry Nominees!

By Jodi Smith | Industry | February 19, 2015 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | February 19, 2015 |

The Oscars are fast approaching (read some random picks here) and that means a lot of talk about predictions, merit, and opinion concerning who should win. Debating who is the best in their field is fine, but we all know that we’re terrible people that prefer to talk about who sucks the most. That’s where the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards come in.

And here are the Nominees!

Worst Picture

Left Behind
The Legend of Hercules
Saving Christmas
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Wow. This is a tough category. Left Behind sucked so much that I’m not even sure when it was released or who starred in it. I thought The Legend of Hercules was the one with The Rock, but it’s the one with the Twilight Bro. Tight race, but I’m going with the big budget load-blow of Transformers: Age of Extinction because Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg pretending to be an inventor.

Worst Actor

Nicolas Cage - Left Behind
Kirk Cameron - Saving Christmas
Kellan Lutz - The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane in A Million Ways to Die in the West
Adam Sandler in Blended

Another tight race, but the Razzie voters love to give Sandler his due and he’s my pick.

Worst Actress

Drew Barrymore in Blended
Cameron Diaz in The Other Woman and Sex Tape
Melissa McCarthy in Tammy
Charlize Theron in A Million Ways to Die in the West
Gaia Weiss in The Legend of Hercules

Cameron Diaz. That was easy!

Worst Supporting Actor

Mel Gibson in The Expendables 3
Kelsey Grammar in The Expendables 3, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (voice only), Think Like a Man Too and Transformers: Age of Extinction
Shaquille O’Neal in Blended
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Expendables 3
Kiefer Sutherland in Pompeii

Damn, Kelsey Grammar’s been busy doing movies that aren’t a Cheers movie/remake. I think that sort of thing should be rewarded, so I choose you, Dr. Crane!

Worst Supporting Actress

Cameron Diaz in Annie
Megan Fox in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nicola Peltz in Transformers: Age of Extinction
Bridgette Cameron Ridenour in Saving Christmas
Susan Sarandon in Tammy

You know, I just really feel like this is Diaz’s year to take it all. She’s toiled for years in shitty rom-coms and poorly-written comedies in an attempt to recapture her once fortuitous box office take. It’s about time that was rewarded.

Worst Screen Combo

Any two robots, actors (or robotic actors) in Transformers: Age of Extinction
Kirk Cameron and his ego in Saving Christmas
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in Sex Tape
Kellan Lutz and either his abs, his pecs or his glutes in The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron in A Million Ways to Die in the West

I’m so sorry. I have to take back that sweep, Cameron Diaz. This award is going to Kirk Cameron and his Subway-loving ego.

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel

Atlas Shrugged: Part III
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

These just keep getting more difficult. You know what? Suck a dick, Ayn Rand. Atlas Shrugged: Part III.

Worst Director

Michael Bay for Transformers: Age of Extinction
Darren Doane for Saving Christmas
Renny Harlin for The Legend of Hercules
Jonathan Liebesman for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Seth MacFarlane for A Million Ways to Die in the West


Worst Screenplay

Left Behind (screenplay by Paul LaLonde and John Patus, based on the novel by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins)
Saving Christmas (written by Darren Doane and Cheston Hervey)
Sex Tape (screenplay by Kate Angelo, Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, story by Kate Angelo)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (screenplay by Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec and Evan Daugherty, based on the characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman)

I refuse to believe these piles had screenplays consisting of anything other than drool spots, water rings, and drawings of dicks. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles it is.

The Razzie Redeemer Reward

Ben Affleck (From RAZZIE “Winner” for Gigli to Oscar Darling for Argo and Gone Girl)
Jennifer Aniston (From 4-Time RAZZIE Nominee to SAG Award Nominee for Cake)
Mike Myers (From RAZZIE “Winner” for The Love Guru to Documentary Director of Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon)
Keanu Reeves (From 6-Time RAZZIE Nominee to Critically Acclaimed John Wick)
Kristen Stewart (From RAZZIE “Winner” for The Twilight Saga to the Art House Hit Camp X-Ray)

Huh. That’s a nice category to win. I’m confused. Uh, let’s go with Keanu Reeves. He’s always made movies that were mostlyt entertaining, if not actually any good. Sort of.

After the ceremony on February 21st in the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles, we will know just how my predictions have fared. Who are your picks for the worst assaults on good taste and brain cells?

Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.

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