Ahead of tonight’s Oscars ceremony, the “winners” of this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards, The Razzies, have been announced. In the awards nobody wants to win, the Daily Mail reports that Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron received the dubious honor of being dubbed the year’s worst actress and actor at the Golden Raspberry Awards on Saturday night.
USA Today reports that Cameron Diaz was a triple-Razzie-nominee for worst screen combo for Sex Tape, worst supporting actress for Annie, and worst actress. Recently married, 42-year-old Diaz scooped the Razzie for worst actress for her work in the raunchy comedy The Other Woman and Sex Tape.
The Guardian says that Diaz was also involved in the modern-day remake of Annie, along with Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis, which won the Razzie for the worst remake, rip-off, or sequel.
Whilst Cameron Diaz may cringe at her Razzie award, the biggest “winner” of the night was another Cameron. Actor Kirk Cameron nabbed a whopping four Razzie awards for his leading role in the holiday dud Saving Christmas. Cameron won the worst actor award and followed up with Worst Picture, Worst Screen Combo, and Worst Screenplay awards.
The tongue-in-cheek Razzie awards show, which celebrates “movie-making mediocrity,” took place a short walk from the venue for tonight’s Academy Awards.
Razzie favorite Michael Bay was granted worst director award for Transformers: Age of Extinction, or as the Razzie’s renamed it “Age of Ex-STINK-tion.” Bay may have the last laugh though, as his Razzie winner may have grossed over $1 billion worldwide. Even that didn’t save the silly, explosion-happy movie from more than one Razzie win.
Transformers supporting actress Nicola Peltz was spared from Razzie award ignominy, but Kelsey Grammer was not so lucky. The five-time Emmy winner picked up worst supporting actor not just for his role as the evil counter-intelligence agent, but also for his performances in Legends of Oz, Think Like a Man Too, and Expendables 3.
Megan Fox, who gained fame from the Transformers franchise, was recognized as worst supporting actress for playing the tenacious reporter April in the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
It seems that the Razzies does have a heart though. It comes in the form of the inaugural Razzie Redeemer Award. This is an award to be handed out to past Razzie nominees and winners who have turned a corner with their careers and seem to be back on the path of greatness. The first winner, Ben Affleck, has gone from Gigli to Gone Girl in one of Hollywood’s great turnaround stories.
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