Transformers: Age of Extinction tops Razzies worst film shortlist with 7 nominations

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sex Tape, Expendables 3 and A Million Ways to Die in the West are also recognised by the annual awards for Hollywood's worst film achievements

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Forget the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards and the Film Baftas, there’s one awards ceremony that each and every industry professional and Hollywood star hopes they won’t find themselves nominated for: the Razzies

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After 35 years, the ceremony that celebrates Hollywood’s worst achievements in film is still going strong and is poised to crown this year’s “major misses.”

Unfortunate news for director Michael Bay, whose film Transformers: Age of Extinction is is leading the way with seven nominations this year. His block-buster sequel, which stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer, is vying for worst picture, worst director, worst screen play, worst remake, rip-off or sequel, worst screen combo, worst supporting actor (Kelsey Grammer) AND worst supporting actress (Nicola Peltz). Phew. 

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas and The Legend of Hercules received six nods each from the spoof Oscars, with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bagging five and Seth MacFarlane’s A Milllion Ways to Die in the West garnering four.

MacFarlane himself fared rather badly, being nominated for worst actor, worst director and worst screen combo, as did Cameron Diaz who is up for worst actress in The Other Woman and Sex Tape, worst screen combo for Sex Tape and worst supporting in musical movie Annie. 

This year, the Razzies have also added a new category, the Razzie Redeemer Award, which aims to acknowledge “that past nominees and ‘winners’ can (and often do) go on to far far better things.” The contenders for this gong include Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Mike Myers, Keanu Reeves and Kristen Stewart. 

Here’s the full list: 

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
Nicolas Cage, Left Behind
Kellan Lutz, The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane, A Million Ways to Die in the West
Adam Sandler, Blended

Worst Supporting Actor

Mel Gibson, The Expendables 3
Kelsey Grammer, The Expendables 3, Legends of Oz, Think Like a Man Too, Transformers: Age of Extinction
Shaquille O’Neal, Blended
Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Expendables 3
Kiefer Sutherland, Pompeii

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 Actress

Cameron Diaz, Annie
Megan Fox, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nicola Peltz, Transformers: Age of Extinction
Susan Sarandon, Tammy
Brigitte Ridenour (nee Cameron), 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 and His Ego, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, Sex Tape
Kellan Lutz and Either His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes, The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane and 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, from Gigli to Argo and Gone Girl
Jennifer Aniston, from four-time Razzie nominee to Cake
Mike Myers, from The Love Guru to directing Supermensch
Keanu Reeves, from six-time Razzie nominee to John Wick
Kristen Stewart, from six-time Razzie winner for Twilight to Camp X-Ray

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The winners will be announced – and presented with a “$4.79 gold-spray-painted trophy” – on 21st February, the eve of the Academy Awards.