While Tinsel town (and the world for that matter) is getting geared up for tonight’s Oscars, awards season would not be the same without mentioning the Razzies. Last night was the time to celebrate the worse of the worst and it should be no surprise to genre fans that ‘Fantastic Four’ came out with the top award for Worst Picture of the Year.
As bad as ‘Fantastic Four’ was (it was nominated in four categories and “won” for Worst Picture, Worst Director and Worst Remake/Rip-off/Sequel), it didn’t beat ’50 Shades of Grey’ with their 5 dishonorable wins for Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actress, Worst Actor, Worst Screen Combo.
Surprisingly, Eddie Redmayne who is up for tonight’s Oscar for Best Actor for his work in ‘The Danish Girl’ (and who won the Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’) received the Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor for ‘Jupiter Ascending’ which seems to show that Redmayne is much better as a leading man than a supporting one.
In an effort for the award to not seem so snarky, they have added the Razzie Redeemer Award given to an actor or actress who has received a Razzie in the past but has “gone on to do better work.” This year’s recipient went to Sylvester Stallone for his work on ‘Creed.’ Stallone beat out Elizabeth Banks, M. Night Shyamalan, and Will Smith.
For those not in the know, the Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as “the Razzies” was founded by John J.B. Wilson in 1980 as an antithesis to the Academy Awards and is traditionally given out the night before the Oscars. While not as much of a star-studded event as the later, the event has been known to bring out some celebrities to accept their award such as Sandra Bullock for her work in ‘All About Steve’ and Halle Berry in ‘Catwoman’.
Unfortunately, scheduling didn’t seem to permit any of the nominees to be able to attend last night’s festivities, but we do have the winners (highlighted in bold) for you below!
Fantastic Four (tie)
Fifty Shades of Grey (tie)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Johnny Depp, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler, The Cobbler and Pixels
Channing Tatum, Jupiter Ascending
Katherine Heigl, Home Sweet Hell
Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Mila Kunis, Jupiter Ascending
Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mortdecai
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chevy Chase, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Vacation
Josh Gad, Pixels and The Wedding Ringer
Kevin James, Pixels
Jason Lee, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Eddie Redmayne, Jupiter Ascending
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer
Rooney Mara, Pan
Michelle Monaghan, Pixels
Julianne Moore, Seventh Son
Amanda Seyfried, Love the Coopers and Pan
Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
WORST SCREEN COMBO
All Four “Fantastics,” Fantastic Four
Johnny Depp and His Glued-On Moustache, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James and EITHER His Segue OR His Glued-On Moustache, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler and Any Pair of Shoes, The Cobbler
Andy Fickman, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Tom Six, Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Josh Trank, Fantastic Four
Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending
Fantastic Four (screenplay by Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank, Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)
Fifty Shades of Grey (screenplay by Kelly Marcel, Based on the Novel by E.L. James)
Jupiter Ascending (written by Andy and Lana Wachowski)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (screenplay by Kevin James & Nick Bakay)
Pixels (screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, Story by Herlihy, Based on a Work by Patrick Jean)
RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD
M. Night Shyamalan
What do you think? Did this year’s Razzies cover the best of the worse or deserve their own award for missing the mark? Tell us who you would have chosen in the comments below!