The highlight of the year for the film industry is always the presentation of the Academy Awards or Oscars.  The nominees for this year will be announced tomorrow.  But perhaps the low-light of the year is the Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, which call out the worst the film industry had to offer for 2017.  As usual, this year’s nominees were announced a day before the Oscar nominations, and the “prizes” will be doled out on Saturday, March 3, one day prior to the Academy Awards ceremony.

One grain of salt, the Razzies tend to focus on big-budget easy targets.  They don’t take into account low-budget garbage that go straight to video or cable.  This year, most of the ire is directed toward the Tom Cruise dud ‘The Mummy’, the film that was supposed to kick off a shared universe of monster flicks for Universal Studios but may have torpedoed those plans completely.  Also up for “honors” are regular nominees, Tyler Perry, the ’50 Shades’ and ‘Transformers’ brands.  Comic book fans can breathe a sigh of relief as even the disappointing ‘Justice League’ was not singled out.

Here are the nominees.  Do you agree with their selections?

Worst Picture:

  • Baywatch
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • The Mummy
  • Transformers XVII: 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 Actor

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

Worst Supporting Actor

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

Worst Supporting Actress

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

Worst Screen Combo

  • 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 XVII: Last Knight
  • Any Two Obnoxious Emojis:
    The Emoji Movie
  • Johnny Depp & His Worn Out Drunk Routine:
    Pirates of the Caribbean XIII: Dead Careers Tell No Tales
  • Tyler Perry & Either The Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig
    BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween

Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel

  • Baywatch
  • BOO 2: A Medea Halloween
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • The Mummy
  • Transformers XVII: Last Knight

Worst Director

  • Darren Aronofsky / Mother!
  • Michael Bay / Transformers XVII: 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 XVII: The Last Knight

What do you think?  Were they too harsh with some of these?  Or were they too soft on some other movies/individuals that should have been nominated?  (The acting in ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ was pretty atrocious.)

The “winners” will be announced on March 3.  Place your bets now!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter