razzies the emoji movie

Every year, the Friday before the Academy Awards, the Golden Raspberry Awards or Razzies are doled out to the previous year’s worst movies.  As you can imagine, the race is pretty heated.  This year, Tom Cruise and his monster flop ‘The Mummy’ led the awards, but pulling an upset, the animated turkey ‘The Emoji Movie’ landed the… er, top (?) prizes.  It not only landed Worst Picture, but also Worst Screen Combo (for “Any Two Obnoxious Emojis”), Director for Anthony (Tony) Leondis, and Screenplay for Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel, and Mike White.  Sir Patrick Stewart provided the voice for the Poop Emoji.  Other voices belonged to Anna Faris, T.J. Miller, and James Corden.

Cruise didn’t come out unscathed/empty-handed.  He did win Worst Actor for ‘The Mummy’.  Meanwhile, Tyler Perry pulled an upset, as Worst Actress for ‘BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween’.

‘The Emoji Movie’ beat out ‘Baywatch’, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’, ‘The Mummy’ and ‘Transformers XVII: The Last Knight’ in the Worst Movie category.  In the Worst Actor category, Cruise topped Johnny Depp (Pirates of The Caribbean XIII: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades Darker), Zac Efron (Baywatch), and Mark Wahlberg (Daddy’s Home 2 & Transformers XVII: The Last Knight).  Perry bested Katherine Heigl (Unforgettable), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker), Jennifer Lawrence (mother!), and Emma Watson (The Circle).

Here is the complete list of “winners”:

  • WORST PICTURE: The Emoji Movie
  • WORST ACTRESS: Tyler Perry for BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween
  • WORST ACTOR: Tom Cruise for The Mummy
  • WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mel Gibson for Daddy’s Home 2
  • WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Kim Basinger for Fifty Shades Darker
  • WORST SCREEN COMBO: Any Two Obnoxious Emojis in The Emoji Movie
  • WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF, OR SEQUEL: Fifty Shades Darker
  • WORST DIRECTOR: Anthony (Tony) Leondis for The Emoji Movie
  • WORST SCREENPLAY: The Emoji Movie, screenplay by Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel, and Mike White

What do you think?  Was ‘The Emoji Movie’ really the worst of the worst last year?  Are there any movies that have already come out this year that you think are contenders for next year’s awards?

Source: Entertainment Weekly