LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — With much of the world focused Sunday on Hollywood’s greatest achievements, what better time than to hand out the awards for the worst movies of the year?
Make that the absolute worst. Like so dreadful we’ll be talking about them for years, awful.
Saturday night the 36th annual Razzies (more formally known as the Golden Raspberries) were given out for the worst films and performances of the year. It’s the Oscars — only in reverse. The event was held downtown at the Palace Theatre.
Drum roll please — to the surprise of just about no one, “Fifty Shades of Grey” cleaned up at the Razzies taking most of the top (if you want to call it that) awards.
“Fifty Shades” won five Razzies in all — worst film, worst actor (Jamie Dornan), worst actress (Dakota Johnson). worst combo (Dornan and Johnson) and worst screenplay.
Dornan beat out Johnny Depp for “Mortdecai” and Channing Tatum for “Jupiter Ascending,” among others. Johnson beat out Jennifer Lopez for “The Boy Next Door” and Katherine Heigl for “Home Sweet Hell,” among others.
“Fifty Shades,” while clearly loathed, also shared the worst film award with “Fantastic Four.” Haters also clearly didn’t believe “Fantastic Four” was….fantastic. They also awarded it with worst director (Josh Trank), worst remake and worst rip-off or sequel.
Oscar darling and nominee Eddie Redmayne might have won accolades for playing Stephen Hawking and the Danish girl, but he was given a Razzie for worst supporting actor for “Jupiter Ascending.”
“Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco was rewarded with worst supporting actress for her turn in “Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip.”
Sylvester Stallone, nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in “Creed” was also given a Razzie Redeemer Award — given to a past Razzie winner who appears in a movie that reignites or reinvigorates their career.
Stars rarely go to the actual ceremony to accept their “win” but Halle Berry famously went in 2004 and jokingly thanked the voters for recognizing her worst actress work in “Catwoman.” Sandra Bullock was the next big star to show up in 2010 to thank voters for acknowledging her role in “All About Steve”
Razzies are voted on by nearly 950 voting members, about 10 times the number who vote for Golden Globes and about one-fifth the number of academy members who vote for the Oscars.
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