The 38th Razzie nominations have been announced

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Awards season continues this week with the nominations for the 38th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards. Contrary to every other award show of the year, seeing your name on the list isn’t particularly gratifying. The Razzies have come to represent the worst that Hollywood has offered up for the year through phoned in performances, unnecessary sequels, and poorly written scripts.

The usual troupe of nominees is here once again with the 50 Shades, and Transformers sequels picking up where they left off. Some newcomers are The Emoji Movie, and the dark universe destroying The Mummy. The big surprise for me is to see art-house darling Darren Aronofsky on this list, I know the response to mother! was very polarized but didn’t think it would undo all the previous work he has done. Another surprise is that longtime Razzie punchline Adam Sandler is not nominated at all for the second year in a row. Could he be in line for the Razzie Redeemer this year? Find out when the awards are announced on March 3rd.

Worst Picture

Worst Actress

  • Katherine Heigl (Unforgettable)
  • Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (mother!) 
  • Tyler Perry (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween)
  • Emma Watson (The Circle)

Worst Actor

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

Worst Supporting Actor

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

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Kim Basinger (Fifty Shades Darker)
  • Sofia Boutella (The Mummy)
  • Laura Haddock (Transformers: The 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: The Last Knight)
  • “Any two obnoxious emojis” (The Emoji Movie)
  • “Johnny Depp & his worn-out drunk routine” (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
  • “Tyler Perry & either the ratty old dress or worn-out wig” (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween)

Worst Remake, Ripoff, or Sequel

  • Baywatch
  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • The Mummy
  • Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Director

  • Darren Aronofsky (mother!)
  • Michael Bay (Transformers: The Last Knight)
  • James Foley (Fifty Shades Darker)
  • Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy)
  • Tony Leonidis (The Emoji Movie)

Worst Screenplay

  • Baywatch
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • The Mummy
  • Transformers: The Last Knight
Anthony Marzano
Anthony Marzano likes long talks in naturally-lit diners and science fiction movies about what it means to be human.