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Breaking Down the 2018 Razzie Nominations

2018 Razzie Nominations

While the Golden Globes and Oscars are Gaining all the Attention This Award Season, the 2018 Razzie Nominations are Here!

With the Golden Globes in the rearview mirror, the SAG Awards trying their best to single-handedly boost ticket sales for Three Billboards, and the Oscars preparing to announce their selections tomorrow, one of the most important awards shows of the year is getting buried – the 38th annual Raspberry Awards, aka the Razzies.

The Razzies look at the biggest films of the previous year and then announce their nominations for the worst offerings in each category. Usually, the show focuses on the year’s biggest releases – it’s not really fair to compare a film with a budget of $1 million that was plagued by issues that could have been fixed with more money, to those with huge budgets that are just bad and often broken. There are exceptions though, like last year, when the big winner/loser of the night was Dinesh D’Souza and his laughably ridiculous $5 million political hit piece, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.

To be fair, it was a painfully bad movie made by someone that has no business making movies, but to say it was worse than, say, Gods of Egypt or Zoolander 2, makes it seem like a political statement. This year is a little more balanced in that sense, and features nominees from movies most won’t be surprised to see on the list.

The one exception to that might be Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, which despite being savaged by some critics and fans was very much an arthouse film and – love it or hate it – did what it set out to do. People might not enjoy it, but to call it a bad movie and put it next to films like the broken mess that was Baywatch seems a little unfair. That’s an argument for another time, however.

For now, on to the 2018 Razzie nominees! The winners will be announced on March 3, just before the Academy Award ceremony.

WORST PICTURE 
Baywatch 
The Emoji Movie 
Fifty Shades Darker 
The Mummy 
Transformers: The Last Knight 

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 & Transformers: 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: The Last Knight 
Mel Gibson / Daddy’s Home 2 
Anthony Hopkins / Collide & 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, RIP-OFF 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
Anthony (Tony) Leonidis / The Emoji Movie 

WORST SCREENPLAY
Baywatch 
The Emoji Movie 
Fifty Shades Darker 
The Mummy 
Transformers: The Last Knight

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