As Gold Derby predicted, “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas,” a faith-based comedy about the true meaning of the holiday, was the big “winner” at the Razzie Awards, winning four of its six nominations: Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Kirk Cameron), Worst Screenplay, and Worst Screen Combo (Cameron and his ego).
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“Christmas” only lost two races, including Best Director, which went instead to Michael Bay for “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” The fourth film in the critically reviled but internationally successful fighting-robots franchise led this year’s nominations with seven, but only won twice. This is only the second Razzie win for Bay, despite multiple past nominations including for “Armageddon” and “Pearl Harbor.” He previously took this prize for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” in 2009.
The other award for “Transformers” was Worst Supporting Actor for Kelsey Grammer, whose win also covered his roles in “The Expendables 3,” “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” and “Think Like a Man Too.”
Cameron Diaz, a triple nominee this year, won Worst Actress for a pair of performances: “The Other Woman” and “Sex Tape.” But she was spared in the supporting category, where she was nominated for “Annie.” Taking Worst Supporting Actress instead was Megan Fox for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” (All of this year’s acting awards went to first-time Razzie recipients.)
“Annie” nevertheless surprised by winning Worst Remake, Ripoff or Sequel, despite the fact that it faced three Worst Picture contenders in that race: “Transformers,” “Ninja Turtles,” and “The Legend of Hercules.”
But there was good news for one former Razzies darling: Ben Affleck received the first annual Redeemer Award. He previously won Worst Actor in 2003 for “Daredevil,” “Paycheck” and that year’s Worst Picture “Gigli,” and in 2009 he earned a bid for Worst Actor of the Decade, but he got the last laugh when he revitalized his career and won the Best Picture Oscar for “Argo” in 2012.
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