Michael Bay (‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’) ties Razzie Awards record for Worst Director

By taking home his second Razzie for Worst Director for “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” action filmmaker Michael Bay now holds the distinction of being tied for the most “wins” in the category. He had previously prevailed in this category for the second instalment of the Transformers franchise, “Revenge of the Fallen” (2009).

Only two other directors have taken home this dishonor on more than one occasion:

John Derek prevailed first for “Bolero” (1984) and then for “Ghosts Can’t Do It” (1990), which was the last film he directed before he passed in 1998.

And M. Night Shyamalan was recognized for “Lady and the Water” (2006) and “The Last Airbender” (2010), 20 years after Derek had set the record in the category.

Related: Complete list of 2014 Razzie Awards winners

With five career bids for Worst Director, Bay also holds the distinction of being tied with Brian De Palma and Renny Harlin for the most nominations in the category. 

Along with his two Razzie winning efforts, Bay also contended for “Armageddon” (1998), “Pearl Harbor” (2001), and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (2011).

Shyamalan may well join the five-timers club for Worst Director nominees next year for “The Visit,” as the once-promising filmmaker’s last four films have all been nominated at the Razzies.

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