“Transformers: The Last Knight” and “Fifty Shades Darker” lead the 2018 Golden Raspberry Award nominations. The Razzie noms were announced early Monday morning, January 22, the day before the Oscars announce their nominations, and this could be a historic year for Worst Picture. If “Transformers” or “Fifty Shades” wins, it will be the first movie franchise ever to repeat. Check out the complete list of nominees here.
“Transformers” is on top with nine nominations: Worst Picture; Worst Actor (Mark Wahlberg, also for “Daddy’s Home 2”); Worst Supporting Actor (Josh Duhamel and Anthony Hopkins, also for “Collide”); Worst Supporting Actress (Laura Haddock); Worst Screen Combo (any combination of two humans, two robots, or two explosions); Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel; Worst Director (Michael Bay); and Worst Screenplay.
“The Last Knight” is the fifth film in Michael Bay‘s “Transformers” franchise and the fourth in a row to be nominated for Worst Picture. “Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) won the top “honor,” and “Dark of the Moon” (2011) and “Age of Extinction” (2014) followed with additional nominations, but the series has yet to reach the pinnacle of terrible films for a second time.
“Fifty Shades Darker” is close behind with eight nominations: Worst Picture; Worst Actress (Dakota Johnson); Worst Actor (Jamie Dornan); Worst Supporting Actress (Kim Basinger); Worst Screen Combo (any combination of two characters, two sex toys, or two sexual positions); Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel; Worst Director (James Foley); and Worst Screenplay.
“Darker” is the second film in the erotic thriller trilogy. The previous installment, “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015), was the most awarded film two years ago, claiming Worst Picture in a tie with “Fantastic Four” along with four other prizes. These nominations coincide with the release of the third and final film, “Fifty Shades Freed,” which opens February 9, keeping the series fresh in mind for voters. That may not turn out to be good news for the franchise as voters may decide to focus their ire on “Darker.”
Rounding out the Worst Picture nominees are “Baywatch” (four nominations), “The Emoji Movie” (four nominations), and “The Mummy” (seven nominations). Who do you think will win? You can make your predictions right now in our predictions center.
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