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The 35th Razzie Award Nominations

It’s that time of year again, where the awards for the best (and worst) movies of 2014 are announced. For the 35th year, one of the more entertaining awards is the Golden Raspberry Award, which awards recognition of the worst films, directors, actors, and actresses in the last year.

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Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise finds itself on the Razzies ballot once again, leading the pack with 7 nominations.

Leading the pack with the most nominations was Transformers: Age of Extinction with seven nominations. Once again, the main “hot girl” in Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise has been nominated. This time, instead of Megan Fox (who was nominated for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, it’s Nicola Peltz, who was also nominated for a Razzie in The Last Airbender.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane didn’t get much for his followup to the comedy hit Ted, as A Million Ways to Die in the West (which was a critical and financial bomb).

Once again, Adam Sandler makes the list for his role in Blended. Honestly, is this much of a surprise anymore?

Meanwhile, some major stars that were popular 10+ years ago are struggling with their careers. Nicolas Cage, whose career continues to spiral into a complete joke, finds himself on the list for the critically panned Left Behind adaption of the popular book series. Cameron Diaz has the distinction of being nominated for not only worst lead actress, but worst supporting actress.

This year, a new category was added to the list, but not for bad movies. The Razzie Redeemer Award is a category that awards an actor/actress who has won the Golden Raspberry before and has managed to redeemed themselves with their work within the past few years.

Here’s the full list:

Worst Picture

  • Left Behind
  • The Legend of Hercules
  • Saving Christmas
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Actor

  • Nicolas Cage – Left Behind
  • Kirk Cameron – Saving Christmas
  • Kellan Lutz – The Legend of Hercules
  • Seth MacFarlane A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Adam Sandler – Blended

Worst Actress

  • Drew Barrymore Blended
  • Cameron Diaz The Other Woman and Sex Tape
  • Melissa McCarthy  Tammy
  • Charlize Theron – A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Gaia Weiss – The Legend of Hercules

Worst Supporting Actor

  • Mel Gibson – The Expendables 3
  • Kelsey Grammer The Expendables 3, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (voice only), Think Like a Man Too, and Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Shaquille O’Neal Blended
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger – The Expendables 3
  • Kiefer Sutherland  Pompeii

Worst Screen Combo

  • Any two robots, actors (or robotic actors) in Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Kirk Cameron and his ego in Saving Christmas
  • Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in Sex Tape
  • Kellan Lutz and either his abs, his pecs or his glutes in The Legend of Hercules
  • Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron in A Million Ways to Die in the West

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Cameron Diaz  Annie
  • Megan Fox Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Nicola Peltz – Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Bridgette Cameron Ridenour Saving Christmas
  • Susan Sarandon Tammy

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

  • Annie
  • Atlas Shrugged: Part III
  • The Legend of Hercules
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Director

  • Michael Bay Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Darren Doane Saving Christmas
  • Renny Harlin The Legend of Hercules
  • Jonathan Liebesman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Seth MacFarlane A Million Ways to Die in the West

Worst Screenplay

  • Left Behind (screenplay by Paul LaLonde and John Patus, based on the novel by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins)
  • Saving Christmas (written by Darren Doane and Cheston Hervey)
  • Sex Tape (screenplay by Kate Angelo, Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, story by Kate Angelo)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (screenplay by Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec and Evan Daugherty, based on the characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman)
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (screenplay by Ehren Kruger, based on Hasboro’s Transformers action figures)

The Razzie Redeemer Award

  • Ben Affleck (From Razzie “Winner” for Gigli to Oscar Darling for Argo and Gone Girl)
  • Jennifer Aniston (From 4-Time Razzie Nominee to SAG Award Nominee for Cake)
  • Mike Myers (From Razzie “Winner” for The Love Guru to documentary director of Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon)
  • Keanu Reeves (From 6-Time Razzie Nominee to Critically Acclaimed John Wick)
  • Kristen Stewart (From Razzie“Winner” for The Twilight Saga to the Art House hit Camp X-Ray)

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/35th_Golden_Raspberry_Awards

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