Golden Raspberry Awards: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ earns 7 nominations
Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” led the nominations Wednesday morning for the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, which “dis-honors” the worst achievement in film for 2014.
The fourth installment in the action blockbuster, which has earned over $1 billion internationally, received seven Razzie nominations-worst picture; supporting actor for Kelsey Grammer; supporting actress for Nicola Peltz; sequel; screen combo, screenplay and director for Bay.
Vying with “Transformers” for worst picture are “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas,” “Left Behind,” “The Legend of Hercules” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Worst actor nominees are Nicolas Cage for “Left Behind,” Kirk Cameron for “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas,” Kellan Lutz for “The Legend of Hercules,” Seth MacFarlane for “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and Adam Sandler for “Blended.”
In contention for worst actress are Drew Barrymore for “Blended,” Cameron Diaz for “The Other Woman” and “Sex Tape,” Melissa McCarthy for “Tammy” and Gaia Weiss for “The Legend of Hercules.”
Nominees for the Razzie Redeemer Award, a new honor that acknowledges Razzie winners or nominees that have gone on to bigger and better things are Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Mike Myers, Keanu Reeves and Kristen Stewart.
Rounding out the supporting actress Razzie nominees are Diaz for “Annie,” Megan Fox for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Brigitte Ridenour for “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas” and Susan Sarandon for “Tammy.”
Joining Grammer, who is nominated for “Expendables 3,” “Legends of Oz” and “Think Like a Man Too,” in the supporting actor category are Mel Gibson for “Expendables 3,” Shaquille O’Neal for “Blended,” Arnold Schwarzenegger for “Expendables 3" and Kiefer Sutherland for “Pompeii.”
Besides Bay, worst director nominees are Darren Doane for “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas,” Renny Harlin for “The Legend of Hercules,” Jonathan Liebesman for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Seth MacFarlane for “A Million Ways to Die in the West”
The screenwriters of “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas,” “Left Behind,” “Sex Tape,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Transformers” earned worst screenplay nominations.
Joining “Transformers” in the worst remake, rip-off or sequel category are “Annie,” “Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Vying with the robots, actors or robotic actors in “Transformers” in the worst screen combo category are Cameron and His Ego for “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas”; Diaz and Jason Segel for “Sex Tape”; Lutz and either his abs, his pecs or glutes in “The Legend of Hercules”; and MacFarlane and Charlize Theron in “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”
The “winners” will be announced the night before the Oscars on Feb. 21 at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood.
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