Sunday 18 February 2018

Cameron Diaz crowned the worst actress of the year at LA’s Razzie awards

Cameron Diaz attends the UK Gala premiere of
Cameron Diaz attends the UK Gala premiere of "The Other Woman"
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel star together in Sex Tape
Cameron Diaz looked after her Annie co-star Quvenzhane Wallis on set
Cameron Diaz stars in Sex Tape with Jason Segal

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As the stars prepare to hit the red carpet at tonight’s Oscars, poor Cameron Diaz is consoling herself after scooping the award for worst actress at the annual Razzie Awards last night.

The blonde won the prize for her role in Sex Tape which she starred in with rom com favourite Jason Segal.

The annual event ‘celebrates’ the dodgiest movie ventures of the year, posing a light-hearted alternative to the Academy Awards which take place in Dolby Theatre tonight.

Cameron was also hit with another snub when Annie, in which she played cruel orphanage mistress Ms Hannigan, was named the worst remake of the year.

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She almost picked up the worst supporting actress award for the title too, but that ended up going to Megan Fox for her turn in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel star together in Sex Tape
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel star together in Sex Tape
Cameron Diaz looked after her Annie co-star Quvenzhane Wallis on set
Cameron Diaz stars in Sex Tape with Jason Segal

But it was actor Kirk Cameron who really felt the wrath of the Razzies thanks to his Saving Christmas family comedy, which boasts a 1.5 out of 10 rating on IMDb.

The film – directed by Darren Doane - was hit with the titles of worst picture, worst actor, worst screenplay and worst screen combo for Kirk and “his ego”.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction also didn’t fare too well, picking up worst director for Michael Bay. Fraser star Kelsey Grammer piced up a worst supporting actor for the film.

The only slightly desirable title is the redeemer award, which celebrates previous Razzie nominees or winners who have managed to turn their luck around.

This year it went to Ben Affleck, who picked up the worst actor Razzie in 2004 but has now won Oscars recognition with Argo and Gone Girl.

 

Full list of ‘winners’

Worst Picture

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" - WINNER

Nominees

"Left Behind"

"The Legend of Hercules"

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"Transformers 4: Age of Extinction"

 

Worst Director

Michael Bay, "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" - WINNER

Nominees

Darren Doane, "Kirk Cameron's 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 Actor

Kirk Cameron, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" - WINNER

Nominees

Nicolas Cage, "Left Behind"

Kellan Lutz, "The Legend of Hercules"

Seth Macfarlane, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

Adam Sandler, "Blended"

 

Worst Supporting Actor

Kelsey Grammer, "Expendables 3," "Legends of Oz," "Think Like a Man Too," "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" - WINNER

Nominees

Mel Gibson, "Expendables 3"

Shaquille O'Neal, "Blended"

Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Expendables 3"

Kiefer Sutherland, "Pompeii"

 

Worst Actress

Cameron Diaz, "The Other Woman" and "Sex Tape" - WINNER

Nominees

Melissa McCarthy, "Tammy"

Drew Barrymore, "Blended"

Charlize Theron, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

Gaia Weiss, "The Legend of Hercules"

 

Worst Supporting Actress

Megan Fox, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - WINNER

Nominees

Nicola Peltz, "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction"

Cameron Diaz, "Annie"

Susan Sarandon, "Tammy"

Brigitte Ridenour (nee Cameron), "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"

 

Worst Screenplay

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas," written by Darren Doane and Cheston Hervey - WINNER

Nominees

"Left Behind," screenplay by Paul LaLonde and John Patus, based on the novel by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

"Sex Tape," screenplay by Kate Angelo and Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller

"Transformers 4: Age of Extinction," written by Ehren Kruger, based on Hasbro's Transformers action figures

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," written by Evan Daugherty and Andre Nemec & Josh Applebaum, based on characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman

 

Worst Remake, Sequel, or Rip-off

"Annie" - WINNER

Nominees

"Atlas Shrugged #3: Who Is John Galt?"

"The Legend of Hercules"

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"Transformers 4: Age of Extinction"

 

Worst Screen Combo

Kirk Cameron and his ego, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" - WINNER

Nominees

Any two robots, actors, or robotic actors, "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction"

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, "Sex Tape"

Kellen Lutz and either his abs, his pecs, or his glutes, "The Legend of Hercules"

Seth Macfarlane and Charlize Theron, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

 

Redeemer Award

Ben Affleck: From Razzie "Winner" for "Gigli" to Oscar darling for "Argo" and "Gone Girl" - WINNER

Nominees

Jennifer Aniston: From four-time Razzie nominee to SAG award nominee for "Cake"

Mike Myers: From Razzie "Winner" for "Love Guru" to Docu Director of "Supermensch"

Keanu Reeves: From six-time Razzie nominee to the critically acclaimed "John Wick"

Kristen Stewart: From six-time Razzie "Winner" for "Twilight" to the art house hit "Camp X-Ray"

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