Tuesday 21 August 2018

The Emoji Movie, Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise win at Razzie Awards

The Emoji Movie has become the first animated film to ever win the top prize at the awards.

Razzie Awards
Razzie Awards

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise and The Emoji Movie are among the winners at the not-so-prestigious Razzie Awards.

The Emoji Movie won four out of the 10 prizes up for grabs at the annual film awards, which celebrates the worst the movie industry has to offer, including the most dubious honour of all – worst picture of 2017.

It fended off competition from nominees Fifty Shades Darker, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Mummy and Baywatch to take the crown.

The film, which featured Sir Patrick Stewart as the voice of the poop emoji and James Corden as a high five emoji, also won worst screenplay, worst director for Tony Leondis and worst screen combo, given to any two of its “obnoxious emojis”.

Described as “a real stinker”, it has become the first animated film in the award ceremony’s 38 years to take the leading prize.

Cruise won the undignified worst actor gong for his part in the remake of The Mummy, while Gibson took the worst supporting actor accolade for Daddy’s Home 2.

Kim Basinger was named the winner of the worst supporting actress prize for Fifty Shades Darker.

ipanews_7d483d6a-2e15-4a89-9b82-e823112e64b8_embedded391951
The Mummy

She joins Halle Berry, Faye Dunaway and Liza Minelli in a list of actresses who have won both a Razzie and an Oscar.

Tyler Perry took worst actress for Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, in which he dressed as an elderly woman as part of a long-running parody.

Baywatch was the first-ever recipient of the newly-created Special Rotten Tomatoes Award: The Razzie Nominee So Bad You Loved It! prize, which is a result of an online poll held in conjunction with review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

The Razzie Awards are bestowed upon film stars and filmmakers on the eve of the Oscars every year.

Press Association

Style Newsletter

Stay on top of the latest fashion, beauty and celeb gossip in our Style newsletter.

Also in this section