The Transformers: The Last Knight team woke up to bad news that no one in the film industry would ever want to hear.
Nine Razzie Nominations
The film received nine nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards including Worst Picture, Worst Screen Combo, Worst Remake, Ripoff or Sequel, and Worst Director for Michael Bay. Meanwhile, both Josh Duhamel and Anthony Hopkins picked up Worst Supporting Actor nominations and Laura Haddock earned a Worst Supporting Actress nomination.
The film's leading man, Mark Wahlberg, picked up a Worst Actor nomination for his work in both Transformers: The Last Knight and Daddy's Home 2. The nominations come at the most inopportune time for Wahlberg as he is still facing backlash for his 'divo' antics while he re-filmed several scenes for All the Money in the World.
Fifty Shades Of Failure
Meanwhile, Fifty Shades Darker received eight Golden Raspberry nominations. The second movie in the Fifty Shades of Grey film franchise scored Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay. The film's director, James Foley, joined Bay in the Worst Director race. The film's leading couple, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, also picked up nominations in the Worst Actress and Worst Actor categories. The duo faced the tabloids' harsh spotlight when it was rumored that they were considered romantically involved off-camera.
Johnson and Dornan's co-star, veteran actress Kim Basinger, earned a Worst Supporting Actress nomination. The film also scored the Golden Raspberry Awards' Worst Screen Combo. The Golden Raspberry Award nominations might hamper the hype of the franchise's last movie, Fifty Shades Freed, which is scheduled to be released on Feb. 9.
The Mummy Unravels
Universal Pictures' latest reboot of the horror classic, The Mummy, received seven nominations. Tom Cruise received a nomination for Worst Actor, while actress Sofia Boutella who portrayed the title role earned a spot in the Worst Supporting Actress category. It also picked up a nomination in the Worst Remake, Ripoff or Sequel category. Director Alex Kurtzman scored a Worst Director nomination, while the film earned a Worst Screenplay nomination.
Other High-Profile Nominees
The Golden Raspberry Awards also nominated a plethora of A-list performers to receive their award. Oscar winners and Mother co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem were nominated for Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actor, respectively. The award organization also "honored" Bardem for his work in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Tyler Perry was put in the Worst Actress category for his portrayal of Medea in BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween. Actresses Katherine Heigl and Emma Watson also joined Johnson, Lawrence, and Perry in the Worst Actress category.
Baywatch's Zac Efron and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Johnny Depp also joined Cruise, Dornan, and Wahlberg in the Worst Supporting Actor category.
The Golden Raspberry Awards are expected to be handed out on Saturday, March 3, one day before the 90th Academy Awards.