Best of the Worst: The 2017 Razzie Awards

By Peter SM Mon, February 27, 2017

You'll have to excuse me today, I'm a little tired after watching this weekend's wild awards ceremonies. And no, I don't mean The Oscars (although, #envelopegate would get my vote for "Best Dramedy"!). I'm referring to The Golden Rasberry Awards, or The Razzies as they are affectionately (and sarcastically) called.

2017 marks the 37th time the awards have been given out, which consist of gold spray-painted raspberries atop reels of film—only costing a budget-friendly $4.97. This year had so many bad films according to the Razzies selection committee, they expanded the number of nominees from five to six in each of its nine categories! The painfully unfunny parody-of-a-parody-comedy Zoolander No. 2 topped this year's nominations with nine, followed closely by the bloated blockbuster beat'em up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with eight.

My love for, tolerance of, and piqued curiosity of all-things-cinematically-bad has been stated here on this blog in the past, so I'm no stranger to this annual celebration of the best of the worst that Hollywood belches up every year. I tried to play catch up this past weekend in a binge-watching frenzy of awfulness and think I may have broken my brain in the process : S

And the nominees and winners (shown in gold)... er, I mean, losers, are...

WORST PICTURE
Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Dirty Grandpa

Gods of Egypt

Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Independence Day: Resurgence

Zoolander No. 2


 


WORST ACTOR
Dinesh D Souza Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Gerard Butler in Gods of Egypt & London Has Fallen

Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Robert de Niro in Dirty Grandpa

Dinesh D'Souza [as Himself] in Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Ben Stiller in Zoolander No. 2

 


WORST ACTRESS
Becky TurnerMegan Fox in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Tyler Perry in BOO! A Medea Halloween

Julia Roberts in Mother's Day

Becky Turner [as Hillary Clinton] in Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Naomi Watts in Divergent Series: Allegiant & Shut-In

Shailene Woodley in Divergent Series: Allegiant

 

 

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kristen WiigJulianne Hough in Dirty Grandpa

Kate Hudson in Mother's Day

Aubrey Plaza in Dirty Grandpa

Jane Seymour in Fifty Shades of Black

Sela Ward in Independence Day: Resurgence

Kristen Wiig in Zoolander No. 2

 

 


WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jesse EisenbergNicolas Cage in Snowden

Johnny Depp in Alice Through the Looking Glass

Will Ferrell in Zoolander No. 2

Jesse Eisenberg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Jared Leto in Suicide Squad

Owen Wilson in Zoolander No. 2

 

 


WORST SCREEN COMBO
Ben Affleck & His BFF ("Baddest Foe Forever") Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"Any 2 Egyptian Gods or Mortals" in Gods of Egypt

"Johnny Depp & His Vomitously Vibrant Costume" in Alice Through the Looking Glass

"The Entire Cast of Once Respected Actors" in Collateral Beauty

"Tyler Perry & That Same Old Worn Out Wig" in BOO! A Medea Halloween

Ben Stiller and His BFF ("Barely Funny Friend") Owen Wilson in Zoolander No. 2



WORST DIRECTOR
Dinesh D Souza and Bruce SchooleyDinesh D'Souza and Bruce Schooley in Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Roland Emmerich in Independence Day: Resurgence

Tyler Perry in BOO! A Medea Halloween

Alex Proyas in Gods of Egypt

Zack Snyder in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Stiller in Zoolander No. 2

 


 

 

 

 

 


WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
Batman V SupermanAlice Through the Looking Glass

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Dawn of Justice

Fifty Shades of Black

Independence Day: Resurgence

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Zoolander No. 2

 

 


WORST SCREENPLAY
Batman V SupermanBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Dirty Grandpa

Gods of Egypt

Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Independence Day: Resurgence

Suicide Squad

 

 


Have you seen any of these films? What did you think, are they really that bad? What are some of your favorite bad movies or cinematic guilty pleasures? Let us know in the comments!

The Golden Razzpberry Award, awarded annually to the Best of the Worst films released each year.
The Golden Razzpberry Award, awarded annually to the Best of the Worst films released each year.

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