LOS ANGELES – Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron received the dubious honour of being dubbed the year’s worst actress and actor at the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards (aka the “Razzies”) on Saturday night.
Diaz earned the title for her performances in the raunchy comedies The Other Woman, in which a wife and two mistresses of the same man team up to make his life miserable, and Sex Tape, where a couple accidentally releases their private performance to the cloud.
The modern-day remake of Annie, which also featured Diaz as Miss Hannigan, along with Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis as the plucky foster kid, was named worst remake, rip-off or sequel.
Cameron, meanwhile, picked up the award for Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, a widely derided and somewhat self-explanatory faith-based comedy, which also won worst picture, worst screen combo (Cameron and his ego) and worst screenplay.
Razzie favourite Michael Bay was granted worst director for Transformers: Age of Extinction, or, as the Razzies call it, “Age of Ex-STINK-tion.” Although Bay’s film may have grossed over $1 billion worldwide, that didn’t save the silly, explosion-happy movie from more than one Razzie win.
Transformers supporting actress Nicola Peltz was spared, but Kelsey Grammer was not as lucky. The five-time Emmy winner picked up worst supporting actor not just for his role as the evil counter-intelligence agent, but also for his performances in Legends of Oz, Think Like a Man Too, and Expendables 3.
Megan Fox, who gained fame from the Transformers franchise, was recognized as worst supporting actress for playing the tenacious reporter April in the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Ben Affleck was the only one who was spared. The actor-director who won for the terrible 2003 movie Gigli, was acknowledged with a Razzie redeemer award thanks to his Oscar-winning film Argo and his performance in David Fincher’s Gone Girl.