‘The Interview’ and ‘Sex Tape’ Shortlisted for Razzie’s Worst Picture
The Golden Raspberry Awards, known as the Razzies, never fails to remind everyone that Hollywood will always have its worst every year. Razzie presented their shortlist of nominees for different categories.
“A Million Ways to Die in the West” starring Seth MacFarlane leads the worst with eight possible nominations. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel’s comedy film “Sex Tape” appears in five potential categories including Worst Screenplay, Worst Picture and Worst Screen Combo.
After “The Interview” became a hit on the internet, it was shortlisted to four nominations including Worst Actor for James Franco and Seth Rogen and Worst Picture. Franco is the common denominator in the Worst Screen Combo while it is still unsure if he would be paired with Rogen or Randall Park who was the movie’s Kim Jong-un.
Other shortlisted nominees for Worst Picture are “Saving Christmas” starring Kirk Cameron, “Transcendence” starring Johnny Depp, “I, Frankenstein” which was considered to be an “unnecessary Mary Shelley remake” by Rolling Stone, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “A Haunted House 2,” “Left Behind” starring Nicholas Cage, “The Legend of Hercules” and “Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?” which has a painful rate of 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” seemed to catch the attention of Razzie producers because it was the only movie that had its title sabotaged in the shortlist. “Transformers: Age of Ex-Stink-Tion” or “Trannies #4” was nominated as Worst Picture. Peter Traver, movie critic in the Rolling Stone, also agreed by making the Michael Bay film land on top of the Worst Films of 2014.
Adam Sandler has a softer fall in the Razzie by leaving his movie “Blended” away from Worst Picture category. However, the comedy film has three other possible nominations. Sandler is potentially going to be in the Worst Actor category. He already received a total of five Razzie awards.
Voting still continues in Razzie’s official website to put the shortlisted films into the final nominations. It ends on Jan. 10, 2015. The final nominees will be announced on Jan. 14, 2015 before the Oscars announce their hopefuls.
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