Razzies: Transformers and Fifty Shades receive most nominations

From BBC - January 22, 2018

The Razzies - which reward the worst films in Hollywood - have dubbed 2017 the year of recycling.

According to the organisers, 87 of the top-earning 100 films last year were "sequels, remakes or rip-offs".

Unsurprisingly, many of them are nominated for the Razzies, with the latest Transformers film shortlisted in every category except worst actress.

Mocking Hollywood's reliance on franchises, the film is listed as "Transformers XVII" in the nominations.

It is, in fact, the fifth instalment in the robot-based action series.

Among its nine nominations are worst actor, for Mark Wahlberg, worst director, for Michael Bay, and worst picture.

The other contenders for worst film are Baywatch, Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy and The Emoji Movie.

Efron starred in Baywatch, which was also nominated for worst screenplay; while Lawrence's role in the divisive horror /satire Mother! gained the film its only nomination.

Perhaps the most memorable category is worst screen combo, where Transformers XVII is nominated for "any combination of two humans, two robots or two explosions".

Also cited in that category is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (dubbed "Dead Careers Tell No Tales" by the Razzies)for "Johnny Depp and his worn out drunk routine".

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