Cruise voted worst actor of 2017

Tom Cruise (right, with Annabelle Wallis) was voted Worst Actor for his role in The Mummy at the Razzies.
Tom Cruise (right, with Annabelle Wallis) was voted Worst Actor for his role in The Mummy at the Razzies.PHOTO: UIP

LOS ANGELES • It was dead boring, so Tom Cruise was voted worst actor for his star role in another reboot of The Mummy at the Razzies, which honours the year's worst work in Hollywood.

The Razzies were created in 1980 as an antidote to Hollywood's star-studded annual awards season which climaxes with the Oscars (this morning, Singapore time).

The Razzies last Saturday gave the worst film prize to the animated The Emoji Movie, which beat other dud 2017 films such as Baywatch, Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy and Transformers: The Last Knight.

The year saw "Hollywood's recycled trash heap attain an all-time high" with a "toxic-level lack of originality", the organisers said.

The Emoji Movie, the first animated movie to win the award in the Razzies' 38-year history, also "won" in the categories of worst screenplay, worst screen combo and worst director.

Mel Gibson won the worst supporting actor award for the comedy Daddy's Home 2 and Kim Basinger won for supporting actress in the erotic thriller Fifty Shades Darker.

A video announcing the award winners included an In Memoriam segment, with pictures of Hollywood luminaries - including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen and Bill Cosby - caught up in sex scandals.

"Very sorry... but we won't be missing you - or your kind," the video said.

Nominees rarely attend the Razzies, usually held in small venues in and around Los Angeles. Most of the categories are chosen by the 800 or so members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, who earn voting rights by paying a US$40 (S$53) membership fee.

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