Transformers film leads Razzie nominations

Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg

LOS ANGELES •Transformers: The Last Knight led nominations on Monday for the Razzie Awards for the worst films on a list of shame packed with Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence, Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe.

The Razzies serve as a tongue-in-cheek antidote to the Oscars.

Transformers: The Last Knight, the latest in the toy-based action franchise, earned nine nominations, including worst picture, worst director (Michael Bay), worst actor (Mark Wahlberg) and worst supporting actor (Josh Duhamel and Anthony Hopkins).

Wahlberg, who was named the world's highest-paid actor in August, was recognised for terrible acting in not just Transformers, but also Daddy's Home 2.

The other worst picture nominees were Baywatch, The Emoji Movie, The Mummy and Fifty Shades Darker.

Lawrence (Mother!), Emma Watson (The Circle), Tom Cruise (The Mummy), Johnny Depp (Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Crowe (The Mummy) and Gibson (Daddy's Home 2) were among the stars who had the dubious honour of receiving a Razzie nomination.

The winners will be announced on March 3, the eve of the Oscars.

REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2018, with the headline 'Transformers film leads Razzie nominations'. Print Edition | Subscribe