The 2016 Razzie Award Winners

The Oscars may get more attention as they broadcast but there is another award given out the same night which gets a lot of attention, but it’s for the exact opposite of reason. The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation was set up to award the worst movies and performances of the previous year for their less than noteworthy contributions to cinema. Their award, The Razzie, is given to those who are willing to receive an award honoring the terrible product which was delivered to the viewing public in the previous year.

This was another year where the Worst Picture award went to two films as a tie was struck between Fantastic Four and Fifty Shades of Grey. Both films would go on to win several more awards before the night was over. The Fantastic Four film got more attention as Director Josh Trank won the Worst Director Razzie and the film also received the Worst Ripoff/Sequel/Remake Razzie. Meanwhile, Fifty Shades of Grey garnished the Razzie for Worst Screenplay and helped Jamie Dornan, and Dakota Johnson receive the Worst Actor and Worst Actress Razzies. The pair also won Worst Screen Combo for their work in the movie.

Their was more bad acting to award which didn’t come from Fantastic Four or Fifty Shades of Grey. The Worst Supporting Actor Razzie went go to Eddie Redmayne for his role in Jupiter Ascending, and The Worst Supporting Actress recipient was Razzie Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting for her roles in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip and Wedding Ringer.
The only award an actor would actually look forward to from The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation is their fairly new award, The Razzie Redeemer Award. This award is given to the actor or actress who was able to make up for some of their previous poor work and made a successful comeback in the last year. The 2016 recipient of this honor was Sylvester Stallone for his roles in Creed. It may not be the Oscar he had hoped for, but it’s good to know others are recognizing his attempts to redeem himself.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.