Razzies 2016: ‘Fifty Shades’ is the Big Winner

Fifty Shades of Grey Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (Photo © 2014 Universal Studios)

The annual Razzie Awards are part of the busiest movie awards weekend of the year, however unlike the Academy Awards or the Spirit Awards, the Razzies celebrate the worst Hollywood has to offer. 2015 found a wealth of possible candidates for the Worst Picture award but when it came down to it, Razzie voters chose Jupiter Ascending, Pixels, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, Fantastic Four, and Fifty Shades of Grey as the five films most deserving of the (dis)honor. And when the votes were counted, Fifty Shades of Grey and Fantastic Four wound up in a tie for the top award.

Fifty Shades of Grey‘s lead actor and actress also didn’t impress Razzie voters. Jamie Dornan earned the Worst Actor award and his onscreen Red Room of Pain partner Dakota Johnson was named the Worst Actress winner. Razzie voters also proclaimed Dornan and Johnson onscreen poison, naming the costars Worst Screen Combo winners for their non-existent chemistry. The Fifty Shades hate went a step further, with Kelly Marcel winning the Worst Screenplay award for adapting E.L. James’ mommy porn book for the screen.

Fantastic Four earned two awards in addition to the Worst Picture award it shared with Fifty Shades of Grey. Josh Trank was awarded the Worst Director Razzie for Fantastic Four, a film he tweeted his disapproval of prior to its release. In a tweet he deleted shortly after posting, Trank said he made a fantastic version of the comic book-inspired film that audiences would never see. The version the public saw was so bad that it might have killed the chance of another FF film ever being released. Fantastic Four was also named the Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel of 2015.

Kaley Cuoco was in two major studio feature films this year and came away a double winner in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her voice work in Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer. And Oscar winner and current nominee Eddie Redmayne was singled out as Worst Supporting Actor for the incredibly horrible Jupiter Ascending.

The Razzies also select one person who has gone from delivering some of the worst work on the silver screen to some of the best. This year it was Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone who was named the Redeemer Award 2015 winner for his work in Creed.