Jennifer Lawrence Mother!
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With the Oscar nominations on the way this week, the Golden Raspberries followed their usual trend of stealing a march on their more prestigious cousins by revealing the films and performances counted among the worst of 2017.

The story of this year’s raft of nominations is the supposed shock nominations of Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! for Worst Actress, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Director, but anyone who watched and hated the experimental, provocative mess will agree it’s not that much of a shock.

It was self-indulgent nonsense purporting to be some kind of intelligent commentary, whose only currency was shock value. If that’s all you value in film-making, then fine, fill your boots, but it was not a good time.

Elsewhere, Michael Bay inevitably took a kicking and so did Baywatch and Pirates of The Caribbean. And it should come as no surprise that the Fifty Shades sequel was firmly in the firing line too. What a shame.

It’s safe to say it wasn’t a good year for Mother!, The Emoji Movie, Transformers: The Last Night or Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween. And frankly, it’s all entirely deserved.

So who got the most nominations?

Worst Picture

Baywatch

The Emoji Movie

Fifty Shades Darker

The Mummy

Transformers: The Last Knight

What Should Win: The Emoji Movie

Worst Actress

Katherine Heigl – Unforgettable

Dakota Johnson – Fifty Shades Darker

Jennifer Lawrence – Mother!

Tyler Perry – Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween

Emma Watson – The Circle

What Should Win: Tyler Perry

Worst Actor

Tom Cruise – The Mummy

Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades Darker

Zac Efron – Baywatch

Mark Wahlberg – Daddy’s Home 2 & Transformers: The Last Knight

What Should Win: Mark Wahlberg – Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem – Mother! & Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Russell Crowe – The Mummy

Josh Duhamel – Transformers: The Last Knight

Mel Gibson – Daddy’s Home 2

Anthony Hopkins – Collide & Transformers: The Last Knight

What Should Win: Anthony Hopkins – Collide

Worst Supporting Actress

Kim Basinger – Fifty Shades Darker

Sofia Boutella – The Mummy

Laura Haddock – Transformers: The Last Knight

Goldie Hawn – Snatched

Susan Sarandon – A Bad Moms Christmas

What Should Win: Kim Basinger – Fifty Shades Darker

Worst Screen Combo

Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys or Two Sexual Positions – Fifty Shades Darker

Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions – Transformers: The Last Knight

Any Two Obnoxious Emojis – The Emoji Movie

Johnny Depp & His Worn Out Drunk Routine – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Tyler Perry & Either The Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig – Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween

What Should Win: Tyler Perry & Either The Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig – Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween

Worst Remake, Rip-off Or Sequel

Baywatch

Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween

Fifty Shades Darker

The Mummy

Transformers: The Last Knight

What Should Win: Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween

Worst Director

Darren Aronofsky – Mother!

Michael Bay – Transformers: The Last Knight

James Foley – Fifty Shades Darker

Alex Kurtzman – The Mummy

Anthony Leonidis – The Emoji Movie

What Should Win: James Foley – Fifty Shades Darker

Worst Screenplay

Baywatch

The Emoji Movie

Fifty Shades Darker

The Mummy

Transformers: The Last Knight

What Should Win: The Emoji Movie

What do you think should win this year’s Razzies? Share your picks below in the comments thread.

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