Fifty Shades Dominates Razzies

Dizzying collection of $4.97 trophies for EL James adaptation
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 28, 2016 6:31 AM CST
Fifty Shades Dominates Razzies
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan pose for photographers at the UK Premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey, at a central London cinema. "Fifty Shades of Grey" came out on top at this year's Razzies. The adaptation of author EL James' erotic novel nabbed five prizes at...   (Jonathan Short)

Fifty Shades of Grey came out on top—or perhaps the bottom—at this year's Razzies. The awkward adaptation of author EL James' erotic novel nabbed five prizes at Saturday's Golden Raspberry Awards, including tying it up with superhero flop Fantastic Four as the year's worst film. Fifty Shades of Grey also "won" for worst screenplay, worst actor for Jamie Dornan, and worst actress for Dakota Johnson, with the pair also managing to pin down the worst screen combo award. In addition to tying for worst film of the year, Fantastic Four was also lambasted as worst remake, rip-off, or sequel and earned the worst director prize for Josh Trank.

Other dishonors included Kaley Cuoco as worst supporting actress for Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip and Eddie Redmayne as worst supporting actor for Jupiter Ascending. Redmayne won the best actor trophy at last year's Academy Awards for The Theory of Everything, and is nominated again this year for The Danish Girl. Sylvester Stallone, who is nominated in the supporting actor category at the Oscars for reprising his role as Rocky Balboa in Creed, was bestowed with the Razzies' redeemer award, which lauds past Razzies recipients for recent work that's revived their careers. Sky News notes that though most actors don't show to collect their $4.97 trophies, both Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock have gamely made appearances. (More Razzies stories.)

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