Tonight, all of Hollywood is assembling for the Academy Awards, where the best movies of 2017 will receive their Oscars. However, before this celebration of a really solid year of movies takes place, the 2018 Golden Raspberry Awards -- better known as the Razzies -- as announced its list of "winners." A counterpoint of the Oscars, the Razzies award the worst movies of the year, and the nominees this time around include the likes The Emoji Movie, Fifty Shades Darker, and Transformers: The Last Knight. The "winners" have been announced and The Emoji Movie is going home as the worst movie of 2017.
Worst Picture: The Emoji Movie
Worst Actor: Tom Cruise, The Mummy
Worst Actress Tyler Perry, Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween
Worst Supporting Actor: Mel Gibson, Daddy's Home 2
Worst Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger, Fifty Shades Darker
Worst Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel: Fifty Shades Darker
Worst Director: Tony Leondis, The Emoji Movie
Worst Screenplay: Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel, and Mike White, The Emoji Movie
Worst Screen Combo: Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, The Emoji Movie
The worst of the worst have been decided. Taking the top award this year, The Emoji Movie has been named Worst Picture. Otherwise known as the movie where Patrick Stewart voiced poop, The Emoji Movie was an animated film that explored the world inside of a smartphone, where all the emojis are alive and all the apps are places to visit. It's like Toy Story or The LEGO Movie, but with none of the class or genuine thought applied. The film featured the voice talents of T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, and Patrick Stewart. The other nominees in the category included The Mummy, Fifty Shades Darker, Baywatch, and Transformers: The Last Knight. These movies aren't great, but they are more mediocre than bad, so, yeah this goes to you, The Emoji Movie.
The other "top" (I'm starting to get irony overload) winners for the Razzies include Tom Cruise from The Mummy and Tyler Perry for Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween for Worst Actor and Worst Actress, respectively. While The Emoji Movie took the most awards, Fifty Shades Darker was right behind it. The capper to the Fifty Shades trilogy didn't impress critically and definitely didn't sit well with whoever it is that decides these nominations in the first place. Even though Transformers: The Last Knight had quite a few nominations, it didn't win any of the categories.
Not many people were a fan of The Emoji Movie and that was certainly the case for the Razzies. I'm typically against the Razzies on the grounds that they are more mean-spirited than fun jabbing, but The Emoji Movie was certainly no diamond in the rough. It also made Jordan Peele quit acting, so yes, give that sucker some Razzies. As for the other nominees, I don't think many of them are outright terrible. Sure, Baywatch and Daddy's Home 2 aren't smart (or funny) comedies, but they are more harmlessly bad than outright terrible.
We can't promise that 2018 won't have some stinkers in the bunch, but you can plan accordingly and see them all for yourself by using our 2018 movie release schedule. For more movie news, keep it right here at CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with new information as soon as it becomes available.