The cast and crew of Fifty Shades of Grey picked up a few extra and less exciting awards...
While many people in Hollywood primped and pampered for the big Oscars telecast, the annual Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards were doled out to the "worst" performers of the year. Depending on the mood of the person receiving the award, this could be a moment of fun and self-deprecation or a source of acute embarrassment and frustration. It still remains to be seen how this year's winners are poised to react--if they do at all.
The list of nominees for the class of 2016 was dominated by one movie in particular, Fifty Shades of Grey, and it come through as a "winner" big time. The love it or hate it movie tied for Worst Picture with The Fantastic Four and won for Worst Actress (Dakota Johnson), Worst Actor (Jamie Dornan), and Worst Screen Combo (Johnson and Dornan). But for all the worsts it did receive, it didn't manage to nab Worst Screenplay or Worst Director.The Worst Screenplay award went to Kevin James and Nick Bakay (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2) and Worst Director award went to Josh Trank (Fantastic Four).
All was not bleak for Fifty Shades, however. The movie did manage a nomination at the 88th Academy Awards for Best Original Song: "Earned It"-Music and Lyric by The Weeknd, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio. Alas, it lost out to "Writing's on the Wall" from the movie Spectre: Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith.
All in all, it was a tough night for the dark romance--but cry not for its dishonor: Fifty Shades made ton of money and is guaranteed two sequels-Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, due out in 2017 and 2018 respectively. So, whether you are a fan or not, Fifty Shades is here to stay. Could we be looking at Razzie awards for the sequels as well? Time will tell, but if the "love" for Fifty Shades continues as it has, I'd say they have a pretty good shot.
Other Razzie winners included: Eddie Redmayne (Worst Supporting Actor- Jupiter Ascending), Kaley Cuoco (Worst Supporting Actress--Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip AND The Wedding Ringer), and Fantastic Four (Worst Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel). For the full list of nominees and winners click here.
Do you think that Fifty Shades of Grey deserved to win the Razzie awards that it did? Take a look at who was nominated and tell me how you really feel in the comments below.