Saturday night, before Birdman claimed Oscar gold at the Academy Awards, the annual Golden Raspberry Awards were held to celebrate the worst in movies from 2014. The Razzies have been awarded every year since 1981, and since we live in an age of endless sequels, remakes, reboots and franchise repurposing, genre films are usually quite well represented at the ceremony. Among the 2015 nominees were such immortal classics as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Legend of Hercules and the Nicolas Cage-starring remake of Left Behind.
That's quite an impressive crop of critically savaged genre films, but in the end none of them was the night's big winner. That "honor" goes to the Christian holiday film Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, which picked up four awards for the night, including Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor for Cameron and Worst Screen Combo for "Cameron and his ego."
The genre flicks were definitely not shut out, though. Michael Bay picked up his second Worst Director "honor" for Age of Extinction, while Megan Fox took Worst Supporting Actress for her work in the Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Kelsey Grammer earned Worst Supporting Actor in part for his work in Age of Extinction. Somehow, none of the major genre flicks nominated won the Worst Remake, Sequel or Rip-off Award, which went instead to the remake of Annie.
The Razzies weren't all about mocking terrible movies this year, though. The organization also doled out a bit of praise in the form of the " Redeemer Award," an honor bestowed on someone who'd previously been the butt of Razzie jokes but has now turned their career around and delivered acclaimed work. The nominees included Ben Affleck, Mike Myers, Keanu Reeves, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Aniston, all of whom either appeared in or directed acclaimed films in 2014. The award went to Affleck, who in the course of a decade went from the guy who starred in Gigli and Daredevil to the guy who produced and directed the Oscar-winning Argo. He also earned critical acclaim for his work in Gone Girl last year, and oh yeah, he's the new Batman (which could mean future Razzie nominations for him, but hey, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it).
Check out the full list of Razzie winners and nominees HERE.