Transformers: Age of Extinction’ tops Razzie nominees

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Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Michael Bay’s film “Transformers: Age of Extinction” has been nominated for seven awards at the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as the Razzies.

The fourth installment in the popular sci-fi “Transformers” franchise is nominated for worst picture along with “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas”, “Left Behind”, “The Legend of Hercules” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, reports

Following the footsteps of its predecessors, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” has emerged in the “worst of the worst” list, leading the pack with seven nominations, followed by “Saving Christmas” and “Legend of Hercules”, which earned six nominations each. All three of them are nominated in the worst director category.

In acting categories, Cameron Diaz tops other actors with three nominations. She is nominated for worst actress (for “The Other Woman” and “Sex Tape”), worst supporting actress (for “Annie”) and worst screen combo (with Jason Segel in “Sex Tape”).

“The Expendables 3” cast members Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer (who also stars in “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”, “Think Like a Man Too” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction”) and Arnold Schwarzenegger are all nominated for the worst actor title.

This year’s Razzie Awards includes a new category, Razzie Redeemer, which acknowledges that past nominees and ‘winners’ can and often do, go on to far far better things. The contenders are Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Mike Myers, Keanu Reeves and Kristen Stewart.

The winner for the inaugural Razzie Redeemer Award is determined by public votes, which can be submitted on film review site Rotten Tomatoes.

Winners of the Razzie Awards will be revealed Feb 21.

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