LOS ANGELS: Erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey “ triumphed Saturday at Hollywood’s hall of shame, the annual Razzies show.
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 pinning down the worst screen combo award.
“Fantastic Four” was also lambasted as worst remake, rip-off or sequel and earned the worst director prize for Josh Trank
The superhero flop was rated at nine percent on the Rotten Tomatoes movie ranking website, where it is described as “dull and downbeat,” and a “woefully misguided,” humorless adaption of the comic.
In the 36th annual Razzies, hosted at the Palace Theater in downtown Los Angeles, the worst supporting actress was won by Kaley Cuoco for “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. “Eddie Redmayne — an Oscar nominee for best actor for the “Danish Girl” — was named worst supporting actor for his bizarre turn in “Jupiter Ascending” as Emperor Balem Abrasax.
The Razzies were created in 1980 as an antidote to Hollywood’s star-studded, back-slapping annual awards season, which climaxes on Sunday with the 88th Oscars.
“The $4.97 gold spray-painted Razzie Award is handed out to otherwise great talent who should know better than to associate their name with sub-par projects,” the awards show says on its Twitter bio.
All but one of the Razzie categories are chosen by the 800 or so members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, who earn voting rights by paying a $40 membership fee, with a $25 annual renewal.
Nominees very rarely attend the Razzies. Sandra Bullock turned up to accept worst actress in 2010 for “All About Steve,” a day before winning best actress Oscar for “The Blind Side. “