10 Movies From 2017 That Deserve Razzie Awards (But Weren't Nominated)

They make The Mummy look good.

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Dedicated to recognising the worst in film, The Golden Raspberry Awards began on Tuesday, March 31, 1981 – the same night as the 53rd Annual Academy Awards.

Founder John Wilson and co don’t make movies, they just make fun of those who do and you have to question their logic on occasion. It’s hard to believe now, but Danny De Vito was up for Worst Supporting Actor for Batman Returns while The Blair Witch Project was a Worst Picture nominee in a year that included Wild Wild West and The Phantom Menace.

Then again, they have a proven track record when it comes to singling out the tat they thought would amuse future generations. Long before they handed out gongs to Fifty Shades Of Grey and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the Razzies recognized the potential of Donald Trump, who won Worst Supporting Actor in 1990 for Ghosts Can’t Do It.

The 2018 Razzie nominations have so far proved typically divisive, though it’s hard to imagine anyone wanting to defend this year’s Worst Picture nominees, which include Baywatch, The Emoji Movie, Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy and Transformers 5.

For ten movies that missed out, step right this way.

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Ian Watson is the author of 'Midnight Movie Madness', a 600+ page guide to "bad" movies from 'Reefer Madness' to 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.'

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