It’s January, which can only mean one thing: film award season is truly underway, and film fanatics everywhere are already arguing about whose opinion matters the most.
From the Gotham Awards in November right through to the Academy Awards in February, we are continuously celebrating the best in Hollywood – but what about the worst?
It’s time to take a look at some of the films nominated for Worst Picture at the Golden Raspberry Awards – or the Razzies – which take place the night before the Academy Awards.
The Razzies have seen many nominees in the past 37 years. From outrageous family films such as The Cat in the Hat (2003) and White Chicks (2004), to the more recent Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), many have deserved their nomination for Worst Picture.
However, sometimes we must question the validity of the nominees, especially as some have built up affection among fans. Batman & Robin, nominated in 1997, starring unlikely pair Arnold Schwarzenegger and George Clooney, has become a fan favourite. Even Howard the Duck (1986) has become a cult classic over the years, although it tied as Worst Picture in 1986 with Prince’s Under the Cherry Moon.
Can we really trust the Worst Picture nominees at the Razzies?