Razzie Nominations Include 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction,' 'Blended' And 'Annie'

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne filming 'Annie' on December 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne filming 'Annie' on December 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/Getty Images)

Ah, it's time for the Razzie nominations, which salute the worst movies and performances of the year. This year, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" leads the pack with with seven nominations, including worst picture and screenplay. "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" and "The Legend of Hercules" each earned six nods, and stars like Nicolas Cage, Seth MacFarlane, Cameron Diaz and Adam Sandler had their performances called out.

A new category, the Redeemer Award, also honors past Razzie regulars on their recent work. (Example: Ben Affleck, who went from "Gigli" to "Argo and "Gone Girl.") Here's the full list of Razzie nominees:

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"
"Left Behind"
"The Legend of Hercules"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Transformers: Age of Extinction"

Kirk Cameron, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"
Nicholas Cage, "Left Behind"
Kellan Lutz, "The Legend of Hercules"
Seth MacFarlane, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"
Adam Sandler, "Blended"

Mel Gibson, "Expendables 3"
Kelsey Grammer, "Expendables 3," "Legends of Oz," "Think Like a Man Too," "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Shaquille O'Neal, "Blended"
Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Expendables 3"
Kiefer Sutherland, "Pompeii"

Drew Barrymore, "Blended
Cameron Diaz, "The Other Woman" and "Sex Tape"
Melissa McCarthy, "Tammy"
Charlize Theron, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"
Gaia Weiss, "The Legend of Hercules"

Cameron Diaz, "Annie"
Megan Fox, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Nicola Peltz, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Susan Sarandon, "Tammy"
Brigitte Ridenour (née Cameron), "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"

Michael Bay, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Darren Doane, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"
Renny Harlin, "The Legend of Hercules"
Jonathan Liebesman, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Seth MacFarlane, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

"Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?"
"The Legend of Hercules"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Transformers: Age of Extinction"

Any Two Robots, Actors (Robotic Actors), "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Kirk Cameron & His Ego, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"
Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel, "Sex Tape"
Kellan Lutz & Either His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes, "The Legend of Hercules"
Seth MacFarlane & Charlize Theron, "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas"
"Left Behind"
"Sex Tape"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Transformers: Age of Extinction"

Ben Affleck, from "Gigli" to "Argo" and "Gone Girl"
Jennifer Aniston, from four-time Razzie nominee to "Cake"
Mike Myers, from "The Love Guru" to directing "Supermensch"
Keanu Reeves, from six-time Razzie nominee to "John Wick"
Kristen Stewart, from six-time Razzie winner for "Twilight" to "Camp X-Ray"

Before You Go

"The Counselor"
20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes score: 34%

Scathing review: "The phony eloquence doesn't make the obfuscated and tedious story any clearer or more compelling. ... And it's not just the dialogue that's inane. The wannabe suspenseful story itself does not do justice to the talented cast caught in its convoluted web." -- Claudia Puig, USA Today
Rotten Tomatoes score: 44%

Scathing review: "[Spike] Lee directs action with a weird chop-socky sloppiness, as if he’s trying to get the unpleasantness over with as quickly as possible—a strange attitude for a director making a film that contains little but unpleasantness." -- Dana Stevens, Slate
"A Good Day to Die Hard"
Rotten Tomatoes score: 14%

Scathing review: "'A Good Day to Die Hard' is the opposite of a labor of love. It has no good lines, no crackerjack fights, and only one mildly orgasmic revenge killing. It will satisfy no one — high-, low-, or middlebrow. 'Die Hard' is finally in its death throes." -- David Edelstein, New York magazine
Open Road Films
Rotten Tomatoes score: 40%

Scathing review: Everyone cast against type. Everyone breathtakingly bad, reciting dialogue by Sylvester Stallone that begs for a 'mute' button. Rated OMG." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Walking with Dinosaurs"
Rotten Tomatoes score: 25%

Scathing review: "The awkwardly sophisticated avian patter jars with the barely there romance between two pachyrhinosauri. The only solace from the uninspired characters and crammed-in factoids are the gags about poop and puke — juvenile, yes, but also appropriate for the film's 'back to nature' ethos." -- Inkoo Kang, Village Voice
"Identity Thief"
Rotten Tomatoes score: 19%

Scathing review: "If the Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy comedy 'Identity Thief' isn’t the worst Hollywood comedy ever made, that’s only because it lacks the spark of conviction and genius – the thoroughly misguided belief in itself – that distinguishes something like Adam Sandler’s 'Grown Ups.' But considering that it starts out with two distinctive and likable stars and a reasonably promising premise, 'Identity Thief' reaches impressive heights of laziness and idiocy." -- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
"Free Birds"
Rotten Tomatoes score: 18%

Scathing review: "With its flat punch lines, formulaic action and undercooked mélange of messages — touching on everything from factory farming to genocide — the film waddles awkwardly." -- Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters"
Rotten Tomatoes score: 15%

Scathing review: "Norwegian B-movie writer-director Tommy Wirkola makes his bid for Hollywood action glory with this R-rated hokum, providing plenty of regurgitated violence mixed with a few random licks of humor. ... But I doubt that they had Strike Anywhere matches in the 14th century, and I’m pretty sure nobody said things like 'Whatever happens, stay cool.'" -- Rex Reed, New York Observer
"47 Ronin"
Rotten Tomatoes score: 11%

Scathing review: "Some of the action sequences demonstrate bold assurance, notably the climactic clash when the ronin infiltrate Kira's fortress. But while the buildup to that battle gathers steam, too much of the poorly paced movie either bogs down in exposition or marks time, and Rinsch displays scant interest in working with the actors to develop their characters." -- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"I'm In Love with a Church Girl"
Rotten Tomatoes score: 6%

Scathing review: "The intentions for 'I’m in Love With a Church Girl' may have been noble, but nearly every part of the delivery turns out to be flawed. While religion may have been Molina’s salvation, he could have employed a little subtlety when proselytizing about the power of church. Instead, his motives are glaringly transparent and, after two hours, exceedingly tiresome." -- Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"The Host"
Rotten Tomatoes score: 8%

Scathing review: "What it all comes down to is this: 'The Host' is a postapocalyptic tall tale in which, for two hours, almost nothing happens. The movie is arid, inert, inept, dumbly preposterous, and endless. I was looking at my watch after 20 minutes." -- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Rotten Tomatoes score: 13%

Scathing review: "Less a bad movie than simply not a movie, 'R.I.P.D.' gives every indication of having been a sloppy first-draft script (by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi) that the producers, in a strange spasm of innovation and despair, said, 'Aaah, what the hell, let’s just shoot the damn thing.'" -- Richard Corliss, TIME magazine
Unclaimed Freight Productions
Rotten Tomatoes score: 8%

Scathing review: "'CBGB' is less a piece of cultural history, music criticism or even fannish hagiography than a theme-park attraction, Disney’s Country Bear Jamboree with the likes of Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, Joey Ramone and Deborah Harry in lieu of bears. These and other stars of the New York punk scene are played by actors who jump around and lip sync over familiar studio versions of well-known songs. It was probably fun for Malin Akerman to pretend to sing for Blondie and for Joel David Moore to do the same for the Ramones, but it is not much fun to watch them do it. The alternative would have been worse, of course — no one wants to hear bad new renditions of great old tunes — but the impersonations fall into the uncanny valley between comedy-sketch parody and cover-band homage." -- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"
Rotten Tomatoes score: 36%

Scathing review: "Magicians have been pulling rabbits out of hats for ages. And yet, with all this talent, no one can make a decent script materialize. What screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Horrible Bosses) have foisted on the cast, including the great Alan Arkin as a retired magician, shouldn’t happen to anyone, especially an audience." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Rotten Tomatoes score: 33%

Scathing review: "Everything in 'Adore' is played straight, without a trace of subversiveness or emotional complexity. The script ... is overloaded with the kind of awful dialogue even actors as gifted as [Naomi] Watts and [Robin] Wright can’t salvage (a sample conversation over lunch about their ongoing affairs: “How are you feeling?” “Good.” “Yeah, me too. I can’t remember being this happy.” “It’s scary.” “Very.” “I don’t want to stop.” “I don’t see why we should have to.” -- Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Charlie Countryman"
Rotten Tomatoes score: 29%

Scathing review: "A profoundly unnecessary movie, 'Charlie Countryman' stars Shia LaBeouf as a Ratso Rizzo-impersonating American tourist bumbling through the Romanian netherworld in search of Evan Rachel Wood, whose accent and demeanor suggest that someone dumped a truckload of Ambien into the Bucharest water supply." -- John Anderson, Variety

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