“Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas” was the biggest winner at Saturday night’s Golden Raspberry Awards, if you can call it “winning” to be named the worst film achievement of the year in four different categories.
The faith-based film from the former “Growing Pains” child star “won” in the Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Cameron), Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Combo categories, with the last award going to Cameron “and his ego.”
The awards meant that Razzie voters considered Cameron’s film a lesser achievement than “The Legend of Hercules,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Left Behind” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” even though that last film had led all films with seven Razzie nominations.
“Transformers” did find itself declared the worst of the worst in two categories, with Michael Bay taking the Worst Director award for the second time and Kelsey Grammer taking the Worst Supporting Actor award for “Transformers,” “Legends of Oz,” “Think Like a Man Too” and “Expendables 3.”
“Annie” was named the worst remake, rip-off or sequel.
One Razzie award, newly created for this year, actually honored something positive: Ben Affleck was named the inaugural winner of the Razzie Redeemer Award, which is designed to salute a former Razzie winner who actually did good things during the past year.
Former Razzie recipient Affleck was honored for his trip from “Gigli” to “Argo” and “Gone Girl.”
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The awards were handed out at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, not that any of the “winners” showed up to accept them.
The complete list of losers:
WORST PICTURE: “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas”
WORST ACTOR: Kirk Cameron, “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas”
WORST ACTRESS: Cameron Diaz, “The Other Woman”/”Sex Tape”
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Kelsey Grammer, “Expendables 3”/”Legends of Oz”/”Think Like a Man Too”/“Transformers: Age of Extinction”
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Megan Fox, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
WORST DIRECTOR: Michael Bay, “Transformers: Age of Extinctions”
WORST SCREENPLAY: “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas”
WORST SCREEN COMBO: Kirk Cameron & his ego, “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas”
WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF, OR SEQUEL: “Annie”
THE RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD: Ben Affleck — from “Gigli” to “Argo” and “Gone Girl”