Affleck is rewarded for his 'journey from Razzie winner to Oscar darling'
Ben Affleck has won the first ever ‘Razzie Redeemer’ prize at the 35th annual Golden Raspberry Awards.
The 42-year-old actor-director took home the gong, introduced to acknowledge that “past nominees and winners can (and often do) go on to far far better things”, for his journey from Razzie winner for Gigli to Oscar darling for Argo and Gone Girl.
Christian comedy film Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmaswas the big winner at the annual “anti-Oscars”, collecting four trophies: Worst Picture, Worst Actor for eponymous star Kirk Cameron, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Combo for “Kirk Cameron and his ego”.
Transformers: Age of Extinction picked up two prizes: Worst Director for Michael Bay and Worst Supporting Actor for Kelsey Grammer, who was jointly rewarded for his performances in Bay’s sci-fi sequel, The Expendables 3, Legends Of Oz and Think Like A Man Too.
Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz was named Worst Actress for her performances in Sex Tape and The Other Woman and Megan Fox was given the Worst Supporting Actress prize for her Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles role. Annie, whose executive producers included Jay Z, took home the Razzie for Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.
This year’s Razzies were held in Los Angeles on Saturday night (February 21) – the day before the Oscars. The awards have been recognising the worst in Hollywood film-making since 1981, when they were founded by publicist John JB Wilson as a spoof of the Oscars.