‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ nominated for seven Razzies

Cameron Diaz receives three nominations and Ben Affleck lands a 'Razzie Redeemer Award' nod

Transformers: Age of Extinction is the frontrunner for this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies) after racking up seven nominations.

Michael Bay’s sequel will compete for the Worst Picture prize against Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, Left Behind, The Legend of Hercules and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Christian comedy Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas and flop fantasy film The Legend of Hercules are also leading contenders with six nominations apiece.

Cameron Diaz is lampooned with a trio of nominations: Worst Actress for The Other Woman and Sex Tape, Worst Supporting Actress for Annie and Worst Screen Combo alongside her Sex Tape co-star Jason Segel.

Other actors who find themselves on this year’s Razzies shortlists include A Million Ways to Die in the West‘s Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron, Blended‘s Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ Megan Fox. Three actors from Expendables 3 will compete for the Worst Supporting Actor gong: Mel Gibson, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kelsey Grammer.

Meanwhile, the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has introduced a new prize this year, The Razzie Redeemer Award, which recognises stars who have gone from zero to hero over the past 12 months. Ben Affleck is nominated for his journey from infamous flop Gigli to acclaimed hits Argo and Gone Girl, and his competition for the gong comes from Jennifer Aniston, Keanu Reeves, Kristen Stewart and Mike Myers.

This year’s Razzies will take place in Los Angeles on February 21 – the day before the Oscars. The awards have recognised the worst in Hollywood film-making since 1981, when they were founded by publicist John JB Wilson as a spoof of the Oscars.