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Transformers leads Razzies 'worst film' shortlist

Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: Age of Extinction Image copyright AP
Image caption Transformers: Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg, was the fifth most popular film at the US box office in 2014

The fourth entry in the Transformers franchise leads this year's Razzie nominations, which single out the worst movies of the last 12 months.

Transformers: Age of Extinction, which made more than $1bn at the worldwide box office, has seven nominations including worst picture and screenplay.

Director Michael Bay has also been nominated for a Razzie, which launched in 1980 as a spoof of the Oscars.

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas and The Legend of Hercules received six nods.

They join action comedy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - another Michael Bay production - and Nicolas Cage's thriller Left Behind in the worst picture category.

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Image caption Diaz is nominated for her role in Annie which is also up for worst remake

Other notable nominees include Cameron Diaz, who is cited for her roles in romantic comedies The Other Woman and Sex Tape as well as worst supporting actress in the remake of Annie.

Seth MacFarlane, who hosted the Oscars in 2013, also has a number of nominations for his comic western, A Million Ways to Die in the West.

He joins Bay in the worst director category and is nominated for "worst screen combo" with Charlize Theron, who is also up for worst actress.

MacFarlane is also in the running for worst actor alongside The Legend of Hercules' Kellan Lutz, Cameron, Cage and Adam Sandler.

Sandler is no stranger to the Razzies, having received 10 nominations for worst actor and won three times.

A new category has also been launched to honour a past Razzie winner for a critically acclaimed role.

Online voters will choose between Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Mike Myers, Keanu Reeves and Kristen Stewart for this year's "redeemer" award.

The winners of the spray-painted golden raspberry statues will be announced at a ceremony on the eve of the Academy awards in February.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Worst Picture

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

Worst Actor

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

Worst Supporting Actor

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

Worst Actress

  • 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

Worst Supporting Actress

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

Worst Director

  • 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

Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

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

Worst Screen Combo

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

Worst Screenplay

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

Redeemer Award

  • 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

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