The Emoji Movie named worst film of 2017

The Emoji Movie was declared the worst film of 2017 at the Razzies.
The Emoji Movie was declared the worst film of 2017 at the Razzies. Photo credit: Sony

The Emoji Movie has won the coveted title of 'Worst Picture' of 2017. 

The animated film starring James Corden and Anna Faris was honoured at the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards, or 'Razzies', on Saturday (local time).

The ceremony satirises the Academy Awards, which takes place the following night. Instead of honouring the best films and performances of the year, the Razzies includes categories such as 'Worst Actor/Actress' and 'Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel'.

Aside from 'Worst Picture', The Emoji Movie won three other awards including 'Worst Director', 'Worst Screenplay' and 'Worst Screen Combo' for "any two obnoxious emojis" that appeared onscreen together.

Tom Cruise was awarded 'Worst Actor' for his lead role in The Mummy, while Tyler Perry defied gender boundaries by winning 'Worst Actress' for playing Madea in Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. 

This year's ceremony included a new category, 'The Razzie Nominee So Rotten You Loved It'. The poorly-received Baywatch remake starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson took that one out. 

The ceremony also featured an 'In Memoriam' segment for the celebrities whose careers were derailed after they were accused of sexual misconduct in the last year. The sarcastic tribute mentioned a long list of influential men, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman. 

Razzie-nominated films are voted on by members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, a group anyone can join by paying US$40 (NZ$55).

The Razzies were co-founded by graduates of the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1981. 



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