Emoji Movie scoops worst movie Razzie
The not-so-prestigious Razzie Awards have been won by The Emoji Movie, Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise.
The Emoji Movie won four of the 10 prizes awarded at the annual film awards that gives gongs to the worst the movie industry can offer, including the most dubious honour of all – worst picture of 2017.
It was up against Fifty Shades Darker, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Mummy and Baywatch.
The film, which starred Sir Patrick Stewart as the voice of the poop emoji and James Corden as a high five emoji, was also named worst screenplay, worst director for Tony Leondis and worst screen combo, given to any two of its “obnoxious emojis”.
It has been described as “a real stinker” and becomes the first animated film in the award ceremony’s 38 years to scoop the top prize.
Cruise won the worst actor award for his part in the remake of The Mummy, while Gibson took the worst supporting actor accolade for Daddy’s Home 2.
The worst supporting actress prize was taken by Kim Basinger for Fifty Shades Darker and she joins Halle Berry, Faye Dunaway and Liza Minelli in a list of actresses who have won both a Razzie and an Oscar.
Tyler Perry won worst actress for Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, in which he dressed as an elderly woman as part of a long-running parody.
Baywatch was the first-ever recipient of the newly-created Special Rotten Tomatoes Award: The Razzie Nominee So Bad You Loved It prize, which is decided through an online poll held in conjunction with review site Rotten Tomatoes.
The Razzie Awards are held every year on the eve of the Oscars.