“Fifty Shades of Grey” might have been a box-office hit last year but that doesn’t mean critics were impressed. The movie got six nominations in The Golden Raspberry Awards (a.k.a. the Razzies), including Worst Picture.
According to E! News, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Pixels”, “Jupiter Ascending,” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” all tied for having the most nominations. Aside from being nominated for Worst Picture, stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan were nominated for Worst Actress, Worst Actor and Worst Screen Combo.
The film was also nominated for Worst Screenplay and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson was nominated for Worst Director.
Watch the video announcement of nominees here:
The video was posted before Oscars’ announcement of list of nominees for 2016. Likewise, the “winners” of 36th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards will be announced on February 27, a day ahead of the Academy Awards.
Although “Fifty Shades” got 6 nominations, E! News noted the film’s redeemable qualities. The site mentioned that fans got to see Dornan naked, a “super-sexy” soundtrack and sexual fantasies outside of the book series.
Lead star Dakota Johnson recently admitted that she’s proud of “Fifty Shades.” Johnson revealed that it opened more opportunities for her.
“I’m proud of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ I don’t need to distance myself from that. The more work I do, the more the general public sees the different things I can do. Do I think it opened doors? Yeah. More people know my name.”
Meanwhile, the film’s sequel was reported to have progress. “Darker” will start filming on February 9 in Vancouver. It’s working title is “Further Adventures of Max & Banks 2 & 3.”
The first movie instalment had a budget of 40 million dollars yet earned 570 million dollars. “Darker’s” budget is said to be smaller, having over 20 million dollars. But with a new writer on board to write the script for the sequel, do you think it will earn more?
“Fifty Shades Darker” is expected to hit the big screen on Feb. 10, 2017.