2017 Razzie Award Winners, The Award You Never Want To Win, And Ben Affleck Won Most Of Them, Ouch! (VIDEO)

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Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dominated the 37th annual satirical awards show. The two films combined to “win” in every category except for worst supporting actress, which went to Kristen Wiig for her botoxed fashionista character in Zoolander No. 2.Director Dinesh D’Souza’s anti-Hillary Clinton film took home four Razzies, including worst picture, beating out Batman v Superman, Gods of Egypt, Bad Grandpa, Zoolander No. 2 and Independence Day: Resurgence. D’Souza also earned himself personal honors for worst director and worst actor – D’Souza played himself in the film. D’Souza was a good sport about his “win”, recording a self-shot video in which he claimed the award, saying, “The reason you’re giving it to me is because you’re very upset that [Donald] Trump won.” The film’s lead actress, Becky Turner, also won worst actress for her portrayal of the former Democratic presidential candidate.

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Not to be outdone, Zack Snyder’s superhero feud picture, Batman v Superman, also took home four awards. Stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill won worst onscreen combo as their titular supes, while Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor scored him a worst supporting actor Razzie. The film also won worst remake, ripoff or sequel, as it was a continuation of the DC cinematic universe following 2013’s Man of Steel. The film rounded out its “successes” with a worst screenplay win.

 

Not all the awards were given to lambaste the nominees’ work, however, as former 2014 worst supporting actor nominee, for the Expendables 3, Mel Gibson won the Razzie Redeemer award for his Oscar-nominated direction of Hacksaw Ridge.

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A documentary criticizing U.S. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton tied on Saturday with superhero ensemble “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” on a list of the year’s worst achievements in film, winning four Razzies apiece.

The annual tongue-in-cheek Razzie awards, which serve as an antidote to Hollywood’s Oscars ceremony, named Dinesh D’Souza’s “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” as the worst film of 2016.

D’Souza, a conservative commentator and best-selling author, was named worst actor for narrating his documentary and worst director alongside Bruce Schooley. Worst actress went to the person who portrayed Clinton in the film.

“Hillary’s America” took in a modest $13 million at the North American box office last year.

The Razzies, or Golden Raspberry awards, follow a Hollywood awards season marked by outspoken speeches and protests against the policies and behavior of President Donald Trump. The season culminates with Sunday’s Oscars ceremony.

“Batman v Superman” also won four Razzies, including worst screen combo for “Ben Affleck & His BFF (Baddest Foe Forever) Henry Cavill” and worst “remake, rip-off or sequel.”

The annual Razzie Redeemer Award went to veteran actor-director Mel Gibson. Gibson has been welcomed back into the folds of Hollywood with his war drama “Hacksaw Ridge” a decade after a drunken anti-Semitic rant made him an outcast.

“Hacksaw Ridge” is nominated for six Oscars on Sunday, including Gibson for director.

Winners of the year’s worst films are given a gold, spray-painted trophy.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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