Is "Transformers: Age of Extinction" the Worst Movie of 2014? See Full List of Razzie Nominations! Who Gets Redeemed? 

The Academy just announced the best in cinema of 2014 and now, here comes the Razzie saluting the worst! Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" receives the most nominations, all seven of them including Worst Picture and Screenplay! But somehow, Mark Wahlberg escaped the wrath of Razzie! And I thought he was horrible in the movie!

But this year, the Razzie introduces a new award. Maybe to show the softer side of Razzie! The new category is called the Redeemer Award which highlights previous Razzie regulars who redeemed themselves. My favorite is Ben Affleck who went from "Gigli" to "Argo" to "Gone Girl."

Winners of the 35th Golden Raspberry Award will be revealed on February 21st, the night before the Oscars!

Here's your complete list of Razzie nominees:

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

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

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

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"

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

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"

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

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

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

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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Your Complete 2015 Oscar Nominations! "Birdman," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Triumph! "Selma" Virtually Ignored! 

Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced this morning. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams and Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") announced the first 11 categories while Chris Pine ("Star Trek") and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs revealed the remaining 13 categories including Best Picture.

This was the first time the Academy announced all the categories live!

Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" and Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" got 9 nominations each. Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" was close with 8 nods while Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" and Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" each received 6 nominations.

Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything," and Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" got 5 nominations each.

My biggest surprise? Ava DuVernay's "Selma" was virtually ignored except for a Best Picture nod and a Best Song nomination for John Legend and Common's "Glory."

Where's David Oyelowo who gave one of the best performances of 2014 as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.?

I was also bummed that "The Lego Movie" from director Chris Miller and Phil Lord was ignored and replaced by Tom Moore's "Song of the Sea" and Isao Takahata's "The Tale of Princess Kaguya."

So what did we learn from the Oscar nominations? The Academy loves "American Sniper" (a surprising strong showing for "American Sniper" even with no Best Director nod for Clint Eastwood), while Angelina Jolie? Not so much! "Unbroken" was largely ignored except for Cinematography, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.

AND I'M TOTALLY UPSET that "Nightcrawler" did not make a strong showing except for Best Original Screenplay! Where's the love for Jake Gyllenhaal who went deep into the psyche of his character?

Speaking of Best Actor, where's Ralph Fiennes' nomination for "The Grand Budapest Hotel?" He held that film from start to finish!

It just shows that in 2014, there were more Best Actor contenders than Best Actress although, I was hoping that Jennifer Aniston's turn in "Cake" would be blessed by the Academy.

We'll find out the winners on February 22nd.

Here's your complete list of nominations for the 87th Academy Awards! The Oscars! The granddaddy of the awards season!

Best Picture
“American Sniper”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”

Best Actor
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Laura Dern, “Wild”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Best Animated Feature Film
“Big Hero 6"
“The Boxtrolls”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2"
“Song of the Sea”
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Best Adapted Screenplay
“American Sniper”
“The Imitation Game”
“Inherent Vice”
“The Theory of Everything”

Best Original Screenplay
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Cinematography
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Mr. Turner”

Best Visual Effects
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Best Documentary Feature
“Finding Vivian Maier”
“Last Days in Vietnam”
“The Salt of the Earth”

Best Documentary Short Subject
“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1"
“Our Curse”
“The Reaper”
“White Earth”

Best Film Editing
“American Sniper”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”

Best Original Song
“Everything Is Awesome,” from “The Lego Movie”
“Glory,” from “Selma”
“Grateful,” from “Beyond the Lights”
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” from “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”
“Lost Stars,” from “Begin Again”

Best Production Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“Into the Woods”
“Mr. Turner”

Best Live Action Short Film
“Boogaloo and Graham”
“Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)”
“The Phone Call”

Best Animated Short Film
“The Bigger Picture”
“The Dam Keeper”
“Me and my Moulton”
“A Single Life”

Best Sound Editing
“American Sniper”
“The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”

Best Sound Mixing
“American Sniper”

Best Costume Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Inherent Vice”
“Into the Woods”
“Mr. Turner”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Wild Tales”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Guardians of the Galaxy”

Best Original Score
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“Mr. Turner”
“The Theory of Everything”

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Watch Oscar Nominations Announcement LIVE! 

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Save the Date: Critics' Choice Movie Awards -- Thursday, January 15 6/9 Pacific On A&E 
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Complete Directors Guild Award (DGA) Nominations Including TV! 

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has announced the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2014. All the usual suspects received nods (Wes Anderson, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Richard Linklater), the unusual (Morten Tyldum for "The Imitation Game"), and then there's Clint Eastwood for "American Sniper."

Ignored was Ava DuVernay from the fantastic "Selma!" And the DGA still won't allow Angelina Jolie ("Unbroken") to play!

Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 7, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Here's your complete list of nominees of the 67th Annual DGA Awards:


The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Anderson’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Miki Emmrich
First Assistant Director: Josh Robertson
Second Assistant Director: Ben Howard

This is Mr. Anderson’s first DGA Award nomination.

American Sniper
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Eastwood’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Tim Moore
First Assistant Director: David M. Bernstein
Second Assistant Director: Paula Case
Second Second Assistant Director: Clark Credle
First Assistant Director (Morocco Unit): Ahmed Hatimi
Second Assistant Director (Morocco Unit): Yann Mari Faget
Second Second Assistant Directors (Morocco Unit): Andrew Madden, Khalil Zghayou

This is Mr. Eastwood’s fourth DGA Award nomination, all in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Million Dollar Baby in 2004 and for Unforgiven in 1992. He was also nominated in this same category for Mystic River in 2003. Mr. Eastwood was honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2006.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Iñárritu’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: James W. Skotchdopole, Robert Graf
First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
Second Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen
Second Second Assistant Director: Catherine Feeny
Location Manager: Joaquin Prange

This is Mr. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for “Best Job” (Proctor and Gamble) in 2012.

(IFC Films)

Mr. Linklater’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Cathleen Sutherland
First Assistant Director: Vince Palmo Jr.
Second Assistant Directors: Susana Jasso, Kathleen Tull
Second Second Assistant Directors: Mary Beth Chambers, Brian Franklin

This is Mr. Linklater’s first DGA Award nomination.

The Imitation Game
(The Weinstein Company)

Mr. Tyldum’s Directorial Team:
Production Manager: Suzie Shearer
First Assistant Director: Phil Booth
Second Assistant Director: James Manning

This is Mr. Tyldum’s first DGA Award nomination.


Drama Series:

Homeland, "13 Hours in Islamabad"

House of Cards, "Chapter 22"

True Detective, "Who Goes There"

Homeland, "From A to B and Back Again"

Game of Thrones, "The Children"

Comedy Series:
Louie, "Elevator: Part 6"

Orange is the New Black, "Thirsty Bird"

Silicon Valley, "Minimum Viable Product"

Modern Family, "Vegas"

Transparent, "Best New Girl"
(Amazon Prime)

TV Movies and Miniseries:
ROB ASHFORD (Directed by)
GLENN WEISS (Live Television Direction By)
Peter Pan Live!

Olive Kitteridge

(History Channel)

The Normal Heart

The Trip to Bountiful

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