LOS ANGELES: Priyanka’s Hollywood film debut was among the worst-picture nominees in the Razzies, Hollywood’s anti-awards celebrating the worst films of 2017.
Other movies in the list included Transformers: The Last Knight, The Emoji Movie, The Mummy and Fifty Shades Darker.
Transformers: The Last Knight led the pack with nine nominations Monday for the Razzies, while the steamy film sequel based on EL James’ bestselling “mommy porn” novels trailed behind with eight Razzie nods.
The fifth installment of the Transformers franchise was tapped in the categories of the worst picture; worst remake, rip-off or sequel; worst screenplay and worst screen combo.
It also netted nods for worst director (Michael Bay), worst actor (Mark Wahlberg), worst supporting actor (Josh Duhamel and Anthony Hopkins), and worst supporting actress (Laura Haddock).
Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Russell Crowe, Mel Gibson, Kim Basinger and Susan Sarandon were among stars given the dubious honour of being nominated for a Golden Raspberry.
Wahlberg, who was named the world’s highest paid actor in August, was recognised for terrible acting in not just Transformers, but also Daddy’s Home 2.
The nominations were unveiled in a tongue-in-cheek, Cold War-themed YouTube video titled ‘How to protect humanity from Razzie toxic waste.’
“Hazardous waste is generated from many sources, ranging from the industry’s lack of original content, recycled scripts, usually from a stable of hack writers, derivative dialogue, phone-in performances and brilliant studio bean counters overseeing the entire process from cradle to a quick grave,” the video said.
The Razzies were created in 1980 as an antidote to Hollywood’s star-studded back-slapping annual awards season.
The ‘winners’ of the Razzies will be announced on March 3, the eve of the Oscars.