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Jamie Dornan nominated for Worst Actor award at the 2016 Razzies as Fifty Shades is set to sweep the board

By Claire Cromie and PA reporters

Published 13/01/2016

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Focus Features
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Focus Features
Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Focus Features
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey
The Fifty Shades Of Grey film has been given an 18 certificate by the BBFC with no cuts (Universal)
A scene from Fifty Shades
Anastasia meets Christian's parents in new steamy trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey aired during Golden Globes
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Focus Features
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in Fifty Shades Of Grey
The Fifty Shades Of Grey movie hints at sadomasochistic themes
Dakota Johnson plays Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jamie Dornan stars as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey (Universal Pictures)

Northern Ireland 's Jamie Dornan has been nominated for the dubious accolade of Worst Actor for his performance as playboy billionaire Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey.

The steamy thriller could sweep the board at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards, better known as the Razzies, which mark the worst in cinema.

It has a six nods, including for the worst picture gong.

However it is tied with Pixels, Jupiter Ascending and Paul Blart Mall Cop 2. All of which are also nominated for the worst actor award for their leads: Kevin James in the comedy sequel Paul Blart, Channing Tatum in the sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending, and Adam Sandler for both video game mash-up Pixels and comedy The Cobbler.

The final worst picture nominee is superhero flop Fantastic Four, which is also up for the worst remake, screen combo and screenplay gongs, while Josh Trank is up for worst director.

While Eddie Redmayne might be looking at a best actor Academy Award this year for The Danish Girl, he is up for the worst supporting actor Razzie for Jupiter Ascending.

Other Oscar-winning Golden Raspberry nominees include Gwyneth Paltrow for Mortdecai and Julianne Moore for Seventh Son.

Johnny Depp and his glued-on moustache have been tapped for worst screen combo for caper Mortdecai at the tongue-in-cheek awards, but it looks likely that Fifty Shades will sweep the board.

The Razzie Redeemer award, going to the actor deeded to have had the greatest turnaround after a previous Razzie win, is between Elizabeth Banks, Will Smith, director M Night Shyamalan and Sylvester Stallone - whose movie Creed has offered the chance to atone for a career that has earned him the title All-Time Razzie Champ.

Launched in 1980 as a spoof of Hollywood's awards season, the winners of the 36th annual Razzies will aptly be announced in Hollywood on February 27 - the night before the Oscars.

The Fall returned to our screens last night with Jamie Dornan reprising his role as serial killer Paul Spector
The Fall returned to our screens last night with Jamie Dornan reprising his role as serial killer Paul Spector
Modelling with Gisele Bundchen
Attention fell on Jamie Dornan when he started dated actress Keira Knightley in 2003
Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in The Fall
Jamie Dornan in The Fall
In May 2013 BBC drama The Fall hit our screens. Set in Belfast, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector, opposite Gillian Anderson.
Jamie Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector
In May 2013 BBC drama The Fall hit our screens. Set in Belfast, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector.
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jamie Dornan says filming racy scenes with Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey was not sexy.
Jamie Dornan
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jamie Dornan has told The Observer Magazine that filming racy scenes for the film Fifty Shades of Grey with co-star Dakota Johnson was not sexy. Ian West/PA Wire.
Actor and Comedian Bill Murray hugs 50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan as they walk of the 12th tee during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie
Northern Ireland model Jamie Dornan and Eva Mendes in their sultry new Calvin Klein advert
Jamie Dornan and Gisele Bundchen in an Aquascutum advert.
Jamie Dornan was in a band called Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander. The band disbanded in 2008.
Modelling in an advert for Calvin Klein Jeans
In the band Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander at a Sports Relief event at Custom House Square in Belfast.
He modelled for Calvin Klein (with Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), Dior, Aquascutum and Armani, among many other brands.
Arriving for a screening of Martie Antoinette with Rose Byrne in New York
Playing Ed in the Hammer Horror production, Beyond the Rave
Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
At a Calvin Klein event
In April 2013 Jamie Dornan married singer Amelia Warner in Somerset, England. They are now expecting a baby.
In April 2013 Jamie Dornan married singer Amelia Warner in Somerset, England. They are now expecting a baby.
Jamie Dornan chats to Sarah Travers, host of UTV's The Magazine, on his first visit to Belfast since marrying musician, Amelia Warner.
With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
Jamie Dornan with The Fall co-star Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in a photoshoot for Red magazine
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the first cast photos from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the first cast photos from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Leading man: Jamie Dornan on The Graham Norton Show
Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4
Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4

Nine-hundred voting members from 47 states in the US and 21 foreign countries will decide who picks up the trophies.

While far less star-studded than the Oscars, past recipients including Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock have attended in person to claim their gold spray-painted prizes, which are worth a grand total of £3.40.

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