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Jamie Dornan 'worst actor' as Fifty Shades movie sweeps the boards at Razzie Awards

By Laura Harding

Published 29/02/2016

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson at the film’s premiere
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson at the film’s premiere
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades

Heartthrob Jamie Dornan may have set the box office on fire with his portrayal of a billionaire playboy into kinky sex - but that hasn't stopped him earning the dubious honour of being named worst actor at the Razzie Awards.

The Co Down actor was nominated for a golden raspberry for Fifty Shades Of Grey.

And as the cream of Hollywood prepared for the Oscars last night, Jamie was awarded his first big acting prize - a 'Razzie' for worst actor.

The tongue-in-cheek awards are a celebration of bad taste on the big screen, with Dakota Johnson - who starred as Anastasia Steele, Dornan's student conquest in Fifty Shades - named worst actress.

But it didn't end there - together they were branded worst screen combo.

The adaptation of EL James' hit erotic novel swept the board at the awards, and was named worst screenplay at the Palace Theatre ceremony in Los Angeles.

It also tied with comic book remake Fantastic Four to be named worst picture of 2015.

Dornan is currently filming the sequel Fifty Shades Darker in Vancouver. Surprisingly, Fifty Shades was nominated for a Academy Award - just not for acting. Earned It by The Weeknd was up for the best original song.

Despite the lampooning, the lucrative movie did clean up at the box office, taking in more than half-a-billion dollars globally. Its budget was just $40m, and that made it Universal's most successful R-rated film globally and the UK's highest-grossing 18-rated movie.

And it also brought Dornan, who recently finished filming serial killer drama The Fall in Belfast with co-star Gillian Anderson, to the attention of a global audience.

Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne scored the dubious honour of the worst supporting actor prize. The British star, who won at the Academy Awards last year and is nominated again this year for his role in The Danish Girl, won the golden raspberry prize for his turn in Jupiter Ascending.

Fantastic Four was also named worst remake, rip-off or sequel and director Josh Trank was named worst director.

The Big Bang theory star Kaley Cuoco was deemed worst supporting actress for her performance in The Wedding Ringer and her voice contribution to Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip.

The Razzie Redeemer Award, given to a previous Razzie Award winner who has "gone on to do better work", went to Sylvester Stallone for Rocky sequel Creed.

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