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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

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.

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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