Totally not-gay actor Tyler Perry scored a ‘Worst Actress’ nomination, surprising no one.

Totally not-gay actor Tyler Perry scored a ‘Worst Actress’ nomination, surprising no one.
Director/actor Tyler Perry at the premiere of his new movie Madea's Big Happy Family at the Arclight Cinerama Dome April 19, 2011 Hollywood, CA. Photo: RoidRanger / Shutterstock

Call it progress: Tyler Perry, joining the ranks of Adam Sandler and the Wayans Brothers, just scored a Lead Actress nomination despite being a man. Isn’t it amazing what a wig can do!

Ok, the nomination isn’t exactly an endorsement. Continuing the march of Awards Season in Hollywood, the Golden Raspberry Awards (better known as the Razzies) released their list of nominations for the most dubious achievements in film during 2017.

Tyler Perry scored a Worst Actress nomination for Boo 2: A Madea Halloween alongside Katherine Heigel for Unforgettable, Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades Darker, Emma Watson for Circle and Jennifer Lawrence for mother!. Perry also scored nominations for Worst Screen Couple for pairing with either his wig or his dress, and for Worst Remake or Sequel for Boo 2.

The Razzie Awards debuted in 1981 as a sort of anti-Oscars created by Hollywood publicist John J.B. Wilson. The very first Worst Picture award went to the now-infamous Village People movie, Can’t Stop The Music.

Since the first ceremony, the Awards have gained in attendance and in prominence for their “awarding” the worst films of the year. Some of the biggest winners include Mommie Dearest (5 wins, 9 nominations), Showgirls (7 wins, 13 nominations) and The Last Airbender (5 wins, 9 nominations).

Despite their satirical nature, a few celebrities actually have shown up to collect their awards over the years. Director Paul Verhoveen showed up to accept his Worst Director award for Showgirls, as did Tom Green for Freddy Got Fingered. In a stunning move, Halle Berry showed up (with her Academy Award in hand, no less) to take home her Worst Actress Razzie for Catwoman in 2004.

No word on if Tyler Perry will attend the ceremony yet, but wouldn’t it be nice if he stepped out of his glass closet for just one night? See a full list of nominees below:

“The Emoji Movie”
“Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

Katherine Heigl for “Unforgettable”
Dakota Johnson for “Fifty Shades Darker”
Jennifer Lawrence for “mother!”
Tyler Perry for “BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween”
Emma Watson for “The Circle”

Tom Cruise for “The Mummy”
Johnny Depp for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Jamie Dornan for “Fifty Shades Darker”
Zac Efron for “Baywatch”
Mark Wahlberg for “Daddy’s Home 2” & “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Javier Bardem for “mother!” & “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Russell Crowe for “The Mummy”
Josh Duhamel for “Transformers: The Last Knight”
Mel Gibson for “Daddy’s Home 2”
Anthony Hopkins for “Collide” & “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Kim Basinger for “Fifty Shades Darker”
Sofia Boutella for “The Mummy”
Laura Haddock for “Transformers: The Last Knight”
Goldie Hawn for “Snatched”
Susan Sarandon for “A Bad Moms Christmas”

Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys or Two Sexual Positions for “Fifty Shades Darker”
Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions for “Transformers: The Last Knight”
Any Two Obnoxious Emojis for “The Emoji Movie”
Johnny Depp & His Worn Out Drunk Routine “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Tyler Perry & Either The Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig for “BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween”

“BOO 2: A Madea Halloween”
“Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

Darren Aronofsky for “mother!”
Michael Bay for “Transformers: The Last Knight”
James Foley for “Fifty Shades Darker”
Alex Kurtzman for “The Mummy”
Anthony (Tony) Leonidis for “The Emoji Movie”

“The Emoji Movie”
“Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

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