LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Blended, The Expendables 3, Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, The Legend of Hercules, A Million Ways to Die in the West and Transformers 4: Age of Extinction were among the movies recognized as cinematic swill when the Razzie Award nominations were announced.
"Hollywood was not happy with box-office returns for 2014, their lowest-grossing year in recent history," a message on the awards' website said. "Despite a handful of high-grossing hits, there were way more major misses -- movies based on recycled premises and re-worked concepts that were already tired a decade or more ago, the cinematic equivalent of re-treaded tires. Those are the films The Golden Raspberry Awards have annually 'saluted' since 1980."
"Winners" are to be announced Feb. 21 -- Oscar Eve -- at a ceremony in Los Angeles.
The nominees are --
WORST PICTURE Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Left Behind The Legend of Hercules Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
WORST REMAKE, SEQUEL OR RIP-OFF Annie Atlas Shrugged: Part 3 The Legend of Hercules Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Transformers 4
WORST DIRECTOR Michael Bay Transformers 4 Darren Doane Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Renny Harlin The Legend of Hercules Jonathan Liebesman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Seth MacFarlane A Million Ways to Die in the West
WORST SCREENPLAY Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Left Behind Sex Tape Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Transformers 4