Nicole Kidman was named worst actress for her performance in 'Grace of Monaco' at the Barfta Awards, which honours the most egregious works to hit the cinemas over the past year.
Each year the British Academy for Rubbish Films and Terrible
Acting commemorates the worst films and performances of the year,
and according to the organisers "2015 has proved a vintage year for
terrible films", reported Independent online.
'Grace of Monaco', about American actress Grace Kelly's marriage
to Prince Rainier III, was met with laughter in the auditorium and
eviscerated by the critics when it opened last year's Cannes Film Festival.
The Barfta judges took aim at a film dubbed "Dis-Grace of
Monaco" where "a plucky woman fights to stop the super-rich
having to pay their taxes. We almost miss Diana.
Last year, the biopic of Princess Diana swept the boards,
winning worst film and worst actor for Naomi Watts in the lead
role. Worst British film went to 'Pudsey the Dog: the Movie'. Simon
Pegg, who starred in the "frankly creepy" 'Hector and the Search
for Happiness' won worst actor.
This year Cameron Diaz pulled off an extraordinary double. She was nominated for worst actress in Sex Tape, and for worst supporting actress for her role in Annie. That remake won worst US film for being so sickly sweet "watching it may well induce type two diabetes". Special prizes included the Dick van Dyke award for calamitous accent awarded to Russell Crowe for his "frankly baffling accent in the frankly baffling" 'A New York Winter's Tale'.