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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The 2014 RyMickey Awards - Worst Performance

While sometimes we find bad performances in good films, this year, the bottom rungs in the acting world inhabited the worst films of the year as well.

Worst Performances of 2014
SoN = Streaming on Netflix // SoA = Streaming on Amazon Prime

(Dis)Honorable Mentions
Adewale Akinnouye-Adbaje - Pompeii
Annabelle Wallis - Annabelle

#5 - Arnold Schwarzenegger - Sabotage
Go back to politics...please...  (SoN)

#4 - Eva Green - White Bird in a Blizzard
Ms. Green has never been someone I've felt was super-talented as an actress, but she's laughably bad here.  Admittedly, her character is written as so un-human that Green may not be totally at fault, but since the film revolves most of the story around her, it's a big failure.  (SoN)

#3 - Kiefer Sutherland - Pompeii
Overacting to the nth degree.  'Nuff said.

#2 - Cameron Diaz - Annie
The character of Hannigan in all iterations of Annie is a bit of a sleaze, but Diaz decides to "sex it up" here and I can't believe that the director felt it would be watchable.  Grating and obnoxious, Diaz ruins two of the film's best songs and makes them unlistenable.  Also, congrats to Diaz for snagging a spot on this list two years in a row after last year's dismal performance in The Counselor!

#1 - Leslie Mann - The Other Woman
Grating, obnoxious, and painful to watch, Mann is just atrocious in The Other Woman.  At first, I was giving Mann the benefit of the doubt that the script was the problem, but Mann must also take the heat too as she fails to produce anything funny and her portrayal of her character is so immature that I could completely understand why her husband would cheat on her.

Previous Worst Acting "Winners"
2013    ----    2012
2011    ----    2010


  1. The shot of Cameron Diaz is great. Kind of Oscar-the-Grouch-y.

  2. Looking at that shot of her gives you an idea of the fine caliber of acting on display. Yikes!