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The hottest awards for bad films in 2017 are here and the winners are all set. Listen to the 2017 SMABFA Podcast and check out all the nominees and winners below.
And the Nominees & Winners are (winner in bold):
Best Bad Movie - The Most Enjoyable Bad Movie
- The Great Wall
- XXX: Return of Xander Cage
- The Space Between Us
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Fan Poll Result - Rings
Worst Bad Movie - The Least Enjoyable Bad Movie
- Transformers: The Last Knight
- The Mummy
- Collateral Beauty
- The Snowman
- Underworld: Blood Wars
Fan Poll Result - Transformers: The Last Knight
Best Bad Actor - Most Enjoyable Performance by a Male Actor
- Gerard Butler - Geostorm
- Ice Cube - XXX: Return of Xander Cage
- Matt Damon - The Great Wall
- Michael Fassbender - The Snowman
- Russell Crowe – The Mummy
Fan Poll Result - Russell Crowe - The Mummy
Best Bad Actress - Most Enjoyable Performance by a Female Actor
- Abbie Cornish - Geostorm
- Tian Jing - The Great Wall
- Milla Jovovovich - Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
- Nina Dobrev - XXX: Return of Xander Cage
- Ellen Page - Flatliners
Fan Poll Result - Abbie Cornish - Geostorm
MST3K Most Riffable - The easiest and most fun to make fun of film while viewing
- The Great Wall
- Fifty Shades Darker
- The Space Between Us
- The Dark Tower
Fan Poll Result - Geostorm
Worst Bad Actor - Least Enjoyable Performance by a Male Actor
- Tom Cruise - The Mummy
- Will Smith - Collateral Beauty
- Ethan Hawke - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
- John Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Dane DeHaan - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Fan Poll Result - Tom Cruise - The Mummy
Worst Bad Actress - Least Enjoyable Performance by a Female Actor
- Sofia Boutella - The Mummy
- Rhianna - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
- Keira Knightly - Collateral Beauty
- Helen Mirren - Collateral Beauty
- Kim Basinger – Fifty Shades Darker
Fan Poll Result - Sofia Boutella - The Mummy
What makes a film eligible?
In order to be eligible to win a SMABFA award for a film, the movie must be a full length picture with a wide-theater release in the United States. We do not consider films that are direct-to-video, direct-to-streaming or are only shown in a limited theatrical release. The films must also fit at least one of these three criteria:
- Score under a 20% on Rottentomatoes.com
- Be listed on a "worst movies of the year" list from either The A.V. Club, Screencrush, or WhatCulture.com. Other resources may be added as needed.
- Be unanimously voted as eligible by the SMABFA voting committee
Actor and Actress awards are eligible for any actor or actress who appeared in a film meeting the criteria above.
How are the nominees and winners chosen?
Winners and nominees are chosen by a committee of bad film enthusiasts who watched all of the eligible films. Each voter secretly casts their votes in a closed ballot online survey. The top five from each category are chosen and released as nominees. The nominee with the highest score is considered the winner of the award.
Who is this SMABFA committee?
The committee members have the right to anonymity so all members may not be listed. The committee is chosen by the producer of Stinker Madness. The three hosts of the Stinker Madness podcast are permanent members of the committee. Other committee members are chosen based of their demonstrated knowledge and affection toward the "Stinker" or "Bad Movie" hobby. Members must also show a dedication to fairness and equality and show no bias towards voting. Members must also reside within the continental United States. At any time a member may be removed from the committee by a unanimous decision by the Stinker Madness producers and hosts.
Hey! "INSERT MOVIE TITLE HERE" didn't get chosen. That movie was awful. You suck.
While we understand that our selections won't please everyone, we don't really care. The SMABFAs are not a popularity contest. If you want to be a part of a popularity contest you might try a raspberry of an awards show. The SMABFAs are chosen based on the quality of the story, how well that story is presented, the enjoyability of viewing and the strength or weaknesses of the performances given in a film. We do not select movies/actors because of outside influences such as pop culture popularity or whether an adaptation is "screwed up". We also don't judge based off other films if the film is part of a franchise. Each film is a standalone piece.
With that in mind, there are a few exceptions that may help you understand why your movie isn't part of the SMABFAs. The film MUST attempt to present a story. Stag films or propaganda films are excluded. This happened in 2014's SMABFAs when Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas was excluded as it was not a film but a sermon. Children's movies may also be excluded. We are not children. We don't get them. They like many many many things that are incredibly dumb. We do not attempt to judge their films. This happened in 2015's SMABFAs with the exclusion of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, which despite the horrendous reviews, one SMABFA committee member saw this film and witnessed children dancing in the aisles of the theater and singing. It was a children's film liked by children. Case closed. Exceptions to theses exceptions may occur in future years.