The votes have been tallied and the winners for the 37th Razzies have been announced. The annual Golden Raspberry Awards, popularly known as the Razzies, is a playful mockery of Hollywood's Oscars ceremonies which similarly awards some of the worst films.

The movie industry has much to be ashamed of for the poor quality of films released in 2016 churning out multitudes of stinkers which left film reviewers scratching their heads. But from the pile of filmmaking manure, the members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation managed to hold their noses and pick out the worst stinkers of all, producing a list of winning films which were not only compost worthy, but so bad they pushed the likes of "Zoolander" and "Dirty Grandpa" out of the top categories.

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Tied with 4 Razzies each are Dinsesh D'Souza's "Hillary’s America," a documentary attack on Hillary Clinton, and the warring superhero flick "Superman v Batman," starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill as Batman and Superman.

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After hearing about his nomination, conservative commentator and author, D'Souza told USA Today that he was honoured saying, “I think the normal expected reaction would be one of dismay and embarrassment at being nominated as the worst film." Bemused by the accolades, he commented that the votes for his documentary's Razzie nomination were from those obviously miffed with the outcome of the presidential election with Clinton losing to Trump.

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Either D'Souza's assessment is spot on or his documentary stunk big time with him managing to win the Worst Actor category beating out Hollywood stars Ben Affleck, Gerard Butler, Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro. Now that's something he can brag to all his colleagues about.

Ben Affleck and his BFF

In this round of awards, Batman v Superman received the Razzie for Worst Screen combo for Ben Affleck and his BFF (baddest foe forever) Henry Cavill. In the same category, the Razzie site also gives nods to nominees Johnny Depp for his "vomitously vibrant costume" in "Alice Through the Looking Glass" and the "entire cast of once respected actors" in "Collateral Beauty".

Whether the winners will show up to pick up their gold spray painted raspberry trophies or not, the award ceremony is all in good fun.

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Notably Ben Affleck is not new to the Golden Raspberry Awards, having accepted his Razzie award for Worst Actor in 2004. Other past Razzie winners who accepted their awards are Sandra Bullock, Tom Selleck, Bill Cosby, Paul Verhoeven (director of the movie "Showgirls") and Halle Berry.

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