Razzie nominations announced!

By Alexandra Heilbron on January 23, 2017 | 4 Comments

Zoolander 2 nominated for nine RazziesJust one day before the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced, the Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies) have revealed their picks for the worst films and filmmakers of 2016. Instead of their usual five choices for each category, they’ve chosen six, explaining that there were so many bad movies last year they had too difficult a time limiting the choices to five.

Zoolander 2, despite being a highly anticipated sequel, has the most nods at nine, including Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Ben Stiller) and Worst Director (Ben Stiller again).

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned almost as many, with eight nominations. In addition to Worst Picture, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill go head-to-head for Worst Actor and are also nominated together for Worst Screen Combo. Jesse Eisenberg, who played Lex Luthor, is nominated for Worst Supporting Actor.

It looks like they had a more difficult time choosing Worst Actress, with Julia Roberts (Mother’s Day) and Shailene Woodley (The Divergent Series: Allegiant) making the list. You can say what you want about the movies they were in, but both are talented actresses, as is Naomi Watts, who was nominated for The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Shut In. It seems they couldn’t even find a sixth actress for the category, so Tyler Perry is in the running for Worst Actress for BOO! A Madea Halloween.

Here are the nominations for the 37th Annual Golden Rasperry Awards:

Zoolander 2
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 
Dirty Grandpa
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence 

Ben Affleck – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  
Gerard Butler – Gods of Egypt & London Has Fallen
Henry Cavill – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  
Robert De Niro – Dirty Grandpa
Dinesh D’Souza [as Himself] – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Ben Stiller – Zoolander 2

Megan Fox – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Tyler Perry – BOO! A Madea Halloween
Julia Roberts – Mother’s Day 
Becky Turner [as Hillary Clinton] – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Naomi Watts – Divergent Series: Allegiant and Shut-In
Shailene Woodley – Divergent Series: Allegiant 

Julianne Hough – Dirty Grandpa 
Kate Hudson – Mother’s Day 
Aubrey Plaza –Dirty Grandpa 
Jane Seymour – Fifty Shades of Black
Sela Ward – Independence Day: Resurgence 
Kristen Wiig – Zoolander 2

Nicolas Cage – Snowden
Johnny Depp – Alice Through the Looking Glass
Will Ferrell – Zoolander 2
Jesse Eisenberg – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Jared Leto – Suicide Squad
Owen Wilson – Zoolander 2

Ben Affleck & His BFF (Baddest Foe Forever) Henry Cavill – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 
Any 2 Egyptian Gods or Mortals – Gods of Egypt
Johnny Depp & His Vomitously Vibrant Costume – Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Entire Cast of Once Respected Actors – Collateral Beauty 
Tyler Perry & That Same Old Worn Out Wig – BOO! A Madea Halloween
Ben Stiller and His BFF (Barely Funny Friend) Owen Wilson – Zoolander 2 

Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Roland Emmerich – Independence Day: Resurgence
Tyler Perry – BOO! A Madea Halloween 
Alex Proyas – Gods of Egypt 
Zack Snyder – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  
Ben Stiller – Zoolander 2

Alice Through the Looking Glass
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Dawn of Justice  
Fifty Shades of Black
Independence Day: Resurgence
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Zoolander 2

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice   

Dirty Grandpa 
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence 
Suicide Squad

Tell us what you think of the nominations — are they fair? Did they leave someone out? Sound off below!

Comments & Discussion

  1. Lee • January 23, 2017 @ 3:58 PM

    No X-Men Apocalypse anywhere???!!! HUUUUGE snub!

  2. Lee • January 23, 2017 @ 4:21 PM

    Also, how is Ben Affleck nominated for BvS?? Yeah, that was movie sucked, but he was one of the better parts. Do these people even watch these movies???!!! I mean, it’s probably better for everyone if NO ONE watches these movies, but still, if you’re gonna tar and feather bad art, at least get it right!!

  3. Grindal • January 23, 2017 @ 4:27 PM

    I agree, the women’s category must have been tough, those are good actresses. The men all deserve their nominations.

  4. CDubya • January 24, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

    I finally watched Zoolander2 (I freaking love #1), and wow was I disappointed. What a piece of crap. Not a single line in the movie was funny or memorable or even quotable.

    I hope it wins in every category.

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