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Razzie Nominations: 8 Noms for “Jupiter Ascending”

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Jupiter Ascending, Pixels and Fifty Shades of Grey appear in multiple categories for the fun-poking 2016 Razzie nominations.

At this time of year we’re utterly bombarded with high profile, well received movies. If it’s not eye-opening biopics like Straight Outta Compton or The Danish Girl, it’s full-scale sensual experiences like The Revenant or Mad Max: Fury Road. That being said, we can’t forget about those films that weren’t quite so lucky. Fortunately, The Razzie nominations are here to remind us about all those hours we lost and non-tax refundable cinema tickets we spent hoping for magic and ending up with… well, Mall Cops. It’s unnecessary and snide, but people seem to like it.

The 2016 Razzies are a hodgepodge of this year’s least acclaimed features. Some we completely forgot about like Mortdecai, and some we simply can’t scrub out of our brains like Pixels. So without further ado, let’s have a look at the nominations.

WORST PICTURE
Fantastic Four
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jupiter Ascending
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Pixels

WORST ACTOR
Johnny Depp, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler, The Cobbler and Pixels
Channing Tatum, Jupiter Ascending

WORST ACTRESS
Katherine Heigl, Home Sweet Hell
Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Mila Kunis, Jupiter Ascending
Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mortdecai

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chevy Chase, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Vacation
Josh Gad, Pixels and The Wedding Ringer
Kevin James, Pixels
Jason Lee, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Eddie Redmayne, Jupiter Ascending

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer
Rooney Mara, Pan
Michelle Monaghan, Pixels
Julianne Moore, Seventh Son
Amanda Seyfried, Love the Coopers and Pan

WORST REMAKE/RIP-OFF/SEQUEL
Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Fantastic Four
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

WORST SCREEN COMBO
All Four “Fantastics,” Fantastic Four
Johnny Depp and His Glued-On Moustache, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James and EITHER His Segue OR His Glued-On Moustache, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler and Any Pair of Shoes, The Cobbler

WORST DIRECTOR
Andy Fickman, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Tom Six, Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Josh Trank, Fantastic Four
Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending

WORST SCREENPLAY
Fantastic Four (screenplay by Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank, Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)
Fifty Shades of Grey (screenplay by Kelly Marcel, Based on the Novel by E.L. James)
Jupiter Ascending (written by Andy and Lana Wachowski)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (screenplay by Kevin James & Nick Bakay)
Pixels (screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, Story by Herlihy, Based on a Work by Patrick Jean)

RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD
Elizabeth Banks (RAZZIE “Winner” for MOVIE 47, Multiple Hit Movies This Year)
M. Night Shyamalan (Perennial RAZZIE nominee & “winner,” director of The Visit)
Will Smith (For following up After Earth with Concussion)
Sylvester Stallone (All-Time RAZZIE Champ, award contender for Creed)

There’s no shortage of multiple award nominees in this year’s Razzies. Fifty Shades of Grey is down for 6 categories including Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Combo. Pixels isn’t far behind with 4 nominations, making up about half of Adam Sandler‘s noms that aren’t for The Cobbler. Both have been outshone by Jupiter Ascending, which has a whopping 8 nominations. Recent box office bomb Pan has a few Razzies mentions including Rooney Mara and Amanda Seyfried for Worst Actress, and director Tom Six got a mention for his senseless uber-horror The Human Centipede: Full Sequence.

There aren’t that many undeserving titles in this year’s Razzies. Love The Coopers wasn’t a bad film by any stretch, although it’s not an especially conventional Christmas film and that may have been what turned people off. Amanda Seyfried‘s performance wasn’t anything to sneer at, especially compared to her work on Pan.

It’s nice to see Sly Stallone get a redemption after years of Razzie nominations, thanks to his and recognition for Creed. It’s also a relief that M Night Shyamalan and Will Smith have both been officially forgiven for After Earth.

All in all, a lot of films to be heartlessly lambasted. But who do you want to take home the prize?

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