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The 2016 Razzie Nominees Look For Redemption

The 2016 Razzie Nominees Look For Redemption

Every year, the biggest names in Hollywood come together to honor the best of the best in film making at the annual Academy Awards of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a.k.a The Oscars.

This article is not about the best. In fact, it’s about the opposite.

February 27, the night before the 2016 Oscars, will be the Razzie Awards. The Razzies are an annual tribute to the worst films and actors of the year. These awards only go to major motion pictures so, thankfully, my terrible art film from college can’t be nominated. The Razzie’s official website even states, “All five films up for Worst Picture at this year’s 36th Annual Razzie® Awards are big budget/high profile productions that have no excuse for being among the year’s ‘berry’ worst.”

So who and what are in the running for the 2016 Razzies? Your nominees are:

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 and the Chipmunks: Road Chip
Eddie Redmayne, Jupiter Ascending

Worst Supporting Actress
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alvin and 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 or Sequel
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Fantastic Four
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Human Centipede 3
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Worst Screen Combo
Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell, Fantastic Four
Johnny Depp and his glued-on mustache, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James and either his Segway or glued-on mustache, 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
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Josh Trank, Fantastic Four
Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending

Worst Screenplay
Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank, Fantastic Four
Kelly Marcel, Fifty Shades of Grey
Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending
Kevin James and Nick Bakay, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, Pixels

There is one additional category that isn’t so bad. That’s the Razzies Redeemer Award for previous Razzie “winning” actors and directors who are making a comeback from a previously not-so-great year. Those nominees are:

Razzies Redeemer Award
Elizabeth Banks
M. Night Shyamalan
Will Smith
Sylvester Stallone

The winner of the Redeemer Award will be chosen by public vote on the Rotten Tomatoes website, so you still have a chance to decide who you deem most worthy of redemption.

Which of the nominees do you think is most deserving of a Razzie? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: MGM/New Line/IMDB

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