Nominations for the 36th Annual Golden Raspberries

Big Budget, High-Profile Movies
Dominate 36th Razzie® Nominations
2015 Redeemer Award Nominees Include
Banks, Shyamalan, Smith and Stallone


36th RAZZIE® NOMINATIONS VIDEO:

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. And 2015’s acting contenders include popular stars like Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, and Kayley Cuoco-Sweeting, previous Oscar® winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Eddie Redmaine and Julianne Moore, and such Razzie Repeat Offenders as Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez and Katherine Heigl. “Winners” will be announced in intentionally tacky ceremonies scheduled for 8pm/PST on Saturday February 27 — Oscar eve.

The choices for Worst Picture include Fifty Shades of Grey (2015’s “Most Successful Bad Movie”) Fantastic 4 (a nearly instant remake that flopped with both critics and movie-goers) Jupiter Ascending (the latest sci-fi fiasco from Andy & Lana Wachowski) Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (a box office hit despite its 95% negative rating at Rotten Tomatoes) and Adam Sandler’s latest excuse for a movie, the 70’s video game-themed Pixels. A complete list of all nominees is included with this press release. There is also a Nominations announcement video on The YouTube RAZZIE Channel.

For this year’s 9 regular Razzie categories, contenders and “winners” are determined by seeking online votes from over 900 Voting Razzie Members throughout 47 U.S. states and 21 foreign countries. For the 10th category, The Razzie Redeemer Award, (which acknowledges past Razzie “winners” who’ve gone on to do better work) the honoree will be decided by a public vote of users at popular movie review website Rotten Tomatoes.

The Razzies were created in 1980 as the comical counterpoint to Tinsel Town’s annual glut of self congratulatory awards by John Wilson, author of The Official Razzie Movie Guide and Everything I Know I Learned At The Movies. For more info on the awards’ or their history, visit The Official Razzie Website or the IMDb, follow the Razzies on Facebook and Twitter, or visit the YouTube RazzieChannel.

36th Annual Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Award Nominations

WORST PICTURE
Fantastic 4
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 Redmaine / Jupiter Ascending

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kayley Cuoco-Sweeting / Alvin & The Chipmunks 4: Road Chip [Voice Only]
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 or SEQUEL
Alvin & The Chipmunks 4: The Road Chip
Fantastic 4
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

36th Annual Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Award Nominations / Cont’d
WORST SCREEN COMBO
All Four “Fantastics” / Fantastic 4
Johnny Depp & His Glued-On Mustache / Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson / Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James & EITHER His Segue OR His Glued-On Mustache / Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler & 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 (& Alan Smithee?) / Fantastic 4
The Wachowskis (Andy & Lana) / Jupiter Ascending

WORST SCREENPLAY
Fantastic 4
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, from Razzie® “winning” Director for Movie 47
to Directing the 2015 hit Pitch Perfect 2
M. Night Shyamalan, from Perennial Razzie® nominee & “winner” to
directing the 2015 horror hit The Visit
Will Smith, for following up Razzie® “wins” for After Earth by starring in Concussion
Sylvester Stallone, from All-Time Razzie® Champ to 2015 Award Contender for Creed

NOMINATIONS PER PICTURE:
Fifty Shades of Grey = 6 (Worst Picture, Actor, Actress, Screen Combo, Director & Screenplay)
Jupiter Ascending = 6 (Worst Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Director & Screenplay)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 = 6 (Worst Picture, Actor, Sequel, Screen Combo, Director & Screenplay)
Pixels = 6 (Worst Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor 2x, Supporting Actress & Screenplay)
Fantastic 4 = 5 (Worst Picture, Remake, Screen Combo, Director & Screenplay)

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