Nominations for the 36th Annual Razzie Awards announced
For the 36th year in a row, The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has announced the nominations for the Razzie Awards right before the Oscar nominations take place tomorrow morning. You can check out their announcement below, followed by the nominations list. Do you agree with what the Razzie Awards are calling the worst of 2015?
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.
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.
36th Annual Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Awards Nominees
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
WORST SCREEN COMBO
RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD