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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Awards Season 2016: Razzies Nominations

And so we come to the awards which provide a nice counterpoint to the pompous, self-indulgent frippery of awards season. Dishonouring the very worst of cinema in the last 12 months, here, for your entertainment and education, are the full list of nominees for the 36th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards:

Fantastic Four
Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jupiter Ascending
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Johnny Depp (Mortdecai)
Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Kevin James (Paul Blart Mall Cop 2)
Adam Sandler (The Cobbler/Pixels)
Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending)

Katherine Heigl (Home Sweet Hell)
Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Mila Kunis (Jupiter Ascending)
Jennifer Lopez (The Boy Next Door)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Mortdecai)

Chevy Chase (Hot Tub Time Machine 2/Vacation)
Josh Gad (Pixels/The Wedding Ringer)
Kevin James (Pixels)
Jason Lee (Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip)
Eddie Redmayne (Jupiter Ascending)

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip/The Wedding Ringer)
Rooney Mara (Pan)
Michelle Monaghan (Pixels)
Julianne Moore (Seventh Son)
Amanda Seyfried (Love The Coopers/Pan)

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Fantastic Four
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

All Four Fantastics (Fantastic Four)
Johnny Depp & His Glued-On Moustache (Mortdecai)
Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Kevin James & EITHER His Segue OR His Glued-On Moustache (Paul Blart Mall Cop 2)
Adam Sandler & Any Pair Of Shoes (The Cobbler)

Andy Fickman (Hot Tub Time Machine 2)
Tom Six (Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence))
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Josh Trank (Fantastic Four)
The Wachowskis (Jupiter Ascending)

Fantastic Four
Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jupiter Ascending
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Fifty Shades Of Grey, Jupiter Ascending and Pixels all have six nominations whilst Fantastic Four and Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 have five. I didn't even realise they were making a sequel to Paul Blart Mall Cop but the fact that it appears here doesn't exactly strike me as a surprise.

The Razzies really wouldn't be the Razzies without the usual ridiculing of Adam Sandler, so it's no surprise to see his name mentioned here several times. Mind you, Pixels was an irredeemable mess (apart from QBert; QBert was cool). Kevin James is in danger of becoming the next Adam Sandler with three 'nominations'. 

Considering the bad press and critical drubbing it got, Terminator Genisys should consider itself lucky to have dodged the Razzie bullet. Similarly, the cast of Fantastic Four are nomination-free (which is a miracle) as is Peter Dinklage, the only main cast member of Pixels to escap scorn (and he should also consider himself lucky). 

This year's Razzie Redeemer nominations- for former Razzie winners or nominees who have redeemed themselves cinematically in the last 12 months- are Elizabeth Banks, M. Night Shyamalan, Will Smith and Sylvester Stallone. You can vote for the winner of this award here.

As usual, the Razzies will be handed out the day before the Oscars, so you get to find out who wins on Saturday 27th February.

That only leaves the big one tomorrow: the Oscar nominations. I will post my nomination predictions shortly.


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