Fifty Shades of Grey is all tied up with Pixels, Jupiter Ascending and Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 for the most nominations at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards celebrating the worst in cinema. The films led the Razzies line-up Wednesday with six nods each, including worst picture and worst actor for Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey, Kevin James in Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, Channing Tatum in Jupiter Ascending and Adam Sandler in Pixels and The Cobbler.
The other worst picture nominee is the superhero flop Fantastic Four. The announcement of the Razzies comes ahead of Thursday’s Oscar nominations. In an outrageous nomination, Johnny Depp’s impossible glued-on moustache was in the reckoning for worst screen combo.
The tongue-in-cheek Razzies, created in 1980, serve as an antidote to Hollywood’s prestigious Oscars ceremony, as organizers choose to bestow winners of the year’s worst films with a gold spray-painted trophy worth $4.97.
Stallone, who won his first Golden Globe last week for reprising his iconic role as Rocky Balboa in Creed, is nominated for the Razzie Redeemer Award, going from an “all-time Razzie champ to 2015 award contender.”
He will compete for the title with Will Smith, nominated for his redeeming role in Concussion, actor-director Elizabeth Banks for directing the hit Pitch Perfect 2 and horror filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan for directing hit horror The Visit after a slew of flops.
Winners of the Razzies are voted for online by around 900 members of the Razzies committee, and anyone can sign up to vote, with memberships starting at $40.
The “tacky” Razzies ceremony are traditionally held in Hollywood on the night before the Feb. 28 Oscars ceremony, and those honored seldom show up.
Here goes the terrible and the outrageous from 2015 which made it to Razzie shortlist...
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).
Razzies redeemer award: Elizabeth Banks, M. Night Shyamalan, Will Smith and Sylvester Stallone.