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‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ And Adam Sandler Dominate The 2016 Razzie Nominations

To paraphrase one of this year’s nominees, the Razzies don’t make love to movies. They f*ck them over. Hard. The Golden Raspberry Awards have been acknowledging the worst cinema has to offer since 1981, when the first ceremony was held in founder John J.B. Wilson’s living room. There’s much better bad movie #content out there — Mystery Science Theater 3000, the How Did This Get Made and Flop House podcasts, etc. — but the Razzies are still around, because who else would hold Adam Sandler accountable for his sins?

The Ridiculous Six (which just missed the cut) star was nominated in multiple categories for The Cobbler and Pixels, including Worst Picture, Worst Actor, and Worst Screen Combo (“Adam Sandler and any pair of shoes”). Pixels is also up for Worst Supporting Actor (Josh Gad and Kevin James), Worst Supporting Actress (Michelle Monaghan), and Worst Screenplay.

Also leading the pack, with six nominations each: Fifty Shades of Grey, Jupiter Ascending, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. It was a bad year for Kevin James, until you remember he got paid tens of millions to star in Pixels and Paul Blart. So, it was actually the best year of his life, hellfire reviews notwithstanding.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

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

Razzies Redeemer Award

Elizabeth Banks
M. Night Shyamalan
Will Smith
Sylvester Stallone

I don’t care if M. Night Shyamalan directs the next Mad Max. He will not be redeemed, not after the Razzie-winning catastrophe that was The Last Airbender. Anyway, the winners (losers?) will be announced on Feb. 27.

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