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‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Pixels’ and ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Among Top Razzie Contenders

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“Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Jupiter Ascending,” “Pixels” and “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2” lead the field for the 36th Razzie Awards with six nominations each, followed closely by the “Fantastic Four” reboot with five.

First awarded in 1981, the Razzies (aka the Golden Raspberry Awards) recognizes the worst in film. The winners — or losers, as the case may be — will be presented Feb. 27, the night before the Oscars.

All five of the aforementioned films are nominated for Worst Picture, with worst acting nods also going to “Fifty Shades” stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, “Jupiter Ascending’s” Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne, “Pixels” ensemble Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Michelle Monaghan, and James again for “Paul Blart 2.”

Not to be outdone by its fellow Worst Picture nominees, “Fantastic Four” is also in the running for Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, Worst Director (for Josh Trank and “Alan Smithee?”), Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Combo.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

“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” and “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” [Voice Only] & “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 Mustache, “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, “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2”
Tom Six, Human “Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)”
Sam Taylor-Johnson, “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Josh Trank (& Alan Smithee?), “Fantastic Four”
The Wachowskis (Andy & Lana), “Jupiter Ascending”

“Fantastic Four” 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

Elizabeth Banks (Razzie “winner” for “MOVIE 47,” multiple hit movies in 2015)
M. Night Shyamalan (perennial Razzie nominee and “winner,” director of “The Visit”)
Will Smith (for following up “After Earth” with “Concussion”)
Sylvester Stallone (all-time Razzie champ, award contender for “Creed”)


  • Morgan DeWitt

    I honestly thought Minions was worse than all of these.

  • Brian Langlois

    I hate the Razzies. It’s so easy to be negative. Sure, some of those films weren’t great, but why put so much effort into calling them out? Maybe you didn’t like Mortdecai, but to call Johnny Depp the “worst actor” is untrue and kinda missing the point. It’s a ROLE you didn’t like, not a bad job by the actor.
    Also, I rather liked Jupiter Ascending for what it was.

  • Wil Cifer

    fantastic four should win

  • AmazingSpiderHam

    YO ADRIAN! Hope he gets that award because he actually might show up to get the award and roll with the punches!

  • Darrell

    I just saw Jupiter Ascending this weekend, and am honestly puzzled why people thought it was so bad. I found it enjoyable … although I could have done with about 50 percent less of Mila Kunis falling off of or out of things.

  • red vector

    FF should win a special achievement award in singlehandedly destroying a comic book property from which it will likely never recover from.

  • Trini The-King

    I should see that movie. I thought it did bad because it came out at a bad time.

  • Knave Murdok

    Will Smith had two movies in between After Earth and Concussion.

    Do yer research, bruh.

  • Jason Smith

    50 Shades of Grey.. you gotta look at the source material here.. I mean if anyone could make a semi-coherent work out of that mess.. they deserve an award..

  • macka

    Both Pixels and Jupiter Ascending are very enjoyable movies. Razzie judges are biased.

  • twincast

    It’s still an awful film that romanticizes cult-like brainwashing regardless, though.

  • Jason Smith

    never said the movie or the books were great.. but if anyone can take that terrible book and make a coherent plot out of it.. they should get some kudos.. I just think when you know the book is a badly written piece of shit.. you can’t exactly give the movie a Razzie saying it’s a badly written piece of shit.. when it’s just adapting the crap it was given to begin with..

  • Lalo Martins

    I watched all three and they’re all better than The Force Awakens. But of course, to get clicks, you have to follow the hype mind…

  • Lalo Martins

    I watched all three and they’re all better than The Force Awakens. But of course, to get clicks, you have to follow the hype mind…