The ballot has been sent to voting members, who will narrow the list from 10 to 14 entries in each category to the final five nominees, which will be announced Jan. 23, the day before the Academy Awards. It remains to be seen whether “Batman v Superman” will actually appear on the final ballot, but given the film’s poor showing among critics, it probably has a good shot.
The film made the shortlist in every category except Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actress. It’s in the running for Worst Picture and Worst Prequel, Remake, Ripoff or Sequel, Worst Screenplay, Worst Director (Zack Snyder), Worst Actor (both Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, who starred in the title roles), Worst (both Jesse Eisenberg, who played Lex Luthor, and Jeremy Irons, who played Alfred Pennyworth). Irons is nominated a second time for his supporting role in “Assassin’s Creed.”
Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” also racked up nominations for Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay, with Jared Leto appearing on shortlist for Worst Actor for his performance as the Joker. Will Smith is also nominated for Worst Actor for his roles in “Suicide Squad” and “Collateral Beauty,” while Margot Robbie received nods for “Suicide Squad” and “The Legend of Tarzan.”
Superhero films have provided plenty of Razzies fodder in the past. Last year, “Fantastic Four” took home Worst Prequel, Remake, Ripoff or Sequel, and tied with “Fifty Shades of Grey” for Worst Picture. Josh Trank also took home Worst Director. Affleck, however, has ridden the Razzies roller coaster. In 2014, he received the Razzie Redeemer Award, which is given to past winners/nominees who have “crossed into more appreciated works.” And yet, he’s back on the Razzies shortlist for his 2016 work.
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