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

by  in Movie News Comment

“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:

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” & “Vacation”
Josh Gad, “Pixels” & “The Wedding Ringer”
Kevin James, “Pixels”
Jason Lee, “Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip”
Eddie Redmayne, “Jupiter Ascending”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
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”

WORST REMAKE/RIP-OFF/SEQUEL
“Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip”
“Fantastic Four”
“Hot Tub Time Machine 2”
“Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)”
“Paul Blart Mall Cop 2”

WORST SCREEN COMBO
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”

WORST DIRECTOR
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”

WORST SCREENPLAY
“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

RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD
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”)