Erotic romance drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” and action-comedy “Pixels” are leading with six nomination each at 36th annual Razzie Awards, which celebrate the worst in Hollywood movies every year.
Stars who have landed in the worst performers list include some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as Johnny Depp, Mila Kunis, Oscar-winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Eddie Redmayne.
“Fifty Shades of Grey”, a film adaptation of E L James’ 2011 novel of the same name, will compete with “Pixels”, “Fantastic Four”, “Jupiter Ascending” and “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2” for the worst picture of the year title at Razzies.
“Fifty Shades…” lead stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who portrayed the role of Christian Gray and Anastasia Steele, are also nominated in the worst actor and actress categories besides the worst screen combo.
The film’s helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is not directing the film’s sequel, is nominated for the worst director apart from Kelly Marcel for worst screenplay.
Sandler, who often finds himself in the list of Razzies, has landed there once again for two of his movies — “Pixels” and “The Cobbler”.
Giving him company in the worst actor category are Depp (‘Mortdecai’). His glued-on mustache in the movie has garnered him a second nod. Sandler’s “Pixels” co-star Kevin James (‘Paul Blart Mall Cop 2’), Channing Tatum (‘Jupiter Ascending’) and Dornan are the other nominees.
Box office dud “Fantastic Four” has five nominations including the worst remake or sequel, worst sceen combo for Kate Mara and Jamie Bell and worst director for Josh Trank.
Katherine Heigl (‘Home Sweet Hell’), Johnson (‘Fifty Shades of Grey’), Kunis (‘Jupiter Ascending’), Jennifer Lopez (‘The Boy Next Door’) and Paltrow (‘Mortdecai’) are nominated for the worst actress title.
Worst supporting actor nominees are Chevy Chase for “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” and “Vacation”; Josh Gad for “Pixels” and “The Wedding Ringer”; James for “Pixels”; Jason Lee “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip”; Redmayne for “Jupiter Ascending.”
Worst supporting actress nominations include Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting “Alvin and the Chipmunks : Road Chip”, and “The Wedding Ringer”; Rooney Mara “Pan”; Michelle Monaghan for “Pixels”; Oscar-winner Julianne Moore for “Seventh Son”; Amanda Seyfried for “Love the Coopers” and her brief role in
The other categories in which Hollywood movies have been nominated include worst remake or sequel, worst screen combo, worst director, worst screenplay besides the Razzies redeemer award for Elizabeth Banks, M Night Shyamalan, Will Smith and Sylvester Stallone.
The winners of Razzies, also known as Golden Raspberry Awards, will be announced on February 27, the night before the 88th annual Academy Awards.