The 2016 Razzie Awards Were Announced – The Worst Of The Past Year In Films

For the past 36 years, The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has held a ceremony the night before the Oscars recognizing the worst in film over the past year. Leading the way with six nominations each were the films Fifty Shades of GreyJupiter AscendingPaul Blart: Mall Cop 2, and Pixels. Fantastic Four closely followed at 5 nods.  And for the first time in 25 years, two films tied for Worst Picture.

The recipients (winners) are determined by  paid members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation which include film critics, journalists, cinema goers and industry experts. What are your thoughts on those nominated and those who won? (winner highlighted in red):

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WORST PICTURE

Fantastic Four
Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jupiter Ascending
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Pixels

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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)

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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)

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WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kaley Cuoco (Alvin and the Chipmunks 4: Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer)
Rooney Mara (Pan)
Michelle Monaghan (Pixels)
Julianne Moore (Seventh Son)
Amanda Seyfried (Love the Coopers and Pan)

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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 and His Glued-On Moustache, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James and EITHER His Segue OR His Glued-On Moustache, 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 (Final Sequence)
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Josh Trank, Fantastic Four
Andy and Lana Wachowski, 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 This Year)
M. Night Shyamalan (Perennial RAZZIE nominee & “winner,” director of The Visit)
Will Smith (For following up After Earth with Concussion)
Sylvester Stallone (All-Time RAZZIE Champ, award contender for Creed)

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