‘Zoolander 2,’ ‘Batman v Superman’ Lead Razzie Award Nominations

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Zoolander 2” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” are among “the crop of cinematic crap in 2016” leading the 37th Annual Razzie Award nominations, with nine and eight nods, respectively.

The two films are up for worst picture, and worst prequel, remake, rip-off, or sequel. Other worst movie Razzie nominees are the Robert De Niro comedy “Dirty Grandpa”; sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence,” starring Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum; fantasy adventure “Gods of Egypt,” and documentary “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.”

Described as the “15-years-too-late sequel” in the press release, “Zoolander 2” received eight Razzie nominations, including for its director and star Ben Stiller, as well as co-stars Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Kristen Wiig.

“WTF comic book battle-royale” “Batman v Superman” also nabbed Razzie nods for worst screenplay and worst actor for both stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Gerard Butler (“Gods of Egypt” and “London Has Fallen”), De Niro (“Dirty Grandpa”), and Dinesh D’Souza (“Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party”) round out the category.

Meanwhile, the worst actress nominees are Megan Fox (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”), Tyler Perry (“Boo! A Madea Halloween”), Julia Roberts (“Mother’s Day”), Becky Turner (“Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party”), Naomi Watts (“Divergent Series: Allegiant” and “Shut-In”), and Watts’ “Allegiant” costar Shailene Woodley.

This year’s worst achievement in film categories were expanded from five to six contenders. The annual award show will be held on Feb. 25 — the day before the Academy Awards.

Here’s the full list of 2017 Razzies nominees:

WORST PICTURE

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Dirty Grandpa

Gods of Egypt

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Independence Day: Resurgence

Zoolander No. 2

WORST ACTOR

Ben Affleck / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Gerard Butler / Gods of Egypt & London Has Fallen

Henry Cavill / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Robert De Niro / Dirty Grandpa

Dinesh D’Souza [as Himself] Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Ben Stiller / Zoolander No. 2

WORST ACTRESS

Megan Fox / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Tyler Perry / Boo! A Madea Halloween

Julia Roberts / Mother’s Day

Becky Turner [as Hillary Clinton] Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Naomi Watts / Divergent Series: Allegiant & Shut-In

Shailene Woodley / Divergent Series: Allegiant

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Julianne Hough / Dirty Grandpa

Kate Hudson / Mother’s Day

Aubrey Plaza / Dirty Grandpa

Jane Seymour / Fifty Shades of Black

Sela Ward / Independence Day: Resurgence

Kristen Wiig / Zoolander No. 2

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Nicolas Cage / Snowden

Johnny Depp / Alice Through the Looking Glass

Will Ferrell / Zoolander No. 2

Jesse Eisenberg / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Jared Leto / Suicide Squad

Owen Wilson / Zoolander No. 2

WORST SCREEN COMBO

Ben Affleck & His BFF (Baddest Foe Forever) Henry Cavill / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Any 2 Egyptian Gods or Mortals / Gods of Egypt

Johnny Depp & His Vomitously Vibrant Costume / Alice Through the Looking Glass

The Entire Cast of Once Respected Actors / Collateral Beauty

Tyler Perry & That Same Old Worn Out Wig / Boo! A Madea Halloween

Ben Stiller and His BFF (Barely Funny Friend) Owen Wilson / Zoolander No. 2

WORST DIRECTOR

Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley / Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Roland Emmerich / Independence Day: Resurgence

Tyler Perry / Boo! A Madea Halloween

Alex Proyas / Gods of Egypt

Zack Snyder / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Stiller / Zoolander No. 2

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Dawn of Justice

Fifty Shades of Black

Independence Day: Resurgence

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Zoolander No. 2

WORST SCREENPLAY

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Dirty Grandpa

Gods of Egypt

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Independence Day: Resurgence

Suicide Squad

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  1. Andy Nystrom says:

    I agree that the Razzies aren’t meant to be taken seriously (the worst movie of the year was probably some classroom project that doesn’t deserve the same scrutiny as a Hollywood movie). That said, regarding Batman v Superman, I think Ben Affleck was (with Amy Adams) one of its two best actors. Jesse Eisenberg OTOH seemed to be in a campier movie than everyone else and deserves the nod.

  2. Bobbi says:

    It’s always fun to see who will be nominated for a “Razzie”. These actors are professional and have given amazing performances…it really depends on the plot, script and direction. This award is tongue n’ cheek and the recognition should be considered a fun and silly honor.

  3. Steef Pip says:

    Such bullshit! You guys most have not seen a lot of movies if you consider BvS the “worst” of all these things. But continue to cream yourself over Marvel critics.

  4. Jacob says:

    You all do realize that the Razzies are not meant to be taken seriously, right? Yet, you’re acting as if they are the “be-all, end-all” of crappy movies. Take it for just what it is.

  5. Lex says:

    If we’re getting political then let’s have ‘Most aloof president: Barry’. Most overhyped presidency: ‘Barry’.
    Sleaziest president: ‘Billy bob Clinton’.

  6. Dawn says:

    Totally disagree…B vs S was a great movie. Ben and Henry were good performances and the soundtrack was very captivating!

  7. Steve says:

    Hooray for all the “love” given to Hillary’s America. It should at least “win” Worst Screenplay, because of D’Souza’s generous use of “alternative facts”.

    Boo to giving Naomi Watts anything with “worst” attached to it.

  8. Gustavo H.R. says:

    ‘Morgan’ should win.

  9. Drew Gars says:

    YES!! Dinesh D’Souza got razzied!!!

  10. Political correctness almost certainly played a role in the dreadful Ghostbusters reboot getting completely shut out here (and anyone who didn’t think that was a bad movie HAS to see the Amazing Atheist take it down on YouTube).

  11. Batman vs Superman was way better than Suicide Squad. But these nominations are always funny to read.

  12. Viewer says:

    What? No noms for “Ben-Hur”??? Or “Ghostbusters”?? Or “Rules Don’t Apply”?? Or “The Brothers Grimsby”?? Or “Money Monster”???

  13. Jo Mama says:

    This is way off, by and large, except for Dirty Grandpa. These films were much more enjoyed than the awards season trash that passes as prestige nowadays.

    • Kate H says:

      Keep the faith! One day, yes one day, there will be no more mocking laughter when you declare ‘Batman v Superman’ to be the pinnacle of cinematic art and it will bask in the glory that it truly deserves.

      • Idiotland says:

        Maybe one day you’ll see a movie and decide for yourself whether it’s good or not on your own instead of going along with the herd or parroting others comments.

  14. Horatio says:

    Not a lot of surprises except Nicolas Cage for “Snowden”. I mean, really? It may not have been one of his best performances, but it was a fine turn. I honestly don’t know, why they did include him in that list.

    • John the Great says:

      Why? Because he’s Nic Cage… Deserved? Not by a long shot. He is making 5 movies/year where pretty much all of them are crap with crappy performances from him, but they “chose” to pick the only decent one he made, where in his 10 mins (if much) of screen time he delivers a perfectly normal performance. The razzies are a joke of an award. Always were always will be. Only thing they do is target good actors (not always, but it’s getting more and more common) to nominate them from the work they made in a bad movie, even if their performance wasn’t bad. BvS is another example of a movie that wasn’t that bad and they nominate the hell out of it. Other more deserving big titles didn’t get a single nod… Ben Affleck gets another nod after recently getting a “redeeming” award from them. What a joke they are.

    • Actually, it was probably one of his BETTER performances, if you ask me.

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