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Paul Donovan

Yes, this is a real thing. It's the opposite of the Oscars. The 36th annual Golden Raspberry nominees have been announced.

1980, the Golden Raspberry Awards (The "Razzies") were started to celebrate the worst in film. The Razzies have nine regular categories, and one special category called The Redeemer, which honors people who have "won" Razzies in the past but did something good this year. (Source: www.razzies.com)

Here are this year's nominees, and my picks: (note: I do not agree with all of these, so I awarded my own Razzie to a different "winner" in a few categories)

Worst Actor Nominees

  • Johnny Depp for Mortdecai
  • Jamie Dornan for Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Kevin James for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  • Channing Tatum for Jupiter Ascending
  • Adam Sandler for two movies: Pixels and The Cobbler

My pick: Adam Sandler, and I would throw in a third movie, The Ridiculous Six, even though it's not eligible for an award.

Worst Actress Nominees

  • Katherine Heigl for Home Sweet Hell
  • Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Mila Kunis for Jupiter Ascending
  • Jennifer Lopez for The Boy Next Door
  • Gwyneth Paltrow for Mortdecai

My pick: my own Razzie goes to Cassidy Gifford, from The Gallows


Worst Supporting Actor Nominees

  • Chevy Chase for two movies: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Vacation
  • Josh Gad for two movies: Pixels and The Wedding Ringer
  • Kevin James for Pixels
  • Jason Lee for Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • Eddie Redmayne for Jupiter Ascending

My pick: Kevin James

Worst Supporting Actress Nominees

  • Kaley Cuoco: for two movies - Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, and The Wedding Ringer
  • Rooney Mara for Pan
  • Michelle Monaghan for Pixels
  • Julianne Moore for Seventh Son
  • Amanda Seyfried for two movies: Love the Coopers and Pan

My pick: my own Razzie goes to Kirby Bliss Blanton for The Green Inferno


Worst Director Nominees

  • Andy Fickman for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  • Tom Six for The Human Centipede 3
  • Sam Taylor-Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Josh Trank for Fantastic Four
  • The Wachowskis for Jupiter Ascending

My pick: Josh Trank (although I know it's not really his fault)

Worst Picture Nominees

  • Fantastic Four
  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Pixels

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

  • Jupiter Ascending

My Pick: Fantastic Four


Worst Prequel, Remake, Sequel, or Rip-off

  • Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • Fantastic Four

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

  • The Human Centipede 3

  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2

My pick: My own Razzie goes to Vacation


Worst Screenplay Nominees

  • Fantastic Four
  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Pixels

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

  • Jupiter Ascending

My Pick: Fantastic Four


Worst Screen Combo

  • All four "Fantastics" (Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell) in Fantastic Four
  • Johnny Depp and his glued-on mustache in Mortdecai

  • Adam Sandler and any pair of shoes in The Cobbler

  • Kevin James and either his Segway or his glued-on mustache in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

  • Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey

My Pick: My own Razzie goes to Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould for the two kids in The Visit


Special category: The Redeemer Award Nominees

  • Elizabeth Banks for going from Movie 43 to Pitch Perfect 2
  • M. Night Shyamalan for going from one of the most nominated Razzie directors to The Visit

  • Will Smith for going from After Earth to Concussion

  • Sylvester Stallone for going from all-time Razzie champ to Creed

My Pick: Sylvester Stallone

The official winners will be announced on February 27 - the day before the Academy Awards.

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