But before then, it’s time to face the absolute worst of the worst with the newly-arrived Golden Raspberry nominations, shortlisting some of the most horrible films of 2013.
The spoof ceremony, founded in 1980 by publicist John Wilson and now in its 34th year, has given the universally-despised Grown Ups 2, starring Adam Sandler and his friends, the lion’s share of nominations this time round, “earning” 8 nominations including Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Sandler), Worst Supporting Actor and Actress (Taylor Lautner and Salma Hayek, respectively), Worst Screenplay, Worst Director, Worst Screen Combo (for the entire cast) and Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.
The Razzies are no stranger to “rewarding” Sandler and his line of work from production company Happy Madison. Most notably, at 2012’s ceremony, Sandler’s infamously terrible Jack and Jill swept the board, winning each and every single award given out at the ceremony, a first in Razzie history. Last year, Sandler received the Worst Actor award for That’s My Boy, which also won the Worst Screenplay prize. Now, with Grown Ups 2‘s multiple nominations, it seems Sandler is back in the torture cage once more.
But he has stiff competition this year. Also shortlisted for Worst Picture are the woeful Shyamalan/Smith sci-fi After Earth (M. Night Shyamalan and Smiths Will and Jaden were all nominated in individual categories); the misguided Johnny Depp western The Lone Ranger (Depp earned a nomination for Worst Actor, though co-star and Lone Ranger of the title Armie Hammer got off lightly); Tyler Perry’s latest “comedy” featuring popular character Madea known as A Madea Christmas (Perry was amusingly nominated for Worst Actress for the cross-gender role); and the starry series of sketches Movie 43 (which renowned film critic Richard Roeper declared to be “the Citizen Kane of awful”, so it HAS to be pretty bad).
Among the notable actors who received nominations for their appalling work over the past year included Ashton Kutcher for Steve Jobs biopic Jobs; Naomi Watts whose Worst Actress nomination includes her awful appearances in Diana and Movie 43 (oddly enough, out of its huge A-list ensemble only Watts and Halle Berry received specific nominations for their work in the film); and Sylvester Stallone, who earns his record 31st nomination for Worst Actor for his three films in 2013 (Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan and Grudge Match).
As is tradition, the Razzies award ceremony is held the night before the Oscars, in this case March 1st 2014.
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A full list of the 34th Annual Golden Raspberry nominations can be read below:
Grown Ups 2
The Lone Ranger
A Madea Christmas
Johnny Depp – The Lone Ranger
Ashton Kutcher – Jobs
Adam Sandler – Grown Ups 2
Jaden Smith – After Earth
Sylvester Stallone – Bullet To The Head, Escape Plan, Grudge Match
Halle Berry – Movie 43, The Call
Selena Gomez – Getaway
Lindsay Lohan – The Canyons
Tyler Perry – A Madea Christmas
Naomi Watts – Diana, Movie 43
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lady Gaga – Machete Kills
Salma Hayek – Grown Ups 2
Katherine Heigl – The Big Wedding
Kim Kardashian – Tyler Perry�s Temptation
Lindsay Lohan – In-App-Propriate Comedy, Scary Movie 5
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chris Brown – Battle Of The Year
Larry the Cable Guy – A Madea Christmas
Taylor Lautner – Grown Ups 2
Will Smith – After Earth
Nick Swardson – A Haunted House, Grown Ups 2
The 13 People Who Directed Movie 43
Dennis Dugan – Grown Ups 2
Tyler Perry – A Madea Christmas, Temptation
M. Night Shyamalan – After Earth
Gore Verbinski – The Lone Ranger
WORST SCREEN COMBO
The Entire Cast of Groan-Ups, Too
The Entire Cast of Movie 43
Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen – Scary Movie 5
Tyler Perry & EITHER Larry the Cable Guy OR That Worn-Out Wig & Dress – A Madea Christmas
Jaden Smith & Will Smith on Planet Nepotism – After Earth
After Earth – Screenplay by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan, Story by Will Smith
Grown Ups 2 – Written by Fred Wolfe & Adam Sandler & Tim Herlihy
The Lone Ranger – Screen Story & Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Justin Haythe & Terry Rosso
A Madea Christmas – Written by Tyler Perry
Movie 43 – Written by 19 “Screenwriters”
WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
Grown Ups 2
The Lone Ranger
Scary Movie 5
Tomorrow, the Academy Awards finally unveil their nominations! Stay tuned to see who is in with a chance to take home Oscar gold…