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Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Tyler Perry, Halle Berry Lead 2014 RAZZIE Nominations

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by Tambay A. Obenson
January 15, 2014 12:39 PM
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Making sure it doesn't get forgotten amid all the Golden Globes/Academy Awards chatter, the RAZZIE folks have unveiled their nominees - but not of the year's best; rather, of the year's worst in American cinema.

And, unlike the Oscars, and the Globes, black performers and films are well represented here - in almost every category! Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Tyler Perry (I think he's nominated every year), and Halle Berry (she's won at least once before) lead the pack.

For the first time in their history, the RAZZIES are also working to broadcast their ceremony this year, and have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise about $35,000. To contribute to the campaign, and help fund the broadcast, click HERE.

Here's everything an the kitchen sink via press release:

Garnering their first ever RAZZIE nods are some of the silver screen’s most recognizable luminaries, including past Oscar nominees Johnny Depp and Naomi Watts as well as up-and-comers making crummy choices like Jaden Smith and Selena Gomez

The list also includes several “Repeat Offenders,” returning for more pie-in-the-face/light-hearted joshing from the only folks whose statuette no one wants to win. 

Going for a possible 3rd Worst Actor “win” in a row, Adam Sandler is back, alongside such RAZZIE stalwarts (and past “winners”) as Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, Taylor Lautner, Tyler Perry and The Awl Time RAZZIE Cham-Peeen Sylvester Stallone, snagging a staggering 31st nomination for three 2013 dogs, BULLET TO THE HEAD, ESCAPE PLAN and GRUDGE MATCH.

Among this year’s five Worst Picture contenders are a real life father and son (Will and Jaden Smith) in a sci-fi epic set on “Planet Nepotism,” AFTER EARTH; Sandler’s latest summer-vacation-masquerading-as-a-movie, GROWN UPS #2; A shockingly star-studded cast in a major dud that came off as an X-rated rip-off of Love American Style, MOVIE 43: Tyler Perry’s 37th Man-in-a-Dress Drag-Fest A MADEA CHRISTMAS: and The Year’s Biggest B.O. Bust, Dizz-Knee’s flat-footed remake of THE LONE RANGER. A complete list of all nominees is included below.

For 8 of this year’s 9 RAZZIE categories, contenders were determined by seeking online votes from some 750 G.R.A.F. Members in 47 U.S. states and 13 foreign countries. Nominations for the 9th category, Worst Screen Combo, were determined by votes from nearly 62,000 users at the popular movie review website Rotten Tomatoes.com. “Winners” in all categories will be announced on the now traditional date of “Oscar Eve,” Saturday, March 1.

WORST PICTURE

After Earth

Grown Ups 2

The Lone Ranger

A Madea Christmas

Movie 43

WORST ACTOR

Johnny Depp: The Lone Ranger

Ashton Kutcher: Jobs

Adam Sandler: Grown Ups 2

Jaden Smith: After Earth

Sylvester Stallone: Bullet To The HeadEscape PlanGrudge Match

WORST ACTRESS

Halle Berry: Movie 43The Call

Selena Gomez: Getaway

Lindsay Lohan: The Canyons

Tyler Perry: A Madea Christmas

Naomi Watts: DianaMovie 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

WORST DIRECTOR

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

WORST SCREENPLAY

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

Hangover III

The Lone Ranger

Scary Movie 5

Smurfs 2

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9 Comments

  • Bobo | March 2, 2014 10:56 AMReply

    A CHILD named worst actor? Boycott, sue, firebomb [not really], blacklist [really] the sociopathic organization that runs the Razzys and its perpetrators. Is a child abuse charge possible? Call CPS!

  • Guyver | January 19, 2014 2:28 PMReply

    Any Black person who thinks that After Earth was a bad movie, and didn't understand why whites hated that movie is truly enslaved mentally and clueless about what's really going on. It is a movie about a Black father, teaching his son to be a man... period.

  • Sergio | January 19, 2014 2:40 PM

    Yeah despite that, it still sucked big time

  • saigautham | January 15, 2014 10:32 PMReply

    Your Comment totally agree with u,..the call was a decent thriller at the least...moreover halle did her part well...which although doesnt deserve any awards...not a razzie nomination totally

  • Mya | January 15, 2014 8:08 PMReply

    This award show is racist! They mostly nominate black actors.... As if it isn't hard for blacks to make it in the industry already.

  • brown bomber | January 15, 2014 2:40 PMReply

    1st Up Halle Berry does not deserve to be on this! The only complaints critics and audience had on The Call was in relation to he "lousy" ending. Other than that most people agreed it was a pretty decent thriller and did the business at the BO office vs budget, and some overseas.

    Re Movie 43 EVERYONE should have been nominated, so this if flat out selecting out an artist to be a scapegoat at their expense. Movie 43 did NO business and was slaughtered by the critics and audience alike. But how many people were in that movie??? And only Halle gets a nomination.

    Ohhhh ... SNAP! I just realised they nominated Tyler Perry in Best Actress category. I think industry standard is...even if you play a woman, and your a man. It's still Best Actor, okay!

  • beemooree | January 15, 2014 4:25 PM

    exactly. the call was good imo. Most ppl complained about the ending and her wig. I enjoyed it though

  • dave's deluxe | January 15, 2014 2:58 PM

    OH SNAP..LOL!! I, too, just noticed TP's nom was a "Worst Actress" nod. Well, you get what you pay for, I suppose. Moving on.

  • Monique a Williams | January 15, 2014 1:45 PMReply

    Grown Ups 2 was absolutely awful!!

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