Razzie Nominations Prove as Tirelessly Irrelevant as Usual

In an age when the immediate mockery of bad movies is just a click away—such a right here on this site—the Razzie Awards nonetheless persist as an annual, dated tradition of quite literally sticking one’s tongue out at the worst of cinema. This year’s Razzie nominees have just been announced, and they manage to feel even less relevant and hopelessly pointless than usual thanks to their being unequivocally wrong.

Is Independence Day: Resurgence a worse film than, say, Nine Lives? Was Ben Affleck’s acting what mucked up Batman v Superman? Was Julia Roberts actually bad in Mother’s Day? Again, honestly, did you see fucking Nine Lives? The answer to all of these questions is almost certainly no, yet those are the takeaways you’d get looking at this list of nominees that brings up Dirty Grandpa more times than anyone else on Earth has since the film’s release.

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 Medea 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 Medea 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 Medea 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

Should you care whether Gods of Egypt was award-winning horrible or just regular unwatchable, the Razzie winners will be announced February 25.

  • Mason Whitlark

    Did they not see Norm of the North? That would win every category no problem

  • jaime_arg

    Certainly there were worse actors in 2016 feature films than those listed, right? Or is it only OK to make fun of big names?

    • Certainly! It’s such a poor list. Where is Jennifer Garner in that awful religious film, and that film itself? Though the voting body is seemingly made up of people willing to pay like $25 a year to be a part of it, so I guess that’s what you get.

  • Brian Shinn

    My morbid curiosity brought me around to watching Gods of Epypt. Holy cow! What a pile!