Razzie Nominations: Adam Sandler, ‘Grown Ups 2′ Dominate Worst of Honors

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Jaden Smith’s “After Earth” and Johnny Depp’s “The Lone Ranger” among (dis)honorees

Adam Sandler dominated the Razzie Awards Wednesday, as voters for Hollywood’s most dubious honor, showered “Grown Ups 2″ with eight nominations.

The annual awards recognize the worst movies and performances.  Sandler’s comedy sequel was panned by critics, earning a doleful 7 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and now is in the running for Worst Film, Worst Actor, and Worst Supporting Actor and Actress for Taylor Lautner and Salma Hayek.  If Sandler wins Worst Actor, it will be his third victory in a row, coming on the heels of “That’s My Boy” and “Jack & Jill.”

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Also earning a spot in the annals of shame were “A Madea Christmas,” “Movie 43″ and “After Earth,” all of which picked up six nominations. “Madea” star Taylor Perry was actually cited in the Worst Actress category for his cross-dressing performance.

Pity poor Sylvester Stallone. The aging action star’s three films (“Grudge Match,” “Bullet to the Head” and “Escape Plan”) were all deemed among the year’s worst acting.

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Johnny Depp has charged a vast critical conspiracy for the failure of “The Lone Ranger,” but the actor found no sympathy among Razzie voters, who gave the box office bomb five nominations, including one for Worst Picture. Depp’s work as a bird-wearing Tonto was among the five Worst Actor nominees.

Winners of this year’s Razzies will be announced March 1, which is the day before the Academy Awards. Occasionally, as in the case of Sandra Bullock and Halle Berry, victors even show up to collect their statue.

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 HEAD, ESCAPE PLAN and GRUDGE MATCH

 

WORST ACTRESS

Halle Berry / THE CALL and MOVIE 43

Selena Gomez / GETAWAY

Lindsay Lohan / THE CANYONS

Tyler Perry / A MADEA CHRISTMAS

Naomi Watts / DIANA and MOVIE 43

 

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Lady Gaga / MACHETTE KILLS

Salma Hayek / GROWN-UPS 2

Katherine Heigl / THE BIG WEDDING

Kim Kardashian / Tyler Perry’s TEMPTATION

Lindsay Lohan / IN-APP-PROPRIATE COMEDY and 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 and GROWN-UPS 2

 

WORST DIRECTOR 

The 13 People Who Directed MOVIE 43

Dennis Dugan / GROWN-UPS 2

Tyler Perry / A MADEA CHRISTMAS and 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 XMAS

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