Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad And Zoolander 2 Among 2017 Razzies Nominations

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As The Academy finalizes its selection ahead of Tuesday’s grand announcement – expect 2017’s Oscar nominations to be online early tomorrow, January 24 – the nominees for this year’s Annual Golden Raspberry Award (AKA the Razzies) are in, and it’s Zoolander 2 that has the ‘honor’ of leading the pack with nine nominations in total.

Ben Stiller’s “15-years-too-late sequel”  has found its name in the mix for Worst Picture, Worst Actor and Worst Director for Ben Stiller, along with Worst Supporting Actress for Kristen Wiig. It gets worse, too, as Zoolander 2‘s ensemble cast – namely Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson – both got the nod for Worst Supporting Actor.

Elsewhere on the docket, the Razzies selected Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice for a handful of ‘awards,’ most notably Worst Picture and two nominations in the Worst Actor category for Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel and Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader, respectively. Remaining in the DC camp for now, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is up for Worst Supporting Actor – Jared Leto’s Joker, in this instance – and Worst Screenplay, which shouldn’t be all that surprising given Ayer was allegedly given six weeks to hash out a script.

Looking back with the benefit of hindsight, the writer-director conceded that if he was given the opportunity to go back and do things differently, he would, even making Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime the primary villain in a more “grounded story.” Here’s hoping he’ll chalk it up to experience when approaching the upcoming Gotham City Sirens.

Without further ado, here are your nominees for the 37th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards:

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

In keeping with tradition, expect this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards to be distributed just prior to the 89th Academy Awards ceremony on February 25th.