I’d Like to Thank the Academy for Screwing Me Over.
When it comes time for studios to pick which films to produce and for actors to choose what roles they’d like to accept or audition for, Hollywood can really be a gamble.
Audiences are fickle and their tastes are ever-changing. Even a film with all signs pointing towards “yes” might be a bomb in the box office. Some of the year’s most anticipated movies often end up being the most criticized. And while the best films of the year have the Oscars to praise them, the worst of the worst have the Razzies.
The Golden Raspberry Awards were first held in 1981, the same day as that year’s Academy Awards. To this day, the Razzies occur the day before the Oscars as a irreverent and humorous parody to Hollywood’s biggest award night.
Now that the nominations are out, these are at the top — that is, bottom — of the list!
Did you love or loathe the films on this list?
Though each of them is already an established actor, nobody’s career is completely free from blemish. This year’s nominees for Worst Actor are:
Johnny Depp, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler, The Cobbler and Pixels
Channing Tatum, Jupiter Ascending
Double ouch for Adam Sandler, who was nominated for roles in two separate movies!
Similarly to the actors, none of these actresses are likely to experience even the slightest snag in their career for their nominations as Worst Actress in this year’s Razzies:
Katherine Heigl, Home Sweet Hell
Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Mila Kunis, Jupiter Ascending
Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mortdecai
Looks like the judges really didn’t like the acting in Mortdecai, but will that film earn a nomination for worst overall?