‘Zoolander 2’ and ‘Batman v Superman’ Tie For The Most Razzie Nominations

If it’s the day before the Academy Awards nominations are announced, then it must be the day the Golden Raspberry Awards nominations are revealed. “The Razzies” are the awards body that highlights the worst movies of the year, and although they have a long and storied history of taking cheap shots at obvious but not necessarily deserving targets, they’re still one of the only organizations that acknowledges – when all is said and done – that sometimes movies suck. And if nothing else we do appreciate that.

But this year there seems to be a bit of a problem. Most outlets are reporting that Zoolander 2 leads the pack of nominations with nine total, and that Batman v Superman comes in second with eight. That count seems to have come from the press release at (found here at Razzies.com), but that press release only lists eight nominations for Zoolander 2: Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor (twice), Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Screen Combo and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.

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Unless somehow a category was left off of the press release, it seems as though a clerical error has probably been made. It seems unlikely that “Worst Screen Combo” counts as two nominations, for both Ben Stiller and his Zoolander 2 co-star Owen Wilson, since Batman v Superman was also nominated in that category and that would push that film’s total nominations to nine, which would – again – tie it with Zoolander 2.

It’s highly unlikely that this is anything sinister, it’s probably just a typo. Either Zoolander 2 had another nomination that got left off the ballot by mistake, or the press release had an inaccurate count. For now, here are the list of nominees in each of the Razzies’ categories.

 

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 Madea 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 Madea 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 Madea 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

 

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William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series Most CravedRapid Reviews and What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.