The Razzie Awards were very generous to one particular film that graced the big screen in 2013. Grown Ups 2 leads the pack for the most number of Razzie nominations. The film received a total of eight nominations at the mock awards show on Wednesday, two of which were for worst picture and worst actor. Will Smith’s film After Earth was a close second to Grown Ups 2, receiving six nominations, as was Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, which also received six. Rounding out the four films vying for the Razzie Award is Movie 43. Has anyone even heard of that one? Surely someone has since it starred Halle Berry. Oh, and she received a Razzie nomination for Worst Actress–and a second one, too, for The Call.
Of course the Razzies aren’t voted on by fans, but rather an exclusive group of Hollywood naysayers who love to point out film flops. The Razzie winners are chosen by 750 members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation as well as votes from 62,000 users of the film review website, RottenTomatoes.com.
Despite the number of Razzies it received, Grown Ups 2 was still recognized during the Peoples Choice Awards when Adam Sandler received the award for Favorite Comedic Actor.
— Grown Ups 2 (@GrownUpsMovie) January 9, 2014
Yes, the Peoples Choice winner, Adam Sandler, also leads the Razzies pack for Worst Actor, along with Ashton Kutcher for his role in Jobs. Poor Sylvester Stallone–he received three nominations for Worst Actor for his roles in Grudge Match, Escape Plan and Bullet to the Head.
To add insult to injury, The Razzies hand out these awards on the eve of the Oscars. Stay tuned for the March 1st announcement to see which films and which actors “win.”
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