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The 2014 Razzie Nominations for Worst Picture

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | January 15, 2014 | Comments ()


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The Golden Raspberry Awards have been announced, and — as in past years — the selection committee tends to nominate those films that are popularly bad, rather than the actual worst films. I’ve seen all the worst picture nominees, and they were all very bad, but not as bad as less popular bad films like, say, Harrison Ford’s Paranoia or Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven. The Lone Ranger was bad, but bad for what it was — a $200 million film starring Johnny Depp — instead of being bad relative to everything else (it was ultimately slightly less than mediocre, and entirely too long).

Here’s your Worst Picture nominees. Awards will be handed out the day before Oscars, on March 1st. The complete list of nominees can be found here.

Grown Ups 2. 6 nominations, including noms for worst picture, sequel, ensemble, screenplay, lead actor for Adam Sandler, supporting actor for Taylor Lautner, supporting actress for Salma Hayek and director for Dennis Dugan.

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Movie 43. 6 nominations, including worst picture, screenplay and ensemble, and supporting actress noms for Halle Berry and Naomi Watts.

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After Earth. Six nominations, for worst picture, screenplay and ensemble, and worst actor noms for Will and Jaden Smith.

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A Madea Christmas. Six nominations, for worst picture, screenplay and ensemble, and acting noms for Tyler Perry and Larry the Cable Guy.

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The Lone Ranger. 5 nominations, including for worst actor (Johnny Depp), worst rip-off, worst director (Gore Verbinski) and worst screenplay.

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  • xhikari

    This is gonna be a tight fight between Grown Ups 2 and A Madea Christmas...and yes I don't think Lone Ranger deserves the hate it gets, though I am not really supporting it either.

  • e jerry powell

    How does one "support" a worst picture nomination?

    ;-)

  • xhikari

    Trust me, I would throw in a cheerleader routine for Grown Ups 2 to win Razzies ..... that's support! ;)

  • carrie

    Halle Berry doesn't deserve to be nod for THE CALL

  • Sean

    You are right. The CALL was not a good movie. But it wasn't a horrible one either. Berry was mildly bad. Not Razzie bad.

  • e jerry powell

    I think it's more like the 1929 Oscars, where the performers are being nominated for a year's body of work than for a single horrific achievement somehow.

  • e jerry powell

    Huh?

  • Pitry

    I'm unhappy that Jaden Smith was cited. He's a teenager, and even if his parents are completely irresponsible and pushing him into showbiz, he's still a teenager. It's Will Smith who should be getting the flack.

  • He'll be fine. He'll get over it and his dad will put him in another movie no one will want to see.

  • e jerry powell

    "He'll be fine. He'll get over it and his dad will put him in yet another movie no one will want to see."

    FTFY.

  • e jerry powell

    Why did they bother nominating anyone other than Tyler Perry and Larry the Cable Guy for Worst Actor? Just give them the award straight away and use the rest of the time and energy on everyone else.

  • The first year the held these The Shining and Kubrick received the Razzie for worst movie and worst director. You don't take these guys with a grain of salt, you take them with a desert full.

  • e jerry powell

    Technically, the Makgadikgadi Pan isn't a desert unto itself, it's just surrounded by one (the Kalahari, in Botswana).

  • idiosynchronic

    I think it's just time to admit the Raspberries have nuked the shark with the cute cousin inside the fridge. The Razzies have never been subtle, exceptionally funny, or even tasteful, but if we can write the nominations without even trying, what's the point?

  • Jiffylush

    My kids and I enjoyed The Lone Ranger. Sure it was too long, over the top, ridiculous and whatever else but it was a lot of fun.

    I say you should remove this from your list and replace it with The East. Bad acting, bad directing, bad cinematography, and bad writing/dumb story.

  • e jerry powell

    This isn't a pajiba list, though. It's the Golden Raspberry awards. And yes, they are a real thing. Halle Berry even showed up one year to receive her Worst Actress award in person.

  • Didn't she show up carrying her Oscar in the other hand, or was that Sandra Bullock?

  • e jerry powell

    One or the other. It's all about good humor.
    :-D

    But the Razzies schedule, relative to the Oscars, would have to be the year after winning the Oscar, because the Razzies are awarded the day before the Oscars.

    Now that's sad, going from Oscar to Razzie in 364 days.

  • crispin

    How is Safe Haven not on this list?!

  • e jerry powell

    It might have taken away some nominations from the thoroughly deserving Tyler Perry.

  • Guest

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  • Giving Salma Hayek a worst actress nomination for Grown Ups 2 is totally unfair. You wouldn't give a Razzie to the guy reading out a ransom note for himself in a kidnapper's video.

  • Valhallaback Girl

    ...

    You mean you saw it? This is why we can't have nice things.

  • Elizabeth Davis-Simpson

    I hate twitter but I'm following you now just because you have the best name ever.

  • Valhallaback Girl

    ...

  • Hell no

  • Cherith Cutestory

    i've always thought that was the perfect tag line for this website:

    Pajiba: This is why we don't have nice things

  • Excellent name you've got there

  • Mrs. Julien

    She took the gig.

  • I refuse to believe it was anything but a hostage situation.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Her father-in-law isn't rich as Croesus, he is Croesus. She didn't need the money. Maybe she just has a really lousy sense of humour. Maybe she felt like making a movie. Maybe she realised that, having made her Frieda Kahlo movie, Hollywood would still place limitations on her because of her XX chromosones and background so this was her sly fu*k you. Which brings us back to point A and the fact that she could finance a film herself.

  • ed newman

    My guess is for two reasons: a boatload of cash (you can never have too much), and, more importantly, a fun set.

    I think the same goes for just about everyone in a Sandler movie these days.

  • Your reasons are reasonable and your reasoning even more so.
    ...
    Nonetheless...

    We all know that film was filmed on a giant prison boat slowly drifting in the middle of international waters; its actors' inmates' faces but masks of dire despair; their hollow eyes fixed upwards towards the captain's deck, each day awaiting with dread the descent of the Damned One Adam Sandler.

  • Jim

    Careful, there, you say/write his full name three times and he'll pop up and make another movie.

  • Too late, he's already doing one with Drew Barrymore.

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