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.
Movie 43. 6 nominations, including worst picture, screenplay and ensemble, and supporting actress noms for Halle Berry and Naomi Watts.
After Earth. Six nominations, for worst picture, screenplay and ensemble, and worst actor noms for Will and Jaden Smith.
A Madea Christmas. Six nominations, for worst picture, screenplay and ensemble, and acting noms for Tyler Perry and Larry the Cable Guy.
The Lone Ranger. 5 nominations, including for worst actor (Johnny Depp), worst rip-off, worst director (Gore Verbinski) and worst screenplay.