Adam Sandler’s ‘Grown Ups 2′ Leads Razzie Nominations

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For the film industry, the first couple months of each year are basically one long marathon of high fives. In glitzy ceremony after glitzy ceremony, filmmakers congratulate themselves and each other for making such awesome movies. It can all feel like a bit much after a while, even for the most enthusiastic of awards season watchers.

That’s where the Golden Raspberry Awards come in. Since 1980, they’ve shoved past the year’s best movies to recognize the worst of the worst. Among this year’s contenders are 31-time(!) nominee Sylvester Stallone, past Oscar winners Johnny Depp and Naomi Watts. But the most celebrated of all is reigning Worst Actor champ Adam Sandler, whose Grown Ups 2 snagged an impressive eight nominations. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump.

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We’ll be hearing arguments over which film really deserved the Best Picture Oscar for months, if not years, to come, but if the Razzie results are any indication there’s a firm consensus on which movie was the worst of 2012.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II swept this year’s proceedings, as seven out of their record-tying eleven nominations turned into wins. Keep in mind that that’s eleven nominations out of ten categories — that’s how bad Razzie voters thought this thing was. That’s My Boy and Battleship got a little love (hate?) as well. Hit the jump to read the winners.

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Published today are the finalised list of nominations for the Golden Raspberries, or Razzies. As ever, they’ve been announced the day before the Oscars but, this time, they contain a film I’d say is better in many respects than some of those we can expect to see heralded by the Academy.

That film would be M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, nominated for worst picture, director, screenplay and actor. Surely this is ludicrous? Indeed, I reckon the screenplay is really pretty good and Shyamalan made some very strong decisions in his directing of the film – so, of course, those two nominations don’t add up to me. Therefore, I’d also argue it surely can’t therefore be labelled as one of the worst films of the year. Most disappointing? Sure. I think was the most disappointing, bar none. A real 5 out of 10 film, but not Razzie-worthy by any measure.

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