'50 Shades Of Grey' And 'Pixels' Lead The 2016 Razzie Nominations

The 2016 Razzie nominations are here and, as always, they're patently ridiculous and squander a fun premise so they can pick on obvious and occasionally undeserving targets while ignoring the movies that actually deserve your scorn.

But let's back up for a moment. The 2016 "Golden Raspberry" nominations, which "celebrate" the worst movies of the year and act as a sort of anti-Oscars, have been revealed. 50 Shades of Grey, Pixels, and Fantastic Four lead the pack. You can check out the full list of nominees below.

50 Shades of Grey was the big "winner" this year, scoring six nominations for Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Onscreen Combo, Worst Screenplay and Worst Director. Pixels and Fantastic Four followed closely behind with five nominations apiece, sharing nods for Worst Picture, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. Other contenders include The Cobbler, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Jupiter Ascending, Mortdecai, and Seventh Son.

And this is the part where anyone who actually watched most of these movies sighs and finds a smooth, not-too-hard surface to bang their head against. Although most of the nominees for Worst Picture are indisputably bad movies, most of these are far from the worst movies of the year. How does Jupiter Ascending, a movie bursting with imagination and originality even when it doesn't quite click, rank here when the derivative and poorly made Hitman: Agent 47 is nowhere to be found? Why is Pixels, a bad movie for sure, not sharing this space with Chappie, a sci-fi comedy that is actually far worse? And then there's the leader of the pack, 50 Shades of Grey. It's not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination, but its greatest sin is being a little too bland and a little too boring. Anyone who actually watched it knows that it is far from the worst movie of the year. It just has a target painted on its back.

As usual, the Razzies are more about picking on movie stars and being hipper-than-thou than they are about singling out truly awful movies. If that was their real mission, The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence and Terminator: Genisys would reign supreme across these nominations. As always, these nominations are more lame than anything else.

Except for Fantastic Four. They got that one right. What a genuinely perplexing disaster that was. Here is the complete list of nominees:


Fifty Shades of Grey

Jupiter Ascending

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2



Johnny Depp, Mortdecai

Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey

Kevin James, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Adam Sandler, The Cobbler and Pixels

Channing Tatum, Jupiter Ascending


Katherine Heigl, Home Sweet Hell

Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey

Mila Kunis, Jupiter Ascending

Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door

Gwyneth Paltrow, Mortdecai


Chevy Chase, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Vacation

Josh Gad, Pixels and The Wedding Ringer

Kevin James, Pixels

Jason Lee, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip

Eddie Redmayne, Jupiter Ascending


Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer

Rooney Mara, Pan

Michelle Monaghan, Pixels

Julianne Moore, Seventh Son

Amanda Seyfried, Love the Coopers and Pan

WORST REMAKE/RIP-OFF/SEQUELAlvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip

Fantastic Four

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

Paul Blart Mall Cop 2


All Four "Fantastics," Fantastic Four

Johnny Depp and His Glued-On Moustache, Mortdecai

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey

Kevin James and EITHER His Segue OR His Glued-On Moustache, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Adam Sandler and Any Pair of Shoes, The Cobbler


Andy Fickman, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Tom Six, Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey

Josh Trank, Fantastic Four

Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending

WORST SCREENPLAYFantastic Four (screenplay by Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank, Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)Fifty Shades of Grey (screenplay by Kelly Marcel, Based on the Novel by E.L. James)Jupiter Ascending (written by Andy and Lana Wachowski)Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (screenplay by Kevin James & Nick Bakay)Pixels (screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, Story by Herlihy, Based on a Work by Patrick Jean)RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD

Elizabeth Banks (RAZZIE "Winner" for MOVIE 47, Multiple Hit Movies This Year)

M. Night Shyamalan (Perennial RAZZIE nominee & "winner," director of The Visit)

Will Smith (For following up After Earth with Concussion)

Sylvester Stallone (All-Time RAZZIE Champ, award contender for Creed)