Batman V Superman unfairly leads the 2017 Razzie Awards nominations

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Ah, early…whatever year this is. Like most annual trips around the sun, 2017 is kicking off with an awards season in Hollywood. Screen Actor Guild Awards, the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards but to name a few. It’s where Hollywood honours the best movies of the year…and also the worst. In years past, the Razzies were a fun distraction that saw less-than-stellar efforts from Tinsel Town awarded for their failures on the big screen.

All in good fun, Razzies were an amusing poke in the ribs. A roast for an industry that takes itself very seriously at times. This year however, feels somewhat different. The latest Razzie nominations have been announced, and they feel somewhat spiteful this year. Instead of a platform for satire, the Razzies feel more like that guy who only gets the joke a year after you’ve told him, lacking any of the impact in the punchline itself.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m biased as f*** this year however. Sure Batman V Superman may not be perfect, but having it nominated for awards in just about everything? Say what you like about the movie, but Ben Affleck being nominated for worst actor or Zack Snyder earning a worst director nod feels unnecessary. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: This is a movie which is far superior in its extended cut than it was in its theatrical run. Trust your directors Warner Bros., they’re capable of more than you realise.

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Same for Zoolander 2, a movie which by all accounts is completely and utterly stupid. But gleefully so, giving it a layer of really really ridiculously good-looking charm. Again, not a perfect movie but hardly the worst thing to ever hit the big screen.  Point is, is that the Razzies have essentially become the living embodiment of a joke that you see coming from miles away. They’ve got no teeth, no bite whatsoever. And there’s nothing worse than that.

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The Razzies right now, are a wasted platform for satire. Instead of mocking Hollywood’s lack of determination to cast people of colour in leading roles or provide pay-scales which aren’t ungrossly unfair to the opposite sex, they’re relying on the same tropes once again. Hell, at least have an award for best fight whitewashing and nominate the entire judging board of the Academy Awards.

Anyway, here’s the list then via io9:

Worst Picture

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Dirty Grandpa
  • Gods of Egypt
  • Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Zoolander No. 2

Worst Actor

  • Ben Affleck / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Gerard Butler / Gods of Egypt & London Has Fallen
  • Henry Cavill / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Robert de Niro / Dirty Grandpa
  • Dinesh D’Souza [as Himself] Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
  • Ben Stiller / Zoolander No. 2

Worst Actress

  • Megan Fox / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
  • Tyler Perry / BOO! A Madea Halloween
  • Julia Roberts / Mother’s Day
  • Becky Turner [as Hillary Clinton] Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
  • Naomi Watts / Divergent Series: Allegiant & Shut-In
  • Shailene Woodley / Divergent Series: Allegiant

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Julianne Hough / Dirty Grandpa
  • Kate Hudson / Mother’s Day
  • Aubrey Plaza / Dirty Grandpa
  • Jane Seymour / Fifty Shades of Black
  • Sela Ward / Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Kristen Wiig / Zoolander No. 2
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Worst Supporting Actor

  • Nicolas Cage / Snowden
  • Johnny Depp / Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Will Ferrell / Zoolander No. 2
  • Jesse Eisenberg / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Jared Leto / Suicide Squad
  • Owen Wilson / Zoolander No. 2

Worst Screen Combo

  • Ben Affleck & His BFF (Baddest Foe Forever) Henry Cavill / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Any Two Egyptian Gods or Mortals / Gods of Egypt
  • Johnny Depp & His Vomitously Vibrant Costume / Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • The Entire Cast of Once Respected Actors / Collateral Beauty
  • Tyler Perry & That Same Old Worn Out Wig / BOO! A Madea Halloween
  • Ben Stiller and His BFF (Barely Funny Friend) Owen Wilson / Zoolander No. 2

Worst Director

  • Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley / Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
  • Roland Emmerich / Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Tyler Perry / BOO! A Madea Halloween
  • Alex Proyas / Gods of Egypt
  • Zack Snyder / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Ben Stiller / Zoolander No. 2

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Dawn of Justice
  • Fifty Shades of Black
  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
  • Zoolander No. 2

Worst Screenplay

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Dirty Grandpa
  • Gods of Egypt
  • Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Suicide Squad

Last Updated: January 24, 2017

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  • Purple_Dragon

    Surely Gods of Egypt was the worst. Terrible.

    • Hammersteyn

      Haven’t seen it yet and I’m glad I didn’t.

      • MonsterCheddar

        Its really horrible.

        • Purple_Dragon

          Yes, one of the worst movies I’ve ever watched. Kak acting, super kak CGI. Could have been brilliant.

  • Kikmi

    #triggered

    *runs*

  • Admiral Chief

    Jared Leto / Suicide Squad
    Only thing here I agree on

    • Admiral Chief

      Oh and Suicide Squad

    • Hammersteyn

      People equaled his performance to that of a professional cosplayer. I think using the term professional is unfair to people that cosplay

      • Admiral Chief

        HAH

  • Zack needs to win worst director. That movie was rife with terrible directing I am quite happy to say. As for Batfleck … I thought he was the ONLY redeeming thing about that whole movie.

    Then again DC needs to pack up and call it a day if they want to redeem themselves. Leave the big budget movies to Marvel.

    • Admiral Chief

      I dunno, Superman was also not such a bad character. CK on the other hand…….so meh

    • Hammersteyn

      Their animations are way better anyways

      • I agree about that. But even the Dark Night movies were pretty meh for the most part while even the most meh Marvel movies are still way better than anything DC produced for the big screen.

        • Hammersteyn

          Can’t wait for this…

  • Hammersteyn

    Ben Affleck worst actor? The people that nominated him must be batty

  • I agree that Affleck shouldn’t have been nominated, he didn’t do bad in the movie..

    But the director needs to be ripped apart

  • Hammersteyn

    Sadly the best part of Suicide Squad was the song by 21 Pilots
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UprcpdwuwCg

  • Original Heretic

    Hello darkness, my old friend. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/87e335d5574b57c6b0e0a9e856a3bd3bc7e6827effd9007f2c04c0c5a90f5e8b.jpg

    He really doesn’t deserve that nomination.

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    Someone clearly didn’t like the movie …

  • For the Emperor!

    I don’t see the sense in the Affleck and Cavil nominations. Eisenberg I understand for sure.

  • Well, it WAS a kak movie. 😛

    • Guild

      I enjoyed it 😛

  • Anon A Mouse

    And not even a sniff of a mention of Ghostbusters….

    • For the Emperor!

      The internet has been conditioned that if one mentions it in a bad way, then one is a sexist, misogynistic hater who wants to see women oppressed in Hollywood. That being said, where could we fit them in? Worst Screen Combo in place of BvS? Perhaps, but that I feel was more to do with a bad screenplay I think. Worst screenplay in place of Suicide Squad maybe? Worst remake etc to replace BvS op Independence Day? I think it deserves to have at least one nomination in one of those 3 categories 🙂

  • Magoo

    TRIGGERED

  • Banana Jim’s Final Form!

    What’s up with the lack of Ghostbusters? Comeon Razzies you had one job to do….

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