Oscar nominations have had us thrilled, but for until March 2, we can focus instead on the worst performances of the year. The Razzie Foundation has awarded Grown Ups 2 with an astounding eight nominations, including acting nods for Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Taylor Lautner and Nick Swardson.
First-time nominees include Johnny Depp, Naomi Watts for her role in Diana, Jaden Smith and Selena Gomez. Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone earned his 31st nomination; scoring three nods for this year alone.
The nominations for the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and the list included some new names as well as some old favourites, such as Sandler, Lohan and Sylvester Stallone.
Sandler’s Grown Ups 2 led all films with eight nominations. Great cast! Great director! Why did that movie flop again?
Stallone picked up a worst actor Razzie nomination for three 2013 films; Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan and Grudge Match. It’s his record-breaking 31st nomination.
Depp, on the other hand, had never been singled out by the Razzies before. That changed this year, thanks to The Lone Ranger, the big summer bomb in which Depp played Tonto. Depp has been nominated for Worst Actor.
The worst picture nominees are After Earth, Grown Ups 2, The Lone Ranger, A Madea Christmas (star Tyler Perry is also up for Worst Actress) and Movie 43.
In addition to Depp, Worst Actor nominations went out to Sandler, Stallone, Ashton Kutcher for Jobs and Jaden Smith for After Earth.
Worst Actress nominations include Perry, Lohan for The Canyons, Halle Berry for The Call and Movie 43, Selena Gomez for The Getaway and Naomi Watts for Diana and Movie 43.
Other nominations went to Larry the Cable Guy, who picked up two, for Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Combo, a joint nomination with A Madea Christmas co-star Tyler Perry. Lady Gaga is up for Worst Supporting Actress for Machete Kills.
Votes were received from 750 Golden Raspberry Award Foundation members, and Worst Screen Combo was voted on by 62,000 RottenTomatoes.com participants, reported CNN.com.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 20th, 2014.