Fantastic Four, Jupiter Ascending and more battle for Worst Movie of 2015

The Oscars are just around the corner, but before we find out who deserves our collective praise, the Razzies are going to let us know who deserves our cultural disdain. The annual "awards" show has released its nominees for the worst of the worst in 2015 film - that means worst movie, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, screenplay, director, remake/sequel, and "screen combo." (Sadly, this combo refers to the relationships between actors or even an actor and their props, not a popcorn, candy, and a Coke from the concessions stand.)

Fifty Shades of Grey, Pixels, and Jupiter Ascending lead the pack with six nominations each, while Fantastic Four gets away with just five - the lead actors avoided nominations in the "Worst Actor/Actress" categories, but all four got lumped into the "Worst Screen Combo" category, so it's not exactly a blessing.

I never got around to seeing most of these, but I recently watched Jupiter Ascending, and … yeah, that movie reads like a weird fanfic where Bella Swan from Twilight gets rescued by albino Shadow the Hedgehog and they fight to escape the clutches of Space Dracula and his legion of Space Dragons. Also: there are cyberpunk cosplay enthusiasts for some reason. Bless its visually stunning, bizarre heart, but that movie is not good.

This year will also see the return of the special "Razzie Redeemer Award," which commends previous nominees for their rise out of mediocrity. Ben Affleck, previous "winner" of Worst Actor for his role in Gigli, took home last year's Redeemer Award thanks to his work on Argo and Gone Girl. This year, the nominees are Elizabeth Banks, M. Night Shyamalan, Will Smith, and Sylvester Stallone.

The full list of nominations is below:

Worst PictureFantastic Four
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jupiter Ascending
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Worst ActorJohnny 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

Worst Actress Katherine Heigl, Home Sweet Hell
Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Mila Kunis, Jupiter Ascending
Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mortdecai

Worst Supporting ActorChevy Chase, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Vacation
Josh Gad, Pixels and The Wedding Ringer
Kevin James, Pixels
Jason Lee, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip
Eddie Redmayne, Jupiter Ascending

Worst Supporting ActressKaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alvin and 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 Or SequelAlvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Fantastic Four
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Human Centipede 3
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Worst Screen ComboMiles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, Fantastic Four
Johnny Depp and his glued-on mustache, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James and either his Segway or glued-on mustache, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler and any pair of shoes, The Cobbler

Worst DirectorAndy Fickman, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Tom Six, Human Centipede 3
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Josh Trank, Fantastic Four
Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending

Worst ScreenplaySimon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank, Fantastic Four
Kelly Marcel, Fifty Shades of Grey
Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending
Kevin James and Nick Bakay, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, Pixels

Razzie Redeemer AwardElizabeth Banks
M. Night Shyamalan
Will Smith
Sylvester Stallone

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