Will Smith's "After Earth," a futuristic post-apocalyptic
tale of a father and his son, was not far behind with six nods
for the anti-Oscars that were created as an antidote to
Hollywood's annual awards season.
The Razzie winners will be announced on March 1, the eve of the
Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest awards fest.
Tyler Perry's comedy "A Madea Christmas" also earned six
nominations for the Golden Raspberry statuette, along with
"Movie 43," a series of interconnected short films about a
The four films will be vying for the worst picture award along
with big-budget underperformer "The Lone Ranger," which garnered
five nods, including worst actor for Johnny Depp.
"The list includes several 'repeat offenders,' returning for
more pie-in-the face/light-hearted joshing from the only folks
whose statuette no one wants to win," organizers said in a
Sandler, a previous Razzie winner, is back again in the worst
actor category, which also includes Ashton Kutcher for the Steve
Jobs biopic "Jobs" and Sylvester Stallone, nominated for three
films "Bullet to the Head," "Escape Plan" and "Grudge Match."
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Academy Award winner Halle Berry landed a worst
actress nomination for two films, the thriller "The Call" and "Movie
43." She will be competing against double Oscar nominee Naomi Watts,
who was nominated for the biopic "Diana" and "Movie 43."
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2," the final film in the
popular vampire series won seven Razzies last year, including worst
movie and worst performances.
The winners of the awards are chosen by 750 members of the Golden
Raspberry Foundation and votes from 62,000 users of the film review
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney; editing
by Eric Kelsey and Rosalind Russell)
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