The nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced later this morning. Meanwhile, as is tradition, the nominees for the 36th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, affectionately known as the Razzies, were announced a day earlier. The Oscars recognize excellence in filmmaking, and the Razzies throw a spotlight on the worst movies and actors of the year. A few films dominate the nominations.
While the Academy Award-worthy films seem more plentiful than usual this year, the Razzie noms are focused on a few exceptional front-runners. Fifty Shades of Grey, the obvious favorite, is nominated in six of 10 categories: worst picture, worst actor, worst actress, worst “screen combo” (chemistry), worst director and worst screenplay. Adam Sandler’s Pixels (five nominations), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (six nominations), and the Wachowski siblings’ Jupiter Ascending (six nominations) are also prime contenders.
The winners will be announced Saturday, February 27, one day ahead of the Academy Awards. See the full list of nominees at Flavorwire.