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Here’s What the Razzies Nominated Now That There Are No More Twilight Movies

Last year Breaking Dawn: Part 2 was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the Razzie Awards, getting nominated in every single category and “winning” Worst Film, Actress, Supporting Actor, Couple, Ensemble, Director, and Remake/Rip-off/Sequel. It’s a lot to live down to. What could possibly be a worthy successor to sparkly vampires, Michael Sheen‘s laugh, and this iconic scene of a werewolf falling in love with a vampire baby?

Three words: Johnny. Depp. Redface.

There wasn’t a single movie that caught quite so much hell from the Razzies as Breaking Dawn: Part 2 did, but Gore Verbinski‘s Pirates of the Caribbean-wannabe The Lone Ranger and M. Night Shyamalan‘s Smith-tastic After Earth did pretty poorly for themselves, snagging five and six noms, respectively. And it looks like the Razzies can’t quite let Twilight go, as Taylor Lautner‘s “Frat Boy Andy (uncredited)” earned Grown Ups 2 one of its nine nominations. I’m going to go ahead and predict that Adam Sandler will beat out Johnny Depp for Worst Actor. It’d be his third consecutive “win,” and there’s nothing the Razzies enjoy quite so much as reminding us how far the star of the genuinely hilarious Happy Gilmore has fallen.

The complete list is as follows:

Worst Picture
After Earth
Grown Ups 2
The Lone Ranger
A Madea Christmas
Movie 43

Worst Actor
Johnny Depp, The Lone Ranger
Ashton Kutcher, Jobs
Adam Sandler, Grown Ups 2
Jaden Smith, After Earth
Sylvester Stallone, Bullet To The Head, Escape Plan, Grudge Match

Worst Actress
Halle Berry, Movie 43, The Call
Selena Gomez, Getaway
Lindsay Lohan, The Canyons
Tyler Perry, A Madea Christmas
Naomi Watts, Diana, Movie 43

Worst Supporting Actress
Lady Gaga, Machete Kills
Salma Hayek, Grown Ups 2
Katherine Heigl, The Big Wedding
Kim Kardashian, Tyler Perry’s Temptation
Lindsay Lohan, In-App-Propriate Comedy, Scary Movie 5

Worst Supporting Actor
Chris Brown, Battle Of The Year
Larry the Cable Guy, A Madea Christmas
Taylor Lautner, Grown Ups 2
Will Smith, After Earth
Nick Swardson, A Haunted House, Grown Ups 2

Worst Director
The 13 People Who Directed Movie 43
Dennis Dugan, Grown Ups 2
Tyler Perry, A Madea Christmas, Temptation
M. Night Shyamalan, After Earth
Gore Verbinski, The Lone Ranger

Worst Screen Combo
The Entire Cast of Groan-Ups, Too
The Entire Cast of Movie 43
Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen, Scary Movie 5
Tyler Perry & EITHER Larry the Cable Guy OR That Worn-Out Wig & Dress, A Madea Christmas
Jaden Smith & Will Smith on Planet Nepotism, After Earth

Worst Screenplay
After Earth, screenplay by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan, story by Will Smith
Grown Ups 2, written by Fred Wolfe & Adam Sandler & Tim Herlihy
The Lone Ranger, screen story & Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Justin Haythe & Terry Rosso
A Madea Christmas, written by Tyler Perry
Movie 43, written by 19 “screenwriters”

Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel
Grown Ups 2
Hangover III
The Lone Ranger
Scary Movie 5
Smurfs 2

*cue people complaining about how the Razzies lack integrity because they nominate the films they can get the most publicity for trashing instead of the true worst films of the year, despite the fact that, like the Oscars and awards season in general, the Razzies are a completely meaningless bit of fun that we should all sit back and enjoy instead of attributing more weight to them than they deserve*

(via: Deadline)

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t know whose agents let any of those actors think Lone Ranger or 43 were good ideas, but hopefully those people ended up fired.

  • Charlie

    I think it’s more ‘bad films that had an equal amount of money spent on them than good films.’ Because that’s infinitely funnier than just trashing newcomers on a budget.

  • Anonymous

    And I remain the only person on earth who actually kinda liked Lone Ranger…

  • Calum Syers

    Nothing for Josh Peck in either Battle of the Year or Red Dawn? He would have been my first choice for Worst Supporting Actor.

  • locuas

    Those at least have the justification of not being “professional” films. I mean, the room is pretty bad, but that’s because it was made by amateurs. What is After earth’s excuse?

  • locuas

    Lone ranger or the grown ups 2: the ultimate battle of suckiness. who will earn the shame of being the worthy successor of the twilight film series? my money is on Lone Ranger.

  • CyberIstari

    The best part of The Lone Ranger? Legos. Then introduce the kids to a better version to watch. ;)

  • Faradn

    My thoughts exactly. Razzie’s should be for well-known mainstream films.

  • Faradn

    My thoughts exactly. Razzie’s should be for well-known mainstream films.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    I remain the only person on earth who didn’t like the plot or the wooden head playing the Lone Ranger and think Depp was the best part, regardless of the birdseed nonsense.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Is he the younger brother in Red Dawn?

  • Anonymous

    And so we are united in our aloneness.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not that they lack integrity but, if After Earth and Lone Ranger were the worst movies you saw I envy you.

    I sat through Chastity Bites and You Can’t Kill Stephen King. Just… be thankful you didn’t.

  • Ben

    Yes. And the worst part of the movie. He had one emotion: angsty.

  • George Trello

    Aww, I’m kinda sad to hear Chastity Bites sucks. I like Allison Scagliotti.

  • Anonymous

    Movie 43 is rumored to be possibly the worst movie ever made, so it will be surprise if it doesn’t win. I haven’t toughed up my stomach enough to try and watch it yet – anyone seen it?

  • Laura Truxillo

    Right? And indie film can be made by two guys with a camcorder, ten bucks, and a dream. Mainstream movies…it’s truly baffling when really bad mainstream movies get made, even though so many of them do, because you realize how Many. People. this had to go through to make it to a theatre near you.

  • Calum Syers

    That’s the one. Boy, he made me want to smack someone.

  • Charlie

    Believe me I’m a gamer and I wonder the same thing sometimes. Like did anyone, in the multitude of people working on it, actually sit down and play this thing?

  • Cellism

    Glad to see Diana get a nomination because that really was utter dross. (Although I feel bad for Watts because even Meryl Streep couldn’t have saved that movie, it was that bad.)

  • Hugo M

    I was just about to comment how they were just nominating the most famous films – when I read that last paragraph. Oops.
    Anyway, just to add my two cents, my choice for worst movie from last year would be Terrence Malik’s To The Wonder, together with worst acting and worst script (assuming it can be said it has a “script” at all). Seriously, some of the nominees for worst movie at least have some trashy fun value, bit this one simply has no characters, no story, is incredibly, absurdly long and on top of it all, its worst crime: it’s both shallow and uber-pretentious.

  • frodobatmanvader

    If nothing else, that climax with the William Tell Overture was a hoot to watch on the big screen. I just wish the title character hadn’t been so incompetent for 85% of the movie… and, yeah, Johnny Depp redface.

  • Anonymous

    He consulted with several tribal leaders for the role and the movie went out of its way to make it clear that Tonto was WAY not representative of the other Native Americans. Sure, I may not agree with choosing him over someone of that actual heritage, but if they weren’t upset by it…why should I be?

  • Anonymous

    I still maintain that anyone who considers The Lone Ranger one of the worst films of 2013 is chasing a trend and shame on them.

  • Amanda LaPergola

    I am SHOCKED and APPALLED that there were no women directors or writers nominated for Razzies this year!


  • Not So Young Democrat

    When these started out they were kind of a useful antidote to awards show mania. Now I feel that they just sort of lazily pick low hanging fruit. I mean, yeah, the Twilight movies are terrible but why nominate them every year? I’m also not too cool with them picking kids like Jaden Smith. Not that I’m defending Jaden’s acting skills, but it’s still not cool to beat up on children. I had the same reaction when they nominated the girl who played Kitara in the Last Airbender movie.

  • John V. Knowles

    Hey George, that’s just one guy’s opinion (which he’s entitled to) but a lot of other people DO like the movie. And Allison is great in it! Why don’t you check it out and decide for yourself? :)

  • Saraquill

    The trailers and screenshots made Depp look like a red faced minstrel show. I also didn’t care for justifying Tonto’s behavior by calling him mentally ill. That’s saying “we’re totally not making fun of this group that gets pissed upon by society, we’re making fun of a completely marginalized group!”

  • Anonymous

    I’d agrue that Will Smith actually gave a great performance in After Earth (which was disappointly dull instead of hillariously incompetent) by suppressing all his natural charm to play an emotionless authoritarian with a spacer accent.

  • Allen Slea

    ” if they weren’t upset by it”

    Oh, they frakking were. Check the Native Appropriations blog.

  • Anonymous

    Rather amazed Kickass 2 didn’t end up getting nominated.

  • Anonymous

    “They” in this case refers specifically to “the several tribal leaders with whom Depp consulted,” and not “every person of Native American heritage everywhere. (And even if he had managed to somehow consult with every person of Native American heritage everywhere, I bet *someone* would have still been upset.)

  • Anonymous

    Did you see the movie or are you just judging from the trailers (because we all know that trailers often are crap, right?)? Because he was more “has an element of godliness to him” than “mentally ill,” in my mind.

  • Saraquill

    Just the trailers and ads. It was more than enough to tell me that my heritage was being pissed and shat upon.

  • Saraquill

    Which tribal leaders exactly? Do you know of their names, tribes and roles in the community they serve?

  • Anonymous

    Then I recommend you see it and then pass judgement on it. It’s not best movie of the year, but it really may not be as bad as you are expecting either. Probably isn’t worth being mad about on the internet.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t, personally, but Google does. I did a very very quick search, and came up with this.

    This article quotes Comanche Chairman Wallace Coffey, elected official for the Comanche people.

    ““I think it was a very realistic portrayal of a Native American. It’s got drama and it’s got a lot of comedy; it fits right in with Comanche culture because we are well known as a humorous people,” he says. “In some instances [at screenings], it was only the Comanches that laughed, because we could relate to it.” Coffey adds that he was pleased by the spiritual elements of the Tonto character, as an accurate enough nod to the relationship between a Native American of that time period and the environment in which he lived. ”

    Also this:

    and this:

  • Saraquill

    The Jezebel article doesn’t state anything about Native American leaders, the Sean Prune article deals with how Depp is inspired by cultural appropriation.

    You also seem to ignore the bottom of the Time Magazine article which quotes a writer who states that Depp’s portrayal can and has encouraged a flurry of negative stereotypes, including the idea of Native Americans as non-humans.

    I’m still not going to see the film. I get enough of being told I’m less than a human being as it is.

  • George Trello

    Thanks for your comment but don’t fret: it’s still in my watchlist. :)

  • MrONegative

    From what I understand, the Movie 43 actors got guilted for years into being in it. They’d just ask them over and over again. They even moved the set to right next to some of them and knocked on their doors. And once they got one name to say, fine I’ll do it, they’d use that name to talk other people into it.

    It’s the film equivalent of a drunken selfie with someone you don’t like.

  • Anonymous

    That was my issue as well. They kind of lost my attention when they only bothered to nominate Twilight and look over a lot of terrible stuff that came out, which many people actually pointed out over at Rotten Tomatoes.

  • Alice Ruppert

    I also enjoyed the movie.
    I won’t claim it’s especially good or anything, but it had me laughing at quite a few scenes.
    Also (and I know I will get downvoted to hell for saying this, but I’d feel hypocritical not to): I think some people sometimes cry racism when it’s not really necessary.

  • Anonymous

    *I* appreciate you chiming in. And yes, saying a movie is racist and therefore the worst ever when you haven’t seen it, despite reputable sources saying otherwise? Seems problematic to me.

  • Ashe

    And that’s why we have to make sure not to reward these buttheads and their butthead actions with our money.

    Say it with me: No. More. Grown Ups 2. NO. MORE. GROWN UPS 2!

  • Ashe

    (and I know I will get downvoted to hell for saying this but I’d feel complicit in institutionalized bigotry not to):

    I think some people don’t like listening to Native American perspectives on their own cultures and chalk it up to ‘crying about racism’.

  • Ashe

    Did you even read that Jezebel article? It entirely goes against your ‘white people and their token Native mouthpieces have decided it’s not racist so that’s good enough for me’ argument.

  • Alice Ruppert

    I mean absolutely no disrespect to anyone. I just don’t know if there were a lot of Native Americans offended by this or if it’s just white people interpretating that.
    I really don’t know, I’m not saying this cynically.

  • Ashe

    Who cares what white people think on this?

    There are many, many Natives who are angry and despondent over seeing yet another opportunity for representation squandered by a rich white person in redface.

    This happens so often in everything from film roles to sports mascots that it’s a true wonder you can stay ignorant on the issue.

  • Brandon Meyer

    Ashe tells you that some people don’t like listening to Native American perspectives, and you respond with “maybe”…right before explaining that you don’t care to listen to Native American perspectives.

    Okay then.

  • Alice Ruppert

    You misunderstood me, Brandon. I say I haven’t heard someone who IS Native American talk about this. I’d love to hear a Native American perspective, but one of the comments above me said something about some Comanche people themselves liking the movie.
    I am really sorry if I seem insensitive here, I’m just wondering.

    I may have to add that I live in Europe and I have not actually met ANYONE of Native American descent as far as I know. As for people on the internet, I don’t value anyone’s opinion based on their race and I don’t know the race of many people I communicate with online.

  • Alice Ruppert

    I’m currently reading some thoughts about the movie on the Native Appropriations blog someone mentioned above, I’m seeing your point. Well, everyone’s point.

    Let me try to explain: I tend to forget that this is one of the ONLY ways that Native Americans are portrayed in movies. I think if there was enough diversity and accurate portrayal in movies, then we could all make fun of the stereotypes together, and the portrayal in Lone Ranger wouldn’t be so offensive.
    I tend to forget that there is absolutely NOT enough diversity and accurate portrayal of many cultures in movies.
    I tend to let myself be influenced by the people around me who don’t consider appropriate medial representation of different cultures a big issue.

    I apologize for that. As I said: I see the problem.