Oh, Adam Sandler. What happened?
The nominations for the coveted Golden Raspberry, better known as Razzie—or the “award show” that “honors” the worst performances in film from the past year— were announced this morning. Leading the pack is Grown Ups 2, with eight nominations including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Sandler. If he were to win, it would be the comedian’s third-straight year to take home Razzie gold.
Sandler has become incredibly familiar with the Razzies in recent years. His father-son comedy That’s My Boy—though comedy is too grand a word in this instance, but it will have to do—garnered Sandler his second Golden Raspberry, coming a short 12 months after winning not only his first Worst Actor, but also Worst Actress for 2011’s absolute feat in career self-sabotage, Jack & Jill.
As bad as Sandler may want his third Razzie in a row, he has some stiff competition. Others in the Worst Actor category include Johnny Depp, for his stirring performance in The Lone Ranger; Ashton Kutcher, for playing Steve Jobs as Ashton Kutcher in Jobs; Jaden Smith, for his delicate use of no emotion in After Earth; and Sylvester Stallone for apparently everything he’s ever done. Stallone has been nominated a whopping 31 times in the show’s 34-year history.
Stallone is joined by a few other Razzie regulars this year like Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan. Among the first-timers club are aforementioned Depp and Smith, as well as Naomi Watts and Selena Gomez.
New to the Razzies this year is a crowd-funding effort, in the hopes of incorporating “all the tacky touches that befit a show saluting Tinsel Town’s lowliest achievements” to the ceremony. Head to the Razzies IndieGoGo page if you’re interested in contributing and to watch the video announcement of all the nominees, or read the complete list thanks to USA Today.
The Golden Raspberry Awards, which are beautifully spray-painted by the Razzie Foundation, will be handed out March 1.