Razzies 2014: Grown Ups 2 leads nominations
Story by Jack Foley
ADAM Sandler’s Grown Ups 2 leads the nominations for this year’s Razzies with eight nominations.
The comedy sequel, which reunites Sandler with cast members Chris Rock, Kevin James and Salma Hayek, took $247m (£150m) at the global box office but was critically panned. It has subsequently been shortlisted for worst picture, sequel, ensemble and screenplay, with Sandler also in the running for worst male in a leading role.
The actor is becoming a Razzie regular, having taken the worst actor title last year for That’s My Boy, while another of his films, Jack & Jill, holds the Razzie record for the most wins with 10 awards. On that occasion, Sandler won both the worst actor and actress prizes.
Supporting actors Taylor Lautner, Hayek and director Dennis Dugan complete the nominations for Grown Ups 2.
The Razzies – or Golden Raspberry Awards – also bestowed multiple nominations upon box office flops “The Lone Ranger”: and After Earth.
After Earth, the Will Smith-Jaden Smith sci-fi blockbuster directed by M Night Shyamalan, has six nominations, as does Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas and star-studded spoof Movie 43, which featured the likes of Richard Gere, Gerard Butler, Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman.
The films nominated for worst picture were The Lone Ranger, After Earth, A Madea Christmas and Movie 43.
Sylvester Stallone was also shortlisted in the worst actor category for three films: Bullet To The Head, Escape Plan and Grudge Match.
The shortlist has been unveiled a day before the Oscar nominations, with the Razzies themselves similarly being handed out a night before the Oscars ceremony on March 2, 2014.