Razzies Name ‘Hillary’s America’ and ‘Batman v Superman’ the Worst Films of 2016

by Matthew Monagle February 25, 2017 @ 1:32 PM
Warner Bros.
The Razzies are a tough award show to love. Oh, I’m sure plenty of people probably read the headline to this article and  —  depending on their opinion of both Dinesh D’Souza and the DC Cinematic Universe  —  found great comfort in the public mockery of Hillary’s America and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But while awards shows in general might serve the noble purpose of raising awareness about powerful films, the annual Razzies Awards often feel like you’re kicking someone when they’re already down. They’ve already flopped with audiences and critics; throwing a Razzie award at them is the Hollywood equivalent of kicking them when they’re down.

‘Fantastic Four’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sweep the 2016 Razzie Awards

by Britt Hayes February 28, 2016 @ 9:54 AM
20th Century Fox
Ah, the Razzies. Looking at the list of nominees for the annual "worst film awards" increasingly makes it seem as though the people behind the Razzies don't actually watch the worst films of the year, and while Fifty Shades of Grey was hardly 2015’s worst cinematic byproduct, the film managed to sweep the Razzies with five "awards." Fantastic Four was right behind it with three awards, with both films tying for Worst Picture of 2015. At least they got it half-right.

Cameron Diaz, Michael Bay and Kirk Cameron Among 2015 Razzie Award “Winners”

by Britt Hayes February 22, 2015 @ 11:16 AM
20th Century Fox
Last night marked the 35th annual Razzie Awards, a kind of counter-programming to tonight’s Oscars, honoring the absolute worst movies and stars in 2014. To be fair, the annual list of Razzie nominees indicates that the people behind these awards aren’t watching enough movies — there are plenty of movies from last year that were worse than Transformers: Age of Extinction, for instance. Kirk Cameron topped this year’s list of “winners,” with Cameron Diaz and Annie not far behind.

2015 Razzie Nominations: ‘Transformers’ and Kirk Cameron Lead the Pack

by Jacob Hall January 14, 2015 @ 9:16 AM
Paramount Pictures
It’s become fashionable in recent years to hate the Golden Raspberry Awards (AKA, the Razzies) and for good reason. The inherently negative awards claim to celebrate the worst films of the year, but they frequently nominate or “honor” ambitious misfires or boring studio junk over the real worst films of the year. To be fair, the Razzies are and have always been a big silly joke, but they’re a joke that leaves a bad taste in the mouth. And yet, it’s really hard to look at this year’s nominees and disagree. With a handful of minor exceptions, this looks like a year where the Razzies actually, well, kinda’ got it right.

Razzie Awards Shortlist Includes ‘Sex Tape,’ ‘The Interview’ and Adam Sandler

by Britt Hayes January 3, 2015 @ 1:35 PM
The Razzie Awards are the joke of the awards community, handed out annually to films and stars viewed as the worst of that given year. Some people view film awards as arbitrary and largely hollow prizes, and many of the annual Razzie nominees only to serve to validate that perception as the Razzies don’t typically go to the bottom of the barrel, but to high-profile films. Some believe this is merely attention-seeking an obnoxious, and the films on this year’s shortlist aren’t doing anything to contradict that sentiment.

'After Earth' and 'Movie 43' Top 2014 Razzie Awards Winners

by Britt Hayes March 2, 2014 @ 11:34 AM
Sony Pictures
While we're all gearing up for the 2014 Academy Awards, there's a different sort of long-standing awards tradition that took place over the weekend: the Razzie Awards, which honors the best of the worst in film in each year. And this year M. Night Shyamalan and Will Smith's 'After Earth' and the celeb-heavy ensemble anthology comedy 'Movie 43' took home the most prizes with three awards each.

2014 Razzie Nominations: 'Grown Ups 2,' 'After Earth' and 'Movie 43' Lead the Pack

by Jacob Hall January 15, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
The "Golden Raspberry" Razzie awards set out to do the opposite work of the Academy Awards and "honor" the year's worst films, and every year, they have plenty of material to work with. While 2013 may have been one of the best years for movies in recent memory, it was also home to enough deplorable junk to make this a fairly interesting (if not at all surprising) year for Razzies.

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' Sweeps the Razzie Awards

by Jacob Hall February 24, 2013 @ 11:30 AM
Last night, Bill Condon's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' swept the 2013 Golden Raspberries, taking home seven "awards" including Worst Picture and Worst Director. The 'Twilight' films have always been a favorite at the annual celebration of bad cinema and it's obvious that they wanted to send the beloved/mocked franchise out in style. Still, we can't help but wonder...is it time to completely retool the Razzies?

2013 Razzies: 'Twilight' Finally Gets the Recognition It Deserves!

by Nick Romano January 9, 2013 @ 8:23 AM
Summit Entertainment
After all these months, it's finally happened -- 'The Twilight Saga' has been nominated for the 2013 Razzies... in literally every category! What's the rule, again? If your only awards come from the MTV Movie Awards and People's Choice, expect to get a Razzie?

Adam Sandler's 'Jack and Jill' Sets New Razzies Record

by Shauna Wright April 2, 2012 @ 11:16 AM
Sony Pictures
The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has been handing out Razzie Awards to honor the worst achievements in motion pictures for 32 years, and it looks like they've finally found their Meryl Streep.
On Sunday night, the group awarded Adam Sandler's 'Jack and Jill' 10 awards out of the 12 for which it was nominated -- a new record.