The Razzie Awards are the joke of the awards community, handed out annually to the films and stars considered 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.

Awards site Gold Derby has obtained this year’s Razzie shortlist, which isn’t a list of official nominees, but the films and people who are being considered. Seth MacFarlane‘s critically-derided ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ tops the list with eight mentions, and although Adam Sandler is listed, his film ‘Blended’ isn’t mentioned for worst film. The Cameron Diaz/Jason Segel adult comedy ‘Sex Tape‘ is listed six times, Kirk Cameron’s ‘Saving Christmas’ has five mentions, and Darren Aronofsky‘s ‘Noah’ and the Nicolas Cage-starring ‘Left Behind‘ are tied for four. Surprisingly, ‘The Interview‘ stars Seth Rogen and James Franco are mentioned both separately and as an onscreen duo.

While ‘Saving Christmas’ and ‘Left Behind’ are films that the majority of critics and moviegoers would agree are terrible, stuff like ‘Noah’ and ‘The Interview’ are more debatable—both films are flawed and have garnered mixed reviews, but your enjoyability mileage may vary. ‘Sex Tape’ isn’t outright bad, either, and most people would probably tell you that the film is merely OK or “fine,” but it’s mostly harmless and isn’t something to actively despise. The mention of ‘Noah’ seems like the Razzies are reaching to blast a film that some would consider artsy, or perhaps a bit enigmatic.

And the inclusion of ‘The Interview’ at all reads as though the Razzies are trying to capitalize on the recent controversy while it’s still fresh in our minds. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ didn't even make the list! It’s a little absurd. Even ‘Transcendence,’ which received many negative reviews, doesn’t really come close to the worst of the year—it’s just a movie that’s not very good. At any rate, there’s no reason to take these awards seriously, but if you’re curious, here’s the full shortlist:


‘Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas’
‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
‘Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?’
‘Legend of Hercules’
‘Sex Tape’
‘A Haunted House 2’
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
‘Left Behind’
‘The Interview’
‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
‘I, Frankenstein’

‘Legend of Hercules’
‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’
‘A Haunted House 2’
‘Expendables 3’
‘Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?’
‘Annie’ (RAZZable Remake of a 1981 Worst Picture Nominee)
‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’
‘Endless Love’ (Yet Another RAZZable Remake of a 1981 Worst Picture Nominee)
‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
‘I, Frankenstein’
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
‘A Haunted House 2’
‘Legend of Hercules’
‘Sex Tape’
‘Endless Love’
‘Left Behind’
‘Expendables 3’
‘Winter’s Tale’
‘Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas’
‘Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?’
‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
‘I, Frankenstein’

Any Two Robots, Actors (or Robotic Actors) / ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
James Franco & EITHER Seth Rogan or Randall Park (Kim Jong Un) / ‘The Interview’
Kellan Lutz and EITHER His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes / ‘Legend of Hercules’
The Entire Cast of ‘Expendables 3’
The Entire Cast of ‘Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?’
Seth McFarlane and Charlize Theron / ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
The “Rock Monsters” / ‘Noah’
Johnny Depp and His “Virtual Doppelganger” / ‘Transcendence’
Alex Pettyfer and Gabrielle Wilde / ‘Endless Love’
Kirk Cameron and His Ego / ‘Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas’
Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel / ‘Sex Tape’

James Manera / ‘Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?’
Jake Kasdan / ‘Sex Tape’
Darren Aronofsky / ‘Noah’
Seth McFarlane / ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
Jonathan Liebesman / ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
Renny Harlin / ‘Legend of Hercules’
Michael Tiddes / ‘A Haunted House 2’
Michael Bay / ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
Wally Pfister / ‘Transcendence’
Darren Doane / ‘Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas’
Vic Armstrong / ‘Left Behind’

Shaquille O’Neal / ‘Blended’
Jonatan Schaech / ‘Legend of Hercules’
Kelsey Grammer / ‘Expendables 3’ and ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
Arnold Schwarzenegger / ‘Expendables 3’
Morgan Freeman / ‘Transcendence’
Jack Black / ‘Sex Tape’
Liam Neeson / ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
Russell Crowe / ‘Winter’s Tale’
Mel Gibson / ‘Expendables 3’
Kiefer Sutherland / ‘Pompeii’
T.J. Miller / ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Sophia Miles / ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
Jaime Pressly / ‘A Haunted House 2’
Susan Sarandon / ‘Tammy’
Bridgette Cameron / ‘Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas’
Carrie-Anne Moss / ‘Pompeii’
Amanda Seyfried / ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
Cameron Diaz / ‘Annie’
Megan Fox / ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
Jane Fonda / ‘This is Where I Leave You’
Emily Browning / ‘Pompeii’
Nicola Peltz (The Newest Michael Bay “Discovery”) / ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Charlize Theron / ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
Elizabeth Banks / ‘Walk of Shame’
Jennifer Aniston / ‘Horrible Bosses 2’
Cameron Diaz / ‘The Other Woman’ and ‘Sex Tape’
Gabrielle Wilde / ‘Endless Love’
Nicole Kidman / ‘Before I Go to Sleep’
Melinda McCarthy / ‘Tammy’
Drew Barrymore / ‘Blended’
Gaia Weiss / ‘Legend of Hercules’
Lea Michelle (Voice Only) / ‘Legend of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’

Seth McFarlane / ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
Johnny Depp / ‘Transcendence’
Adam Sandler / ‘Blended’
Seth Rogen / ‘The Interview’
Kellan Lutz / ‘Legend of Hercules’
Marlon Wayans / ‘A Haunted House 2’
Arnold Schwarzenegger / ‘Sabotage’
Aaron Eckhart / ‘I, Frankenstein’
Alex Pettyfer / ‘Endless Love’
Kirk Cameron / ‘Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas’
James Franco / ‘The Interview’
Nicolas Cage / ‘Left Behind’

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