The Razzies Take Special Aim At Batman v Superman, See The Full Nominees

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Before Hollywood celebrates its best of the best at the Oscar nominations (which take place on Tuesday, January 24), the Razzies traditionally steal a little piece of the Academy's thunder by dumping on the perceived worst of the worst, and this year is no different. Six movies will vie for Worst Picture at the 37th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, and leading the charge are two sequels that took quite the drubbing from the critical community: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Ben Stiller's Zoolander 2.

According to the official site, Razzies.com, both films released in 2016 are up for Worst Picture as well as Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel. That's a broad category, and would assume to fit in a number of films released last year. In fact, the full list of Worst Picture nominees, as well as the remainder of this year's Razzie contenders, can be found below:

WORST PICTUREBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeDirty GrandpaGods of EgyptHillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyIndependence Day: ResurgenceZoolander No. 2WORST ACTORBen Affleck / Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeGerard Butler / Gods of Egypt & London Has FallenHenry Cavill / Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeRobert De Niro / Dirty GrandpaDinesh D'Souza [as Himself] Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyBen Stiller / Zoolander No. 2WORST ACTRESSMegan Fox / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the ShadowsTyler Perry / Boo! A Madea HalloweenJulia Roberts / Mother's DayBecky Turner [as Hillary Clinton] Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyNaomi Watts / Divergent Series: Allegiant & Shut-InShailene Woodley / Divergent Series: AllegiantWORST SUPPORTING ACTRESSJulianne Hough / Dirty GrandpaKate Hudson / Mother's DayAubrey Plaza / Dirty GrandpaJane Seymour / Fifty Shades of BlackSela Ward / Independence Day: ResurgenceKristen Wiig / Zoolander No. 2WORST SUPPORTING ACTORNicolas Cage / SnowdenJohnny Depp / Alice Through the Looking GlassWill Ferrell / Zoolander No. 2Jesse Eisenberg / Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeJared Leto / Suicide SquadOwen Wilson / Zoolander No. 2WORST SCREEN COMBOBen Affleck & His BFF (Baddest Foe Forever) Henry Cavill / Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeAny 2 Egyptian Gods or Mortals / Gods of EgyptJohnny Depp & His Vomitously Vibrant Costume / Alice Through the Looking GlassThe Entire Cast of Once Respected Actors / Collateral BeautyTyler Perry & That Same Old Worn Out Wig / Boo! A Madea HalloweenBen Stiller and His BFF (Barely Funny Friend) Owen Wilson / Zoolander No. 2WORST DIRECTORDinesh D'Souza and Bruce Schooley / Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyRoland Emmerich / Independence Day: ResurgenceTyler Perry / Boo! A Madea HalloweenAlex Proyas / Gods of EgyptZack Snyder / Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeBen Stiller / Zoolander No. 2WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUELAlice Through the Looking GlassBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Dawn of JusticeFifty Shades of BlackIndependence Day: ResurgenceTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the ShadowsZoolander No. 2WORST SCREENPLAYBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeDirty GrandpaGods of EgyptHillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyIndependence Day: ResurgenceSuicide Squad

If you are watching both films back to back, I think it's easy to determine that Zoolander 2 is a lazier, sloppier sequel than Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Where the latter might have tried to accomplish too much world building, Zoolander 2 really tried to revive a premise that had grown incredibly stale, and did so by attempting all of the same jokes, only 15 years after they had passed their prime.

So, who will win the "prize" this year? The "winners" of this year's Razzies will be announced on Saturday, February 25 -- which the Razzies officially dub "the now traditional day before the 89th Annual Giving Out of the Little Gold Naked Men." Good luck?

Sean O'Connell
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.