Razzies 2017: Batman v Superman, Zoolander 2 In Contention For Worst Films

2016 was an incredible year on many fronts, seeing the Chicago Cubs win the World Series and the Cleveland Cavaliers become NBA champions. All before Donald Trump won the presidency. The movie industry produced some classics that will go down in history - Deadpool, La La Land, Arrival, Moonlight and Captain America: Civil War to name but a few.

Yet the Razzies are a fresh reminder how awful some of the big releases have been and the leading contenders for 2017's worst picture indicate a drop in standards. DC wish they could have their time back again for two titles while Ben Stiller let down a classic franchise.

WORST PICTURE Nominees:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Dirty Grandpa
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence
Zoolander 2

WORST ACTOR Nominees:
Ben Affleck – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Gerard Butler – Gods of Egypt and London Has Fallen
Henry Cavill – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Robert de Niro – Dirty Grandpa
Dinesh D’Souza (as Himself) – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Ben Stiller – Zoolander 2

WORST ACTRESS Nominees:
Megan Fox – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Tyler Perry – BOO! A Medea Halloween
Julia Roberts – Mother’s Day
Becky Turner (as Hillary Clinton) – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Naomi Watts – Divergent Series: Allegiant and Shut-In
Shailene Woodley – Divergent Series: Allegiant

No Love For Ben & Henry Pair

Batman v Superman Face to Face

Appearing in the categories multiple times, the Razzies have a habit of really laying on the stars who front the big disappointments. Despite scoring big at the box office for DC in particular, the critical reaction of both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad left fans feeling flat and confused, leading to plenty of nominations.

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Nominees:
Julianne Hough – Dirty Grandpa
Kate Hudson – Mother’s Day
Aubrey Plaza – Dirty Grandpa
Jane Seymour – Fifty Shades of Black
Sela Ward – Independence Day: Resurgence
Kristen Wiig – Zoolander 2

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR Nominees:
Nicolas Cage – Snowden
Johnny Depp – Alice Through the Looking Glass
Will Ferrell – Zoolander 2
Jesse Eisenberg – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Jared Leto – Suicide Squad
Owen Wilson – Zoolander 2

WORST SCREEN COMBO Nominees:
Ben Affleck & His BFF (Baddest Foe Forever) Henry Cavill – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Any 2 Egyptian Gods or Mortals – Gods of Egypt
Johnny Depp & His Vomitously Vibrant Costume – Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Entire Cast of Once Respected Actors – Collateral Beauty
Tyler Perry & That Same Old Worn Out Wig – BOO! A Medea Halloween
Ben Stiller and His BFF (Barely Funny Friend) Owen Wilson – Zoolander 2

Stiller Could "Win" Big On Night Of The Worst

Zoolander 2 Wallpaper

You won't find a lot of these categories at the Emmys or Academy Awards, and chances are you won't see Ben Stiller at those ceremonies taking home any gold trophies either. His ill-advised Zoolander 2 should have been kept as a concept, should these nominations be any guide.

WORST DIRECTOR Nominees:
Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Roland Emmerich – Independence Day: Resurgence
Tyler Perry – BOO! A Medea Halloween
Alex Proyas – Gods of Egypt
Zack Snyder – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ben Stiller – Zoolander 2

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL Nominees:
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Dawn of Justice
Fifty Shades of Black
Independence Day: Resurgence
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Zoolander 2

WORST SCREENPLAY Nominees:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Dirty Grandpa
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence
Suicide Squad

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