'Zoolander 2' earns nine Razzie Award nominations, including Worst Picture

By Karen Butler  |  Jan. 23, 2017 at 12:26 PM
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Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Zoolander 2 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice led the field when the 37th annual Razzie Award nominations were announced Monday.

The fashion-themed, action-comedy, which is up for nine prizes, and the epic clash of superheroes, which was nominated for eight, are both competing for Worst Picture and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.

The Razzies recognize the critically panned pictures and box-office duds of the previous year.

The nominees for 2016 are:

Worst Picture
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 Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Fifty Shades of Black
Independence Day: Resurgence
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Zoolander 2

Worst Actor
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
Megan Fox  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 
Tyler Perry  BOO! A Madea Halloween 
Julia Roberts  Mother's Day  
Becky Turner [as Hillary ClintonHillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Naomi Watts  Divergent Series: Allegiant and Shut-In 
Shailene Woodley Divergent Series: Allegiant 

Worst Supporting Actress
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
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
Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice   
Any two gods or mortals  Gods of Egypt 
Johnny Depp and his costume  Alice Through the Looking Glass
The cast of Collateral Beauty
Tyler Perry and his wig  BOO! A Madea Halloween
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson Zoolander 2  

Worst Director
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 Madea Halloween
Alex Proyas Gods of Egypt 
Zack Snyder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ben Stiller Zoolander 2 

Worst Screenplay  
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 

Winners are to be announced on Feb. 25, the night before the Oscars for excellence in film are handed out.  

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