Razzie Nominations: 'Grown Ups 2' Leads With Eight Nods

9:25 AM PST 01/15/2014 by Hilary Lewis
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"Grown Ups 2"

"After Earth," "Movie 43" and "A Madea Christmas" are each contenders in six categories, with the "winners" set to be revealed at the March 1 ceremony.

Just before Thursday's Oscar nominations recognize some of Hollywood's best work, the Razzies have made their picks for some of the worst movies and performances of 2014.

The Razzies announced the nominees for the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, set to be handed out the day before the Academy Awards, on March 1.

Grown Ups 2 scored a leading eight nominations, including worst movie, sequel, ensemble, screenplay, lead actor (Adam Sandler), supporting actor (Taylor Lautner) and director (Dennis Dugan).

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After Earth, A Madea Christmas and Movie 43 each scored six nominations.

The nominees for worst picture are: After Earth, Grown Ups 2, The Lone Ranger, A Madea Christmas and Movie 43.

The stars of several of those films are also in the running for the title of worst lead actor, including Sandler, Johnny Depp and Jaden Smith, while Tyler Perry is actually up for worst actress for his cross-dressing lead role in A Madea Christmas. If Sandler wins, it would be his third worst actor prize in a row. Sylvester Stallone is also up for his 31st Razzie for three 2013 movies: Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan and Grudge Match.

Other notable acting nominees include first-time contenders Selena Gomez and Naomi Watts and past "winners" like Ashton Kutcher, up for worst lead actor for his work in Jobs, as well as Lindsay Lohan.

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The nominees for worst lead actress are as follows: Lohan for The Canyons, Gomez for Getaway, Perry, Watts for Diana and Movie 43, and Halle Berry for Movie 43 and The Call.

The Razzies also announced that it's working with crowdfunding website Indiegogo to put on a high-end show this year, with hopes of having the 2015 awards broadcast for the first time.

Nominees in eight of the nine Razzie categories were determined by online votes from the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation's 750 members in the U.S. and overseas, while nominees in the ninth category, worst screen combo, were determined by votes from RottenTomatoes.com users.

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