‘Batman V Superman’ Dominates Razzie Nominations Shortlist

Credit: DC Comics/Warner Bros

*Cue sad Ben Affleck meme*

Zack Snyder’s bombastic Man of Steel follow-up, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was not the critical success many expected. The Ben Affleck/Henry Cavill-picture rocketed past $870 million worldwide, just shy of the lucrative $1 billion mark, but sadly received a less than stellar critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In 2017, the Holy Tomato knows all. With Award Season underway, it was only a matter of time before the annual Razzie nominations were unveiled. Many (myself included) expected Suicide Squad to be the DC Comics/Warner Bros movie that dominates the categories; however, Batman V Superman shared the nominations. Of course, this is not the final list nominees, with the proper list to be revealed on January 23rd.

Batman V Superman (wrongfully) is on the list in many areas such as: WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIPOFF OR SEQUEL, WORST SCREENPLAY, WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR, WORST DIRECTOR, WORST ACTOR, and of course, WORST PICTURE. Somehow, someway, both Affleck and Cavill received nominations for worst actor, despite being (pretty) fantastic in their respective roles.

Oh yeah, and how the hell did Gods of Egypt make any of these categories? That was a masterpiece*

You can check out the full list below:

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIPOFF OR SEQUEL

Alice Through the Looking Glass
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Blair Witch
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Fifty Shades of Black (rip-off of Fifty Shades of Grey)
Independence Day: Resurgence
The Legend of Tarzan
London Has Fallen
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Ride Along 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Zoolander 2

WORST SCREENPLAY

Assassin’s Creed
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Dirty Grandpa
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Fifty Shades of Black
Ghostbusters
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence
Mother’s Day
Suicide Squad
Zoolander 2

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Cassi Davis – Boo! A Madea Halloween
Julianne Hough – Dirty Grandpa
Kate Hudson – Mother’s Day
Keira Knightley – Collateral Beauty
Helen Mirren – Collateral Beauty
Aubrey Plaza – Dirty Grandpa
Jane Seymour – Fifty Shades of Black
Octavia Spencer – The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Sela Ward – Independence Day: Resurgence
Kristen Wiig – Masterminds / Zoolander 2
Kate Winslet – Collateral Beauty

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Nicolas Cage – Snowden
Benedict Cumberbatch – Zoolander 2
Johnny Depp – Alice Through the Looking Glass
Jesse Eisenberg – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Will Ferrell – Zoolander 2
Jeff Goldblum – Independence Day: Resurgence
Jeremy Irons – Assassin’s Creed / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Jared Leto – Suicide Squad
T.J. Miller – Office Christmas Party
Geoffrey Rush – Gods of Egypt
Brenton Thwaites – Gods of Egypt
Owen Wilson – Masterminds / Zoolander 2

WORST DIRECTOR

Dinesh D’Souza – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Roland Emmerich – Independence Day: Resurgence
Justin Kurzel – Assassin’s Creed
Dan Mazer – Dirty Grandpa
Greg McLean – The Darkness
Babak Najafi – London Has Fallen
Tyler Perry – Boo! A Madea Halloween
Alex Proyas – Gods of Egypt
Zack Snyder – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ben Stiller – Zoolander 2
Michael Tiddes – Fifty Shades of Black

WORST ACTRESS

Jennifer Aniston – Mother’s Day / Office Christmas Party
Marion Cotillard – Allied / Assassin’s Creed
Megan Fox – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Radha Mitchell – The Darkness
Tyler Perry (as Madea) – Boo! A Madea Halloween
Margot Robbie – The Legend of Tarzan / Suicide Squad
Julia Roberts – Mother’s Day
Becky Turner (as Hillary Clinton) – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Naomi Watts – The Divergent Series: Allegiant / Shut In
Shailene Woodley – The Divergent Series: Allegiant

WORST ACTOR

Ben Affleck – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Kevin Bacon – The Darkness
Gerard Butler – Gods of Egypt / London Has Fallen
Henry Cavill – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Dinesh D’Souza (as himself) – Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Robert De Niro – Dirty Grandpa
Zac Efron – Dirty Grandpa / Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Liam Hemsworth – Independence Day: Resurgence
Brad Pitt – Allied
Will Smith – Collateral Beauty / Suicide Squad
Ben Stiller – Zoolander 2
Marlon Wayans – Fifty Shades of Black

WORST PICTURE

Assassin’s Creed
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Collateral Beauty
The Darkness
Dirty Grandpa
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Fifty Shades of Black
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence
London Has Fallen
Mother’s Day
Suicide Squad
Zoolander 2

Welp, how do you guys feel? Thankfully, after the Razzies, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will no longer be bashed or discussed in such a negative light. Why can’t we all just get along; like Superman when he told Batman his Mum’s name was Martha.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is on DVD/Blu-Ray now.

Source: We Got This Covered 

Roby D'Ottavi

Roby D'Ottavi

Just a young writer hoping to become an old writer. From the land Down Under; no, I don't know Jai Courtney.