'Pixels,' 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' Lead Razzie Nods

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Josh Gad in “Pixels.”

Before Hollywood players give themselves a pat on the back tomorrow when the 88th Oscar nominations are announced, the Razzie Awards offer a big thumbs down.

The annual anti-honor award program announced its list of 2015’s worst film fare on Wednesday, a day ahead of the Academy’s announcement of Oscar nominees.

Dominating contenders in nods are “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Pixels,” “Jupiter Ascending,” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” which earned six nominations each. All four films are included in the Worst Picture category along with “Fantastic Four,” which scored five nominations.

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Though “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” faced some scathing reviews, it’s worth noting that both films were a hit with moviegoers. “Fifty Shades” made a star out of newcomer Dakota Johnson and had the second-highest Valentine’s Day weekend opening ever, trailing behind “The Passion of the Christ.” It has been give the green light for a trilogy. Kevin James’ panned “Paul Blart” sequel grossed $107 million worldwide on a $30 million budget.

“Pixels” (Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage), “Jupiter Ascending” (Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne) and “Fantastic Four” (Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara) were star-studded flops.

Per tradition, the Razzie winners will be announced a day before the Academy Awards, on Feb. 27.

Worst Picture
Fantastic Four
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jupiter Ascending
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Pixels

Worst Actor
Johnny Depp (Mortdecai)
Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Kevin James (Paul Blart Mall Cop 2)
Adam Sandler (The Cobbler and Pixels)
Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending)

Worst Actress
Katherine Heigl (Home Sweet Hell)
Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Mila Kunis (Jupiter Ascending)
Jennifer Lopez (The Boy Next Door)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Mortdecai)

Worst Supporting Actor
Chevy Chase (Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Vacation)
Josh Gad (Pixels and The Wedding Ringer)
Kevin James (Pixels)
Jason Lee (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip)
Eddie Redmayne (Jupiter Ascending)

Worst Supporting Actress
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer)
Rooney Mara (Pan)
Michelle Monaghan (Pixels)
Julianne Moore (Seventh Son)
Amanda Seyfried (Love the Coopers and Pan)

Worst Remake or Sequel
Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Fantastic Four
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Human Centipede 3
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Worst Screen Combo
Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four)
Johnny Depp and his glued-on mustache (Mortdecai)
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Kevin James and either his Segway or glued-on mustache (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2)
Adam Sandler and any pair of shoes (The Cobbler)

Worst Director
Andy Fickman (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2)
Tom Six (Human Centipede 3)
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Josh Trank (Fantastic Four)
Andy and Lana Wachowski (Jupiter Ascending)

Worst screenplay
Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank (Fantastic Four)
Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Andy and Lana Wachowski (Jupiter Ascending)
Kevin James and Nick Bakay (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2)
Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling (Pixels)

Razzies Redeemer Award
Elizabeth Banks
M. Night Shyamalan
Will Smith
Sylvester Stallone

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