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Zoolander 2, Batman v Superman lead Razzies race for 'worst film' prize

Ben Affleck, Robert de Niro, Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp and Naomi Watts might be Oscar-calibre actors, but they're also some of the latest contenders for Hollywood's annual 'dishonour:' the Razzies.

Contenders increased from 5 to 6 because 'cinematic crap in 2016 was so extensive:' organizers

Some Oscar-calibre actors are also some of the latest contenders for Hollywood's annual 'dishonour:' the Razzies, whose latest batch of nominees include, from left, Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry, Ben Stiller, Julia Roberts and Robert de Niro. (Associated Perss)

Ben Affleck, Robert de Niro, Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp and Naomi Watts might be Oscar-calibre actors, but they're also some of the latest contenders for Hollywood's annual "dishonour:" the Razzies.

Organizers unveiled their list of movie "mis-fires" from the past year on Monday, a day before the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces this year's Oscar nominees.

"The crop of cinematic crap in 2016 was so extensive," organizers stated in a release, that the contenders were "expanded from five nominees to an unprecedented six" in each category.

Zoolander 2 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice lead the pack, with the "15-years-too-late sequel" nominated in all nine Razzie categories and the "the WTF comic book battle-royale" right behind with eight nods.

The nominees for the 37th annual Golden Raspberry Awards 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 No. 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 No. 2

Worst actress 

  • 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 & 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 No. 2

Worst supporting actor

  • Nicolas Cage, Snowden
  • Johnny Depp, Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Will Ferrell, Zoolander No. 2
  • Jesse Eisenberg, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Jared Leto, Suicide Squad
  • Owen Wilson, Zoolander No. 2

Worst screen combo

  • 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 No. 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 Medea Halloween
  • Alex Proyas, Gods of Egypt
  • Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Ben Stiller, Zoolander  No. 2

Worst prequel, remake, rip-off or sequel 

  • 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 No. 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 

Each year, voting members of the Razzies club (comprising more than 1,000 movie fans from the U.S. and 24 other countries) choose the contenders for eight of the nine overall categories. For Worst Screen Combo, organizers partnered with movie-review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to conduct a public vote for nominees.

"Winners" of the tongue-in-cheek prize will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 25 — a day ahead of the Oscars.

Officially known as the Golden Raspberry Awards, the Razzies debuted in 1980 as a humorous counterpoint and parody of the Academy Awards and similar honours.

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