Grown Ups 2 leads the Razzies

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler’s movie Grown Ups 2 has the most nominations at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards.

The comedy about four childhood friends starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade leads the Razzies line-up with eight nominations.

These included worst picture, sequel, ensemble, screenplay, lead actor for Adam, supporting actor for Taylor Lautner, supporting actress for Salma Hayek and director for Dennis Dugan.

Adam is no stranger to the Razzies, which launched in 1980 as a spoof of Hollywood’s awards season.

He won the worst actor trophy last year for That’s My Boy, and his cross-dressing comedy Jack and Jill made Razzie history in 2012 with a record ten awards, with Adam winning both the worst actor and actress prizes.

The worst picture nominees this year are The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp, Tyler Perry’s holiday comedy A Madea Christmas, After Earth starring Will and Jaden Smith and comedy anthology Movie 43 featuring some of Hollywood’s finest including Kate Winslet, Richard Gere, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry.

After Earth, A Madea Christmas and Movie 43 are tied with six nods each.

The shortlist comes a day before the Oscar nominations and the Razzies will similarly be handed out a night before the Academy Awards ceremony on March 2.

Winners generally fail to show up – although Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock have collected their gold spray-painted prizes in person.

Razzies 2014 main nominees:

Worst Picture

After Earth

Grown-Ups 2

The Lone Ranger

A Madea Christmas

Movie 43

Worst Ensemble

Grown Ups 2

Movie 43

After Earth

A Madea Christmas

Worst Actor

Johnny Depp, The Lone Ranger

Ashton Kutcher, Jobs

Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups 2

Jaden Smith, After Earth

Sylvester Stallone, Bullet To The Head, Escape Plan and Grudge Match

Worst Actress

Halle Berry, The Call and Movie 43

Selena Gomez, Getaway

Lindsay Lohan, The Canyons

Tyler Perry, A Madea Christmas

Naomi Watts, Diana and Movie 43

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