Every year, while most awards shows focus on honoring the best the last 12 months had to offer, one ceremony singles out the worst -- the Razzies, which announced its nominations on Wednesday. Unfortunately, our most-anticipated movie of 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey, leads the pack, and we're left scratching our heads.
It's a four-way tie for most Razzie nominations this time around with Fifty Shades of Grey, Pixels, Jupiter Ascending and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 racking up six nominations each. The steamy adaptation of E. L. James' 2011 novel earned nods for Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Jamie Dornan), Worst Actress (Dakota Johnson), Worst Director (Sam Taylor-Johnson), Worst Screen Combo (Dornan and Johnson together) and Worst Screenplay (Kelly Marcel).
While we weren't expecting Fifty Shades to be contending for top honors at the Oscars, this nevertheless feels a tad harsh.
For one thing, Dornan and Johnson turned in solid performances. True, they didn't seem to have the exact chemistry we were looking for onscreen, but their individual performances weren't bad.
As far as the directing goes, seeing as how the sex scenes were the best parts of the movie -- and rightfully so -- we have to give Taylor-Johnson a passable grade on the film as well.
And let's not forget it was the fastest-selling R-rated film of all time! That has to count for something.
Thankfully, in the midst of this bleak news, the Razzies do offer something positive in the form of the Razzie Redeemer Award, which acknowledges past Razzie winners who made a comeback in the past year. This year, Elizabeth Banks, M. Night Shyamalan, Will Smith and Sylvester Stallone were chosen for a chance at redemption.
Check out the full list of nominations below.
Fifty Shades of Grey
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
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
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 & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Eddie Redmayne, Jupiter Ascending
Worst Supporting Actress
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer
Rooney Mara, Pan
Michelle Monaghan, Pixels
Julianne Moore, Seventh Son
Amanda Seyfried, Love the Coopers and Pan
Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Worst Screen Combo
All Four "Fantastics," Fantastic Four
Johnny Depp and His Glued-On Moustache, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James and EITHER His Segue OR His Glued-On Moustache, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler and Any Pair of Shoes, The Cobbler
Andy Fickman, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Tom Six, Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Josh Trank, Fantastic Four
Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending
Fantastic Four (screenplay by Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank, Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)
Fifty Shades of Grey (screenplay by Kelly Marcel, Based on the Novel by E.L. James)
Jupiter Ascending (written by Andy and Lana Wachowski)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (screenplay by Kevin James & Nick Bakay)
Pixels (screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, Story by Herlihy, Based on a Work by Patrick Jean)
Razzie Redeemer Award
Elizabeth Banks (RAZZIE "Winner" for MOVIE 47, Multiple Hit Movies This Year)
M. Night Shyamalan (Perennial RAZZIE nominee & "winner," director of The Visit)
Will Smith (For following up After Earth with Concussion)
Sylvester Stallone (All-Time RAZZIE Champ, award contender for Creed)