Grown Ups 2 leads Razzies nominations for worst films

Adam Sandler attends the premiere of Grown Ups 2 in New York.
Adam Sandler has been nominated for Worst Actor. Photo: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Adam Sandler's comedy offering Grown Ups 2 has dominated this year's Razzie Awards nominations.

It came away with eight nominations - including Worst Picture and Worst Actor - for the annual event which hands out gongs for cinematic ignobility.

The Will and Jaden smith vehicle After Earth, a futuristic post-apocalyptic tale of a father and his son, was not far behind with six nods for the anti-Oscars.

The winners of the 34th annual Razzie Awards will be announced on March 1 - the eve of the Academy Awards.

Comedy actor Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas also earned six nominations for the Golden Raspberry statuette, alongside Movie 43 - a series of interconnected short films about a washed-up producer.

The four films will be vying for the Worst Picture award along with big-budget under-performer The Lone Ranger which garnered five nominations, including Worst Actor for Johnny Depp.

"The list includes several 'repeat offenders,' returning for more pie-in-the-face/light-hearted joshing from the only folks whose statuette no one wants to win," the event's organisers said in a statement.

Previous Razzie winner Sandler is back again in the Worst Actor category, which also includes Ashton Kutcher for the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs and Sylvester Stallone, nominated for three films - Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan and Grudge Match.

Academy Award winner Halle Berry has landed a Worst Actress nomination for two films - thriller The Call and Movie 43. She will be competing against double-Oscar nominee Naomi Watts, who was nominated for the biopic Diana and also Movie 43.

Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan's acting comeback has also been panned by the awards, with Lohan receiving a Worst Actress nomination for The Canyons, two Worst Supporting Actress nods for InAPPropriate Adult and Scary Movie 5 and Worst Screen Combo for teaming up with Charlie Sheen in Scary Movie 5.

This year's award winners will be chosen by 750 members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation and votes from 62,000 users of the film review website Rotten Tomatoes.

At last year's awards ceremony, the final film in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn - Part 2, swept the board with seven Razzies, including Worst Movie.

Here is a full list of this year's Razzie Awards nominations:

Worst Picture

  • After Earth
  • Grown Ups 2
  • The Lone Ranger
  • A Madea Christmas
  • Movie 43

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

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 Supporting Actress

  • Lady Gaga - Machete Kills
  • Salma Hayek - Grown Ups 2
  • Katherine Heigl - The Big Wedding
  • Kim Kardashian - Tyler Perry's Temptation
  • Lindsay Lohan - InAPPropriate Comedy and Scary Movie 5

Worst Supporting Actor

  • Chris Brown - Battle of the Year
  • Larry the Cable Guy - A Madea Christmas
  • Taylor Lautner - Grown Ups 2
  • Will Smith - After Earth
  • Nick Swardson - A Haunted House and Grown Ups 2

Worst Screen Combo

  • The entire cast of Grown Ups 2
  • The entire cast of Movie 43
  • Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen - Scary Movie 5
  • Jaden Smith and Will Smith - After Earth
  • Tyler Perry and EITHER Larry the Cable Guy OR "that worn-out wig and dress" - A Madea Christmas

Worst Director

  • The 13 people who directed - Movie 43
  • Dennis Dugan - Grown Ups 2
  • Tyler Perry - A Madea Christmas and Temptation
  • M. Night Shyamalan - After Earth
  • Gore Verbinski - The Lone Ranger

Worst Screenplay

  • After Earth
  • Grown Ups 2
  • The Lone Ranger
  • A Madea Christmas
  • Movie 43

Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel

  • Grown Ups 2
  • The Hangover Part III
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Scary Movie 5
  • The Smurfs 2