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Zoolander 2, Batman v Superman lead Razzie nominations

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'Zoolander 2' leads the Golden Raspberry Awards nominations with nine.

The fashion follow-up – which was deemed a "15-years-too-late sequel" by awards bosses – has the dubious honour of being branded one of the year's worst movies, while comic book blockbuster 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is close behind with eight nods.

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Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller pose for photographers at the screening of Zoolander 2 at a cinema in central London. File photo: Reuters

Both movies are in the running for Worst Picture and Worst Remake, Ripoff or Sequel.

In addition, 'Zoolander No. 2' star Ben Stiller is up for Worst Actor, Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson are both up for Worst Supporting Actor, and Kristen Wiig is up for Worst Supporting Actress, while Ben and Owen are jointly nominated for Worst Onscreen Combination.

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, the stars of 'Batman v Superman' – dubbed a "WTF comic-book battle royale" by Razzie bosses – are also both up for Worst Actor, and also Worst Screen Combo.

The nomination marks a downturn for Ben, as in 2015, he was awarded the Razzie Redeemer prize for going from flop 'Gigli' to Oscar-winning film 'Argo' and critically-acclaimed 'Gone Girl'.

Other films with multiple nominations included 'Dirty Grandpa' with six, 'Gods of Egypt', 'Hillary's America' and 'Independence Day: Resurgence, all with five, and 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' with three.

Razzies bosses said there had been so many bad movies released in 2016, they had had to expand the categories this year to include a potential six winners.

They said: "The crop of cinematic crap in 2016 was so extensive that this year's 37th annual Razzie Awards is expanding the number of nominees from the usual five to an unprecedented six contenders in each of its nine worst achievement in film categories."

Other notable nominations included Dinesh D'Souza – as himself – for worst actor for documentary 'Hillary's America' and 2014 Worst Actress winner Tyler Perry, who is again nominated for the award thanks to his role in 'Boo! A Medea Halloween'.

The Worst Onscreen Combination nominees also include Johnny Depp and his "Vomituously Vibrant Costume" from 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', "The Entire Cast of Once Respected Actors" from 'Collateral Beauty' – which starred Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Pena, Naomie Harris, Jacob Latimore, Kate Winslet and Dame Helen Mirren – Tyler and "That Same Old Worn Out Wig" from 'Boo! A Medea Halloween' and "Any Two Egyptian Gods or Mortals" from 'Gods of Egypt'.

Nominees in all categories except for Worst Screen Combination were selected by online votes from 1,014 voting Razzie members.

The Worst Screen Combination nominees were chosen by users at Rotten Tomatoes. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 25.

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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 2'


Worst Actor:

Ben Affleck in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Gerard Butler in 'Gods of Egypt' and 'London Has Fallen'

Henry Cavill in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Robert De Niro in 'Dirty Grandpa'

Dinesh D'Souza in 'Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party'

Ben Stiller in 'Zoolander 2'


Worst Actress:

Megan Fox in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows'

Tyler Perry in 'BOO! A Medea Halloween'

Julia Roberts in 'Mother's Day'

Becky Turner in 'Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party'

Naomi Watts in 'Divergent Series: Allegiant' and 'Shut-In'

Shailene Woodley in 'Divergent Series: Allegiant'


Worst Supporting Actress:

Julianne Hough in 'Dirty Grandpa'

Kate Hudson in 'Mother's Day'

Aubrey Plaza in 'Dirty Grandpa'

Jane Seymour in 'Fifty Shades of Black'

Sela Ward in 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

Kristen Wiig in 'Zoolander 2'


Worst Supporting Actor:

Nicolas Cage in 'Snowden'

Johnny Depp in 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'

Will Ferrell in 'Zoolander 2'

Jesse Eisenberg in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Jared Leto in 'Suicide Squad'

Owen Wilson in 'Zoolander 2'

Worst Screen Combination:

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Johnny Depp and His Vomitously Vibrant Costume in 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'

The Entire Cast of Once Respected Actors in 'Collateral Beauty'

Tyler Perry and That Same Old Worn Out Wig in 'BOO! A Medea Halloween'

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in 'Zoolander 2'

Any two Egyptian Gods or Mortals in 'Gods of Egypt'


Worst Director:

Dinesh D'Souza and Bruce Schooley for 'Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party'

Roland Emmerich for 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

Tyler Perry for 'BOO! A Medea Halloween'

Alex Proyas for 'Gods of Egypt'

Zack Snyder for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Ben Stiller for 'Zoolander 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'


Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel:

'Alice Through the Looking Glass'

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

'Fifty Shades of Black'

'Independence Day: Resurgence'

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows'

'Zoolander 2'

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