HOLLYWOOD—With awards season in full-force, it’s a great to be nominated, but there are some awards those in the entertainment industry would rather not be nominated for.  The annual Razzie nominations were announced on Wednesday, January 15 and leading the pack was the Adam Sandler comedy “Grown Ups 2” with eight nominations including Worst Picture. Other contenders in the Worst Picture race include “After Earth,” “Movie 43,” “The Lone Ranger” and “A Madea Christmas.”

Followed closely behind were the films “After Earth,” “Movie 43” and “A Madea Christmas” who each nabbed six nominations apiece including Worst Picture.  Sandler picked up multiple nominations last year for his role in “That’s My Boy” and the previous year his film “Jack & Jill” picked up a record 10 nominations.

Worst Actor contenders include Johnny Depp “The Lone Ranger,” Adam Sandler “Grown-Ups 2,” Jaden Smith “After Earth,” Ashton Kutcher “Jobs,” and Sylvester Stallone for “Bullet to the Head,” “Escape Plan” and “Grudge Match.”  Worst Actress nominees include Tyler Perry “A Madea Christmas,” Selena Gomez “Getaway,” Lindsay Lohan “The Canyons,” Naomi Watts “Movie 43” and Halle Berry for “The Call” and “Movie 43.”

Other categories include Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Screen Combo, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.

The 34th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards will be handed out on Saturday, March 1, one day before the 86th Annual Academy Awards.

By LaDale Anderson