Fifty Shades of Sucky: Razzies unleash vengeance on 2015's worst films

Some of last year's most critically condemned films, including "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2," "Jupiter Ascending" and "Fifty Shades of Grey," pick up several nominations for this year's Golden Raspberry Awards.

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Admit it. You thought about doing this while you were watching "Pixels."

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Chances are you saw at least one movie in 2015 that was so bad you wished someone from the movie theater, the movie's production company or just the movie itself would have given you a refund for your ticket.

If you're still holding on to that dream, let it go. It ain't gonna happen. The chances are better that the Criterion Collection will release a special edition of "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot" on DVD and Blu-ray.

The best revenge you can hope for is that it will pick up a win at the 36th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards show where the worst of Hollywood's biggest offerings get the dishonors they deserve the day before the Academy Award nominees are announced. The organizers of this year's awards ceremony released the nominee list on The Razzies' official YouTube channel Wednesday and chances are the names and titles that made the best of the worst in film may not surprise you.

Four of the five films nominated for Worst Picture received the most nominations with a total of six nods each including "Fifty Shades of Grey," the Wachowskis' "Jupiter Ascending," the Kevin James film "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" and (you know you saw this one coming) Adam Sandler's "Pixels." The widely panned reboot of Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" was the fifth film in the Worst Picture category and finished second in the nomination total race with five "Worst" nods.

Actor Kevin James picked up the most nominations for an actor or actress this year with three nods. He's up for worst actor for the title role in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2," worst supporting actor for the role of President Cooper in "Pixels" and worst screen combo for "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" with "either his Segue or his glued-on moustache," according to the list of nominations.

Sandler only picked up two individual nominations this year for Worst Actor in "Pixels" and the box-office flop "The Cobbler." However, he still holds the record for receiving the most Razzie nominations in a single year. Sandler earned that dubious record in 2012 when his film "Jack and Jill" received 11 nominations and took home 10 awards, according to the Razzie Awards' website.

The Razzie Awards also hold a special "Redeemer" achievement award for film stars and filmmakers who pulled themselves out of the repulsive puddle of their previous purveyance of putrid productions. Four familiar names made the list of nominees for this year's Redeemer Award including Elizabeth Banks for her directing work on "Pitch Perfect 2," Will Smith for going from the 2013 bomb "After Earth" to the hard-hitting (no pun intended) drama "Concussion," Sylvester Stallone for going from an "all-time Razzie champ" to his critically applauded return to the role of Rocky Balboa in "Creed" and director M. Night Shyamalan for making "The Visit" after making, well, pretty much everything he's ever done since "The Village."

Scroll down below for the full list of nominees and the Razzie Awards' official announcement video. Voters can cast their ballot by signing up at Razzies.com until Saturday, February 13. The winners (or losers, really) will be announced at the official Razzies ceremony somewhere in Hollywood on Saturday, February 27.

"Fantastic Four"
"Fifty Shades of Grey"
"Jupiter Ascending"
"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"

Chevy Chase / "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" and "Vacation"
Josh Gad / "Pixels" and "The Wedding Ringer"
Kevin James / "Pixels"
Jason Lee / "Alvin and The Chipmunks: Road Chip"
Eddie Redmaine / "Jupiter Ascending"

Kayley Cuoco-Sweeting / "Alvin and The Chipmunks: Road Chip" (voice only) and "The Wedding Ringer"
Rooney Mara / "Pan"
Michelle Monaghan / "Pixels"
Julianne Moore / "Seventh Son"
Amanda Seyfried / "Love the Coopers" and "Pan"

"Alvin and The Chipmunks: Road Chip"
"Fantastic Four"
"Hot Tub Time Machine 2"
"Human Centipede 3 (final sequence)"
"Paul Blart Mall Cop 2"

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 (and Alan Smithee?) / "Fantastic Four"
The Wachowskis (Andy and Lana) / "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" screenplay by Andy and Lana Wachowski
"Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 " screenplay by Kevin James and Nick Bakay
"Pixels" screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, story by Herlihy, based on a work by Patrick Jean

Elizabeth Banks (Razzie "winner" for "Movie 47" / multiple hit movies this year)
M. Night Shyamalan (perennial Razzie nominee and "winner" / "The Visit")
Will Smith (for following up "After Earth" with "Concussion")
Sylvester Stallone (all-time Razzie champ / award contender for "Creed")