Batman v Superman, Zoolander 2 Lead Razzie Nominations
Both are up for worst film of the year
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 23, 2017 11:37 AM CST
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ben Affleck, left, and Henry Cavill in a scene from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."   (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

(Newser) – The much-derided superhero clash Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the far-too-late comedy sequel Zoolander 2 are the leading nominees for the 37th annual Razzie Awards, the AP reports. Zoolander 2 drew nine nods and Batman v Superman landed eight in nominations announced Monday for the worst films and performances of 2016. Both are up for worst picture, along with Gods of Egypt, Independence Day: Resurgence, Dirty Grandpa, and the political documentary Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.

Many nominees are typically acclaimed performers, including Robert De Niro (Dirty Grandpa), Naomi Watts (Divergent Series: Allegiant and Shut-In), Kristen Wiig (Zoolander 2), Johnny Depp (Alice Through the Looking Glass), Will Ferrell (Zoolander 2), Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman), and Julia Roberts (Mother's Day). "Winners" will be announced Feb. 25.

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