This year's leading men have plenty of work to be ashamed of. Previous Razzie nominees Adam Sandler, Nicolas Cage, Anthony Hopkins, and Taylor Lautner will face off against possible first-time contenders Ryan Reynolds, Shia LaBeouf, Nick Swardson, and Jason Momoa. After reviewing the category handicapping enter your predictions.
RAZZIES : Worst Actor
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Adam Sandler could take both Worst Actor and Worst Actress for his dual roles as brother and sister in "Jack and Jill." Along with a nomination for Worst Screenplay for "Bucky Larson," this could be Sandler's biggest year at the Razzies yet. He has already been nominated for Worst Actor six times before, winning for 1999's "Big Daddy."
Last year, Anthony Hopkins escaped a Worst Supporting Actor nomination for his laughable turn in "The Wolfman." Though he was nominated for Worst Actor for "A Change of Seasons" way back in 1980, he should not be considered a threat for his role as a priest in "The Rite."
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The Razzies have a vendetta against muscular leading men like Jason Momoa. Sylvester Stallone has 13 nominations for Worst Actor alone! If Razzie voters disliked "Conan the Barbarian" even the slightest bit, Momoa could readily be swept into Worst Actor.
A terrible haircut and annoying voice doomed Adam Sandler when he was nominated for Worst Actor for "Little Nicky" in 2000. Swardson seems to be channeling him in "Bucky Larson," which Sandler co-wrote. Portraying a character this unlikable and obnoxious in an unfunny sex comedy could put Swardson over the top in the Worst Actor race.
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There is no denying Nicolas Cage has fallen on hard times. He is in a trio of terrible movies this year: "Drive Angry," "Season of the Witch," and "Trespass." Razzie voters cited him for three bad movies in 2007 and for "The Wicker Man" in 2006. He is quickly becoming a Razzie darling.
Robert Pattinson managed easy nominations for the last two "Twilight" movies playing Edward the vampire. Expect him to be back for more this year.
Back in 1981, the role of "Arthur" got Dudley Moore an Oscar nomination. What a difference 30 years can make. Now Russell Brand is getting some of the worst reviews of his short career for the same part in a lame remake.
Ryan Reynolds is another of the pretty faces Razzie voters could envy enough to nominate for Worst Actor. He is not terrible in "Green Lantern" or "The Change-Up," per se, but he certainly lacks the star quality needed to make them into hits. If the Razzies want to punish him for not being a true movie star, this would be their chance.
How has Shia LaBeouf never been nominated for Worst Actor? He is one of the most reviled personalities in Hollywood and has absolutely no charisma or presence in the "Transformers" films. One of the great mysteries of this era is how LaBeouf gets work at all. A Razzie nomination is more than overdue.
Taylor Lautner got his first Razzie nomination last year for his work on "Eclipse" and "Valentine's Day." He returns with another awful "Twilight" sequel this year and an action movie he headlined that ended up flopping. Razzie voters will likely notice this kid still cannot act.