Award season is nearly upon us, celebrating the finest talent in cinema. Unless we're talking The Razzies, which round up the hammiest, cheesiest, most wooden performances of the year. To be nominated once could be considered bad luck, twice a coincidence, even three times in a long career could be forgivable.
But once you've been nommed four times something's definitely up. Here are the serial offenders, in reverse order. (By the way, the Razzies give awards for an entire body of work during a year, so being selected for three films in one year only counts as one nomination. We don't make the rules.)
Joint 12th: Arnold Schwarzeneger - 4 noms
Conan The Barbarian, End of Days, The Last Action Hero, The 6th Day
Joint 12th: Angelina Jolie - 4 noms
Alexander (and Taking Lives), Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (and Beyond Borders), Life Or Something Like it, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Original Sin).
Joint 12th: Lindsay Lohan - 4 noms
Just My Luck, I Know Who Killed Me (x2), The Canyons
Joint 12th: Ben Affleck - 4 noms
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jersey Girl (and Surviving Christmas), Gigli (and Daredevil and Paycheck), Pearl Harbor
Joint 12th: Faye Dunaway - 4 noms
Supergirl, The Wicked Lady, Mommie Dearest, The First Deadly Sin
Joint 7th: Nicolas Cage - 5 noms
Left Behind, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (and Seeking Justice), Drive Angry (and Season of the Witch, and Trespass), Ghost Rider (and National Treasure Book of Secrets and Next), The Wicker Man
Joint 7th: Eddie Murphy - 5 noms
A Thousand Words, Imagine That, Meet Dave, Norbit, The Adventures of Pluto Nash (and I Spy and Showtime).
Joint 7th: Kim Basinger - 5 noms
Bless the Child (and I Dreamed of Africa), The Getaway, Cool World (and Final Analysis), The Marrying Man, 91/2 weeks
Joint 7th: John Travolta - 5 noms
Old Dogs, Domestic Disturbance (and Swordfish), Battlefield Earth (and Lucky Numbers), Perfect, Staying Alive (and Two of a Kind).
Joint 7th: Jennifer Lopez - 5 noms
The Boy Next Door, Monster-In-Law, Gigli, Maid in Manhattan (and Enough), Angel Eyes (and The Wedding Planner).
Joint 4th: Melanie Griffith - 6 noms
Bonfire of the Vanities, Shining Through (and A Stranger Among Us), Born Yesterday, Two Much, Crazy In Alabama, Cecil B. DeMented
Joint 4th: Madonna - 6 noms
Swept Away, The Next Best Thing, Body of Evidence, Truth or Dare, Who's That Girl, Shanghai Surprise
Joint 4th: Demi Moore - 6 noms
Passion of Mind, GI Jane, The Juror (and Striptease), The Scarlet Letter, Indecent Proposal, The Butcher's Wife (and Nothing But Trouble)
3rd: Kevin Costner - 7 noms
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Body Guard, Wyatt Earp, Waterworld, The Postman, For the Love of the Game (and Message in a Bottle), 3000 Miles to Graceland
2nd: Adam Sandler - 11 noms
Pixels, (and The Cobbler), Blended, Grown-Ups 2, That's My Boy, Jack and Jill (and Just Go With It), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Mr Deeds (and Eight Crazy Nights), Little Nicky, Big Daddy, The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore (and Bulletproof)
1st: Sylvester Stallone - 14 noms
Escape Plan (and Bullet to the Head and Grudge Match), Get Carter, Daylight, Judge Dredd (and Assassins), The Specialist, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Oscar, Rocky V, Lock Up (and Tango and Cash), Rambo III, Over the Top, Cobra, Rambo: First Blood Part II (and Rocky IV), Rhinestone
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