Presented by the annual Golden Raspberry Awards, called the Razzies for short, the ceremony usually takes place in Los Angeles and precedes the corresponding Academy Awards ceremony by one day. This year it falls on February 21, 2015.
The Interview was shortlisted in four Razzie categories, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Alongside The Interview, there is also Seth McFarlane's western-comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, leading the charge with eight potential nominations on the shortlist.
The Cameron Diaz comedy Sex Tape also pops up in five shortlisted categories, ranging from Worst Picture to Worst Screenplay to Worst Screen Combo for Diaz and Jason Segel.
Voting ends on January, 10. Nominations will be unveiled on January 14 — one day before Oscar nominees are announced.
The Interview is a hotly debated Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy depicting the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Some two weeks before the planned movie premiere, Sony was subjected to a massive cyber-attack, resulting in the theft of internal company information, as well as its employees' personal data. Sony decided to cancel the premiere following threats from the hackers that they would reveal the stolen information.
In mid-December, however, Sony reconsidered the premiere's cancellation, and decided to release the comedy online and to run it in more than 300 independent movie theaters throughout the United States.
The Interview has become Sony's highest-grossing Sony online release, bringing the company $15 million as well as an additional $2.8 million in earnings from the movie theaters in the four days since its release.