Razzie Nominations Are In: Twilight, Last Airbender, & Sex & The City Lead The Pack


Posted January 24, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

Razzie Nominations Are In: Twilight, Last Airbender, & Sex & The City Lead The Pack

Crappy movies will soon get ready to take cover, because the nominations for this year's RAZZIES are in! The Hollywood awards season is already in high gear, and despite a recent attempt by Ricky Gervais, no one manages to put the industry in its place quite like The Golden Raspberry Awards. The 31st annual event, traditionally held the night before the Academy Awards, has released its list of victims for the February 26 ceremony of celluloid ignominy. Don't think that big box-office numbers will save a film from the shame, leading the pack this year for Worst Picture, is none other than latest entry in the tween-tingling, supernatural romance-fest Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Joining it, will be director M. Night Shyamalan's already-legendary epic failure The Last Airbender, yawn-inducing Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler romcom The Bounty Hunter, likely franchise-killer Sex & the City 2, and an obligatory nod to the latest vapid "genre parody" movie in the Twilight-esque Vampires Suck!. So, with that set, let's take a look at the other nominees, while pointing and laughing.

Worst Picture
"The Bounty Hunter"
"The Last Airbender"
"Sex & the City 2"
"Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
"Vampires Suck!"

Worst Actor
Jack Black, "Gulliver's Travels"
Gerard Butler, "The Bounty Hunter"
Ashton Kutcher, "Killers" and "Valentine's Day"
Taylor Lautner, "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "Valentine's Day"
Robert Pattinson, "Remember Me" and "Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Worst Actress
Jennifer Aniston, "The Bounty Hunter" and "The Switch"
Miley Cyrus, "The Last Song"
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon, "Sex & the City 2"
Megan Fox, "Jonah Hex"
Kristen Stewart, "Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Alba, "The Killer Inside Me," "Little Fockers," "Machete" and "Valentine's Day"
Cher, "Burlesque"
Liza Minnelli, "Sex & the City 2"
Nicola Peltz, "The Last Airbender"
Barbra Streisand, "Little Fockers"

Worst Supporting Actor
Billy Ray Cyrus, "The Spy Next Door"
George Lopez, "Marmaduke," "The Spy Next Door" and "Valentine's Day"
Dev Patel, "The Last Airbender"
Jackson Rathbone, "The Last Airbender" and "Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Rob Schneider, "Grown Ups"

Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-use of 3-D
(Special category for 2010!)
"Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore"
"Clash of the Titans"
"The Last Airbender"
"Nutcracker 3-D"
"Saw 3-D" (aka "Saw VII")

Worst Screen Couple/ Worst Screen Ensemble
Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler, "The Bounty Hunter"
Josh Brolin’s face & Megan Fox’s accent, "Jonah Hex"
The entire cast of "The Last Airbender"
The entire cast of "Sex & the City 2"
The entire cast of "Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Worst Director
Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, "Vampires Suck!"
Michael Patrick King, "Sex & the City 2"
M. Night Shyamalan, "The Last Airbender"
David Slade, "Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Sylvester Stallone, "The Expendables"

Worst Screenplay
"The Last Airbender," written by M. Night Shyamalan, based on the TV series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Brian Konietzko
"Little Fockers," written by John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey, based on characters created by Greg Glenna & Mary Roth Clarke
"Sex & the City 2," written by Michael Patrick King, based on the TV series created by Darren Star
"Twilight Saga: Eclipse," screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer
"Vampires Suck!" written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel (Combined category for 2010)
"Clash of the Titans"
"The Last Airbender"
"Sex & the City 2"
"Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
"Vampires Suck!"

There seem to be no big surprises here, except for the fact that, after some odd comments she made last year about their profession, the wrath of screenwriter community is likely still being reaped for starlet Jessica Alba. She stands nominated this year for FOUR films in the "Worst Supporting Actress" category for The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete, and Valentine's Day. That being said, the forces of vindictiveness may not necessarily have had to work real hard to make that happen with that list of appearances.

Also noteworthy, is the new category "Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-use of 3-D." The RAZZIE folks are clearly tapping into the defining "new," post-Avatar gimmick of the 2010 movie-going experience, which was an up-charge in ticket prices to see films in 3D. (Some of which, were actually in 3D.) Appropriately-nominated, was Clash of the Titans, which in itself was an "okay," though unmemorable film. The Greek myth remake has already become a leading punchline regarding the topic of the poorly-transferred, pseudo-3D experience.

Finally, the one habitual victim of the RAZZIES who can rest easy this year, is Uwe Boll. The 2009 "Worst Career Achievement" winner (which I guess is the RAZZIE equivalent of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award), is not -- I repeat NOT nominated for anything.  /shock

What's your assessment of this year's nominees?

Tags: Epic Fail, Movies
Razzie Nominations Are In: Twilight, Last Airbender, & Sex & The City Lead The Pack


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