Twilight leads Razzies 'worst film' shortlist

 
Film still from Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are up for worst actor, worst actress and worst couple

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The final instalment of the Twilight saga has dominated the shortlist for this year's Razzies, which single out the worst movies of the last 12 months.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, which made $814m (£507m) at the box office, has 11 nominations in 10 categories, including worst film and worst sequel.

Its stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are also listed in the "worst screen couple" category.

Critically-reviled blockbuster Battleship received seven nominations.

Among them was worst supporting actress for pop star Rihanna, who made her acting debut as a US Navy Seal in the film, which was based on the classic grid-based boardgame.

Other notable nominations included actor-director Tyler Perry, who was cited for worst actor and worst actress - thanks to his cross-dressing role in Madea's Witness Protection.

Comedian Adam Sandler won both categories last year, for playing a twin brother and sister in Jack and Jill. His latest film, bad-taste comedy That's My Boy, picked up eight nominations in this year's shortlist.

Founder of the awards, John Wilson, said: "It's our last chance to razz this series"

The Razzies committee also put forward "any two cast members" from MTV reality show Jersey Shore for worst screen couple in the Three Stooges movie - based on the cult US comedy act.

The culmination of the Twilight movie franchise, which tells the story of a human girl who falls in love with a sullen vampire, fared relatively well with critics but the Razzies claimed it had sucked the life out of cinemas.

The previous three films have all been nominated for Razzie awards, but have not come away with any of the major prizes.

However, it is thought the annual awards bash has been waiting for the finale to heap its scorn on the franchise - as a parallel to the way the Oscars waited for the final Lord Of The Rings film before awarding it best picture.

"That's the analogy we're making, that this is the Razzies' flipside," said Razzies founder John Wilson.

"This is our equivalent to The Lord of the Rings. It's our members' last chance to razz Twilight."

A spoof of the Academy Awards, the Razzies announcement arrived a day before Thursday's Oscar nominations. This year's winners will be announced on 23 February, the night before the Oscar show.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Worst Picture

  • Battleship
  • The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure
  • That's My Boy
  • A Thousand Words
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II

Worst Director

  • Sean Anders - That's My Boy
  • Peter Berg - Battleship
  • Bill Condon - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
  • Tyler Perry - Good Deeds / Madea's Witness Protection
  • John Putch - Atlas Shrugged: Part II

Worst Actress

  • Katherine Heigl - One for the Money
  • Milla Jovovich - Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Tyler Perry - Madea's Witness Protection
  • Kristen Stewart - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II / Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Barbra Streisand - The Guilt Trip

Worst Actor

  • Nicolas Cage - Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance / Seeking Justice
  • Eddie Murphy - A Thousand Words
  • Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
  • Tyler Perry - Alex Cross / Good Deeds
  • Adam Sandler - That's My Boy

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Jessica Biel - Playing For Keeps / Total Recall
  • Brooklyn Decker - Battleship / What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • Ashley Greene - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
  • Jennifer Lopez - What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • Rihanna - Battleship

Worst Supporting Actor

  • David Hasselhoff - Pirannha 3-DD
  • Taylor Lautner - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
  • Liam Neeson - Battleship / Wrath of the Titans
  • Nick Swardson - That's My Boy
  • Vanilla Ice - That's My Boy

Worst Screen Ensemble

  • Battleship
  • The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure
  • That's My Boy
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipsed Part II
  • Madea's Witness Protection

Worst Screenplay

  • Atlas Shrugged Part II
  • Battleship
  • That's My Boy
  • A Thousand Words
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II

Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel

  • Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Pirannha 3-DD
  • Red Dawn
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
  • Madea's Witness Protection

Worst Screen Couple

  • Any two cast members from Jersey Shore in The Three Stooges
  • Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
  • Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
  • Tyler Perry and his drag in Madea's Witness Protection
  • Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, or Susan Sarandon in That's My Boy
 

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    Comment number 34.

    If this is the list for the worst movies then its been a good year Twilight and Battleship were the bomb

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    Comment number 32.

    There are so many deserving nominees tis a pity there can be only one winner in each category. I suppose the nomination itself is (dis)honor enough though.

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    Comment number 26.

    Probably not international enough, but 'cockneys vs zombies' has to be the worst film that I saw last year. Truly truly awful. But Piranha 3DD, awwwww, leave it alone, so bad its good. And that's the point of it!

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    Comment number 18.

    Battleship was better than every movie nominated in the Baftas list.

    In order for critics to like it, a film has to have at least 2 hours of extremely dull conversation, so action films are instantly out.

    Even Skyfall had to throw in some yawntastic sitting around in a house in the middle of nowhere to fit the bill.

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    Comment number 12.

    I wish The Twilight Saga all the best at this years Razzies - it deserves a clean sweep of all categories.

    As for bad movies, sometimes a really bad trash movie is just as enjoyable as those considered great. For different reasons, and sometimes can leave the brain a bit numb, but still entertaining.

    Cinema would be poorer for it without the odd mind-numbing, brainless, ridiculous, total clunker

 

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