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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  • rate this
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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.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 17.

    And where is the nominations for Keith Lemon - The Movie?

    This was the worst film I have seen in the last 10 years and that includes all the dross that Adam Sandler puts out!

  • rate this
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    Comment number 16.

    Bite me.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 15.

    @13.chezza100
    'I had high hopes for Twilight when the first film came out but the whole saga is dull and boring'.

    I have a feeling The Host (same author as Twilight) which is out this year will follow a similar path.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 14.

    @7.Vladimir Plouzhnikov

    Not to be nit picky but the aliens in the film were on a reconnaissance mission after we stupidly sent a message out into space directed at their planet. They weren't calling home to be rescued but rather calling home to give a beacon for the rest of the aliens to come and attack our planet. Hence the urgency to stop them from doing this.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 13.

    I had high hopes for Twilight when the first film came out but the whole saga is dull and boring.

    No surprises at any of the nominations.

  • rate this
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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

  • rate this
    +6

    Comment number 11.

    They still make this stuff? I thought internet piracy killed cinema.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 10.

    I saw the first film. Could see what they were trying to do but there was nothing that struck me as a quality moment in it. I didn't like it. Completely appreciated it as a money maker aimed at teenage girls and romantically inclined older women (not a criticism). All I remember thinking watching it was - Poor film, good money-maker.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 9.

    Surely there should be a prize for worst art house movie? The sort of tosh that gets praised the sky, but is actually a load of pretentious nonsense. Nominations anyone?

  • rate this
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    Comment number 8.

    While I get Breaking Dawn Part II as a nailed on certainty for rip off for splitting the final book into two films and the coupling of Foy and Lautner was stomach turning, I think the soft target of Breaking Dawn Part II by the boys is mistimed - it was far better than the excrutiatingly dull and gruelling Part I.
    And where is Taken 2 (far) in the list?

  • rate this
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    Comment number 7.

    Re #4.Paul "I'm surprised Battleship is on the list. I thought it was fantastic! "

    A bunch of stranded aliens who only want to call home for rescue are provoked into a fight by a dumb US Navy martinet captain. Even though the aliens turn out to be strictly following the Geneva Convention, the US Navy uses an illegal floating museum to kill all alien survivors. The dead idiot gets a medal. Nice.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 6.

    It's cool to be seen criticising Twilight as well as Justin Bieber. I like neither but recognise their success however I don't bash them all the time.

    I'm sure Twilight will not care for receiving "razzies".

  • rate this
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    Comment number 5.

    I am staggered that Rock Of Ages did not even get a look in. Two instantly forgettable lead actors aided and abetted by truly cringe inducing performances from Tom Cruise, Alex Baldwin and Russel Brand.

    I would wholeheartedly agree with all comments about Kirsten Stewart. Since graduating from the Jennifer Sanders Drama School of Facial Expression , she has truly lived up to expectations.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 4.

    I'm surprised Battleship is on the list. I thought it was fantastic! Especially compared to "The Iron Lady" which I watched the other day on TV - complete drivel.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 3.

    Kristen Stewart would be a worthy winner, but I'm disappointed that the vastly overrated Ryan Gosling isn't a nominee. I've only ever seen him express one 'emotion': mild amusement whilst being slightly bemused.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 2.

    They should have added a special category just for this year:

    "Running in a straight line away from a rolling spaceship."

    The only nomination being Prometheus.

  • rate this
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    Comment number 1.

    Kristen Stewart has to win ... She is the worst actress I've seen in ages and lets be honest america has thrown some corkers at us recently, but watching Stewart try to act is truly painful ... Its as if her whole face had been injected with botox !!!

 

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