UPDATE: The Razzies, which take Oscar weekend to “honor” the movies that make you wish filmmaking had never been invented, chose “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” as 2012’s ultimate failure, creatively speaking.
At the 33rd Annual Razzie Awards, “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” took home seven of its 11 nominations, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart), Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Screen Couple (Taylor Lautner and 12-year-old Mackenzie Foy and yes, this is a thing in that movie), Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Director (Bill Condon).
Still, the movie failed in another way: It fell short of sweeping all 10 categories like last year’s much-malighed “Jack & Jill” with Adam Sandler playing himself and his sister who happens to look like him in drag. Sandler remained a part of the Razzie family, though, taking Worst Actor for “That’s My Boy,” which also picked up the not-so-coveted Worst Screenplay award. The Razzies say that the Twilight movie came close, though, losing that Worst Screenplay nod by a single vote.
The other actress to make an appearance in the awards may want to stick to music — Rihanna won Worst Supporting Actress for “Battleship,” and it was “by a landslide,” according to the Razzies.
None of these films were nominated for Oscars — not even in Sound Mixing. Even the Transformers movies have been nominated for Sound Mixing.
Who are the favorites for next year’s Razzies? Several current box office hits are coming in at under 20 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, including “A Good Day To Die Hard,” “Safe Haven,” and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” so look forward to them potentially taking a bow at next year’s event!
— Mike Roe
Updated: The awards came down at 7 p.m. Saturday. As predicted, "Breaking Dawn Part II" and Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy" both collected a large share of scorn. You can see the full list of "winners" at their website .
The night before Hollywood's high priests gather to honor their own at the year's Academy Awards, the Razzies will hold their 33rd annual tribute to the year's most cringe-worthy cinematic efforts.
This year, the final installment of the Twilight saga, "Breaking Dawn, Part II," is favored to collect the lion's share of dishonor. The film was nominated in nearly every category, including "Worst Picture" and two for "Worst Screen Couple." Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy!" received a proverbial softball to the groin as well — nominated as it was in 7 of 10 categories (and twice for "Worst Supporting Actor").
But the two will have stiff competition this year. They face such blockbuster fails as "Battleship," Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" and the headscratcher "Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure."
You can check out the full list of nominations over at their website.
The Razzies target what the site deems the worst films of the year, but they're not necessarily the least successful. "Breaking Dawn 2," in particular, raked in nearly $300 million at the box office. Not bad for a flick that Razzies.com calls the last in the "most idiotic, indefensible (and utterly laugh-out-loud f-u-n-n-y movie series."
And though the ceremony's stink may offend the Oscars like garlic does a pouty vampiress, the event has become a part of the award season's regular fare. Several winners have even shown up in recent years to collect their Razzie. Watch Halle Berry pick up her 2004 "Worst Actress" award for "Catwoman."
The nominations were based on votes from the 647 members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation — that is, except for those nominated for the "Worst Remake, Rip-Off of Sequel," which, according to their website, is chosen by votes gathered on popular film-rating site RottenTomatoes.com.
This year's Razzie noms for "Worst Picture":
"Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure"
"That's My Boy"
"Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2"
"A Thousand Words"