Twilight Cleans Up At Razzies

In an announcement that is sure to send millions of teenage (and some slightly older/younger) fangirls into a blind fury, hit fantasy series Twilight’s movie run ended last year and has been recognised in an awards show – just not the one that you would want your favourite film to be at.

razzie_awardEvery year since 1981, the day before the event celebrating the best in cinema for the previous 12 months, a separate ceremony commemorates the worst, with the annual Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as the ‘Razzies’.

The event is run by the website Rotten Tomatoes, renowned for its ability to let users rate how much you should stay away from a film, with the added benefit of helping to vote for the ‘prestigious’ awards on show.

This year, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 from Summit Entertainment served as the 5th and final installment to The Twilight Saga series, but did not come anywhere near an award or nomination at at the Oscars, instead having to be content with 7 of the 10 Razzies on offer (headlined by the ‘Worst Picture’ award), and 11 nominations (being on the ballot for every single category, including one (‘Worst Screen Couple’) in which they were responsible for two entries). A satisfying conclusion to the series for many that weren’t Twilight fans…

For the name of a film to just reach this ceremony, though, they are all losers, with every single one of the nominations (which aside from Twilight feature strongly on Razzie regulars Adam Sandler and Tyler Perry), and ‘winners’ able to be found below:

33rd Golden Raspberry Awards (‘Razzies’): Winners?:

Worst Picture:
Battleship (Universal)
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (Kenn Viselman)
That’s My Boy (Columbia)
A Thousand Words (Paramount/DreamWorks)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Summit Entertainment)

Worst Actor:
Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Seeking Justice
Eddie Murphy in A Thousand Words
Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Tyler Perry in Alex Cross and Good Deeds
Adam Sandler in That’s My Boy

Worst Actress:
Katherine Heigl in One for the Money
Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Retribution
Tyler Perry (as Madea) in Tyler Perry’s Madea‘s Witness Protection
Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Barbra Streisand in The Guilt Trip

Worst Supporting Actor:
David Hasselhoff (as himself) in Piranha 3DD
Taylor Lautner in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Liam Neeson in Battleship and Wrath of the Titans
Nick Swardson in That’s My Boy
Vanilla Ice (as himself) in That’s My Boy

Worst Supporting Actress:
Jessica Biel in Playing for Keeps and Total Recall
Brooklyn Decker in Battleship and What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Ashley Greene in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Jennifer Lopez in What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Rihanna in Battleship

Worst Screen Couple:
Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Any two cast members from Jersey Shore in The Three Stooges
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Tyler Perry and His Drag Get-Up in Tyler Perry’s Madea‘s Witness Protection
Adam Sandler and either Leighton Meester, Andy Samberg, or Susan Sarandon in That’s My Boy

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel (voted by users of Rotten Tomatoes):
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Columbia)
Tyler Perry’s Madea‘s Witness Protection (Lionsgate)
Piranha 3DD (Dimension)
Red Dawn (FilmDistrict)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Summit Entertainment)

Worst Director:
Sean Anders for That’s My Boy
Peter Berg for Battleship
Bill Condon for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Tyler Perry for Good Deeds and Tyler Perry’s Madea‘s Witness Protection
John Putch for Atlas Shrugged: Part II

Worst Screenplay:
Atlas Shrugged: Part II (Duke Sandefur, Brian Patrick O’Toole, & Duncan Scott)
Battleship (Jon & Erich Hoeber)
That’s My Boy (David Caspe)
A Thousand Words (Steve Koren)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Melissa Rosenberg & Stephenie Meyer)

Worst Screen Ensemble:
The entire cast of Battleship
The entire cast of Tyler Perry’s Madea‘s Witness Protection
The entire cast of The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
The entire cast of That’s My Boy
The entire cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

While it is clear that the voting jury of the Razzies (a 650-strong panel of journalists, professionals, and cinema fans) appreciated the conclusion to Twilight in a different way to many of its ‘Twihard’ fans, it is now officially down in the record books that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 must be one of the worst-rated blockbusters of all time, although the real loser of this ceremony is the noble fruit of raspberries. Though it is thoroughly justified to have a show that looks at the worst of the big-money movie industry, what did this poor and tasty snack ever do to deserve their name being associated with such awful film-making?

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