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The Return of the Rotten Raspberries: The 33rd Annual Razzie Award Nominees

Once again it’s the time of year when the long-awaited nominations for those famous awards are unveiled. Yes, it’s time for the best of the worst. It’s time for the annual Razzie Awards. The mischievous minds behind the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards have released their list of nominees for the stinkers of 2012.

 

 As always, there is a lot of awfulness to be celebrated by those of us who like to commemorate the cinematic suppositories that make us appreciate the good films ever more. Films like Lincoln wouldn’t look so good if films like Battleship weren’t so bad. Out of all the ill-conceived movies to be released each year, it’s actually a significant accomplishment to be the worst-of-the-worst. Or in this case, the best-of-the-worst.

This year Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 leads the pack with 11 nominations, despite getting moderately better reviews than most of the other Twilight flicks, which have been regular nominees for the Razzies but haven’t won any big worst-of awards. The finale, however, seems to be the disaster that Razzies voters have been waiting for. It also picked up nominations for Worst Director for Bill Condon, Worst Sequel, Screenplay, Screen Ensemble and  Worst Screen Couple — for Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson, as well as for Lautner and child co-star Mackenzie Foy. Stewart's Worst Actress nod came for her dual performances in 2012, as Bella in Twilight and the eponymous fairy tale gal in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Adam Sandler still remains a Razzies favorite.  His cine-stinker Jack and Jill made Razzies history by winning a record 10 awards in 2011, sweeping every category. This year, That's My Boy ran second with eight nominations, including Sandler’s Worst Actor nod.

And now, on with the dishonorable honors…

 

WORST PICTURE:

Battleship

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

That's My Boy

A Thousand Words

Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part 2

 

WORST ACTRESS:

Katherine Heigl- One for the Money

Milla Jovovich- Resident Evil 5: Retribution

Tyler Perry- Madea’s Witless Protection

Kirsten Stewart- Snow White & the Huntsman/Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part 2

Barbara Streisand- Guilt Trip

 

WORST ACTOR:

Nicholas Cage- Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance/Seeking Justice

Eddie Murphy- A Thousand Words

Robert Pattinson- Twilight: Breaking Dawn- Part 2

Tyler Perry- Alex Cross/Tyler Perry’s 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 Green- Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part 2

Jennifer Lopez- What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Rihanna- Battleship

 

WORST SUPORTING ACTOR:

David Hasselhoff (as himself)- Pirannha 3DD

Taylor Lautner- Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part 2

Liam Neeson- Battleship/Wrath of the Titans

Nick Swardson- That’s My Boy

Vanilla Ice (As himself)- That’s My Boy

 

WORST SCREEN ENSEMBLE:
Battleship
The Oogieloves in the Balloon Adventure
That’s My Boy
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Madea’s Witness Protection

 

  WORST SCREENPLAY             

Atlas Shrugged: Part 2
Battleship
That’s My Boy
A Thousand Words
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

 

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL                                                                                       

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Piranha 3D
Red Dawn
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Madea’s Witness Protection

 

WORST SCREEN COUPLE                                              

Any two cast members from The Jersey Shore in The Three Stooges
Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner in Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Tyler Perry in Madea’s Witness Protection
Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester or Susan Sarandon in That’s My Boy

 

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