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'Twilight' finale leads Razzies worst-of list

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The "Twilight" finale had better reviews than the franchise's previous four movies, but you'd never know it from the Razzie nominations singling out Hollywood's worst of the year.

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" led the Razzies lineup late Tuesday with 11 nominations, including worst picture, lead-acting slots for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, and supporting-acting nominations for Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene.

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Other worst-picture nominees are the naval action tale "Battleship," the family flick "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure," Adam Sandler's raunchy dud "That's My Boy" and Eddie Murphy's comedy flop "A Thousand Words."

A spoof of the Academy Awards, the Razzies announcement came a little more than a day before Thursday's Oscar nominations. Winners for the 33rd annual Razzies will be announced Feb. 23, the night before the Oscar show.

The final installment in the supernatural romance involving vampires, werewolves and a moody schoolgirl, "Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" also had nominations for worst director for Bill Condon, plus worst sequel, screenplay and screen ensemble. It picked up two nominations for worst screen couple -- for Stewart and Pattinson and for Lautner and child co-star Mackenzie Foy.

Stewart's worst-actress nomination came for two performances in 2012, her Bella Swan of "Twilight" and the title role in "Snow White and the Huntsman."

Earlier "Twilight" movies have been regular nominees for the Razzies but have not come away with any key worst-of awards. But the finale seems to be the one Razzies voters have been waiting for, the way Oscar voters were waiting for the last "Lord of the Rings" film, the one that finally won the big prize.

"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.'"

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Here's how Razzies organizers describe the "Twilight" finale in the nominations announcement: "The ultimate installment of the inexplicably successful series focuses on Shirtless Werewolf Jacob and his creepy relationship with the daughter of Sparkly Vampire Edward and Gloomy Goth Gal Bella. Together, the four face a final showdown that will determine the fate of Romantic-But-Boring Monsters everywhere."

Sandler -- whose "Jack and Jill" made Razzies history last season by winning a record 10 awards, sweeping every category -- remains a Razzies favorite this time. "That's My Boy" ran second with eight Razzie nominations, among them worst actor for Sandler and supporting actor for both Nick Swardson and Vanilla Ice.

Tyler Perry was nominated for both worst actor ("Alex Cross" and "Good Deeds") and actress ("Madea's Witness Protection," in which he reprised his cross-dressing title character).

Along with Sandler, Pattinson and Perry, worst-actor contenders are Nicolas Cage for "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" and "Seeking Justice"; and Murphy for "A Thousand Words."

Joining Stewart and Perry in the worst-actress lineup are Katherine Heigl for "One for the Money"; Milla Jovovich for "Resident Evil: Retribution"; and Barbra Streisand for "The Guilt Trip."

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Jan 9, 2013 12:09PM

Dear Adam Sandler - time to wisen up and move in a different direction.  PT Anderson may still take you back if you call him right now.


Jan 9, 2013 4:18PM

there isnt much ACTING in hollywood anymore.  just SHOCK AND AWE with plastic people saying words and getting $mlns. 

Jan 9, 2013 3:01PM
I give this group about as much credence as those that do the Oscars. How many oscar winners lately have had the worst box offices of all times? And how many that brought in the most cash (box office profits = people actually going to see them) that weren't even nominated? To me, it's your own preferences. If you like action, go see action. Like vampires? Twilight. etc, etc. If you live your life by someone else telling you what to do, give up. You're a robot and you need rebooting.
Jan 9, 2013 4:16PM

the only good parts of the twitlight were the fights....but way toooooo short. 


adam sandler is no longer funny - just gross.   his schtik dont work no more.


krapsin stewart plays a role like john wayne did (john wayne was always playing john wayne in the movies - and he said so.  but he was better than krapsin)


tyler perry - i havent seen any of his stuff.  


nick cage is making movies to pay off the IRS - and it shows.  


still worst of all time - tho a hoot - AT-TAAAAAAACK OF THE KILLER TO-MAAAAAAY-TOES.



Jan 9, 2013 3:02PM
Oh and one last comment. Seems ironic to me that they have a picture of Ben Affleck for this article lol. I mean, geez, with his wealth of great movies........................
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