2010 Razzie Awards Nominees Announced; THE LAST AIRBENDER and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE Lead with 9 Nods Each

     January 24, 2011

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I gotta say, 2010 was a great year for movies. Golden Globe-winners The Social Network, The Fighter and The King’s Speech, along with 127 Hours, True Grit and Inception, are just a handful of the terrific films released last year. Of course the Academy Awards will tell us which one was the best (sarcasm), but now it’s time to give a shout out to the worst. Because, despite the excellent pedigree of 2010 films, there must always exist motion pictures who roll themselves in crap before making their way to the big screen (in case you’re interested, Matt already unveiled his Worst Films of 2010 list, which you can check out here).

Without further ado, I’m pleased to announce this year’s Razzie Award nominations. Top contenders include M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, which scored in the Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Onscreen Couple (for the entire cast), Worst Prequel/Sequel, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Supporting Actor (for bother Dev Patel and Jackson Rathbone) and, my personal favorite, Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3D categories. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse also scored nine nominations, including two for each of its male leads, Robert Patterson (who received a bonus nom as well for his performance in Remember Me) and Taylor Lautner, along with a Worst Actress nod for Kirsten Stewart’s performance. Hit the jump for the complete list.

The Twilight Saga Eclipse movie poster (3)Oddly enough, I don’t have too many complaints about this list, although, I wouldn’t call Twilight the worst film of the year. In fact, I thought director David Slade did a terrific job with what he had and threw together the best flick in the series so far. Sure the acting is still pretty flat, as is the dialogue, story, and … well, compared to the others, Eclipse felt like a more well-polished film … ah, who am I kidding? It sucked. But not nearly as much as Clash of the Titans – easily the worst film of the year, especially given its potential.

As for the rest, I haven’t seen The Bounty Hunter – even the commercials looked dumb – or Sex and the City 2, so I can’t comment on them, but from what I’ve read they’re both more than deserving of these nominations. One oddity that stood out to me was Jack Black’s nom for Gulliver’s Travels. I thought his performance was typical, Jack Black being Jack Black, but far from horrible. The film was pretty flat, sure, but not because of him. And where, might I add, is The Expendables? Sly Stallone received a nom for Worst Director, and rightfully so, but that film was just awful and surely deserving of more nominations.

Here’s the complete list of nominees [from the Razzies]:

WORST PICTURE
The Bounty Hunter
The Last Airbender
Sex and the City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck

WORST ACTOR
Jack Black, Gulliver’s Travels
Gerard Butler, The Bounty Hunter
Ashton Kutcher, Killers and Valentine’s Day
Taylor Lautner, Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Valentine’s Day
Robert Pattinson, Remember Me and Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The Bounty Hunter movie poster

WORST ACTRESS
Jennifer Aniston The Bounty Hunter and The Switch
Miley Cyrus, The Last Song
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, Sex & the City 2
Megan Fox, Jonah Hex
Kristen Stewart Twilight Saga: Eclipse

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Alba, The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine’s Day
Cher, Burlesque
Liza Minnelli, Sex and the City 2
Nicola Peltz, The Last Airbender
Barbra Streisand, Little Fockers

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Billy Ray Cyrus, The Spy Next Door
George Lopez, Marmaduke, The Spy Next Door and Valentine’s Day
Dev Patel, The Last Airbender
Jackson Rathbone, The Last Airbender and Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Rob Schneider, Grown Ups

WORST EYE-GOUGING MIS-USE Of 3-D (Special Category for 2010)
Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore
Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Nutcracker 3D
Saw 3D

WORST SCREEN COUPLE / WORST SCREEN ENSEMBLE
Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, The Bounty Hunter
Josh Brolin’s Face and Megan Fox’s Accent, Jonah Hex
The Entire Cast of The Last Airbender
The Entire Cast of Sex and The City 2
The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga: Eclipse

vampires-suck-movie-posterWORST DIRECTOR
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer Vampires Suck
Michael Patrick King, Sex and The City 2
M. Night Shyamalan, The Last Airbender
David Slade, Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables

WORST SCREENPLAY
The Last Airbender, Written by M. Night Shyamalan, based on the TV series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Brian Konietzko
Little Fockers, Written by John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey, based on Characters Created by Greg Glenna & Mary Roth Clarke
Sex and the City 2, Written by Michael Patrick King, Based on the TV Series Created by Darren Star
Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, Based on the Novel by Stephenie Meyer
Vampires Suck, Written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL (Combined Category for 2010)
Clash Of The Titans
The Last Airbender
Sex & The City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck

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