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

     January 24, 2011


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]:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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  • Excpired

    Razzies are such a populist take on worst films. First of all you can’t just say that because Pattinson is in Twilight all of his performances in all of his movies suck. His performance in Remember Me was actually quite good, even if a lot of people were highly offended by the ending (which is exactly what it was), and the half that weren’t offended just didn’t like it because Pattinson is from Twilight and Twilight sucks so Pattinson sucks MWAH! (mimicking their baby-like attitudes).

    Also Kutcher and Butler had typical performances like they do in all of their movies, the acting was by no means bad or terrible. The movies listed were quite formulaic and boring, but the acting was just mediocre or unspectacular. Bad acting is like Wahlberg in The Happening, that was BAD acting (but I don’t blame Wahlberg, I blame Shyamalan everyone in that movie acted terribly probably because Shyamalan told them to).

    The one actor… I mean comedian, I’m glad was called out is George Lopez; they really need to give him a Razzie for making animals look bad more times than any other person in history.

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  • bla bla

    somthing is wrong with people this time in days i love avatar the last air bender

    • theCount

      yeah i love avatar too! ive seen every episode but all chance of it being a great movie franchise was ruined by Shyamalan. i saw the movie knowing it was going to be bad but it was even worse than i thought. he tried to follow the show episode by episode but failed miserably at it

    • aaronsullivan

      On Airbender: There’s a few people in the world who can fill in the giant holes of the movie with the heart and soul of the characters from the almost universally acclaimed TV series. If you can do that, you can enjoy and maybe even love the movie.

      Most fans were turned off by many offenses in the film and I can’t blame them. Non-fans have almost no hope of enjoying the film and I really can’t find fault with anyone who finds the film to be terrible. For me, it isn’t/wasn’t, but it is a huge failure to the franchise and I now count 5 people I know of in the world like us, bla bla. :)

  • Mathieu

    The problem with the Razzies is that they’re so narrow in their focus. They’re so desperate to humiliate famous people that they don’t seem to realise that there are infinitely more terrible no-budget indie flicks out there than there are bad studio films. If you’ve seen as much straight-to-DVD shit as I have, you’ll know that these nominees are mostly forgettable, competent or workmanlike rather than out-and-out crapfests.

    Except for anything by Friedberg and Seltzer, of course. They really are the spawn of Satan, those two.

  • cliffton

    “But not nearly as much as Clash of the Titans – easily the worst film of the year, especially given its potential.”

    You lost all credibility right there.
    It is not “easily” the worst film of the year. You should have wrote “the worst film I saw this year, in my opinion”…but that isn’t saying much, seems like you haven’t even watch many 2010 films

  • Brandt

    Sex and the City 2 was definitely the worst movie of the year. How could Hollywood produce such a culturally insensitive movie so full of stereotypes and bigotry? It should sweep the Razzies! I offered up my top picks of the year on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-10-movie-picks-of-2010.html

  • O.R.

    My vote would go to Vampires Suck, even if I haven’t seen it. The last time I saw one of their films, I felt like hitting my head on a hard surface halfway through. Too bad giving them the Razzie will be like a compliment for them.

  • toby

    18 noms for 2 pics. Which were not by any means the worst…but it saved them a lot of time…they were lazy and stupid to think we wouldn’t realize they were lazy!

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  • collider.com

    72313.. Slap-up :)