The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation announced the nominations for the 33rd Annual Razzie Awards today. You can check out the announcement below, followed by the nominations list and a nominations video. Which movies did you think were the worst of 2012?
Hollywood is reveling in the box office returns for 2012, their biggest money-making year ever. But despite the high-grossing hits, there were way more major misses among the 727 titles released last year movies based on recycled premises, re-working concepts that were already tired a decade or more ago, and which were the cinematic equivalent of re-treaded tires. Those are the films The Golden Raspberry Awards have been annually dis-honoring since 1980.
Nominees for the 33rd Annual RAZZIE® Awards, satirizing the Worst Achievements in Film for 2012, include several Repeat Offenders, returning for more pie-in-the-face/light-hearted joshing in the one Tinsel Town trophy derby no one wants to win. Adam Sandler is back, following up his record-setting 2011 RAZZIE® winner JACK & JILL with an even more off-putting family comedy, THATS MY BOY. Focused on a scofflaw dad who fathered (then abandoned) a son with his 7th grade teacher, BOY amassed a total of 8 nominations, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Sandler himself while also grossing about half what JACK & JILL did. But Sandlers misfire was topped by the final chapter in a franchise which has reliably racked up RAZZIE® nominations year- after-year: TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (or as RAZZIE® Wags call it, TWILIGHT: S.B.D. #2). 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. TWILIGHT #5 collected a total of 11 nominations, from only 10 categories. In addition to being up for Worst Picture and earning nominations for all 3 of its principal actors, it is also the first film ever to get dual Worst Screen Couple RAZZIE® nods, one for Edward & Bella and one for Jason & the child Renesmee (who share an onscreen relationship fraught with inappropriate overtones). In addition to TWILIGHT S.B.D. #2 and THATS MY BOY, Worst Picture nominees for 2012 include: The bazillion-dollar board-game-based box office blunder BATTLESHIP, the latest career-killing comedy from Eddie Murphy, A THOUSAND WORDS (which spent four years moldering in Paramounts film vaults before scoring a Perfect ZERO Rating at RottenTomatoes.com) and the lowest- grossing nationwide release of all time, THE OOGIELOVES IN BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE (which made a microscopic $47 per theatre on its opening night last August).
Performers up for the $4.79 gold-spray-painted trophy are a Whos Who of Hollywood Royalty: Barbra Streisand got her 4th career nomination for the Christmas turkey GUILT TRIP shell be competing for Worst Actress with Tyler Perry (in drag for the 87th time) in MADEAS WITLESS PROTECTION, Kristen Stewart in TWILIGHT #5, Katherine Heigl and Milla Jovovich. Murphy, Pattinson and Sandler are joined on the Worst Actor list by Nicolas Cage and Perry again, this time for both of his 2012 Non-Drag movies, ALEX CROSS and GOOD DEEDS.
Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
That’s My Boy!
A Thousand Words
Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn Part 2
Katherine Heigl – One For The Money
Milla Jovovich – Resident Evil #5: Retribution
Tyler Perry (In Drag) – Madea’s Witless Protection
Kristen Stewart – Snow White and The Huntsman & Twilight S.B.D. #2
Barbra Streisand – Guilt Trip
Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance & Seeking Justice
Eddie Murphy – A Thousand Words
Robert Pattinson – Twilight S.B.D. #2
Tyler Perry (Not in Drag) – 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 S.B.D. #2
Jennifer Lopez – What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Rihanna – Battleship
Worst Supporting Actor
David Hasselhoff (as “Himself”) – Piranha 3-DD
Taylor Lautner – Twilight S.B.D. #2
Liam Neeson – Battleship & Wrath of the Titans
Nick Swardson – That’s My Boy
Vanilla Ice (as “Himself”) – That’s My Boy
Worst Screen Couple
Any Combination of Two Cast Members from “Jersey Shore” – The Three Stooges
Mackenzie Foy (as “Little Renesmee”) & Taylor Lautner – Twilight: S.B.D. #2
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart – Twilight: S.B.D. #2
Tyler Perry & His Drag Get-Up – Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witless Protection
Adam Sandler and either Leighton Meester, Andy Samberg or Susan Sarandon – That’s My Boy
Sean Anders – That’s My Boy
Peter Berg – Battleship
Bill Condon – Twilight S.B.D. #2
Tyler Perry – Good Deeds & Madea’s Witless Protection
John Putch – ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART II
Worst Screen Ensemble
The Entire Cast of Battleship
The Entire Cast of Oogieloves inThe Big Balloon Adventure
The Entire Cast of That’s My Boy
The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn, Part 2
The Entire Cast of Madea’s Witless Protection
Atlas Shrugged: Part II
That’s My Boy!
A Thousand Words
Twilight S.B.D. #2