I don’t think much of the Razzies. It always seems like the films nominated are the popular choices. I don’t even have confidence that the voters have all seen the films. Everything reeks of TMZ-level tabloid snark. If they went out on a limb and defended a movie everyone else thought was bad, that would be one thing. If they blasted a popular favorite, that would be another. But the Razzie voting doesn’t work that way. So when they announce the winners, it usually isn’t something we haven’t heard already.
Nevertheless, the nominations are of some interest. This year, to no one’s surprise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 leads the pack with a whopping 11 nominations, including Worst Picture. Other Worst Picture nominees include BATTLESHIP, THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE, THAT’S MY BOY and A THOUSAND WORDS.
I’m not saying that the films on this list aren’t terrible. A great many of them are. It’s just the tone that seems more catty than clever. Also, I have a problem with any awards show that lumps a person’s entire body of work that year into one lump sum.
Still, it’s nice to see ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II pick up a couple noms. Because seriously, fuck Ayn Rand.
Here’s the full rundown:
Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
That’s My Boy!
A Thousand Words
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (review)
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 (review 1, review 2)
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 (review of ALEX CROSS)
Adam Sandler, That’s My Boy!
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Biel, Playing For Keeps & Total Recall (review of PLAYING FOR KEEPS)
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
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
David Hasselhoff (as “Himself”), Pirannha 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 (review)
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
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2