Final ‘Twilight’ sweeps the 2013 Razzies with a nomination in every category
It wouldn't be Awards Season without everyone's favorite anti-awards organization, the Golden Raspberries, and this year they've somewhat predictably (and rather unfairly) targeted "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" for every single possible category.
Some film critics in the Twitter-verse have already come to the defense of the film, which is considered by many to be the best (relatively, anyway) installment in the series. It is a bit of a lazy (and unfair) stunt to pull; at this point, it's become somewhat tiresome to trash on "Twilight," especially after it's made its final bow.
There are other rather dubious nominations this year. A Worst Actress nom for Milla Jovovich? Sure, she's not going to win any "normal" awards for her performance, but she's the only reason we even still watch the damn "Resident Evil" movies. Also, David Hasselhoff's turn as a funhouse-mirror version of himself in "Piranha 3-DD" took meta-performance to a whole new level with its rather gonzo mix of macho arrogance and extreme self-loathing -- certainly not Worst Supporting Actor material, by any stretch.
Wretched trash like "That's My Boy," which earned seven nominations, deserves every bit of lashing the world can muster. But why hate on harmless dum-dum summer fare like "Battleship," which earned six nominations (including a completely ridiculous Worst Supporting Actor nod for Liam Neeson), and poor Tyler Perry, who earned nominations for his work in no less than three projects ("Good Deeds," "Madea's Witness Protection" and "Alex Cross")? The Razzies are coming across not so much as mean-spirited but simply nonsensical.
And really, a Worst Actress nomination for Barbra Streisand in "The Guilt Trip"? Sigh.
The complete list of Razzie nominations can be found below. The 33rd Annual Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 23.
"The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure"
"That's My Boy"
"A Thousand Words"
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"
Sean Anders, "That's My Boy"
Peter Berg, "Battleship"
Bill Condon, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"
Tyler Perry, "Good Deeds" / "Madea's Witness Protection"
John Putch, "Atlas Shrugged Part II"
Katherine Heigl, "One For the Money"
Milla Jovovich, "Resident Evil: Retribution"
Tyler Perry, "Madea's Witness Protection"
Kristen Stewart, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" / "Snow White and the Huntsman"
Barbra Streisand, "The Guilt Trip"
Nicolas Cage, "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" / "Seeking Justice"
Eddie Murphy, "A Thousand Words"
Robert Pattinson, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"
Tyler Perry, "Alex Cross" / "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 Greene, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"
Jennifer Lopez, "What to Expect When You're Expecting"
Worst Supporting Actor:
David Hasselhoff, "Pirannha 3-DD"
Taylor Lautner, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"
Liam Neeson, "Battleship" / "Wrath of the Titans"
Nick Swardson, "That's My Boy"
Vanilla Ice, "That's My Boy"