Razzie Awards: Which Film Overcame Mild Critical Acclaim To Lead the Nominations?

twilight_eclipse_225.jpgHere's your Monday morning break from all that prestige-picture news coming out of Sundance and Oscar-land: The Razzies have announced their official nominations for worst cinematic offenses of the year. As usual, they went with a number of easy targets including Sex in the City 2 and The Last Airbender...and a movie with a 67 percent fresh rating from top critics on Rotten Tomatoes that New York Times critic A.O. Scott called "robustly entertaining." Huh?

Oh, wait, It's Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Like I said, easy targets! But seriously, while there were a number of "fresh" reviews that damned that film with faint praise ("For the first time in the series I felt I'd seen a real movie." - Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal), it still seems like the teen-vampire melodrama was included more because people have so much fun taking shots at it and less because of the quality of the actual film. So here's my question: Do we really need a tongue-in-cheek awards ceremony to mock the same movies that everyone has already spent the better part of the year making fun of? After an entire year of watching the internet trash these films, it doesn't seem much fun at this point.

I'd be more interested if the Razzies branched out from the obvious pot-shots to include more interesting categories like "Best Performance in an Awful Film" (Blue Valentine, anyone?) or "Worst Scene in a Good Movie". As it stands, these nominations seem to get more bland and obvious with each passing year.

In any case, here is the full list of nominations for your consideration. Notable snubs include Yogi Bear and Grown-ups, the latter of which escaped with only one nomination. Place your bets!


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


Jennifer Aniston / The Bounty Hunter and The Switch

Mylie Cyrus / The Last Song

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & 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 & 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 3-D

Saw 3-D (aka Saw VII)


Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler / The Bounty Hunter

Josh Brolin's Face & Megan Fox's Accent / Jonah Hex

The Entire Cast of The Last Airbender

The Entire Cast of Sex & The City 2

The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga: Eclipse


Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer / Vampires Suck

Michael Patrick King / Sex & 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 & 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