The Last Airbender Leads 2011 Razzie Award ‘Winners’

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the last air bender wins big at 2011 razzie awards The Last Airbender Leads 2011 Razzie Award Winners

It’s that time of year again, when the Oscars reward various filmmakers, films, and actors for their extraordinary cinematic work, and the Razzies punish various filmmakers, films, and actors for their especially horrendous cinematic work.

Last night, the 31st Annual Razzie Awards were held at Hollywood’s Barnsdall Gallery Theater. To no one’s surprise, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender was the big “winner” (or maybe “loser” is more appropriate here) of the night, taking home the most Razzies. Alas, it wasn’t a clean sweep, as Sex and the City 2 took home several awards that Airbender was nominated for.

Check out the complete list of Razzie Award “winners” below:

Worst Picture

  • The Last Airbender (Paramount/Nickelodeon Movies)
  • The Bounty Hunter (Columbia Pictures/Relativity Media)
  • Sex and the City 2 (Warner Bros/New Line/HBO Pictures)
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)
  • Vampires Suck (20th Century-Fox/Regency Enterprises)

Worst Actor

  • Ashton Kutcher (Killers and Valentine’s Day)
  • Jack Black (Gulliver’s Travels)
  • Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter)
  • Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Valentine’s Day)
  • Robert Pattinson (Remember Me and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

Worst Actress

  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis, & Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City 2)
  • Jennifer Aniston (The Bounty Hunter and The Switch)
  • Miley Cyrus (The Last Song)
  • Megan Fox (Jonah Hex)
  • Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Jessica Alba (The Killer Inside MeLittle FockersMachete, and Valentine’s Day)
  • Cher (Burlesque)
  • Liza Minnelli (Sex and the City 2)
  • Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender)
  • Barbra Streisand (Little Fockers)

Worst Supporting Actor

  • Jackson Rathbone (The Last Airbender and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (The Spy Next Door)
  • George Lopez (MarmadukeThe Spy Next Door, and Valentine’s Day)
  • Dev Patel (The Last Airbender)
  • Rob Schneider (Grown Ups)

Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D

  • The Last Airbender
  • Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galor
  • Clash of the Titans
  • The Nutcracker 3D
  • Saw 3D

Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble

  • The Cast of Sex and the City 2
  • Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter)
  • Josh Brolin & Megan Fox (Jonah Hex)
  • The Entire Cast of The Last Airbender
  • The Entire Cast of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Director

  • M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender)
  • Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer (Vampires Suck)
  • Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City 2)
  • David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  • Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables)

Worst Screenplay

  • 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
  • The 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

  • Sex and the City 2
  • Clash of the Titans
  • The Last Airbender
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Vampires Suck

I can’t say that I strongly disagree with any of the above choices, though if I had my druthers, The Last Airbender would get every Razzie award in existence and then some – even the ones that it wasn’t nominated for. Whereas Sex and the City 2 was expected to be a mess (see: Sex and the City 1), The Last Airbender had no reason to be. The animated series it was based on is, in my opinion, just about as perfect as can be (a sequel 12-episode miniseries, The Legend of Korra, is in production now and will debut November 2011).

M. Night Shyamalan didn’t just make a terrible movie in the form of The Last Airbender, he also wounded an amazing brand that many have come to adore. It’s too bad he didn’t attend the Razzie Awards himself, which obviously would’ve been hilarious, though I think we can all determine what his acceptance speech would have been based on his previous stance in interviews, “I think if I thought like you I’d kill myself. I would literally kill myself.”

Don’t forget to watch the 83rd Academy Awards tonight @ 8e/5p on ABC.

Source: The Razzies

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  1. I do believe TLA deserved every Razzie it could have gotten and all the other ones too. Shyamalan should stick to writing plot premises and that is all.

    • He can also sign on all those people who defended this movie, in all of its production stages. They seem to be on his level, so they can all make garbage together. :)

    • The only one of these that upsets me is ‘worst screenplay’ because it displays the names of Michael Dante DiMartino and Brian Konietzko in association with Shyamalan and that horrid movie.

  2. TLA was absolutely hideous, and Shyamalan shouldn’t been allowed to get anywhere near it.

    How I wish he’d retire from movies and disappear for a few decades.

    • He really did screw the pooch this time. I haven’t been keeping up with his recent films. People kept telling me that his movies were faltering over the last few years, but I didn’t think it was this serious. He seriously needs to relearn film-making or something.

  3. Figures! The one award show that Twilight should dominate, and it only gets one award.

    • It is shocking, but it looks like they came pretty close in most categories.

  4. I guess I should get a Razzie because I didn’t think it was all that bad. Sure, it could have been better but I thought other movies were worse. Also, I didn’t see it in 3D so can’t comment on that.

    • The Last Airbender was absolutely horrendous, it was an embarrassment to the magic that was the series, and that is NOT an exaggeration. I’ve never paid to see a movie that was that awful. I don’t think I’ll ever forgive Shymalan for what he did to such an amazing brand, he had NO business near it if he didn’t know what he was doing. YES, it was THAT bad!

      • I suppose since I never watched the cartoon, my perspective is a little different. I guess I would have the same ire for this film as you if I had seen the cartoon.

        • You should watch the cartoon, its worth it…then if you can stomach it, watch the movie and you’ll know why fans are upset.

  5. most of hollywood is full of crap!!! and way too many awards-lots of kissing each others’ behinds!!!!!

  6. I am totally shock for TLA is not the worse movie of 2010.
    This is a f%%^ing farce period.

  7. Well, Last Airbender was awful, but to be fair I don’t think Dev Patel was that bad. Compared to the rest of the cast at least.

    Jackson Rathbone deserves his Razzie though. I didn’t know he was one of those Twilight guys since I don’t watch/read Twilight, but his bit as Sokka was pretty godawful in itself.

  8. well deserved. though i’d also submit ‘season of the witch’…

  9. Honestly I thought TLA was entertaining. Was it as good as the series? Frak no! It is very hard to make a movie out of this series and I thought is was good. There were some parts that were disappointing but I enjoyed it. I do hope there is a sequel because I believe MNS can redeem himself. or maybe get a new director and let someone else do the script. you know what…no MNS at at all. maybe he can cater….but thats it!

    • I fail to understand how anybody could find anything about Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender entertaining. It is the definition of awful, terrible dialogue, rushed script, undeveloped characters, bad CGI, I mean EVERYTHING was bad! What did you LIKE about it? I mean, it’s a free country, but what?…

  10. All I can do is 100% agree with all the awards (and all the nominees to boot!)

    Maybe they need to give Avatar: The last Airbender to a writer and director who can actually, oh I don’t know……write and direct! These days it seems it’s never too soon to reboot a series so why not this one?

    (oh and please don’t hire someone as the main lead off the internet!)

  11. I think if M Knight was there and he accepted the award- he’d say:
    “Oh screw you! SCREW YOU ALL!!!!” and walk off the stage with the award. Cause he won’t have many more.

    When I saw that movie- to me it looked like it was filmed for an onstage play. It was horrendous. The places they situated the actors, the anti-climactic scenes. It was horrendous. I mean, I think they took all the charm and appeal that Ang had and sucked it out.

  12. I never saw Airbender, and I’ve been proud of that. But all this talk, I feel like watching it to see just how bad it really is. Maybe I’ll watch GIGLI as well.

    Will I survive the experience?

    • I don’t believe so.

  13. What I don’t get is that how did SYLVESTER STALLONE get nominated as worst director? whats up with that?

    Razzie should definitely check their nominations clearly not just adding up names.

    I do agree with TLA being the worst film on the list.. Maybe that’s a wake up call for hollywood not making anime’s into live action films..

  14. If you ask me Vampires Suck was a lot worse then TLA could ever be. I suppose everyone kind of knew that movie was going to be bad, unlike TLA though.

    • Well, I don’t know because I didn’t see it, but I imagine Vampires Suck was supposed to be bad. For one thing, it’s a Twilight spoof, and besides that it’s one of those {Fill In The Blank] Movie movies, which suck by definition. They weren’t trying to make a good movie. I feel this makes TLA worse, because at least with Vampires Suck, you had no expectations.

  15. How do they make the decision on these? There were a lot of low budget B movies that were way worse than any of these.

    Also are they saying all theses actors are bad actors or just bad in these particular movies?

  16. I’m just now getting into the Airbender television show (thank Heaven for reruns) and if the word is right about how bad the movie is, even if it were to technically not be the most painful experience of the year, it deserves the razzies for simply taking what I see now as a heartfelt epic with wonderfully developed, full characters, and sucking the life out of it.

    It’s one thing to take material which really isn’t good and make a bad movie out of it, but to take something epic and ruin it, that takes the cake.

  17. And ppl compare Twilight with HP pfff….

    • hahahaha ricky your always around with the hp comments thats why we love you =)

    • Who compared Twilight to HP? That’s like comparing bologna to fillet mignon. :-)

  18. Do the people who won there Razzie award actually except them? I mean how do they give them out to the winners, since I guessing that the nominees don’t actually go to the show, or do they. ;|

    • I think maybe Halle Berry accepted one for Catwoman once.

    • Sandra Bullock did once the year she won the oscar for ‘The Blindside.’ She also got the Razzie for ‘All About Steve.’

  19. To nominate the career-best performance of Jessica Alba in ‘The Killer Inside Me’ indicates that some of these awards are based on spiteful whim as opposed to serious and considered assessment and places them firmly in the media trashcan——

  20. i disagree with valentines day and little fockers being on here they werent the most meaningful movies but they were very very funny

  21. What is interesting is that I heard in one shot of the Last Airbender Movie, from behind princess yue looked like she had a phallic head due to how her hair was styled and the lighting. Either the team working on this movie snuck in their opinion or it was something over looked until it was too late. I think this is perhaps why in the cartoon she had her hair in braids and not partially worn down like in the movie….

    Also wonder how many people on the production team actually really liked the cartoon and each day were cringing to go to work?

  22. The winner should have been Nick Eversman.

  23. This is very sad its seems there were alot of bias towards this movie.

    • I know. People should really be more understanding towards terrible adaptations of cool shows.

  24. The acting was not the greatest in the AirBender movie; however I really liked it, and I look forward to the next one. I encourage people to see it, I own it on Blu-Ray, that’s how much I liked it. I decided to go to the store to get it; I specifically went to the store to get the movie, and a Spite. I believe it came out at the wrong time, there was stiff competition during it’s opening. M.Night did a very bad directing job on the movie “The Happening.” I, along with most of the people in that movie feel like I was robbed of an ending, he kind of left me hanging. Nevertheless, when I founded out he directed AirBender I was like, I don’t know about this, I think he’s losing his touch. But when I went to see the AirBender, I really enjoyed it. I do not think it helped that the movie “Avatar” used the AirBender’s name, and when into cinema history as the highest grossing movie ever. I believe M.Night should take this perceived failure with a grain of salt, and keep it moving. AirBender 2, bring it!!!