2013 Razzie Awards: ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ Leads the Pack

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Tonight may mark the 85th Academy Award ceremony. However, while Hollywood is suiting up to celebrate such critically lauded films as Argo and Silver Linings Playbook, The Golden Raspberry Awards (or Razzies, for short) continue their long-standing tradition of recognizing the very worst cinematic experiences the world has endured in the past 12 months.

Now this year’s crop of “winners” has been announced via the official Razzies website. Box office titan The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has emerged as the overall victor, with a total of seven awards, including Worst Picture, Director and Actress for Kristen Stewart (who also received the win for her performance in Snow White and the Huntsman).

Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner also received the Worst Supporting Actor title for his role and was named Worst Screen Couple alongside Mackenzie Foy.

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Other “winners” include Adam Sandler as Worst Actor for That’s My Boy (the film picked up the Worst Screenplay) and Rihanna as Worst Supporting Actress for Battleship. Last year, Sandler swept all ten Razzie categories with the much-maligned Jack & Jill, in which the actor played both the male and female leads.

Check out the full list of Razzie “winners” below:

Worst Picture
Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
That’s My Boy!
A Thousand Words
Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn Part 2

Worst Actress
Katherine Heigl – One For The Money
Milla Jovovich – Resident Evil: Retribution
Tyler Perry (In Drag) – Madea’s Witness Protection
Kristen Stewart – Snow White and The Huntsman & Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Barbra Streisand – Guilt Trip

Worst Actor
Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance & Seeking Justice
Eddie Murphy – A Thousand Words
Robert Pattinson – Breaking Dawn – Part 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 Greene – Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Jennifer Lopez – What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Rihanna – Battleship

Worst Supporting Actor
David Hasselhoff (as “Himself”) – Piranha 3-DD
Taylor Lautner – Breaking Dawn – Part 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 – Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart – Breaking Dawn – Part 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

Worst Director
Sean Anders – That’s My Boy
Peter Berg – Battleship
Bill Condon – Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Tyler Perry – Good Deeds & Madea’s Witless Protection

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

Worst Screenplay
Atlas Shrugged: Part II
That’s My Boy!
A Thousand Words
Breaking Dawn – Part 2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance
Piranha 3-DD
Red Dawn
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witless Protection

There’s no denying that many of the nominated films this year were ill-received by audiences and critics alike (looking at you, A Thousand Words), but while Breaking Dawn – Part 2 proved just as divisive as other entries in the franchise, the film is the sole box office champ among the nominees.

Domestically, the film earned $292 million and received a middling (if not favorable) review on our own site. However, its win here puts it in dubious company with big screen disasters like Battlefield Earth, Gigli and The Love Guru. Sure, Twilight may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but is it really worthy of such infamy?

We turn to you, Screen Rant readers. Do you think the Twilight finale is deserving of all the dubious “honors,” or is there a worse film that the Razzies snubbed? Let us know your picks for the worst films of 2012 in the comments section below.

Source: Razzies.com

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  1. I haven’t watched any of those movies (and probably never will) but I can’t imagine Twilight would be worse than those other options. Seems to me they are just trying to have one last jab at the franchise.

    • Im fine with that.

  2. I think that they went to the Lord of the Rings route, and crowned the last entry in the series with the award in recognition of the overall poor quality of the entire franchise.

    • Brilliant, I was wondering how it could have been received so poorly (admittedly I haven’t seen it). I’d say you’re right about the reverse lord of the rings thing.

  3. Why am I NOT surprised with these result?

  4. where is the Dark knight rises in the list

    • lol

    • @iliketowin

      The Razzies are there to award the BAD movies of the previous 12 months. That’s why TDKR wasn’t nominated anywhere.

      • :)

    • my thoughts exactly!

  5. It may be a bad movie, but I like Ghost Rider 2. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine, having watched it with a not-straight face, and thought it was hilarious. Can’t deny that it earned it’s spot on the nominees list, though.
    Back to the topic at hand, you either love Twilight, or hate it outright. There’s no in-between. I guess the people at Razzie just hate it. That, or perhaps they include it just for LOLs (is that count for in-between?).

  6. Kristen Stewart deserves a Razzie for lifetime achievement as the worst actress to ever become famous. Seriously, she is TERRIBLE. I think she is stoned 24/7 because she sure looked wasted at the Oscars tonight.

    • Razzie Lifetime achievement award. Probably the best idea I have heard in a long time.

      • Agreed, she is horrible actor. And although all the movies on this list are flatout horrid, i have seen most of them. Mainly because i have this thing where i enjoy watching bad movies and just nit-picking everything that is wrong with the movie. So i can personally vouch that these movies DEFINITELY belong here,

    • Not only is she a bad actress, she’s not even very attractive. You know it’s bad when your cast as the supposedly beautiful Snow White, and the evil queen is 10 times hotter than you are.

    • Not only is she a bad actor, she’s not even very attractive. You know it’s bad when you’re cast as the supposedly beautiful Snow White, and the evil queen is 10 times hotter than you are.

    • In her defence she was injured!!! And she wasn’t allowed to keep her crutches with her, which is just plain cruel IMHO.

      I do not like her at all, but even is she was pumped full with painkillers, she was definitely in a lot of pain. That is not something to laugh at.

      So it’s really bad taste to talk about her like that in regards of the Oscar ceremony.

      • There is no defense for Kristen Stewart. She’s worse at acting than Hayden Christensen. Every interview I have ever seen her do she seems drunk and stupid. It’s the Twidiots that made this talentless hack famous…probably the same people that enjoy Honey Boo Boo.

  7. What’s funny is that, as bad as the Twilight movies are, this is probably one of the least horrible, (it’s awful but man some of the others are just horrifically bad). And yes, I shamefully admit I have been dragged to see every single one.

  8. “Sure, Twilight may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but is it really worthy of such infamy?”

    Yes! Being a fan of vampire movies I actually saw Twilight and New Moon. Twilight wasn’t even that bad, if a little cliche, but New Moon was absolutely terrible. The acting was incredibly awkward, the story incredibly stupid and the production values so incredibly bad that I just couldn’t bring myself to watch more of that crap. I’ve seen the trailers and Late Show promo clips for the remaining movies, though, and couldn’t see any improvement. If anything it has gotten worse, with even more awkward and stilted acting, a story turning even more stupid and production values that are being put to shame by any random TV show.

    The Twilight movies are a total disgrace to the vampire genre (sparkling vampires?! Vampire baseball?!). Considering how much money they made with these movies and then seeing how very little of that money they reinvested into the sequels, I’d even go as far and call it a downright scam that is intended to rip off the hormonally imbalanced female fanbase that is obviously bordering on the certifiably insane. They didn’t even try to make it good, because they knew they didn’t need to bother. The rabid fans gobbled it up either way. For legal reasons I will not go that far, though. 😉

  9. I’m glad the Twilight saga is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

  10. I seen far worse movies than Twilight (Battleship & That’s my boy), but I’m glad that spoiled rich brat (Kristen Stewart) got what she deserves, yet the oscars still invited this brat to the ceremony?

  11. Why wasn’t Cabin in the Woods nominated for worst rip-off or sequel? It’s a complete ripoff of Scream.

    • Cabin in the Woods was one of my favorites of 2012.
      Sure, everybody likes or dislikes different movies and I respect that but a rip-off of Scream??? That’s the 1st time I’ve heard that.

    • Please explain. ???

    • Please explain. ???

      • Both movies use the premise that a group of teenagers find out that they’re being subjected to a series of murders that are intentionally consistent with slasher movie tropes. Both movies use this premise to deconstruct the horror genre, complete with characters explicitly discussing the “rules” that the bad guys have to follow while still trying to play the slasher elements straight as a source of suspense.

        • Sorry dude, but you’re trying way too hard to sound clever.

          • Ummm, how is he trying to sound clever? He simply described exactly what the two films actually are.

  12. I guess I should hang my head in shame because I’ve seen a few of these movies but to be honest my pick for worst of 2012 wasn’t on the list.
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Shame on me for thinking the movie could have been entertaining but after reading the book I thought there was a chance we’d see a decent cult film. Boy was I wrong.

  13. Why is Liam Neeson on this list? He’s not bad at anything, ever.

    • Re: Liam Neeson. I’m a fan, but Qui Gon Jinn? Perhaps we can place blame on direction. That was a misplaced boring character with poor decision making skills.

      • How interesting a character is or what decisions he makes has nothing to do with the actor but with the writer. An actor can only work with what was written for him. I think he delivered the best performance of all the actors involved in the complete prequel trilogy.

        • I think Ian McDiarmid had the best performance, but I had no issue with Liam’s portrayal of Qui Gon Jinn.

  14. Gotta tell ya. I really cant understand all the hate for Battleship. I liked it.

  15. I disagree with all those who did/do not like Breaking Dawn: Part 2. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to buying the DVD. Also, while I did not like Taylor Lautner in ABDUCTED, he did a good job, in my opinion, in BD 2. So there!

  16. Oscar nominated movies – boring. Action movies and Razzie winners – entertaining.

  17. That’s My Boy was awesome!! His best film in years.

  18. I really enjoyed Breaking Dawn pt. 2 and I was really disappointed to learn that it won for the worst movie of the year. I’ve seen worst movies that could’ve been nominated for the Razzies. I understand that not everyone likes that sort of movies, but it was not THAT bad… it’s even one of my favorite movie from the Twilight franchise. But I respect everyone’s opinions and like some people have said, it’s either you liked the Twilight movies or not.