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.
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:
Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
That’s My Boy!
A Thousand Words
Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn Part 2
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
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
Sean Anders – That’s My Boy
Peter Berg – Battleship
Bill Condon – Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Tyler Perry – Good Deeds & Madea’s Witless Protection
John Putch – ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART II
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
Breaking Dawn – Part 2
WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance
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.