The Last Airbender Leads 2011 Razzie Award 'Winners'

M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender Wins Big at 2011 Razzie Awards

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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