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Nominees for the 33rd Annual RAZZIE Awards, satirizing the Worst Achievements in Film for 2012, include several Repeat Offenders, returning for more pie-in-the-face/light-hearted joshing in the one Tinsel Town trophy derby no one wants to win. Adam Sandler is back, following up his record-setting 2011 RAZZIE "winner" JACK & JILL with an even more off-putting "family comedy," THAT'S MY BOY. Focused on a scofflaw dad who fathered (then abandoned) a son with his 7th grade teacher, BOY amassed a total of 8 nominations, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Sandler himself - while also grossing about half what JACK & JILL did.
But Sandler's misfire was topped by the final chapter in a franchise which has reliably racked up RAZZIE nominations year-after-year: TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (or as RAZZIE Wags call it, TWILIGHT: S.B.D. #2). The ultimate installment of the inexplicably successful series focuses on Shirtless Werewolf Jacob and his creepy relationship with the daughter of Sparkly Vampire Edward and Gloomy Goth Gal Bella. Together, the four face a final showdown that will determine the fate of Romantic-But-Boring Monsters everywhere. TWILIGHT #5 collected a total of 11 nominations, from only 10 categories.
In addition to being up for Worst Picture and earning nominations for all 3 of its principal "actors," it is also the first film ever to get dual Worst Screen Couple RAZZIE nods, one for Edward & Bella and one for Jason & the child Renesmee (who share an onscreen relationship fraught with inappropriate overtones). In addition to TWILIGHT S.B.D. #2 and THAT'S MY BOY, Worst Picture nominees for 2012 include: The bazillion-dollar board-game-based box office blunder BATTLESHIP, the latest career-killing comedy from Eddie Murphy, A Thousand Words (which spent four years moldering in Paramount's film vaults before scoring a "Perfect ZERO" Rating at RottenTomatoes.com) and the lowest-grossing nationwide release of all time, THE OOGIELOVES IN BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE (which made a microscopic $47 per theatre on its opening night last August).
Performers up for the $4.79 gold-spray-painted trophy are a Who's Who of Hollywood Royalty: Barbra Streisand got her 4th career nomination for the Christmas turkey GUILT TRIP - she'll be competing for Worst Actress with Tyler Perry (in drag for the 87th time) in MADEA'S WITLESS PROTECTION, Kristen Stewart in TWILIGHT #5, Katherine Heigl and Milla Jovovich. Murphy, Pattinson and Sandler are joined on the Worst Actor list by Nicolas Cage and Perry again, this time for both of his 2012 "Non-Drag" movies, Alex Cross and GOOD DEEDS. A complete list of nominees is included with this Press Release.
For nine of this year's 10 RAZZIE categories, contenders were determined by seeking online votes from 647 G.R.A.F. Members in 47 U.S. states and 18 foreign countries. Nominations for the 10th category, Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, were determined by votes from 48,000 users at the popular movie review website Rotten Tomatoes.com. "Winners" in all categories will be announced on the now traditional date of "Oscar Eve," Saturday, February 23.
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 #5: Retribution
Tyler Perry (In Drag), Madea's Witless Protection
Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman & Twilight S.B.D. #2
Barbra Streisand, Guilt Trip
Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance & Seeking Justice
Eddie Murphy, A Thousand Words
Robert Pattinson, Twilight S.B.D. #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 Green, Twilight S.B.D. #2
Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You're Expecting
Worst Supporting Actor
David Hasselhoff (as "Himself"), Pirannha 3-DD
Taylor Lautner, Twilight S.B.D. #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, Twilight: S.B.D. #2
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, Twilight: S.B.D. #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, Twilight S.B.D. #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
Twilight S.B.D. #2