33rd Annual Golden Raspberry Award Nominations Announced: Breaking Dawn Part II Leads Team Razzie

The best of the year's worst.
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Ah, movie-award season, that silly, nauseating time of year. The business of show business is currently in high gear as filmmakers compete for awards to win a bit of prestige from their peers and praise from numerous groups of critics no one pays attention since they don't live in Los Angeles or New York.  It means very little in terms of the quality or longevity of the work, which is why I enjoy the counter silliness that is the Golden Raspberry Award "created in 1980 as a logical antidote to Tinsel Town's annual glut of self-congratulatory awards by John Wilson."

razzie150According to their website, "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."

Out of the 727 films that helped lead to the industry's best year at the box office, the few titles listed below have been singled out as Worst Achievements in Film for 2012.  Breaking Dawn Part II was the big loser according to the press release, earning "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."  Other standouts are Eddie Murphy's "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)."

Nominated films reviewed at Cinema Sentries are linked at the first mention of their title below.

Worst Picture
Battleship
The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure
That's My Boy
A Thousand Words
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II

Worst Director
Sean Anders - That's My Boy
Peter Berg - Battleship
Bill Condon - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
Tyler Perry - Good Deeds / Madea's Witness Protection
John Putch - Atlas Shrugged: Part II

Worst Actress
Katherine Heigl - One for the Money
Milla Jovovich - Resident Evil: Retribution
Tyler Perry - Madea's Witness Protection
Kristen Stewart - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II / Snow White and the Huntsman
Barbra Streisand - The Guilt Trip

Worst Actor
Nicolas Cage - Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance / Seeking Justice
Eddie Murphy - A Thousand Words
Robert Pattinson - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
Tyler Perry - Alex Cross / 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 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
Jennifer Lopez - What to Expect When You're Expecting
Rihanna - Battleship

Worst Supporting Actor
David Hasselhoff - Pirannha 3DD
Taylor Lautner - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
Liam Neeson - Battleship / Wrath of the Titans
Nick Swardson - That's My Boy
Vanilla Ice - That's My Boy

Worst Screen Ensemble
Battleship
The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure
That's My Boy
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
Madea's Witness Protection

Worst Screenplay
Atlas Shrugged Part II
Battleship
That's My Boy
A Thousand Words
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II

Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel
Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance
Pirannha 3DD
Red Dawn
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
Madea's Witness Protection

Worst Screen Couple
Any two cast members from Jersey Shore in The Three Stooges
Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
Tyler Perry and his drag in Madea's Witness Protection
Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, or Susan Sarandon in That's My Boy

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