Razzies (Dis)Honor the Worst of 2010

Remembering what many film-goers wish they could forget.
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While this time of year Hollywood guilds congratulate themselves for work that groups of critics fawn over, John Wilson and the members of The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation commemorate what they suffered through at the box office last year: the poor ideas, the terrible execution, the needless sequels.  To exact their revenge for what they felt was their wasted time and money, they have released their nominees for the Razzies.  They are:

Worst Picture
The Bounty Hunter
The Last Airbender
Sex & the City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck!

Worst Actor
Jack Black, Gulliver's Travels
Gerard Butler, The Bounty Hunter
Ashton Kutcher, Killers and Valentine's Day
Taylor Lautner, Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Valentine's Day
Robert Pattinson, Remember Me and Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Actress
Jennifer Aniston, The Bounty Hunter and The Switch
Miley Cyrus, The Last Song
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon, Sex & the City 2
Megan Fox, Jonah Hex
Kristen Stewart, Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Alba, The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine's Day
Cher, Burlesque
Liza Minnelli, Sex & the City 2
Nicola Peltz, The Last Airbender
Barbra Streisand, Little Fockers

Worst Supporting Actor
Billy Ray Cyrus, The Spy Next Door
George Lopez, Marmaduke, The Spy Next Door and Valentine's Day
Dev Patel, The Last Airbender
Jackson Rathbone, The Last Airbender and Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Rob Schneider, Grown Ups

Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D (Special category for 2010!)
Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore
Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Nutcracker 3-D
Saw 3-D
(aka Saw VII)

Worst Screen Couple/ Worst Screen Ensemble
Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler, The Bounty Hunter
Josh Brolin's face & Megan Fox's accent, Jonah Hex
The entire cast of The Last Airbender
The entire cast of Sex & the City 2
The entire cast of Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Director
Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer, Vampires Suck!
Michael Patrick King, Sex & the City 2
M. Night Shyamalan, The Last Airbender
David Slade, 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 & the City 2, written by Michael Patrick King, based on the TV series created by Darren Star
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 (Combined category for 2010)
Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Sex & the City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck!

The awards ceremony will be held at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood at 7:30pm/PST, Saturday, February 26, 2011 and there's even talk on the Razzie website of it being broadcast.

I was lucky this year because I didn't suffer through many of the nominees, not even the two films tied for the most nominations this year at nine: The Last Airbender and Twilight Saga: Eclipse.  Two of them I was paid to cover, which offset the displeasure.  Sex & the City 2 really ruined the franchise, reminiscent of Batman & Robin.  The Spy Next Door was only tolerable because of Jackie Chan's charisma.

I disagree with the GRAF over the inclusion of two others.  Both The Expendables and Machete were over-the-top and slightly goofy on purpose.  A good bit of the action in The Expendables was directed well, so I don't think Stallone should have been included.  Jessica Alba wasn't supposed to give a good acting performance in the Mexploitation spoof; however, I can't speak to her appearance in the other films, so she may well be deserving of the recognition.

What do you think about the nominees?  Do you agree or was something overlooked?

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