‘Eclipse’, ‘The Last Airbender’ up for nine Razzies

Monday, January 24, 2011

LONDON - “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “The Last Airbender” have both received the most nominations at this year’s Razzie Awards, with each movie earning nods in nine categories.

Among the dubious honours the vampire sage is up for are Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, while Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are competing for the title of Worst Actor and Kristen Stewart is up for Worst Actress, reports contactmusic.com.

“The Last Airbender” will battle “Eclipse” in the Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay categories and its other nods include M. Night Shyamalan being in the running to be crowned Worst Director and it will also challenge “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore”, “Clash of the Titans”, “The Nutcracker in 3D” and “Saw 3D” for new prize the Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3-D.

The category has been created to reflect Hollywood’s current obsession to make movies in 3-D following the success of “Avatar”.

The other nominees for the night’s most unwanted accolade Worst Picture are “The Bounty Hunter” which starred Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, “Sex and the City 2″ and “Vampires Suck”, which was a spoof of the “Twilight” films.

Other nominees include Cher who is up for the Worst Supporting Actress statuette for her performance in “Burlesque”, Billy Ray Cyrus who is in the running for the Worst Supporting Actor going for his appearance in “The Spy Next Door” and Sylvester Stallone who could be crowned Worst Director for his film “The Expendables”.

Nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards, popularly called the Razzies’ were announced Monday and the winners will be revealed Feb 26, the night before the Oscars ceremony.

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