Razzies Dishonor “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”

ADAM SANDLER ALSO CONTINUES HIS DOWNWARD SLIDE WITH “THAT’S MY BOY.”

Los Angeles: February, 23, 2013

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” was picked as last year’s worst picture Saturday by the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that hands out prizes for Hollywood’s worst movies on the eve of the Oscars.

The finale to the blockbuster supernatural romance dominated the Razzies with seven awards, including worst actress forKristen-on-SWATH-Promo-Phootoshoot-outtakes-kristen-stewart-30727794-1000-1500 Kristen Stewart, supporting actor for Taylor Lautner, director for Bill Condon and worst screen couple for Lautner and child co-star Mackenzie Foy.

Adam Sandler was named worst actor for the raunchy comedy “That’s My Boy,” his second-straight win after 2011’s “Jack and Jill,” which swept all 10 Razzie categories a year ago. Pop singer Rihanna won worst supporting actress for the action dud “Battleship.”

“Twilight” movies had been well represented in Razzie nominations over the years but had not won any key awards there. Razzie voters joke that as with “The Lord of the Rings” finale winning best picture at the Academy Awards, they were waiting for the last “Twilight” flick on which to heap their scorn.

The “Twilight” finale also won for worst screen ensemble and worst remake, rip-off or sequel. For worst picture, it beat out “Battleship,” ”That’s My Boy,” the family flick “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” and Eddie Murphy’s comedy flop “A Thousand Words.”

Stewart’s worst-actress prize came for both “Twilight” and her fairy-tale update “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

In the five “Twilight” movies, Stewart stars as sullen teen adam_sandler_photo_2Bella Swan, who falls for ageless vampire hunk Edward Cullen (worst-actor nominee Robert Pattinson) and finds herself at the center of a love triangle with him and her childhood pal, werewolf stud Jacob Black (Lautner).

Stewart set a consistent standard of emotional stoniness throughout the “Twilight” movies, Wilson said.

“Acting should involve having an expression on your face, and she is blank, other than the morose kind of half-Goth thing her character does,” said Razzies founder John Wilson. “I didn’t realize Snow White and Bella were soul sisters, because of the very limited range of what she can do. I think it was Dorothy Parker who said about Katharine Hepburn that she runs the ‘gamut of emotions from A to B.’ Kristen Stewart is so expressionless she might as well be a brick wall.”

Sandler’s “That’s My Boy,” which also won the worst-screenplay Razzie, flopped at the box office and continues a gradual decline in receipts for the comic actor’s movies.

“He’s an enormous star who is on what I call the ‘down-alator’ of his career,” Wilson said. “He’s about to step off the same cliff Eddie Murphy stepped off about 10 years ago. Eddie Murphy has never come back, and Murphy is more talented.”

Adam Sandler, Barbara Streisand and Twilight Saga Dominate 2013 Razzie Nominations

Hollywood: January 11, 2013

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 earned a whopping eleven RAZZIE NOMINATIONS in Hollywood this week.  Stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will compete for individual Razzie Awards as Razzies_01_1651510awell as the Worst Screen Couple title.

Right behind Twilight, Adam Sandler comedy flop, That’s My Boy was lavished with eight nominations. Action flick Battleship received seven, including one for Rihanna, who faces stiff competition from Jennifer Lopez in the Worst Supporting Actress category.

Other nominees includemadea David Hasselhoff, Barbra Streisand, Tyler Perry and Vanilla Ice, who earned a Worst Supporting Actor nomination for playing himself in That’s My Boy.

The famous gold spray-painted Razzie statuettes – said to be worth $4.79 (£2.93) each – will be given out at a ceremony in LA on February 23, the night before the Oscars.

If the public had their way, many would have put the new film, Les Miserables on the Razzie list.

The Goldenbarbra_streisand_5358284 Raspberry or “Razzie” Awards were founded by Hollywood publicist John JB Wilson in 1981 and have been held every year since on “Oscars eve”. Madonna has won an impressive nine Razzies over the years, while Sylvester Stallone has received a record 30 nominations.