Nominations for the 31st annual Razzie Awards, celebrating the worst in film for 2010, were announced Monday, coming out ahead of the highly anticipated Academy Award nominations.
“Eclipse,” the third film in the hugely popular “Twilight” franchise, tied with M. Night Shyamalan’s “the Last Airbender” for the most nominations, with each film up for nine dubious honours, including worst picture. Also up for worst picture are “the Bounty Hunter,” “Sex and the City 2” and the “Twilight” parody “Vampire’s Suck.”
The “Eclipse” crew also racked up nominations for all three of its stars, with Kristen Stewart getting a nod for worst actress while Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner go head-to-head for worst actor. Stewart’s competition includes Jennifer Aniston for “the Bounty Hunter,” Miley Cyrus for “the Last Song,” Megan Fox for “Jonah Hex” and all four stars of “Sex and the City 2,” who share a single nomination. Jack Black (“Gulliver’s Travels”), Gerard Butler (“the Bounty Hunter”) and Ashton Kutcher (nominated for both “Killers” and “Valentine’s Day”) are also up for worst actor.
As is tradition, the Razzies will be handed out in Hollywood the night before the Oscars, this year on Feb. 26. Last year, Sandra Bullock made history by winning a Razzie for her role in “All About Steve” one night and collecting an Oscar for “The Blind Side” the next night. This year, three previous Oscar winners are up for Razzies in the worst supporting actress category: Cher for “Burlesque,” Liza Minnelli for “Sex and the City 2” and Barbra Streisand for “Little Fockers.”