Razzies bring box office hit Twilight down to earth with seven bumps
With no awards ceremonies for dogs this year and the Golden Raspberry Awards moving back to their traditional Oscars-eve time-slot, the Razzies are once again the silliest prizes of the awards season, and this year, the dubious honour went to the final film in the Twilight vampire sago, Breaking Dawn Part 2.
The film was the big winner – or loser – of the night, taking seven awards, including the Worst Film, Worst Director for Bill Condon, Worst Actress for Kristen Stewart (shared with her performance in Snow White and the Huntsman) and Worst Supporting Actor for Taylor Lautner. His relationship with Mackenzie Foy earned the Worst Screen Couple award, it took the Worst Sequel or Remake prize and the general cast ensemble was also judged to be the worst of the year.
The film didn’t do as well – or badly – as last year’s Jack and Jill, whose star Adam Sandler was back in the limelight again this year as the Worst Actor for That’s My Boy, which also won the Razzie for the Worst Script.
In her first film role, the singer Rihanna was labelled the Worst Supporting Actress for Battleship. John Wilson, who created the Golden Raspberry Awards in 1981, said she was following in the footsteps of Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey; “Singers who really can’t act but get paid millions of dollars anyway.”
Unlike most Hollywood ceremonies, traditionally, the winners don’t turn up to collect their Razzies in person, and this year was no exception. The last to attend the event was Sandra Bullock, who received the Golden Raspberry in 2010 for her role the previous year in All About Steve, the day before collecting an Oscar for The Blind Side. On this occasion, a cardboard cut-out of Kristen Stewart was brought out to accept the raspberry-shaped trophy in her behalf.