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Razzie’s take a bite out of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Written by Richard Hinkson thedailyplanet.com Monday, 24 January 2011

sandy_razzieWith just one day before the 82nd Academy Award nominations are announced, another organization is gearing up to “honour” cinema’s worst.

Sandra Bullock accepts the Golden Raspberry Award for worst actress at the 2010 Razzies.

The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation announced on their website their nominations for the 31st Annual Razzies, with sequels, adaptations and remakes taking centre stage.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Last Airbender, both of which are contenders for worst picture, were tied for the most nominations with nine each.

Others films that earned the dubious honour of being nominated for worst picture are the Twilight spoof Vampires Suck, the Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler action comedy The Bounty Hunter and Sex and the City 2.

Film critic Peter Howell of the Toronto Star, said that while the nominations were spot-on for the most part, they were a few glaring snubs.

“I agree with the Razzies although this year I have to say they missed a couple big ones,” Howell said.

“I would’ve put in Kevin Smith’s Cop Out for sure and Little Fockers; I can’t believe Little Fockers didn’t make the worst picture’s list,” Howell said.

Howell also gave his thoughts on a new category of the awards, “Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D.”

“Clash of the Titans would certainly be high on that list. As long as they have Clash of the Titans in there, they got it covered,” Howell said.

Fellow film critic Richard Crouse of CTV’s Canada A.M. said the Razzies really put an emphasis on films and actors who made the headlines as opposed to who really deserves the Razzie for 2010.

“The Razzies really are more about making a splash than they are about truly celebrating the worst performances of the year,” Crouse said.

“Cher, Liza Minnelli and Barbara Streisand, sort of the battling divas who are vying for worst supporting actress, they all deserve a little slap on the wrist for doing awful work in movies this year,” Crouse said.

“But I kind of find it hard to believe they are the absolute bottom of the barrel,” Crouse said.

The Razzies will be handed out at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre on February 26, just one day before the Oscars.

For the full list of nominees, visit www.razzies.com, and be sure to check out www.thedailyplanet.com tomorrow for coverage of the 83nd Annual Academy Award Nominations.

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