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Golden Raspberry Award, or Razzie for short, is an award presented in recognition of the worst in film. Founded by American copywriter and publicist John J. B. Wilson in 1981, the annual Razzie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles precedes the corresponding Academy Awards ceremony by one day. The term raspberry in the name is used in its irreverent sense, as in “blowing a raspberry“. The awards themselves typically cost $4.97 each, in the form of a “golfball-sized raspberry” which sits atop a Super 8 mm film reel, the whole of which is spray-painted gold.

The first Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony was held on March 31, 1981, at John J. B. Wilson‘s living room alcove in Los Angeles to honour the worst in film of the 1980 film season. The 33rd ceremony will be held on February 23, 2013.

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The Twilight Saga was today revealed as the big winner (or should that be loser?) at the annual Razzie awards for the worst movies of the past year. Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has 11 nominations in 10 categories, including worst film and worst sequel. Kristen Stewart andRobert Pattinson, the stars of the long-running vampire romance franchise, will vie for the worst screen couple honour, while Bill Condon is up for worst director. Critical turkey Battleship has seven nominations, and there was also predictable recognition for regular Razzie winnerAdam Sandler. His comedy That’s My Boydescribed as a “strict no-fun zone” by the Guardian’s John Patterson, got eight nominations.

Full list of Razzie nominees

Worst Picture

Battleship

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

That’s My Boy

A Thousand Words

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Worst Director

Sean Anders, That’s My Boy

Peter Berg, Battleship

Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Tyler Perry, Good Deeds/Madea’s Witness Protection

John Putch, Atlas Shrugged Part II

Worst Actress

Katherine Heigl, One for the Money

Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil: Retribution

Tyler Perry, Madea’s Witness Protection

Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2/Snow White and the Huntsman

Barbra Streisand, The Guilt Trip

Worst Actor

Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance/Seeking Justice

Eddie Murphy, A Thousand Words

Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Tyler Perry, Alex Cross/Good Deeds

Adam Sandler, That’s My Boy

Worst Supporting Actress

Jessica Biel, Playing For Keeps/Total Recall

Brooklyn Decker, Battleship/What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Ashley Greene, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Rihanna, Battleship

Worst Supporting Actor

David Hasselhoff, Piranha 3DD

Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Liam Neeson, Battleship/Wrath of the Titans

Nick Swardson, That’s My Boy

Vanilla Ice, That’s My Boy

Worst Screen Ensemble

Battleship

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

That’s My Boy

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Madea’s Witness Protection

Worst Screenplay

Atlas Shrugged Part II

Battleship

That’s My Boy

A Thousand Words

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Piranha 3DD

Red Dawn

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Madea’s Witness Protection

Worst Screen Couple

Any two cast members from Jersey Shore in The Three Stooges

Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Tyler Perry and his drag in Madea’s Witness Protection

Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, or Susan Sarandon in That’s My Boy

 

— taken from guardian.co.uk image from geekscape.net and acesshowbiz.com

 

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